NASCAR Goes Point-less
Saturday night’s Sprint All Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is set to be one wild ride. With no points on the line drivers will be racing only for the gory of winning, a nice trophy, and oh, by the way a $1 million payday for the driver who brings home the checkered flag.
To put it simply, it is 90 laps for $1 million.
This is one race when it really is “checkers or wreckers,” and “I’ll bring back the trophy or the steering wheel!”
“It’s win or nothing” says Jeff Gordon, a three-time All Star winner.
But not just an All Star event, the race is also a tune-up for the following week’s 600 mile race on the same track. Drivers who find the right set-up for the All Star duel will have an advantage when the 600 rolls around. In 2010 Kurt Busch won the All Star and went on to win the 600.
5 segments will make up Saturday night’s All Star race. 4 20 lappers, and a 10 lap finale for $1 million.
So far Dale Earnhardt Jr is not qualified for the race, but he still has a chance to race his way in during the Sprint All Star Challenge before the main event. Should he not make it in there is still a chance he would get in with a fan vote.
Who do you think has the best shot to win?