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Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): Open: 6:18pm/et; All-Star Racing: 8:16pm/et
Laps/Segments: 85 laps total. Segments end on laps: 30/50/70/85


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 6:00pm/et, FS1 and FOX Sports GO streaming (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Motor Racing Network (MRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

On track schedule

Practices:
Friday, May 17, 11:35am-12:25pm/et, Open & All-Star Practice, NASCAR.com streaming;
Friday, May 17, 1:05-1:55pm/et, Open Practice, NASCAR.com streaming;
Friday, May 17, 2:05-2:25pm/et, All-Star Practice, NASCAR.com streaming (FS1 tape delay at 3:00pm/et);
Friday, May 17, 2:35-2:45pm/et, All-Star pit road speed practice, NASCAR.com streaming;
Friday, May 17, 2:45-2:55pm/et, All-Star pit road speed practice, NASCAR.com streaming.
Qualifying:
Friday, May 17 at 6:00pm/et, Open, TV-FS1;
Friday, May 17 at 7:00pm/et, All-Star, TV-FS1;

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Thursday, May 16
7:00 PM 9:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, May 17
8:30 AM-8:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
10:30 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
11:35 AM 12:25 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE (COMBINED OPEN & ALL-STAR)
1:05 PM 1:55 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE (OPEN)
2:05 PM 2:25 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE (ALL-STAR)
2:35 PM 2:45 PM MENCS PIT ROAD SPEED PRACTICE (ALL-STAR GROUP 1)
2:45 PM 2:55 PM MENCS PIT ROAD SPEED PRACTICE (ALL-STAR GROUP 2)
6:00 PM MENCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (OPEN – SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
7:00 PM MENCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (ALL-STAR – THREE LAPS, MANDATORY PIT STOP)

Saturday, May 18
2:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
4:00 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
5:30 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (OPEN)
6:00 PM MENCS RACE (OPEN) (20 LAPS / 20 LAPS / 10 LAPS)
7:30 PM Approx MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (ALL-STAR)
8:00 PM Approx MENCS RACE (ALL-STAR) (30 LAPS / 20 LAPS / 20 LAPS / 15 LAPS)

MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Links to race, practice, qualifying results (in pdf): (will be added as available)
All-Star Race Results
All-Star Cumlative Race Report
All-Star Penalty Report
Open Race Results
Open Cumulative Race Report
Open Penalty Report
Open Pitstalls
All-Star Pitstalls
All-Star Starting Lineup
All-Star Qualifying Results
Open Starting Lineup
Open Qualifying Results
All-Star Qualifying Order
Open Qualifying Order
All-Star Practice 2 Speeds
Open Practice 2 Speeds
All-Star Practice 1 Speeds
Open Crew Rosters
All-Star Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Open Entry List
Preliminary Open Entry List
Latest / Final All-Star Entry List
Preliminary All-Star Entry List


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

Kyle Larson holds off Kevin Harvick to win Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star race: Kyle Larson is a million dollars richer after holding off Kevin Harvick in the final 15-lap stage of the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race, an event that ended with Larson in Victory Lane and Clint Bowyer tangoing with Ryan Newman on pit road. Earlier Saturday afternoon, Larson won the Monster Energy Open at Charlotte Motor Speedway to make the All-Star Race field. Then, in the four-stage, 85-lap main event, Larson became only the second driver in the All-Star history to win the Open and go to Victory lane in the All-Star Race. [More](5-18-2019)

All-Star Race Paint Schemes

#42-Kyle Larson won the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway after transferring into the race by capturing the final stage win of the Monster Energy Open.
#3-Harvick finished 2nd followed by #18-Busch, #22-Logano, #43-Wallace, #10-Almirola, #3-Dillon, #88-Bowman, #24-Byron and #19-Truex, Jr..
Pole winner #14-Bowyer finished 12th and threw a few punches at #6-Newman on pit road after the race.
Segment 1 was won by #18-Busch, finished 3rd.
Segment 2 was won by #4-Harvick, finished 2nd.
Segment 3 was won by #22-Logano, finished 4th.
There were 10 lead changes among 7 drivers and 8 cautions for 16 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 79.439mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – All-Star Race:
Kyle Larson won the 35th Annual Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race, his first victory in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series non-points event.
Larson becomes the second driver all-time to win the Monster Energy Open and go on to win the Monster Energy All-Star Race on the same weekend joining Ryan Newman (2002).
This is Chip Ganassi Racing’s second Monster Energy All-Star Race win – the first was with driver Jamie McMurray (2014).
Kevin Harvick (second) posted his sixth top-five finish in 19 All-Star races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his 12th top-10 finish in the event.
Kyle Busch (third) posted his fifth top-five finish in 14 All-Star races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(5-18-2019)

#42-Kyle Larson won the final stage of the Monster Energy Open at Charlotte Motor Speedway to advance to the All-Star Race.
#24-William Byron won the first stage and #43-Bubba Wallace won the second stage also advancing them to the All-Star Race.
The fan vote winner was #88-Alex Bowman.
Open pole sitter #8-Hemric wrecked with 2 laps remaining in the second stage after contact with #47-Preece. He finished 18th.
There were 9 lead changes among 8 drivers and 4 cautions for 15 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 91.877mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Monster Energy Open:
Kyle Larson won the 34th Annual Monster Energy Open, his second victory in the non-points event at Charlotte Motor Speedway – he first won the event in 2016.
William Byron won Stage 1 to advance to Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his first appearance in the event.
Bubba Wallace won Stage 2 to advance to the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his first appearance in the event.
Alex Bowman won the 2019 Fan Vote and will advance to the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(5-18-2019)

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Clint Bowyer powers to pole for Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race: Though he didn’t get into his pit stall as quickly as he would have liked in the unique Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race qualifying format, Clint Bowyer had enough speed in his No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to earn the pole position for Saturday night’s marquee event at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Though he hasn’t won a pole for a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race since he won from the top spot at New Hampshire in 2007, Bowyer had enough muscle under the hood of his Ford Mustang on Friday to beat Kyle Busch by a decisive .177 seconds.[More](5-17-2019)

#14-Clint Bowyer won the Busch pole for the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 136.371mph.
#18-Kyle Busch will start 2nd followed by #4-Harvick, #3-Dillon, #19-Truex, Jr., #6-Newman, #20-Jones, #48-Johnson, #12-Blaney and #22-Logano.
Qualifying consisted of 3 laps, plus a mandatory 4 tire pit stop.
The 15 All-Star drivers will be joined by 4 driver for the race: the winners of the three Open race segments and the fan vote winner.
See complete qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(5-17-2019)

#8-Daniel Hemric won the Busch pole for the Monster Energy Open at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 182.168mph.
#34-McDowell will start 2nd followed by #24-Byron, #41-Suarez, #21-Menard, #88-Bowman, #42-Larson, #37-Buescher, #34-Ragan, and #43-Wallace.
Qualifying consisted of two rounds of single car qualifying. Hemric was fastest in the first round with a speed of 181.861mph.
See complete qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(5-17-2019)

Final practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 20 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#3-Dillon 179.450
#12-Blaney 178.560
#14-Bowyer 178.336
#22-Logano 177.954
#11-Hamlin 177.713
Slowest: #1-Busch 175.930 & #9-Elliott 175.764
Most laps run: #11-Hamlin, 10 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 12 drivers): #11-Hamlin 176.786
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour All-Star Practice speeds page (pdf).(5-17-2019)

Final practice for the Monster Energy Open at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minute. Results:
#8-Hemric 180.234
#34-McDowell 179.539
#36-Tifft 178.998
#42-Larson 178.159
#13-Dillon 177.690
Slowest: #51-Ware 165.426 & #46-Gase 164.931
Most laps run: #13-Dillon, 51 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 14 drivers): #34-McDowell, 177.235mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Final Open Practice speeds page (pdf).(5-17-2019)

First practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race and Monster Energy Open at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over after 50 scheduled minutes. Results:
#10-Almirola 181.360
#4-Harvick 179.581
#14-Bowyer 178.915
#18-Busch 178.778
#21-Menard 178.696
Slowest: #46-Gase 159.039 & #2-Keselowski 158.987
Most laps run: #88-Bowman & #4-Harvick, 44 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 15 drivers): #4-Harvick, 178.481 mph
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(5-17-2019)

Entry Lists for the Monster Energy Open and All-Star races at Charlotte Motor Speedway are posted.
All 15 eligible drivers are entered for the All-Star race.
For the open, 24 teams are listed including: #46-Gase, #51-Ware, #52-Currey, #53-McLeod, #66-Hill, #77-Houff
See the All-Star entry list (pdf) and Open entry list (pdf)


RACE AND TRACK NEWS AND LINKS

May 2018: see the All-Star Race Info page

Saturday Charlotte All-Star Notebook

Friday Charlotte All-Star Notebook

Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race

Weekend Preview: Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race

NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: Axell “Slay” Hodges, X-Games motocross competitor and Real Moto gold medalist
Command to start engines: Axell “Slay” Hodges
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Luke “The Dingo” Trembath, Monster Energy snowboarding athlete
Honorary Pace Car Driver: WWE Superstar R-Truth
Color Guard: The City of Burlington Fire Department Honor Guard
Invocation: Joe Gibbs
National Anthem: Michael Tait, Grammy Award-winning lead singer for DC Talk and The Newsboys
Flyover:


WEATHER

Weather Channel – Concord, NC
Accuweather
National Weather Service
Race Weather
Race Day Forecast
WeatherBug
Weather Underground
Brian Neudorff @NASCAR_WXMAN
Aaron Studwell @RaceWeather


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Goodyear Fast Facts — Charlotte All-Star Week