Voting Underway for May 21 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Fan Favorite
“The very best of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will battle on stock car racing’s all-star night in the 32nd blockbuster running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Sparks will fly in this checkers or wreckers non-points event with $1 million for the winner. The schedule also includes high-speed pit stop qualifying where the over-the-wall crews strut their stuff.” That’s the official description posted by NASCAR to showcase the event that unfolds the weekend before the Coca Cola 600 this year. It’s a wild night for the sport, with an anything goes scramble to pocket the one million dollar prize, and generally produces some fascinating laps of competition reminiscent of the old days of Saturday night racing.
Details for the event are:
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Charlotte Motor Speedway
So, if you don’t see your favorite driver(s) on the list below, and you want them in the race, Vote Now! It’s free, and you can stack the deck by voting every day between now and May 20.
Right now, the entry list includes 15 drivers based on these criteria:
- Race winners in the current and preceding year
- Previous Sprint Cup champions
Three more will be added to the field based on these criteria:
- The winning driver of the Sprint Showdown (the May 20, 2016 event the evening before the All-Star race)
- The 2nd place finisher in the Sprint Showdown
- The fan favorite–the driver selected through an internet-based fan voting process now underway at NASCAR.com
The 15 drivers in the starting line-up so far are:
- Joey Logano
- Jimmie Johnson
- Kevin Harvick
- Brad Keselowski
- Denny Hamlin
- Matt Kenseth
- Kurt Busch
- Dale Earnhardt Jr.
- Carl Edwards
- Martin Truex Jr.
- Kyle Busch
- Tony Stewart (Previous cup Champion)
- Jamie Mc Murray (2014 All-Star winner)
- Kasey Kahne (2008 All-Star winner)
- Ryan Newman (2003 All-Star winner)