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Statistical Advance: Analyzing the NASCAR All-Star Race & Open

Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers in the NASCAR All-Star Race. This season’s event is on Sunday, June 13 on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio with the NASCAR Open starting at 6:00 p.m. ET and the NASCAR All-Star Race at 8:00 p.m. ET.

2021 NASCAR All-Star Race Entry List

Entry Car Driver Organization Crew Chief Manufacturer
1 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Matt McCall 21 Chevrolet
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Jeremy Bullins 21 Ford
3 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Justin Alexander 21 Chevrolet
4 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Rodney Childers 21 Ford
5 5 Kyle Larson Hendrick Motorsports Cliff Daniels 21 Chevrolet
6 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Scott Graves 21 Ford
7 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Alan Gustafson 21 Chevrolet
8 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Chris Gabehart 21 Toyota
9 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Todd Gordon 21 Ford
10 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Ben Beshore 21 Toyota
11 19 Martin Truex Jr Joe Gibbs Racing James Small 21 Toyota
12 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Adam Stevens 21 Toyota
13 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Paul Wolfe 21 Ford
14 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Ryan Fugle 21 Chevrolet
15 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Drew Blickensderfer 21 Ford
16 41 Cole Custer Stewart-Haas Racing Mike Shiplett 21 Ford
17 48 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Greg Ives 21 Chevrolet

Four additional positions will be added to the NASCAR All-Star Race field following the NASCAR Open:

  • NASCAR Open Stage 1 Winner
  • NASCAR Open Stage 2 Winner
  • NASCAR Open Race Winner
  • Fan Vote Winner

2021 NASCAR Open and NASCAR All-Star Race Formats:

NASCAR and Texas Motor Speedway earlier this season announced the format, technical elements, eligibility and pre-race festivities for the 2021 NASCAR All-Star Race. The event, which moves to TMS for the first time in its 36-race history, will have a Fort Worth feel as the pre-race festivities will feature an Old Western theme during driver introductions.

The NASCAR 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.
  • The round 2 random draw will also be seen live by fans attending the race on Big Hoss TV.
  • 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.

NASCAR Open format is as follows:

  • The NASCAR Open will run immediately prior to the NASCAR All-Star Race and will include three segments (20 laps / 20 laps / 10 laps).
  • The winner of each segment will earn a spot in the All-Star Race as well as the winner of the Fan Vote. Fans may vote for their favorite driver by visiting www.NASCAR.com for details.

ALL-STAR SPECIFIC STATISTICS

The stats below consider the All-Star races at Atlanta, Charlotte, and Bristol.

All-Star Race Winners All-Star Runner-Up Finishers
Rank All-Star Winners Wins Rank All-Stars Runner-Ups
1 Jimmie Johnson 4 1 Kevin Harvick 4
2 Dale Earnhardt 3 2 Ken Schrader 3
3 Jeff Gordon 3 3 Sterling Marlin 3
4 Davey Allison 2 4 Bobby Labonte 2
5 Kevin Harvick 2 5 Brad Keselowski 2
6 Mark Martin 2 6 Dale Jarrett 2
7 Terry Labonte 2 7 Kyle Busch 2
8 Bill Elliott 1 8 Dale Earnhardt 1
9 Carl Edwards 1 9 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1
10 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1 10 Daniel Suarez 1
11 Darrell Waltrip 1 11 Elliott Sadler 1
12 Denny Hamlin 1 12 Greg Biffle 1
13 Geoff Bodine 1 13 Harry Gant 1
14 Jamie McMurray 1 14 Jimmie Johnson 1
15 Joey Logano 1 15 Joey Logano 1
16 Kasey Kahne 1 16 Kurt Busch 1
17 Kurt Busch 1 17 Kyle Larson 1
18 Kyle Busch 1 18 Kyle Petty 1
19 Kyle Larson 1 19 Mark Martin 1
20 Matt Kenseth 1 20 Martin Truex Jr 1
21 Michael Waltrip 1 21 Matt Kenseth 1
22 Rusty Wallace 1 22 Rusty Wallace 1
23 Ryan Newman 1 23 Ryan Newman 1
24 Tony Stewart 1 24 Terry Labonte 1
25 Chase Elliott 1 25 Tony Stewart 1

 

All-Star Wins By Organization
Rank Organization Wins Seasons
1 Hendrick Motorsports 9 2020, 2013, 2012, 2006, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1995
2 Roush Fenway Racing 4 2011, 2005, 2004, 1998
3 Richard Childress Racing 4 2007, 1993, 1990, 1987
4 Team Penske 3 2016, 2010, 2002
5 Chip Ganassi Racing 2 2019, 2014
6 Joe Gibbs Racing 2 2017, 2015
7 Stewart-Haas Racing 2 2018, 2009
8 Robert Yates Racing 2 1992, 1991
9 Richard Petty Motorsports 1 2008
10 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 1 2000
11 Wood Brothers Racing 1 1996
12 Geoff Bodine Racing 1 1994
13 Blue Max Racing 1 1989
14 Melling Racing 1 1986
15 Junior Johnson & Associates 2 1988, 1985

 

NASCAR Open Winners Fan Vote Winners
Open Winners Season Fan Vote Winners Season
Matt DiBenedetto 2020 Clint Bowyer 2020
Kyle Larson 2019 Alex Bowman 2019
AJ Allmendinger 2018 Chase Elliott 2018
Daniel Suarez 2017 Chase Elliott 2017
Kyle Larson 2016 Chase Elliott 2016
Clint Bowyer 2015 Danica Patrick 2015
Clint Bowyer 2014 Josh Wise 2014
Jamie McMurray 2013 Danica Patrick 2013
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2012 Bobby Labonte 2012
David Ragan 2011 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2011
Martin Truex Jr. 2010 Carl Edwards 2010
Sam Hornish Jr. 2009 Joey Logano 2009
AJ Allmendinger 2008 Kasey Kahne 2008
Martin Truex Jr. 2007 Kenny Wallace 2007
Scott Riggs 2006 Kyle Petty 2006
Brian Vickers 2005 Martin Truex Jr. 2005
Sterling Marlin 2004 Ken Schrader 2004
Jeff Burton 2003
Ryan Newman 2002 Open Stage Winners
Todd Bodine 2001 Open Stage Winners Stage Season
Jerry Nadeau 2000 William Byron Stage 2 2020
Tony Stewart 1999 Aric Almirola Stage 1 2020
Jeremy Mayfield 1998 Bubba Wallace Stage 2 2019
Ricky Craven 1997 William Byron Stage 1 2019
Jimmy Spencer 1996 Daniel Suarez Stage 2 2018
Todd Bodine 1995 Alex Bowman Stage 1 2018
Jeff Gordon 1994 Ryan Blaney Stage 2 2017
Sterling Marlin 1993 Clint Bowyer Stage 1 2017
Michael Waltrip 1992
Michael Waltrip 1991 Open Segment Winners
Dick Trickle 1990 Open Segment Winners Segment Season
Sterling Marlin 1989 Kyle Larson 3 2016
Sterling Marlin 1988 Greg Biffle 2 2016
Buddy Baker 1987 Trevor Bayne 1 2016
Benny Parsons 1986 Clint Bowyer 2 2015
Greg Biffle 1 2015

ALL-STAR & OPEN SPECIFIC STATISTICS

The stats below consider the All-Star races at Atlanta, Charlotte, and Bristol.

Open Wins By Organization
Rank Organization Wins Seasons
1 Chip Ganassi Racing 5 2019, 2016, 2013, 2007, 2004
2 Hendrick Motorsports 5 2012, 2005, 2000, 1997, 1994
3 Joe Gibbs Racing 2 2017, 1999
4 Michael Waltrip Racing 2 2015, 2014
5 Roush Fenway Racing 2 2011, 2003
6 Team Penske 2 2009, 2002
7 Evernham Motorsports 2 2006, 2002
8 Travis Carter Enterprises 2 2001, 1996
9 Bahari Racing 2 1992, 1991
10 Hagan Enterprises 2 1989, 1988
11 Wood Brothers Racing 1 2020
12 JTG Daugherty Racing 1 2018
13 Red Bull Racing 1 2008
14 MB2 Motorsports 1 2001
15 Dale Earnhardt Inc. 1 2000
16 Kranefuss-Haas Racing 1 1998
17 Butch Mock Motorsports 1 1995
18 Stavola Brothers Racing 1 1993
19 Cale Yarborough Motorsports 1 1990
20 Buddy Baker Racing 1 1987
21 Jackson Brothers Racing 1 1986

Texas Motor Speedway Data

Track Size: 1.5-mile

Banking/Turn 1 & 2: 20 degrees

Banking/Turn 3 & 4: 24 degrees

Banking/Frontstretch: 5 degrees

Banking/Backstretch: 5 degrees

Frontstretch Length: 2,250 feet

Backstretch Length: 1,330 feet

NASCAR All-Star Race & Open:

HISTORY

  • There have been 36 NASCAR All-Star Races – 34 have been held at Charlotte Motor Speedway (1985, 1987-2019), one was held at Atlanta Motor Speedway (1986) and last season’s event was at Bristol Motor Speedway (2020).
  • The first NASCAR All-Star Race was held on May 25, 1985, at Charlotte Motor Speedway; the non-points event was won by NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip with crew chief Jeff Hammond. Waltrip was driving a Junior Johnson & Associates’ Buick.
  • In 1986, the event was held at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and won by Bill Elliott (Ford) with crew chief Ernie Elliott driving for Melling Racing.
  • The 1986 season was also the first year for what is now known as the NASCAR Open. There have been 38 Open events, one per year since 1986; except in 2000, 2001 and 2002 it was held as two events with both of the winners moving on to the All-Star Race. Starting in 2015, the Open was broken up into segments and then in 2017 stages and each winner of the segments or the stages earned a spot in the All-Star race.
  • This season marks the first time the NASCAR All-Star Race and Open will be held at Texas Motor Speedway.

STARTS

  • A total of 106 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR All-Star Race; 88 different drivers have competed in more than one.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin leads the series in NASCAR All-Star Race appearances with 24 starts.
  • Kevin Harvick leads all active drivers in NASCAR All-Star Race appearances with 20 starts.
  • The NASCAR All-Star Race has featured a field that has ranged from 10 drivers in 1986 to 27 in 2002. Last season’s field at Bristol had 20 participants and this weekend’s event is anticipating 17 participants.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Davey Allison leads the series in average starting position in the NASCAR All-Star Race with a 3.857 in seven starts
  • Kyle Busch leads all active drivers in average starting position in the NASCAR All-Star Race with a 5.667 in 15 starts.

Top Five in Average Starting Position in the NASCAR All-Star Race (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Avg Start Races Rank Active Drivers Avg Start Races
1 Davey Allison 3.857 7 1 Kyle Busch 5.667 15
2 Bill Elliott 5.556 18 2 Austin Dillon 6.500 2
3 Dale Earnhardt 5.625 16 3 Kevin Harvick 8.050 20
4 Kyle Busch 5.667 15 4 Kurt Busch 8.947 19
5 Austin Dillon 6.500 2 5 Ryan Blaney 9.000 4
Tim Richmond 6.500 2

POLES

  • A total of 20 different drivers have won the pole for the NASCAR All-Star Race; four of the 20 are active this weekend – Kyle Busch (three), Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr and Kyle Larson (each have one) prior to this weekend.
  • Kyle Larson will start from the pole this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR All-Star Race by virtue of random draw. This weekend’s pole will be the second of his career.
  • Terry Labonte won the inaugural pole for the NASCAR All-Star Race in 1985 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
  • Bill Elliott leads the series in NASCAR All-Star Race poles with four (1987, 1997, 1998 and 2000).
  • Kyle Busch (2008, 2011 and 2012) leads all active drivers in NASCAR All-Star Race poles with three.
  • Four drivers have won consecutive poles for the NASCAR All-Star Race: Davey Allison (1991, 1992) Bill Elliott (1997, 1998), Kyle Busch (2011, 2012) and Carl Edwards (2013, 2014).
  • Three drivers started from the first starting position but did not win the pole due to Qualifying being cancelled: Bill Elliott (2003), Kurt Busch (2010) and Kevin Harvick (2016).

WINS

  • A total of 25 different drivers have won the NASCAR All-Star Race all-time (1985-Present).
  • Eight of the 25 NASCAR All-Star Race winners are active this weekend:
Active All-Star Winners Wins Seasons
Kevin Harvick 2 2018, 2007
Chase Elliott 1 2020
Kyle Larson 1 2019
Kyle Busch 1 2017
Joey Logano 1 2016
Denny Hamlin 1 2015
Kurt Busch 1 2010
Ryan Newman 1 2002
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip won the inaugural NASCAR All-Star Race in 1985 at an average speed of 161.184 mph at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
  • Seven of 25 NASCAR All-Star Race winners have multiple victories; led by Jimmie Johnson with four wins (2003, 2006, 2012 and 2013).
  • Dale Earnhardt (1987, 1990 and 1993) and Jeff Gordon (1995, 1997 and 2001) are three-time winners of the NASCAR All-Star Race.
  • Davey Allison (1991 and 1992), Terry Labonte (1988 and 1999), Mark Martin (1998 and 2005) and Kevin Harvick (2007, 2018) are the only other drivers to post multiple victories in the NASCAR All-Star Race.
  • Davey Allison (1991, 1992) and Jimmie Johnson (2012, 2013) are the only drivers to ever win consecutive NASCAR All-Star Races.
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2000) and Ryan Newman (2002) are the only two drivers to win the NASCAR All-Star Race in their rookie season.
  • Jeff Gordon is the youngest winner of the NASCAR All-Star Race at 23 years, 9 months and 18 days (1995).
  • Mark Martin is the oldest NASCAR All-Star Race winner at 46 years, 4 months and 12 days (2005).
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the only driver to win the NASCAR All-Star Race (2000), the NASCAR Open (2012) and the Fan Vote (2011). If Martin Truex Jr. wins the NASCAR All-Star race this season he will become the second driver to accomplish all three – Truex won the Open in 2010 and 2007 and won the Fan Vote in 2005.
  • Kasey Kahne is the only driver to win the Fan Vote and go on to win the All-Star race in the same season (2008).
  • Ryan Newman (2002) and Kyle Larson (2019) are the only two drivers to win a NASCAR Open event and go on to win the NASCAR All-Star Race in the same season.
  • Six drivers have won the NASCAR All-Star Race and the NASCAR Cup Series championship in the same year; it has occurred 11 times: Darrell Waltrip (1985), Dale Earnhardt (1987, 1990, 1993), Rusty Wallace (1989), Jeff Gordon (1995, 1997, 2001), Jimmie Johnson (2006, 2013) and Chase Elliott (2020).
  • The NASCAR All-Star Race has been won from the first starting position five times; the first three came in consecutive years: Dale Earnhardt (1990), Davey Allison (1991 and 1992), Kurt Busch (2010) and Denny Hamlin (2015) – Four of the five wins were from the pole, Kurt Busch won from the first starting position in 2010, but Qualifying was cancelled for that event due to weather.
  • The first, second and fourth starting positions are the three most proficient starting positions in the field, producing more winners (five winners each) than any other starting positions in the NASCAR All-Star Race – most recent was Kevin Harvick’s victory in 2018 from the fourth starting position.

NASCAR All-Star Race Wins by Starting Positions

Starting Position Wins Winning % Starting Position Wins Winning %
1 5 13.89% 11 1 2.78%
2 5 13.89% 13 2 5.56%
3 3 8.33% 15 1 2.78%
4 5 13.89% 16 1 2.78%
5 2 5.56% 18 2 5.56%
6 2 5.56% 19 1 2.78%
7 1 2.78% 20 1 2.78%
8 1 2.78% 24 1 2.78%
10 1 2.78% 27 1 2.78%
Stats Winning % Wins
Winning from the First Starting Position: 13.89% 5
Winning from the Front Row: 27.78% 10
Winning from a Top-Five Starting Position: 55.56% 20
Winning from a Top-10 Starting Position: 69.44% 25
Winning After Starting Outside the Top 20: 5.56% 2
  • The deepest in the field a NASCAR All-Star race winner has started was 27th, by Ryan Newman in 2002.
  • Nine of the 17 drivers who are qualified for the 2020 NASCAR All-Star Race are looking for their first win in the event: Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, William Byron, Cole Custer, Austin Dillon, Brad Keselowski, Michael McDowell and Martin Truex Jr.
  • A total of 15 different organizations have won the NASCAR All-Star Race.
  • Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in NASCAR All-Star Race wins with 10: Jimmie Johnson (four: 2003, 2006, 2012, 2013), Jeff Gordon (three: 1995, 1997, 2001), Terry Labonte (two: 1999, 1988), Chase Elliott (2020).
  • Five different manufacturers have won a NASCAR All-Star Race; led by Chevrolet with 19 victories; followed by Ford (12), Toyota (two), Dodge (two) and Pontiac (one).

ADDITIONAL FINISHING POSITIONS

Runner-Up Finishes:

  • A total of 25 different drivers have finished runner-up in the NASCAR All-Star Race.
  • Kevin Harvick (2006, 2014, 2015, 2019) leads the series in NASCAR All-Star Race runner-up finishes with four.

Top-Five Finishes:

  • A total of 50 different drivers have finished in the top-five in the NASCAR All-Star Race; 38 have posted multiple top fives in the NASCAR All-Star race.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson lead the series in top-five finishes in the NASCAR All-Star Race with nine each.
  • Kurt Busch leads all active drivers in top-five finishes in the NASCAR All-Star Race with eight.

Top-10 Finishes:

  • A total of 82 different drivers have finished in the top-10 in the NASCAR All-Star Race; 57 have posted multiple top 10s in the NASCAR All-Star Race.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads the NASCAR Cup Series in top-10 finishes in the NASCAR All-Star Race with 14.
  • Kevin Harvick leads all active series drivers in top-10 finishes in the NASCAR All-Star Race with 13.

Average Finishing Positions:

  • Tim Richmond (two starts) leads the NASCAR Cup Series (all-time) in average finishing position in the NASCAR All-Star Race with a 4.0.
  • Kyle Larson (four starts) leads all active drivers in the series in average finishing position in the NASCAR All-Star Race with a 6.5; followed by Chase Elliott (five starts) with a 6.6.

Top 10 in Average Finishing Positions in the NASCAR All-Star Race (All-time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Avg Finish Races Rank Active Drivers Avg Finish Races
1 Tim Richmond 4.000 2 1 Kyle Larson 6.5 4
2 Jerry Nadeau 4.500 2 2 Chase Elliott 6.6 5
3 Ken Schrader 6.125 8 3 Joey Logano 6.6 10
4 Davey Allison 6.143 7 4 Kevin Harvick 8.2 20
5 Bobby Allison 6.333 3 5 Daniel Suarez 8.5 2
6 Kyle Larson 6.500 4 6 Kyle Busch 9.5 15
7 Chase Elliott 6.600 5 7 Austin Dillon 9.5 2
8 Joey Logano 6.600 10 8 Aric Almirola 9.7 3
9 Dale Earnhardt 7.125 16 9 Denny Hamlin 9.8 14
10 Jimmie Johnson 7.789 19 10 William Byron 10.5 2

LAP LEADERS

  • In total, 51 different drivers have led at least one lap in the NASCAR All-Star Race; 13 of the 51 lap leaders are active this weekend.
  • Kyle Busch leads the series in NASCAR All-Star Race laps led with 271 laps led in 15 starts.
  • The most laps led in a NASCAR All-Star Race by a driver that won the race is 82 of the scheduled 83 laps (98.8%) by NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott in 1986 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He started the event in the second starting position.
  • The most laps led in a NASCAR All-Star Race by a driver that did not win is 121 of the scheduled 135 laps (89.6%) by NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott in 1987 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He started the event first but finished 14th.
  • Two of the 36 NASCAR All-Star Races were led by a single driver from flag-to-flag – in 1990 Dale Earnhardt led all 70 laps and in 1991 Davey Allison also led all 70 laps (100%). Both instances hold the event’s record for highest percentage of laps led.
  • The fewest laps led by the eventual winner of the NASCAR All-Star Race is two laps and it has happened three times: 1993 (Dale Earnhardt), 2000 (Dale Earnhardt Jr.), 2009 (Tony Stewart).

Top 20 Lap Leaders in the NASCAR All-Star Race (All-Time)

Rank All-Time Lap Leaders Races Led Completed % Led
1 Kyle Busch 15 271 1,277 21%
2 Bill Elliott 18 267 1,486 18%
3 Jimmie Johnson 19 238 1,778 13%
4 Jeff Gordon 22 165 1,794 9%
5 Kevin Harvick 20 163 1,698 10%
6 Dale Earnhardt 16 136 1,235 11%
7 Darrell Waltrip 16 132 1,255 11%
8 Davey Allison 7 128 684 19%
9 Brad Keselowski 12 115 1,076 11%
10 Ryan Newman 19 111 1,721 6%
11 Rusty Wallace 19 93 1,303 7%
12 Terry Labonte 20 93 1,508 6%
13 Mark Martin 24 84 1,701 5%
14 Kurt Busch 19 83 1,635 5%
15 Tony Stewart 18 80 1,488 5%
16 Kyle Larson 4 77 362 21%
17 Ryan Blaney 4 73 381 19%
18 Kasey Kahne 15 69 1,214 6%
19 Carl Edwards 11 63 965 7%
20 Denny Hamlin 14 63 1,318 5%

Active Lap Leaders in the NASCAR All-Star Race This Weekend

Rank Active Lap Leaders Led Completed % Led Races
1 Kyle Busch 271 1,277 21% 15
2 Kevin Harvick 163 1,698 10% 20
3 Brad Keselowski 115 1,076 11% 12
4 Ryan Newman 111 1,721 6% 19
5 Kurt Busch 83 1,635 5% 19
6 Kyle Larson 77 362 21% 4
7 Ryan Blaney 73 381 19% 4
8 Denny Hamlin 63 1,318 5% 14
9 Chase Elliott 62 504 12% 5
10 Joey Logano 31 929 3% 10
11 Martin Truex Jr 17 851 2% 10
12 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 5 243 2% 3
13 Alex Bowman 2 296 1% 3

EVENT SPECIFIC STATS

The following statistics take into account the NASCAR All-Star Races at Charlotte, Atlanta and Bristol.

Races: 36
Pole Winners: 19
Youngest Pole Winner: Kyle Busch (5/17/2008 – 23 years, 0 months, 15 days)
Oldest Pole Winner: Rusty Wallace (5/22/2004 – 47 years, 9 months, 8 days)
All-Star Race Winners: 25
Youngest Winner: Jeff Gordon (5/22/1995 – 23 years, 9 months, 18 days)
Oldest Winner: Mark Martin (5/21/2005 – 46 years, 4 months, 12 days)
Races Won From Pole (or 1st Starting Position): 5
Last Race Won From Pole (or 1st Starting Position): Denny Hamlin (5/16/2015)
All-Star Race Record: Terry Labonte (5/22/1999) – 70 Lap Race at Charlotte – 183.495 mph (00:34:20)
All-Star Qualifying Record: Carl Edwards (5/17/2014) 146.915 mph – Charlotte

 

Previous Races
Last Race Most / Largest Fewest / Smallest
Cars: 20 27 (5/18/2002) 10 (5/11/1986)
Lead Changes: 6 13 (5/21/2016) 0 (twice, most recently 5/20/1991)
Leaders: 4 9 (5/18/2002) 1 (twice, most recently 5/20/1991)
Cautions: 5 8 (twice, most recently 5/18/2019) 0 (seven times, most recently 5/19/2001)
Caution Laps: 13 23 (5/18/2002) 0 (seven times, most recently 5/19/2001)
Lead Lap Finish: 20 22 (5/17/2008) 7 (twice, most recently 5/22/1988)
Running at Finish: 20 22 (twice, most recently 5/22/2010) 10 (twice, Most recently 5/22/1988)
Laps Led (Winner) 60 82 (5/11/1986) 2 (three times, most recently 5/16/2009)
Margin of Victory: 0.418 secs. 1.729 secs. (5/20/2006) 0.141 secs. (5/19/2007)
* Since 1993 (advent of digital timing and scoring); does not include races completed under caution

 

All-Star Race Performance Recaps:
All-Time Active
Races: Mark Martin (24) Kevin Harvick (19)
Poles: Bill Elliott (4) Kyle Busch (3)
Wins: Jimmie Johnson (4) Kevin Harvick (2)
Top Fives: D. Earnhardt, J. Johnson (9 each) Kurt Busch (8)
Top 10s: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (14) Kevin Harvick (13)
Laps Led: Kyle Busch (271 laps in 15 races) Kyle Busch (271 laps in 15 races)
Laps Completed: Jeff Gordon (1,794 laps in 22 races) Ryan Newman (1,721 laps in 19 races)
Average Start: Davey Allison (3.875 in 7 races) Kyle Busch (5.667 in 15 races)
Average Finish: Tim Richmond (4.000 in 2 races) Kyle Larson (6.500 in 4 races)

FAN VOTE

  • The NASAR All-Star Fan Vote was introduced to the format in 2004. The first Fan Vote winner was Ken Schrader, driving for BAM Racing.
  • In 2008, Kasey Kahne became the first driver to get into the NASCAR All-Star Race by the Fan Vote and go on to win the event. Kahne started 24th in the All-Star race and won.
  • Danica Patrick became the first driver to win more than one Fan Vote into the NASCAR All-Star Race (2013, 2015).
  • Chase Elliott became the first driver to win it in consecutive seasons (2016, 2017, 2018), and also the first driver to win it three times.
  • Chase Elliott, Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano and Carl Edwards are the only five drivers who have won the NASCAR All-Star Race and the Fan Vote.  Kahne won both in 2008, Earnhardt Jr. won the race in 2000 and the Fan Vote in 2011. Logano won the Fan Vote in 2009 and the All-Star race in 2016. Edwards won the Fan Vote in 2010 and the All-Star Race in 2011.
Season Fan Vote Winners
2004 Ken Schrader
2005 Martin Truex Jr.
2006 Kyle Petty
2007 Kenny Wallace
2008 Kasey Kahne
2009 Joey Logano
2010 Carl Edwards
2011 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2012 Bobby Labonte
2013 Danica Patrick
2014 Josh Wise
2015 Danica Patrick
2016 Chase Elliott
2017 Chase Elliott
2018 Chase Elliott
2019 Alex Bowman

 NASCAR OPEN

  • The NASCAR Open was first introduced into the All-Star format in 1986 at Atlanta Motor Speedway – the first event was won by Benny Parsons, but it did not grant him entry to the All-Star race; that started the following season.
  • A total of 28 different drivers have won the NASCAR Open from 1986-2020; four are active this weekend and only two are entered in the Open – Matt DiBenedetto and Daniel Suarez.
Rank Active Open Winners Wins Seasons
1 Kyle Larson 2 2019, 2016
2 Martin Truex Jr 2 2010, 2007
3 Matt DiBenedetto 1 2020
4 Daniel Suarez 1 2017
5 Ryan Newman 1 2002
  • Sterling Marlin leads the NASCAR Cup Series in NASCAR Open wins with four victories (1988, 1989, 1993 and 2004).
  • Eight of the 28 NASCAR Open winners have multiple wins – Sterling Marlin (four), AJ Allmendinger, Clint Bowyer, Jeremy Mayfield, Martin Truex Jr., Michael Waltrip, Kyle Larson and Todd Bodine each have two victories.
  • Three drivers have won consecutive NASCAR Opens – Sterling Marlin (1988-89), Michael Waltrip (1991-92) and Clint Bowyer (2014-15).
  • Ryan Newman (2002) and Kyle Larson (2019) are the only two drivers to win the NASCAR Open and the All-Star Race in the same weekend.
Rank All-Time Open Winners Wins
1 Sterling Marlin 4
2 AJ Allmendinger 2
3 Clint Bowyer 2
4 Jeremy Mayfield 2
5 Kyle Larson 2
6 Martin Truex Jr 2
7 Michael Waltrip 2
8 Todd Bodine 2
9 Benny Parsons 1
10 Brian Vickers 1
11 Buddy Baker 1
12 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1
13 Daniel Suarez 1
14 David Ragan 1
15 Dick Trickle 1
16 Jamie McMurray 1
17 Jeff Burton 1
18 Jeff Gordon 1
19 Jerry Nadeau 1
20 Jimmy Spencer 1
21 Johnny Benson 1
22 Matt DiBenedetto 1
23 Ricky Craven 1
24 Ryan Newman 1
25 Sam Hornish Jr 1
26 Scott Riggs 1
27 Steve Park 1
28 Tony Stewart 1

 

NASCAR Open Winners – All-Time
Open Winners Crew Chief Organization Date Tracks
Matt DiBenedetto Greg Erwin Wood Brothers Racing Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Bristol
Kyle Larson Chad Johnston Chip Ganassi Racing Saturday, May 18, 2019 Charlotte
AJ Allmendinger Tristan Smith JTG Daugherty Racing Friday, May 18, 2018 Charlotte
Daniel Suarez Scott Graves Joe Gibbs Racing Saturday, May 20, 2017 Charlotte
Kyle Larson Chad Johnston Chip Ganassi Racing Saturday, May 21, 2016 Charlotte
Clint Bowyer Brian Pattie Michael Waltrip Racing Friday, May 15, 2015 Charlotte
Clint Bowyer Brian Pattie Michael Waltrip Racing Friday, May 16, 2014 Charlotte
Jamie McMurray Kevin Manion Chip Ganassi Racing Saturday, May 18, 2013 Charlotte
Dale Earnhardt Jr Steve Letarte Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 19, 2012 Charlotte
David Ragan Drew Blickensderfer Roush Fenway Racing Saturday, May 21, 2011 Charlotte
Martin Truex Jr Pat Tryson Michael Waltrip Racing Saturday, May 22, 2010 Charlotte
Sam Hornish Jr Travis Geisler Team Penske Saturday, May 16, 2009 Charlotte
AJ Allmendinger Ricky Viers Red Bull Racing Saturday, May 17, 2008 Charlotte
Martin Truex Jr Kevin Manion Chip Ganassi Racing Saturday, May 19, 2007 Charlotte
Scott Riggs Rodney Childers Evernham Motorsports Saturday, May 20, 2006 Charlotte
Brian Vickers Lance McGrew Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 21, 2005 Charlotte
Sterling Marlin Lee McCall Chip Ganassi Racing Saturday, May 22, 2004 Charlotte
Jeff Burton Paul Andrews Roush Fenway Racing Saturday, May 17, 2003 Charlotte
Jeremy Mayfield Ray Evernham Evernham Motorsports Saturday, May 18, 2002 Charlotte
Ryan Newman Matt Borland Team Penske Saturday, May 18, 2002 Charlotte
Johnny Benson James Ince MB2 Motorsports Saturday, May 19, 2001 Charlotte
Todd Bodine Larry Carter Travis Carter Enterprises Saturday, May 19, 2001 Charlotte
Jerry Nadeau Tony Furr Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 20, 2000 Charlotte
Steve Park Paul Andrews Dale Earnhardt Inc. Saturday, May 20, 2000 Charlotte
Tony Stewart Greg Zipadelli Joe Gibbs Racing Saturday, May 22, 1999 Charlotte
Jeremy Mayfield Paul Andrews Kranefuss-Haas Racing Saturday, May 16, 1998 Charlotte
Ricky Craven Andy Graves Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 17, 1997 Charlotte
Jimmy Spencer Donnie Wingo Travis Carter Enterprises Saturday, May 18, 1996 Charlotte
Todd Bodine Mike Hill Butch Mock Motorsports Monday, May 22, 1995 Charlotte
Jeff Gordon Ray Evernham Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 21, 1994 Charlotte
Sterling Marlin Bill & Mickey Stavola Stavola Brothers Racing Saturday, May 22, 1993 Charlotte
Michael Waltrip Doug Hewitt Bahari Racing Saturday, May 16, 1992 Charlotte
Michael Waltrip Bill Ingle Bahari Racing Sunday, May 19, 1991 Charlotte
Dick Trickle Cale Yarborough Cale Yarborough Motorsports Sunday, May 20, 1990 Charlotte
Sterling Marlin Billy Hagan Hagan Enterprises Sunday, May 21, 1989 Charlotte
Sterling Marlin Billy Hagan Hagan Enterprises Sunday, May 22, 1988 Charlotte
Buddy Baker Doug Richert Buddy Baker Racing Sunday, May 17, 1987 Charlotte
Benny Parsons Cliff Champion Jackson Brothers Racing Sunday, May 11, 1986 Atlanta

 

NASCAR All-Star Race Winners – All-Time
All-Star Winners Crew Chief Organization Date Tracks
Chase Elliott Alan Gustafson Hendrick Motorsports Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Bristol
Kyle Larson Chad Johnston Chip Ganassi Racing Saturday, May 18, 2019 Charlotte
Kevin Harvick Rodney Childers Stewart-Haas Racing Saturday, May 19, 2018 Charlotte
Kyle Busch Adam Stevens Joe Gibbs Racing Saturday, May 20, 2017 Charlotte
Joey Logano Todd Gordon Team Penske Saturday, May 21, 2016 Charlotte
Denny Hamlin Dave Rogers Joe Gibbs Racing Saturday, May 16, 2015 Charlotte
Jamie McMurray Keith Rodden Chip Ganassi Racing Saturday, May 17, 2014 Charlotte
Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 18, 2013 Charlotte
Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 19, 2012 Charlotte
Carl Edwards Bob Osborne Roush Fenway Racing Saturday, May 21, 2011 Charlotte
Kurt Busch Steve Addington Team Penske Saturday, May 22, 2010 Charlotte
Tony Stewart Darian Grubb Stewart-Haas Racing Saturday, May 16, 2009 Charlotte
Kasey Kahne Kenny Francis Richard Petty Motorsports Saturday, May 17, 2008 Charlotte
Kevin Harvick Todd Berrier Richard Childress Racing Saturday, May 19, 2007 Charlotte
Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 20, 2006 Charlotte
Mark Martin Pat Tryson Roush Fenway Racing Saturday, May 21, 2005 Charlotte
Matt Kenseth Robbie Reiser Roush Fenway Racing Saturday, May 22, 2004 Charlotte
Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 17, 2003 Charlotte
Ryan Newman Matt Borland Team Penske Saturday, May 18, 2002 Charlotte
Jeff Gordon Robbie Loomis Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 19, 2001 Charlotte
Dale Earnhardt Jr Tony Eury Sr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Saturday, May 20, 2000 Charlotte
Terry Labonte Andy Graves Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 22, 1999 Charlotte
Mark Martin Jimmy Fennig Roush Fenway Racing Saturday, May 16, 1998 Charlotte
Jeff Gordon Ray Evernham Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 17, 1997 Charlotte
Michael Waltrip Leonard Wood Wood Brothers Racing Saturday, May 18, 1996 Charlotte
Jeff Gordon Ray Evernham Hendrick Motorsports Monday, May 22, 1995 Charlotte
Geoff Bodine Paul Andrews Geoff Bodine Racing Saturday, May 21, 1994 Charlotte
Dale Earnhardt Andy Petree Richard Childress Racing Saturday, May 22, 1993 Charlotte
Davey Allison Larry McReynolds Robert Yates Racing Saturday, May 16, 1992 Charlotte
Davey Allison Jake Elder Robert Yates Racing Sunday, May 19, 1991 Charlotte
Dale Earnhardt Kirk Shelmerdine Richard Childress Racing Sunday, May 20, 1990 Charlotte
Rusty Wallace Barry Dobson Blue Max Racing Sunday, May 21, 1989 Charlotte
Terry Labonte Tim Brewer Hendrick Motorsports Sunday, May 22, 1988 Charlotte
Dale Earnhardt Kirk Shelmerdine Richard Childress Racing Sunday, May 17, 1987 Charlotte
Bill Elliott Ernie Elliott Melling Racing Sunday, May 11, 1986 Atlanta
Darrell Waltrip Jeff Hammond Junior Johnson & Associates Saturday, May 25, 1985 Charlotte

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