NASCAR announces 2021 All-Star Race format

The 2021 NASCAR All-Star Race will take place at Texas Motor Speedway on June 13th.

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The annual exhibition race will feature six rounds with a total of 100 laps, live on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. EST.

The format:

  • 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.

Additionally, the fastest team on pit road during the mandatory pit stop will earn $100,000. And of course, the race winner will earn $1,000,000.

Chase Elliott is the defending winner of the event, which took place at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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