Changes in the Winston

Concord, NC- An announcement was made early Wednesday morning of changes for the upcoming 2002 Winston. The new changes were tapped as the "Survival of the Fastest." NASCAR's all-star race will continue to consist of three segments for a total...

Concord, NC- An announcement was made early Wednesday morning of changes for the upcoming 2002 Winston. The new changes were tapped as the "Survival of the Fastest."

NASCAR's all-star race will continue to consist of three segments for a total of 90 laps, 135 miles. The first segment will total 40 laps, with a mandatory green flag pitstop. Teams must take on four tires. Following the first segment, there will be a ten minute break for crews to make adjustments on the car. The winner of segment one will receive $50,000.

Only the top 20 finishers will move on to the second segment. The starting grid for segment two will be determined from segment one's finishing order.

The second segment will consist of 30 laps and only the top ten finishers will move on to the third and final segment. The winner of the second segment will receive $50,000.

Prior to the final segment, fans will get a chance to vote on how many cars will invert for the final restart. A possible four, six, eight, or all ten cars will invert, depending on the fan vote. An announcement will be made in the near future on how fans can participate.

The final segment will consist of 20 laps. The winner will receive a record high of $750,000. This year's Winston has a total purse of three million dollars.

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