For less than the third time in historical past however for the second yr in a row, the NASCAR All-Star Race is not going to be held in Charlotte.
As an alternative, essentially the most achieved energetic drivers will converge on Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Price, Texas, for the 150-mile race.
Along with the brand new location, there’s additionally a brand new format. The sector might be inverted a number of instances after levels, with the inversion randomly chosen from the eighth and twelfth positions after the primary and third rounds and the whole discipline being inverted after the second spherical. For Spherical 5, the lineup might be set primarily based on cumulative end from the earlier 4 rounds, and Spherical 6, a 10-lap shootout, might be set primarily based on the place automobiles end on the finish of the fifth spherical.
“Drivers and pit crews higher pack their lunch pails as a result of they’re going to should work extraordinarily arduous to earn the distinction of celebrating in Victory Lane,” Texas Motor Speedway president and GM Eddie Gossage stated, in accordance with NASCAR.com. “It is a full metallic rodeo for a giant ol’ bag of dough.”
Sporting Information will present updates and highlights all through the All-Star Open qualifying race and the 2021 NASCAR All-Star Race.
NASCAR All-Star Race dwell updates, highlights from Texas
7:25 p.m: Drivers being launched as they stroll out double saloon doorways.
All-Star Open outcomes
7 p.m.: Assume DiBenedetto was completely satisfied to get a spot within the All-Star Race?
6:48 p.m.: DiBenedetto is the winner of the fan vote to maintain racing on Sunday. He’ll have a shot on the $1 million money prize, together with Chastain, Reddick and Almirola.
6:47 p.m.: Almirola will make his fourth journey to the All-Star Race. He led all 10 laps of the third stage to punch his ticket. Solely spot remaining is the winner of the fan vote.
6:42 p.m.: Almirola leads the third stage of the All-Star Open, with DiBenedetto and Buescher proper behind him. 10 laps to go to find out who else makes it to the All-Star Race.
6:36 p.m.: Reddick punches his ticket to the All-Star Race. Each drivers to succeed in the All-Star Race might be making their first appearances within the race.
6:33 p.m.: Now Almirola strikes forward of DiBenedetto and is gaining on Reddick with 4 laps remaining.
6:30 p.m.: Reddick has a strong lead with 12 laps remaining within the second spherical. Matt DiBenedetto strikes into second after a daring move over Cindric. Aric Almirola is now as much as third with Cindric in fourth.
6:25 p.m.: The primary spherical is within the books. On to the second stage of the All-Star Open.
6:20 p.m.: Ross Chastain takes the lead over Reddick late and advances to the All-Star race with the Spherical 1 win.
6:17 p.m.: On the FS1 broadcast, Reddick stated that the monitor is “actually slick for me” whilst he is within the lead. He is up entrance with three laps to go.
6:15 p.m.: Daniel Suarez acquired caught up in Jones’ crash and each drivers are knocked out with harm to each automobiles.
6:13 p.m.: Nearly as quickly because the inexperienced flag comes again out, Jones spins out attempting to push for second. Warning flag again out, third already within the 20-lap first spherical.
6:13 p.m.: Inexperienced flag again with seven laps remaining. Reddick stays out in entrance with Chase Briscoe and Erik Jones proper behind him.
6:07 p.m.: The inexperienced flag is again out and Tyler Reddick is preserving his lead from the beginning. Buescher spins out early after the inexperienced flag comes out, and this race is again beneath a warning.
6:03 p.m.: Chris Buescher and Austin Cindric will each serve pass-through penalties.
6:02 p.m.: A warning flag is out as Bubba Wallace spins out. It seems there was no contact to trigger the spin.
6 p.m.: The inexperienced flag is being waved and the NASCAR All-Star Open is undereway.
5:49 p.m.: Brigadier Normal Lisa M. Craig has given the drivers on the All-Star Open the instruction to start out their engines.
5:41 p.m.: Some early information on positioning for the beginning of the All-Star Open.
UPDATE: @AustinCindric‘s No. 33 automobile fails pre-race inspection twice and can begin on the rear for the All-Star Open. @starr_racing‘s No. 13 automobile will begin on the rear for the All-Star Open resulting from unapproved changes.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 13, 2021
NASCAR All-Star Race begin time
The inexperienced flag for the Open, a qualifying race for drivers who did not mechanically make the All-Star discipline, will wave shortly after 6 p.m. ET. The Open will set the 18th by twentieth positions within the 21-car discipline.
The twenty first and final spot within the discipline will go the winner of an internet fan vote. If the highest vote-getter additionally wins a stage within the Open, then the motive force with the second-most votes will get in, and so forth, till a driver is chosen.
The All-Star Race is scheduled to start out at 8:10 p.m. ET. As of Saturday evening, the climate was anticipated to cooperate. The Nationwide Climate Service’s nighttime forecast for the monitor in Fort Price, Texas, was for clear skies and a low temperature within the low to mid-70s. Daytime temperatures have been anticipated to succeed in the mid- to higher 90s, nonetheless, and the warmth index was forecast to climb over 100 levels.
NASCAR All-Star Race beginning lineup at Texas
The NASCAR drivers who mechanically certified for the 2021 NASCAR All-Star Race discipline earned eligibility in 3 ways:
— Received a NASCAR Cup-Collection points-paying race in 2020 or 2021. Michael McDowell, (Daytona 500) and Christopher Bell (Daytona Highway Course) certified with wins in ’21.
— Received a NASCAR Cup Collection championship. There are seven previous Cup champions within the All-Star Race discipline: Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr.
— Received a previous NASCAR All-Star Race. Eight earlier race winners are within the discipline: Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Harvick, Larson, Logano and Ryan Newman. Harvick is two-time All-Star Race winner (2007, 2018).
The draw for the beginning lineup happened Tuesday. Beneath are the outcomes:
|Begin pos.||Driver||Automotive No.||Crew|
|1||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|2||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|4||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|5||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|6||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|7||Joey Logano||22||Crew Penske|
|8||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||Brad Keselowski||2||Crew Penske|
|10||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|11||Michael McDowell||34||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|12||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|13||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|14||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|15||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|16||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|17||Ryan Blaney||12||Crew Penske|
|18||Ross Chastain||8||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|19||Tyler Reddick||42||Richard Childress Racing|
|20||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|21||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wooden Brothers Racing|