NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Fast Facts
Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2008
Time: 9:00 p.m. (EDT)
Sanctioning Body: NASCAR, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Special Non-Points Event
Companion Race: Sprint Showdown - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Distance: 100 laps, 150 miles (run in four segments of 25 laps each). Green flag and yellow flag laps will be counted during segments 1, 2 and 3. Only green flag laps will be counted during segment 4. All restarts will be double file and the free pass rule is maintained throughout the event.
Between segments 1 and 2, there will be a yellow flag during which teams may elect to pit for fuel, tires and normal chassis adjustments. Teams pitting will not retain their position on the race track and will restart at the rear of the field in the order they leave pit road.
Between segments 2 and 3, there will be a 10-minute break during which teams will pit and may elect to change tires, add fuel and make normal chassis adjustments. Changing of springs, shock absorbers or rear-ends will not be permitted. Teams will restart segment 3 in the same position they finished segment 2.
Between segments 3 and 4, the caution flag will be waved and teams will be required to make at least a stop-and-go pit stop. Cars will start the final segment in the order they leave pit road.
Purse: $3,308,251 (event record)
NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race winner's purse: $1,012,975
Bonuses for the top three at the end of segments 1 and 2: 1st - $75,000; 2nd - $20,000; 3rd - $10,000
Radio/Television: Motor Racing Network (MRN) will broadcast the race
live to its affiliate stations beginning at 6:45 p.m. (EDT). MRN's broadcast can also be heard on Sirius NASCAR Radio channel 128. SPEED Channel will televise the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race live. Pre-race coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. (EDT) and also includes coverage of the Sprint Showdown.
2007 Winner: Kevin Harvick, Pennzoil Platinum/Shell Chevrolet
Qualifying: Qualifying will be held Friday, May 16, at 6:15 p.m. (EDT).
Each driver will run three laps with a mandatory four-tire pit stop. The total elapsed time will comprise each team's qualifying effort and the pole-winning team will earn $50,000.
2007 Pole Sitter: Matt Kenseth, 121.401 seconds, 133.442 mph
Total elapsed time of three laps including a four-tire pit stop
Kevin Harvick, 2007 Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Matt Kenseth, 2007 Auto Club 500, Fontana, Calif.
Jimmie Johnson, 2007 UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400, Las Vegas, Nev.
Kyle Busch, 2007 Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn.
Jeff Burton, 2007 Samsung 500, Fort Worth, Texas Jeff Gordon, 2007 Subway Fresh 500, Phoenix, Ariz.
Casey Mears, 2007 Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C.
Martin Truex Jr., 2007 Autism Speaks 400, Dover, Del.
Carl Edwards, 2007 Citizens Bank 400, Brooklyn, Mich.
Juan Pablo Montoya, 2007 Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif.
Denny Hamlin, 2007 Lenox Industrial Tools 300, Loudon, N.H.
Jamie McMurray, 2007 Pepsi 400, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Tony Stewart, 2007 USG Sheetrock 400, Joliet, Ill.
Kurt Busch, 2007 Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa.
Clint Bowyer, 2007 Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H.
Greg Biffle, 2007 LifeLock 400, Kansas City, Kan.
Ryan Newman, 2008 Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2000 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Winner Mark Martin, 2005 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Winner Dale Jarrett, 1999 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Bobby Labonte, 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion TBD, 2008 Sprint Showdown Winner TBD, 2008 Sprint Showdown Second Place TBD, 2008 Sprint Fan Vote
Tickets: Tickets for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race start at $40 and also include the 3 Doors Down pre-race concert and the Sprint Showdown. To purchase tickets, visit us online or call 1-800-455-FAN