All-Star Open & All-Star Race
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
(Rescheduled from Sunday, May 16, 2020 at Charlotte Motor Speedway)
Bristol Motor Speedway
7:00pm/et (Open) - 8:30pm/et (All-Star)
Open Laps: 85 - Stages: 35/70/85
All-Star Laps: 140 - Stages: 55/90/125/140
TV: FS1 - Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR
PDF results & info:
(Added as available)
Race Specific News
Weekend on-track schedule
Times listed are Eastern Daylight Time
Tuesday, July 14
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
1:00 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
5:30 PM-7:30 PM DRIVER MOTORHOME PARKING (SCREENING IN PROGRESS)
Wednesday, July 15
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
9:00 AM-12:00 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
12:00 PM-6:30 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
6:45 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
7:00 PM NCS RACE (OPEN)
8:00 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
8:30 PM NCS RACE (ALL-STAR)
11:00 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT
Chase Elliott wins his first NASCAR All-Star Race: The sport’s reigning Most Popular Driver, Chase Elliott earned his first NASCAR All-Star Race win Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway – holding off the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch in the closing laps. Elliott led 60 of the 140 laps en route to the $1.1 million paycheck. He and his father Bill Elliott join father/son combination of Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to have won the sport’s midseason All-Star exhibition. Interestingly, Bill Elliott won the race when it was held in Atlanta and Chase’s victory at the half-mile Bristol, Tenn. short track are the only two times the event was held at a track other than Charlotte Motor Speedway.[Read More](7-15-2020)
#9-Chase Elliott won the NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
#18-Busch finished 2nd followed by #4-Harvick, #2-Keselowski, #11-Hamlin, #12-Blaney, #22-Logano, #88-Bowman, #10-Almirola, and #19-Truex, Jr.
Elliott lead at the start of the fourth stage and was never seriously challenged for the lead over the final 15 laps.
Pole sitter #19-Truex, Jr. had to start at the rear of the field due to inspection failures but finished 10th
Drivers that advanced from the Open to the All-Star race: #10-Almirola, #24-Byron, #21-DiBenedetto.
#14-Bowyer was the fan vote winner to get into the race.
Segment 1 was won by #12-Blaney, finished 6th.
Segment 2 & 3 were won by #9-Elliott, finished 1st.
There were 6 lead changes among 4 drivers and 5 cautions for 13 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 65.68mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Race Fast Facts – All-Star Race:
Chase Elliott won the NASCAR All-Star Race, his first victory in the special non-points paying NASCAR Cup Series event.
Chase Elliott (2020) and Bill Elliott (1986) become the second father-son duo to win the NASCAR AllStar joining the Earnhardts (1987, 1990, 1993 and Dale Jr. in 2000).
Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in NASCAR All-Star Race wins with 10 victories: Jimmie Johnson (four: 2003, 2006, 2012, 2013), Jeff Gordon (three: 1995, 1997, 2001) and Terry Labonte (two: 1999, 1988), Chase Elliott (2020).
#21-Matt DiBenedetto won the final stage of the NASCAR All-Star Open at Bristol Motor Speedway to advance to the All-Star Race.
#10-Almirola won the first stage and #24-Byron won the second stage, also advancing them to the All-Star Race.
The fan vote winner was #14-Bowyer. He finished second in the final stage.
Open pole sitter #34-McDowell finished 7th.
There were 3 lead changes among 4 drivers and 4 cautions for 18 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 57.388mph.
See race details at: Race Results (pdf), Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.
Race Fast Facts – All-Star Open:
Matt DiBenedetto won the NASCAR All-Star Open, his first victory in the special non-points paying event.
Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola won the first stage in the NASCAR All-Star Open.
Hendrick Motorsport’s William Byron won the second stage in the NASCAR All-Star Open.
Stewart-Haas Racing’s Clint Bowyer won the 2020 NASCAR Fan Vote.
#19-Martin Truex, Jr. will start from the pole for the NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
#88-Bowman will start 2nd followed by #12-Blaney, #77-Haley, #4-Harvick, #42-Kenseth, #1-Busch, #41-Custer, #2-Keselowski, and #18-Busch.
The 16 All-Star drivers will be joined by 4 drivers for the race: the winners of the three Open race segments and the fan vote winner.
See the All-Star Race Starting Lineup(pdf).
#34-Michael McDowell will start from the pole for the NASCAR Open at Bristol Motor Speedway.
#10-Almirola will start 2nd followed by #95-Bell, #47-Stenhouse, Jr., #8-Reddick, #43-Wallace, #24-Byron, #17-Buescher, #14-Bowyer, and #21-DiBenedetto.
The lineup was set by random draw with the top 12 in owners points (among those in the Open) choosing the top 12 starting spots.
See the complete Open S\tarting Lineup (pdf).
The Entry Lists for the NASCAR Open and All-Star races at Bristol Motor Speedway are posted.
All 16 eligible drivers are entered for the All-Star race.
For the open, 22 teams are listed, but the #66 team will not be competing.
See the All-Star entry list (pdf) and Open entry list (pdf).
Four stages, lasting 55 laps, 35 laps, 35 laps and 15 laps.
Green flag and yellow flag laps will count in Stages 1-3 with only green flag laps counting in the Final Stage.
Unlimited attempts at a green, white, checkered finish.
Three segments (35 laps / 35 Laps / 15 laps).
Winner of each segment will earn a spot in the All-Star Race as well as the winner of the Fan Vote.
Choose cone rule will be used.
See the full announcement for the race format here.
To be eligible to compete in the All-Star Race, full-time drivers must have: won a 2019 or 2020 Cup Series race; won a previous All-Star Race; or be a former Cup Series champion. Drivers currently eligible include: Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Cole Custer, Chase Elliot, Justin Haley, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Erik Jones, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman and Martin Truex Jr.
The final four spots in the All-Star Race field will be reserved for the two stage winners and race winner from the All-Star Open as well as the winner of the All-Star Fan Vote.
Grand Marshal: Tennessee Governor Bill Lee
Command: Governor Bill Lee
Honorary Starter: Alvin Kamara
Honorary Pace Car Driver: None
Color Guard: None
Invocation: Bryson Byrnes
National Anthem: Josh Turner
Flyover: Team Aerodynamix