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NASCAR Tweaks All-Star Format
Posted By Michael J Smith On March 28, 2012 @ 2:18 pm In Cup | No Comments
The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, set for May 19th at Charlotte Motor Speedway, will consist of four, 20-lap segments, concluding with a 10-lap sprint to the finish and a $1 million payout to the winner.
This year, NASCAR has tweaked the format, moving each of the four segment winners to positions 1-4 prior to coming down pit road for the final mandatory pit stop. Wherever the drivers come off of pit road is where they will line up for the restart.
Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition, said:
This new addition to the format is going to provide even greater incentive for the drivers to go all out to win one of the four segments. It also puts even more focus on the pit crews and how they perform during that final pit stop. The team aspect of the sport will be highlighted more than ever and it helps set the stage for an exciting race and an exciting evening for the fans.
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