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Wednesday, June 9, 2021
2021 NASCAR All-Star race at Texas Format
The All-Star Open will consist of:
50 total laps.
3 stages (20-20-10).
The winner of each stage will advance to the All-Star Race.
The driver with the highest total in the fan vote that is not already in the race, will get the final spot in the All-Star Race.
The All-Star race format is as follows:
The race will feature six rounds, totaling 100 laps.
Starting lineup for Round 1 will be determined via random draw.
Rounds 1 through 4 will be 15 laps each; Round 5 will be 30 laps; the Final Round will feature a 10-lap shootout.
At the beginning of Round 2, the field will be inverted via random draw (minimum of eight/maximum of 12) live on FS1.
Before the start of Round 3, the entire field will be inverted.
At the beginning of Round 4, the field will be inverted via random draw (minimum of eight/maximum of 12).
Starting positions for Round 5 will consist of the cumulative finish from Rounds 1-4. The lowest cumulative finisher starts on the pole, second-lowest starts second, and so forth. All cars must enter pit road for a mandatory four-tire pit stop during Round 5.
The starting positions in the Final Round are set by finishing positions of Round 5.
Only green flag laps will count in the NASCAR All-Star race.
The fastest team on pit road during the mandatory pit stop will earn $100,000.
The race winner will be awarded $1,000,000.
From a technical side, all elements of the car remain the same except for the tapered spacer which will be 57/64ths. That will give the cars a horsepower of about 510.