On Saturday all can watch the 26th All Star Race the will be divided into 4 parts and the it will feature a 10 lap Shootout as NASCAR defines it that should keep the hard core NASCAR betting fans more excited than ever before. This race takes place also in Charlotte but on Saturday starting at 7 PM ET. This 10 lap Sprint has a new twist, once the field takes the first lap behind the official pace car, all cars have to enter the pits for changing four tires.
When the cars come back on the track from pit row will determine their position for the final 10 lap race which will award $1 million dollars to the winner.
Now let’ get into the 4 different parts/segments of this All Star Race for 2010!
The first part consists of a 50 lap race with a must green-flag pit stop on lap 25 and all cars will have to change 4 tires. At the end of this 50 laps there will be a yellow flag offering an optional pit stop.
The Second part consists of 20 laps with a yellow flag at the end of the 20 laps for another optional pit stop.
The third part is another 20 laps and at the finish of these 20 laps there is a 10 minute break and cars can make adjustment during this time. The order of how the racecars finished this third part will determine the start for the pace lap for the start of the 4th
segment of the race.
The fourth segment all cars will take a lap behind the pace car and then must enter pit row for a four tire change and how they exit the pit row will determine the starting positions for the final 10 lap shootout where only the green flag laps will be credited.
NASCAR feels the format for this All-Star race and the addition of the required pit stops and tire changes are going put on an exciting show for race car fans. The pit stops will also create exciting competitions between the pit crews to see who can service their car and driver and get them back out on the track the fastest.
Eligibility for the All-Star Race is the same: race winners from 2009 or 2010 season thru May 16 or past champions of all-star event or NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners are eligible for the race. Also, the top-two finishers in Sprint Showdown, a 40-lap preliminary race scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and winner of the Sprint Fan Vote, advance into the all-star race.
Hamlin’s team wins NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge. Hamlin’s seven crew members changed four tires, filled the gas tank then pushed the car 40 yards in 23.132 seconds to win and collect $70,650.