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2022 NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race Page

All-Star Open & All-Star Race
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Texas Motor Speedway
5:30pm/et (Open) - 8:00pm/et (All-Star)
TV: FS1 -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race-Specific News

Race Information

Ryan Blaney wins the 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway: Ryan Blaney won his first career NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race Sunday night at Texas Motor Speedway earning a $1 million payday in the annual fan favorite non-points event. And he and his team celebrated twice. Blaney’s No. 12 Team Penske Ford ultimately beat Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Toyota by .266-seconds in an overtime finish. But at one point, Blaney thought he may have taken the checkered flag twice – a caution flag flew the first time he was approaching the finish line in regulation – only seconds before he crossed the line.[Read More](5-22-2022)

#12-Ryan Blaney won the NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his 1st All-Star Race win.
#11-Hamlin finished 2nd followed by #2-Cindric, #22-Logano, #99-Suarez, #48-Bowman, #16-Allmendinger, #17-Buescher, #6-Keselowski, and #20-Bell.
The race ended after one attempt at overtime. #12-Blaney was initially about to take the checkered flag when a caution came out just before the end of the race. All-Star Race rules said the race cannot end under caution, forcing the overtime finish which did not change the outcome.
#18-Busch won the first stage and was leading the race near the end of stage two when a tire went down on his car.  He was hit in the rear by #1-Chastain and could not continue.  Chastain and #9-Elliott were also eliminated in the incident.
#2-Cindric won the second stage and started on the pole for the final stage. #18-Busch would have been eligible to start from the pole if he had still been in the race.
#12-Blaney won the third stage and started the final stage in 2nd.
NASCAR also held a pit stop competition between the 2nd and 3rd stage. #22-Logano won that and started the final stage from 3rd place.
Drivers that advanced from the Open to the All-Star race: #47-Stenhouse, Jr., #17-Buescher, and #99-Suarez.
#43-Jones was the fan vote winner to get into the race.
There were 3 lead changes among 4 drivers and 8 cautions for 31 laps.
See race details at: Race Results, Cumulative Report and Infraction Report.

Race Fast Facts – All-Star Race:
Ryan Blaney has won the 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway and will take home $1 million.
This is Blaney’s first victory in the NASCAR All-Star Race (2022).
Ryan Blaney is the 26th different driver to win the NASCAR All-Star Race.
This is the fourth victory in the NASCAR All-Star Race for Team Penske (Ryan Blaney, 2022; Joey Logano, 2016; Kurt Busch, 2010; Ryan Newman 2002).
Denny Hamlin (second) finished runner-up in the 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway, his first second-place finish in the All-Star Race.
Austin Cindric (third) finished third in the NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway, his first top five finish in his first appearance in the All-Star Race.
This is the 13th victory for Ford in the NASCAR All-Star Race.
Kyle Busch won Stage 1, Austin Cindric won Stage 2 and Ryan Blaney won Stage 3 in the 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race.
(NASCAR)

All-Star Race Paint Schemes

#99-Daniel Suarez won the final stage of the NASCAR All-Star Open at Texas Motor Speedway to advance to the All-Star Race.
#47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. won the first stage and #17-Chris Buescher won the second stage, also advancing them to the All-Star Race.
The fan vote winner was #42-Jones
There were 4 lead changes among 4 drivers and 4 cautions for 8 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 82.518mph.
See race details at: All-Star Open Race Results, Cumulative Report, and Infraction Report.

Race Fast Facts – All-Star Open:
#99-Daniel Suarez won the NASCAR All-Star Open, his second victory in the special non-points NASCAR Cup Series event (2017, 2022).
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won Stage 1 in the NASCAR All-Star Open at Texas Motor Speedway and will transfer to the NASCAR All-Star Race.
Chris Buescher won Stage 2 in the NASCAR All-Star Open at Texas Motor Speedway and will transfer to the NASCAR All-Star Race.
Erik Jones won the 2022 NASCAR Fan Vote and will transfer to the NASCAR All-Star Race.
(NASCAR)

All-Star Open Paint Schemes

To the rear (All-Star): #48-Bowman (unapproved adjustments)

To the rear (Open): #8-Reddick (unapproved adjustments), #31-Haley (unapproved adjustments)

All-Star Race Pit Stalls

All-Star Open Pit stalls

#18-Kyle Busch won the pole for the NASCAR All-Star race at Texas Motor Speedway.
#12-Blaney will start second followed by #24-Byron, #5-Larson, #45-Busch, #1-Chastain, #19-Truex, Jr., #10-Almirola, #22-Logan0, and #16-Allmendinger.
Qualifying consisted of one round of one lap, single car runs followed by a second round elimination bracket for the top 8 drivers from round one that included a tire change and a single lap on track.
See the All-Star Race Starting Lineup.

#8-Tyler Reddick won the pole for the NASCAR All-Star Open at Texas Motor Speedway with speed of 186.981mph.
#99-Suarez will start second followed by #47-Stenhouse, Jr., #43-Jones, #17-Buescher, #31-Haley, #3-Dillon, #7-LaJoie, #21-Burton, and #41-Custer.
Qualifying was one timed lap of single car runs.
See the complete qualifying results and the All-Star Open Starting Lineup.

Practice for the NASCAR All Star race at Texas Motor Speedway is over after 15 minutes. The top 5:
#11-Hamlin 187.253
#5-Larson 186.825
#18-Busch 186.793
#12-Blaney  186.670
#19-Truex, Jr., 186.516
Slowest: #48-Bowman, 184.357
Most laps run: #12-Blaney, 21 laps
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of XX drivers): XXX
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the All-Star Practice speeds page.

Practice for the NASCAR All-Star Open at Texas Motor Speedway is over after 15 minutes.  The top 5:
#8-Reddick 185.829
#43-Jones 185.739
#99-Suarez 185.382
#47-Stenhouse, Jr. 185.001
#31-Haley 184.900
Slowest: #77-Cassill 179.253
Most laps run: #99 -Suarez, 22 laps
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 3 drivers): #8-Reddick 184.659
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the All-Star Open Practice speeds page.

All-Star Qualifying Order

Open Qualifying Order

All-Star Race Crew Rosters

NASCAR Open Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The entry lists for the NASCAR Open and All-Star races at Texas Motor Speedway are posted.
20 eligible drivers are entered for the All-Star race. A.J. Allmendinger will be in the #16 for Kaulig Racing.
For the open, 16 teams are entered, including #15-Smithley and #77-Cassill.
See the full entry list on the NASCAR All-Star race entry list page and the NASCAR All-Star Open entry list page.

TandemDraft Next Gen Form Stats-Texas

Cup Series TandemDraft Stats-Texas


Qualifying

  • Opening round is the traditional single-car, one-lap format in reverse order of the current 2022 owner points.
  • Fastest eight qualifiers transfer to a three-round, head-to-head elimination bracket.
  • Elimination bracket will feature two cars staged in adjacent pit stalls near the end of pit road.
  • At the sound of an alert, each pit crew will perform a four-tire stop and, at the drop of the jack, drivers will exit their pit stalls (with no speed limit) onto the track.
  • First car back to the start/finish line advances to the next round.
  • Final pairing competes for the pole.

Race Format

The race will consist of four stages, with the first three 25 laps in length and the fourth and final being a 50-lap shootout for the $1 million prize. The new format has provided a major incentive to win any of the opening three stages or the pit stop competition during the break between Stages 2 and 3.

Stage 1 (25 laps): Stage 1 winner will start on the pole in the final stage as long as he finishes 15th or better in Stages 2 and 3.

Stage 2 (25 laps): Stage 2 winner starts second in final stage as long as he finishes 15th or better in Stage 3.

Special Stage Break (Pit Stop Competition): Each team must pit and perform a four-tire stop. The team with the shortest time on pit road (pit in/pit out) wins the pit crew award and the driver will start fourth in the final stage as long as he finishes 15th or better in Stage 3.

Stage 3 (25 laps): Stage 3 winner starts third in final stage.

Stage 4 (50 laps): Stage 1 winner starts first, Stage 2 winner second, Stage 3 winner third and pit stop competition winner fourth. If a “natural” caution occurs between laps 15-25 of the final stage, standard race procedures will be in effect. If no “natural” caution occurs during that time, NASCAR will call an “All Star” competition caution. Winner of the Stage 4 earns $1 million.

The NASCAR Open will immediately precede the NASCAR All-Star Race and will consist of three stages (20 laps / 20 laps / 10 laps). Each segment winner will advance to the NASCAR All-Star Race as will the winner of the Fan Vote.


Weekend on-track schedule (Central Time)

Friday, May 20
4:00 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
4:30 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Saturday, May 21
10:00 AM-12:00 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
12:30 PM-8:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
12:30 PM-5:00 PM NCS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
6:00 PM-6:45 PM NCS PRACTICE (TWO GROUPS – OPEN ENTRIES, FOLLOWED BY ALL-STAR ENTRIES)
6:45 PM-7:05 PM NCS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (OPEN – SINGLE VEHICLE / 1 LAP ALL OPEN ENTRIES)
7:05 PM-7:30 PM NCS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (ALL-STAR Q1: SINGLE VEHICLE 1 LAP, ALL ELIGIBLE ENTRIES)
7:30 PM-8:00 PM NCS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (ALL-STAR Q2: ELIMINATION BRACKET| MANDATORY PIT STOP)

Sunday, May 22
1:30 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
4:30 PM (5:30 PM/ET) NCS RACE (OPEN) (20 LAPS | 20 LAPS | 10 LAPS)
6:20 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (STAGE)
6:30 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (ALL-STAR)
7:00 PM (8:00 PM/ET) NCS RACE (ALL-STAR) (25 LAPS | 25 LAPS | 25 LAPS | 50 LAPS)
10:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT