2019 Charlotte – All Star Race-- Pre-Race Thread

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  1. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    THE RACE: Monster Energy Nascar All Star Cup Series Race

    TRACK: Charlotte Motor Speedway

    Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Exhibition Race



    Date: Saturday May 18th, 2019, Concord North Carolina


    Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:15 pm/et

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    All Times E/T


    Cup and Trucks are racing this weekend. Both are night races.


    Friday, May 17

    3 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS1/FOX Sports App (airing on tape delay)
    4:30 p.m., NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series qualifying, FS1/FOX Sports App
    6 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Monster Energy Open qualifying, FS1/FOX Sports App (Canada: TSN2)
    7 p.m.,Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race qualifying, FS1/FOX Sports App (Canada: TSN2)
    8 p.m., NASCAR RaceDay: NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, FS1/FOX Sports App
    8:30p.m., NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200, FS1/FOX Sports App

    On MRN
    11:30 a.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star practice
    1 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star final practice
    6 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Qualifying
    8 p.m., NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200


    Saturday, May 18
    5 p.m., NASCAR RaceDay: All-Star Open, FS1/FOX Sports App
    6 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Monster Energy Open, FS1/FOX Sports App, (Canada TSN3)
    7 p.m., NASCAR RaceDay: All-Star Race, FS1/FOX Sports App (Canada TSN3/TSN4)
    8 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race, FS1/FOX Spor
     
  2. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    I'm here now but won't be here for the race.:( I did have a lot of fun driving the simulator at the NASCAR HOF yesterday.:)
     
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  3. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    We didn't have time for the simulator when we were there but we had a blast otherwise.
     
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  4. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    One of the highlights to my visit to Charlotte was the simulator at the mall. That is soooo kewl. :punkrocke
     
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  5. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Loved my race at Daytona. I rolled it 6 times and they made me finish the race. LOLOL
     
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  6. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    Concord Mills?
     
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  7. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    I think that was the one. Concord/Charlotte. I always say Charlotte. LOL
     
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  8. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    The last great all star race

     
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  9. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    Looking forward to the changes to the cars and their impact. Love the experimental nature of this race. Any idea what the hood will look like with these radiator ducts?
     
  10. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    So who do you all think wins the open stages and who gets the fan vote?
    I think Larson, Bowman, Suarez win stages and Dibenedetto is the fan vote.
     
  11. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Here is the format for the 2019 race that will build on the excitement of last year.

    Rules for eligibility for the Monster Energy All-Star Race:

    • Drivers who have won a points event in either 2018 or 2019 are eligible, as are drivers who have won a previous Monster Energy All-Star Race and compete full time.
    • Drivers who have won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship and compete full time also are eligible for the event.
    • Three drivers will join the field by winning one of three stages in the Monster Energy Open (held prior to the Monster Energy All-Star Race)
    • One driver will also be added to the field by winning the Fan Vote.
    Open format (20 laps/20 laps/10 laps)

    All Star format (30 laps/20 laps/20 laps/10 laps)


    Kids' tickets in ALL Grandstands start at just $10 for children ages 13 and under.

    https://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/events/monster-energy-nascar-all-star-race/
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2019
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  12. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

     
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  13. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    Thank you.
     
  14. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    In the first sentence of my post click on "format". That format from the same source (Charlotte Motor Speedway) gives it as (30/20/20/15). They're contradicting themselves. Which is it? Damned if I know and I haven't been able to find out.
     
  15. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    The 15 that's locked into the race.

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  16. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I'm pretty sure it's 15. I recall reading they added another 5 this year.
     
  17. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    It seems like the track would get it right though. :confused:
     
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  18. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Wish they had eliminations and/or alternated this race among the other Charlotte race tracks: Roval, Speedway, Legends or Dirt Track
     
  19. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I think I'll skip this one but looking forward to the 600.
    I remember back when crews were worried about blowing a mill during a 600 mile race.
     
  20. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    The fans with motorhomes and camping trailers have been parking all day today. I didn't realize they would arrive so early in the week. I sure would like to be here the week the World of Outlaws and the 600 is here. That would be a fun week to be here.
     
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  21. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    laying it on thick

     
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  22. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Not sure how I feel about Martinsville for an all-star race. You'd have to make it at least 200-300 laps for it to be interesting.

     
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  23. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    I think the All Star race is right where it belongs, in the middle of NASCAR's home town.
     
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  24. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Yep.
     
  25. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I'll say this, the All-Star Qualifying wouldn't be the same if they were running at a short track. It's about the coolest part of the weekend and that would lose its luster if they tried it somewhere else they already go. They'd have to run somewhere different like Nashville for it to be worth it IMO.
     
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  26. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    STICK AND BALL ALERT.

    If NASCAR insists on having an All-Star event like other sports, then they might as well move it between all the participating venues like the other do.
     
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  27. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    I think moving an event every year is confusing and makes it difficult to plan when to go to this event. But, that's just me.
     
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  28. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    If it never moves, there are lots of fans who won’t ever be able to attend if they can’t afford to travel to Charlotte. The rotation schedules are usually announced several years in advance. The schedule wouldn’t be half as confusing as the annual format changes.
     
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  29. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Every year during the All Star race night, just after they announce the winner of the fan vote, they could then announce the next year's track to hold it. That gives everyone a year to plan a trip. If a year isn't enough notice, I don't know how you'd ever plan anything.
     
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  30. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    A year is enough for fans but I don’t know if it’s enough for tracks, municipalities, etc.
     
  31. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    As usual my opinion is "quit changing stuff for awhile". Unless they want to drop the stages, playoffs etc. then go ahead.
     
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  32. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    You have a point, however, some people like to spend a week's vacation in the area. Go for the All Star, spend the week touring shops and riding the go karts, etc., wrap it up with the 600. It is great for the fans and for the area.
     
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  33. DaBiff1618

    DaBiff1618 Team Owner

    Bold prediction: Chris Buescher will win one of the all star open stages. All of his fans (me) will go bonkers
     
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  34. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Similar arguments could be made about many places. Indeed, having other things to do besides racing stuff would make a trip more appealing to those sacrilegious, infidel family members who (shudder) don't care about racing. Las Vegas, for example.
     
  35. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    I'd move it to new venues... Road America or Montreal or Eldora or Gateway/St. Louis... places that would create a buzz of excitement for a cup race. The crazy format Charlotte uses for the All Star is proof that Charlotte is over-saturated, IMO.

    Either that, or I'd kill it forever and put a permanent points-paying race at one of those new places.
     
  36. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Ryan Preece and short tracks

    Go to a short track (quarter-mile to half-mile) where running 40 cars and having a functional pit road wouldn't work (and aren't needed since it's all-star). Bring in some temporary bleachers to get seating up to 15k. Run 100 laps and caution laps don't count. The event would sell-out the day tickets go on sale, it'd be the highest rated all-star race in a loooong time, the drivers/media/fans would all be excited, and one of the many many "bullring" tracks that are the back-bone of American oval-track racing get one night of national exposure.

    Harnessing my inner @AndyMarquisLive for this post :D.
     
  37. Switchback

    Switchback Team Owner

    "Either that, or I'd kill it forever and put a permanent points-paying race at one of those new places."

    My vote, get rid of it and run a points paying race, end the season a week earlier.
     
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  38. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Yep Charlotte is oversaturated. Having 2 weekends a year is more than enough.

    Rotating this race every year would create a lot of buzz.

    Move the All-Star race to the Saturday Night before the playoffs start or something and run a race this weekend in it's slot.
     
  39. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Recently Nascar has been using the All Star race as a million dollar to win test race. They have plenty of data about the track, most of the R&D is close by, so let's test under racing conditions with a large field of cars.The Roval took some of the heat off of so many races at the track, and it's the home area of most of the Nascar teams by the way. That's probably pretty popular with drivers, crews, and other support personnel in the sport to have some home time.
     
  40. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    Street race in a Disney World park. At least put it in a destination city. :)
     
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