Skip to comments.NASCAR Sprint Showdown & All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5/19/12 - 7 & 9pm ET on SPEED
Posted on 05/19/2012 1:18:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
It's not a points race scenario but there will be racing this week-end. Charlotte .. Tonight on SPEED.
For those who like a twist in racing formats.. This is about as twisted as it gets. ;-)
Road to $1 million
The Sprint All-Star Race consists of five segments, of 20, 20, 20, 20 and 10 laps.
Twenty drivers are automatically qualified, as either race winners from 2011 and ‘12 or past champions of the All-Star event. Two more will transfer via the top two positions in the Sprint Showdown, a 40-lap preliminary race, and another through a fan vote.
Before the second, third and fourth segments of the All-Star Race, there is an optional pit stop in which teams may elect to pit for fuel, tires and chassis adjustments. Teams pitting will not retain their position on the track.
Before the final segment, there is a mandatory pit stop in which teams may pit for fuel, tires and chassis adjustments. Tires are not mandatory during the stop. The winners of the first four segments will move to the front of the field prior to the final segment, and be the first cars coming to pit road.
Prior to the final segment, cars will line up in the order in which they exited pit road.
$ million boogity.
Mr. Nicole Manske won the pole for the 500.
In other racing news, we might see a Triple Crown winner this year, I’ll Have Another is looking good!
great Preakness.. that kid is good.. and the horse ain’t bad either. ;-)
Can’t imagine what that jockey is experiencing, what a life ride.
Whole lotta racing going on all over ..
Charlotte All-Star Ping!
I’ll drink to that!
Off topic but what a heckuva a Preakness today!
Checking in! Thanks for the thread :)
Bodemeister seems to fade or his jock lets him go too early. Belmont should be fantastic!
Longer track, Another should do quite well.
May 19, 2012 7:23 PM, EDT
7:22 p.m. ET — The U.S. Army Brass Brigade is performing “God Bless America.” And here come four T-38s for the fly over!
7:21 p.m. ET — John Cox, the president and CEO of the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commer, is giving the invocation.
7:16 p.m. ET — The Sprint Showdown will feature two 20-lap segments.
7:03 p.m. ET — Driver introductions for the Sprint Showdown are starting. As productions go, this doesn’t quite match up to intros for the Sprint All-Star Race.
11:39 a.m. ET — AJ Allmendinger is on the pole for the Sprint Showdown after laying down a lap at a sizzling speed of 192.465 mph during qualifying. Martin Truex Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Aric Almirola took second through fifth. Landon Cassill, Juan Montoya, Bobby Labonte, Travis Kvapil and David Stremme rounded out the top 10.
The first two finishers in this race will transfer into the Sprint All-Star Race, and one will get in through a fan vote.
YW! Weather looks good.. should be entertaining..
Darn, I missed it. Was watching the Pirates win 4-3 over Detroit.
Shucks! Just realized it’s on Speed and I’m at work so I can’t get it! Have to follow the thread or find it on the net if I have time.