|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series|
|Venue|| Charlotte Motor Speedway (1985, 1987–present)|
Atlanta Motor Speedway (1986)
|Location|| Concord, North Carolina, United States (1985, 1987–present)|
Hampton, Georgia, United States (1986)
|Corporate sponsor||Monster Energy|
|Distance||120 mi (190 km)|
|Laps||85 (Four Segments: 30 Laps, 20 Laps, 20 Laps, 15 Laps)|
|Previous names||The Winston (1985–1993, 1997–2003) |
The Winston Select (1994–1996)
Nextel All-Star Challenge (2004–2007)
Sprint All-Star Race (2008–2016)
|Most wins (driver)||Jimmie Johnson (4)|
|Most wins (team)||Hendrick Motorsports (8)|
|Most wins (manufacturer)||Chevrolet (18)|
|Length||1.5 mi (2.4 km)|
The Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race, formerly known as The Winston from 1985 to 2003, the Nextel All-Star Challenge from 2004 to 2007, then the Sprint All-Star Race from 2008 to 2016, is an annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car exhibition race between race winners from the previous season and the beginning of the current season, as well as all past event winners, and previous NASCAR Cup Series champions who attempted to run the entire previous season. Two other ways to become eligible to race in the event are winning one of the three stages in the Monster Energy Open (a 50-lap race for drivers not eligible for the main event), or by winning the fan vote.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) is the top racing series of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). Since 2017, it has been named for its sponsor, Monster Energy, but has been known by other names in the past. The series began in 1949 as the Strictly Stock Division, and from 1950 to 1970 it was known as the Grand National Division. In 1971, when the series began leasing its naming rights to the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, it was referred to as the Winston Cup Series. A similar deal was made with Nextel in 2003, and it became the Nextel Cup Series (2004–2007). Sprint acquired Nextel in 2005, and in 2008 the series was renamed the Sprint Cup Series, which lasted until 2016. In December 2016, it was announced that Monster Energy would become the new title sponsor starting in 2017.
Stock car racing is a form of automobile racing found mainly and most prominently in the United States and Canada, with New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Great Britain and Brazil also having forms of stock car auto racing. Traditionally, races are run on oval tracks measuring approximately 0.25 to 2.66 miles. The world's largest governing body for stock car racing is the American NASCAR, and its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is the premier top level series of professional stock car racing. Top level races typically range between 200 to 600 miles in length. The cars were originally production models, but are now highly modified.
The first running of the race was held in 1985 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (formerly Lowe's Motor Speedway) and has been run there every year except in 1986 when it was run at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Michael Waltrip became the first driver to win the All-Star race after transferring in from a qualifying race in 1996. Until 2001, the rule restricted only champions of the past five All Star Challenge events, but in 2005, the rule became the winners in the past ten years of either the NASCAR Cup Series or the All-Star Race. For 2015, the full-time drivers who have won a NASCAR Cup Series or All-Star Race are now exempt, regardless of when they won the race. The Showdown was restricted to the top 50 drivers in either the final standings of the previous year or current standings in the current year. From 2000 to 2002, and again starting in 2015, two qualifying races (the "Showdown" currently) are implemented.
Charlotte Motor Speedway, formerly Lowe's Motor Speedway, is a motorsports complex located in Concord, North Carolina 13 mi (21 km) from Charlotte. The complex features a 1.5 mi (2.4 km) quad oval track that hosts NASCAR racing including the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend, the NASCAR All-Star Race, and the Bank of America Roval 400. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR with many race teams located in the Charlotte area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) with Marcus G. Smith as track president.
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In 2004, Nextel, predecessor to Sprint, added a vote of race spectators, internet users and Sprint cellphone users to add one additional driver not in the field, but in the Showdown, and finishing on the lead lap, to the final starting field. Starting in 2008, the event's name featured the use of the edition of the race in Roman numerals, with the 2008 race's official name the "Sprint All-Star Race XXIV". Also, the fan entry driver was changed, with the new formula coming from those attending races up to that point, Sprint retail locations and double votes from Sprint subscribers. In 2014, the Showdown race was moved to the night preceding the All-Star Race.To replace the event, Charlotte Motor Speedway president, Marcus Smith announced that qualifying for the All-Star Race will take place shortly before the main event.
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The twelve race winners from the 1984 season participated in the inaugural running of The Winston at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The race was 70 laps with one pit stop required. It was held the day before the Coca-Cola 600. A $10,000 bonus was paid to the leader of Lap 20 for leading that lap. Terry Labonte won that bonus.
The 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Season was the 36th season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 13th modern-era Cup series season. It began on Sunday February 19 and ended on Sunday November 18. Terry Labonte was crowned champion at the end of the season. This was the final year for Chrysler until Dodge returned in 2001.
The Coca-Cola 600, originally the World 600, is an annual 600-mile (970 km) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points race held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, during Memorial Day weekend. The first race, held in 1960, was also the first one held at the new Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is the longest race on NASCAR's schedule at 600 miles (970 km). It is unique for having track conditions that change throughout the race. It starts around 6:20 PM and the track is bathed in sunlight for the first third of the race. The second third happens at dusk, and the final third under the lights.
Terrance Lee Labonte is an American former stock car racing driver, and current racing commentator. A two-time NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series champion and 1989 IROC champion, he is the older brother of 2000 Winston Cup champion Bobby Labonte, and the father of former Nationwide Series driver Justin Labonte. He also co-owns a Chevrolet dealership in Greensboro, North Carolina with Rick Hendrick. He appeared on the CBS series The Dukes of Hazzard in 1984, where he played an unnamed pit crew member. In 2000, he also appeared in commercials for Denny's restaurants with the Kellogg's Racing team, such as Kellogg's Country Inn Specialties Slam, and Country Inn Specialties Slim Slam.
From its first year, the unique moniker "The Winston" was adopted by sponsor R. J. Reynolds. Rather than referring to the event as a traditional "All star" race, no generic reference was included in the title. Due to limitations on television tobacco advertising, other races which involved tobacco title sponsorship utilized generic names on network television. For example, on ABC, the Winston 500 was called the "Talladega 500" and the Marlboro 500 was called the "Michigan 500." Without a generic alternative, television and other media were forced to acknowledge Winston as the title sponsor, effectively skirting, and pushing the limits of tobacco advertising regulation.
Winston is an American brand of cigarettes, currently owned and manufactured by ITG Brands, subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco in the United States and by Japan Tobacco outside the U.S. The brand is named after the town where R. J. Reynolds started his business which is Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As of 2017, Winston has the seven-highest U.S. market share of all cigarette brands, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maxwell Report. This market share has been falling since 2003, when it peaked at 3.92 percent, although Winston has consistently been in the top 10 cigarette brands by U.S. market share since 2001, according to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Household Survey on Drug Abuse.
Richard Joshua "R. J." Reynolds was an American businessman and founder of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.
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The race moved to Atlanta International Raceway in 1986, with a 200 kilometer format of 83 laps (126.326 miles) on Mother's Day, a day typically avoided on the NASCAR calendar. Like its previous counterpart, green flag pit stops were mandatory, and only winners from the 1985 season were eligible. Only nine different drivers won a race in 1985, so the highest placed non-winner in final 1985 points, Geoffrey Bodine, was added to the field for an even 10 cars. A 100-lap (152.2 miles) consolation race for the rest of the drivers, the Atlanta Invitational was held the same day. It featured only thirteen participants, and was won by Benny Parsons. A lackluster crowd of only 18,500 attended the second edition of The Winston, with only twenty-three cars racing in the two races combined.
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father's Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day.
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The race returned to Charlotte with a new 135-lap (202.5 mile), three-segment format which reflected on NASCAR's short-track roots. A new date was introduced, the weekend before the Coca-Cola 600, which gave teams a popular two weeks of festivities at what is generally considered most teams' home track. Live national television coverage on ABC would also be featured for the first of four years. This format consisted of a 75-lap first segment, with a mandatory green flag pit stop, a 50-lap second segment, and a 10-green flag lap final sprint. Each segment would be separated by a ten-minute break.
In addition to the race format, the method for choosing participants changed. The 20-driver field consisted of the past nineteen race winners, regardless of season. The remaining drivers would participate in a 100-lap, last-chance race, the Winston Open, with the winner advancing to the final starting position.
In 1989, qualifying for the starting lineup for The Winston changed to a three-lap time trial, with a two-tire pit stop in the middle.
After a pair of controversial dashes in the past three years which infuriated fans, the race was cut to two segments of 50 and 20 laps to prevent some of the reckless driving, giving the race its 70-lap total distance which would be used until 2001.
The ten-minute break was installed between segments.
Two changes were made in qualification in 1991. First, automatic berths were given only to race-winning drivers and owners in 1990 and 1991 up until The Winston. Second, The Winston Open was reduced to 50 laps, with the winner automatically advancing to the Winston. To guarantee 20 cars in the Winston field, it would be filled out by the top finishers (e.g., 2nd, 3rd, etc.) in the Winston Open advancing to the main event until the field reached 20 cars.
ABC carried the race in 1990, with the Winston Open finish, and CBS carried both the Open and The Winston in 1991. In 1991, to add to the day of events, the NASCAR Legends Race was held on a quarter-mile oval paved between the Charlotte Motor Speedway quad-oval and pit area. Elmo Langley won the exhibition event featuring retired NASCAR champions and stars.
The race was moved up one day to Saturday night, and it moved to live coverage on The Nashville Network (now Spike TV). The Winston revived the controversial 10-lap shootout, and The Winston Open went to a short 30-lap format. The 1992 race marked the first superspeedway race held under-the-lights, and resulted in a spectacular finish. Davey Allison and Kyle Petty battled on the last lap, and crashing crossing the finish line. Allison won the race, but spent the evening in the hospital rather than victory lane.
The 1994 was the only running won by a tire brand (Hoosier) other than Goodyear, as Geoff Bodine held off Sterling Marlin and Ken Schrader. The event's second segment saw numerous crashes, notably when Ernie Irvan wrecked coming to the yellow to end the second segment.
The 1995 race featured Dale Earnhardt's trend-setting Special paint scheme car.
The field would be inverted after the first segment, and like the previous years, a 10-minute break would be featured between segments.
Former NASCAR Champions were automatically invited to the race, as were the past five years' winners of this race.
After Michael Waltrip's win by being the last car to transfer from The Winston Open, NASCAR changed the procedure by reverting to a format featuring the 1996 and 1997 race winning drivers and owners, and then adding the preceding year's race winning drivers not yet in the field until the field reached 19, and then the winner of The Winston Open. If the number added to the previous year reached over 19, then all drivers who won races that year would be in the field.
The race remained at its 70 lap format, but for 1998, only green flag laps would count in any segment, not just the third segment.
The second ten-minute break was eliminated and replaced with caution laps, and cars would have the option of pitting for tires and fuel, at the expense of losing track position.
The inversion is changed to a random draw between 3 and 12 cars for the inversion after the first segment.
In 1998, qualifying for The Winston Open was changed. Previously it was accomplished with one-lap qualifying runs. From 1998 to 2000, the No Bull 25 Shootout twin races determined the lineups. Practice speeds (odd/even) from earlier in the day set the field for two 25-lap sprint races. The finish order for the first 25 set the odd positions for the Winston Open, and the finish order for the second 25 set the even positions for the Winston Open. In 2001, The Winston Open reverted to single-car qualifying, best of two laps.
In 2000–2002, immediately following The Winston Open, a 16-lap "No Bull 5 Sprint" last-chance race was added. The winner of the sprint race would also advance to The Winston.
In 2001, television coverage moved to FX as part of the new NASCAR television contract, and qualifying was changed so the pit stop took place at the start of the qualifying, and the stop was a four-tire change instead of two.
Starting in 2001, crew members were introduced together with drivers during the driver introduction ceremonies, with Fox broadcasters Chris Myers and Jeff Hammond interviewing selected persons during the ceremony.
The popularity of the reality show Survivor influenced Winston to make changes to the format in 2002, adding a new elimination format ("Survival of the Fastest"), and the final segment returned to 20 laps to make tire wear an issue.
Only race winning drivers and owners from 2001 would be in the field, and all former Cup titleholders and the past five winners of The Winston would be added to the field, plus the winner of the qualifying races.
The No Bull Sprint was eliminated after 2002, and for 2003, The Winston Open would become a 20-lap race with pit stops, and then a 10 green flag lap sprint after pit stops.
If the caution flag waved on Lap 40 of the first segment, two green flag laps or the next yellow flag would be run to finish the segment.
In The Winston, only the top 20 cars advanced to the second segment, and 10 cars (in 2002) or 14 cars (in 2003 planned, but was 12 after crashes) advanced to the third segment.
A green flag pit stop for four tires was mandatory in the first segment, but after Frank Stoddard beat the system in 2002 by changing four tires on the car driven by Jeff Burton just feet from the finish line on the last lap, the rule was changed to mandating tire stops at a specific point in the race.
Also, the inversion is moved to the final 20 lap sprint, and the ten-minute break is restored between the second and final segment.
When Nextel took over title series title sponsorship from RJ Reynolds in 2004, the race name was changed using the established unofficial "All-Star" moniker which fans had been using for years without referring to the Winston cigarette sponsorship, officially becoming The Nextel All-Star Challenge. The format was changed slightly while the race stayed at 90 laps.
The elimination was eliminated, 1998–2001 inversion and second segment to third segment break rules were restored, meaning a random inversion and an open pit road for the final break instead of a ten-minute break.
The four tire stop is now between Laps 13 and 16.
Starting with the 2007 race, held May 19, 2007, there were major changes.
Announced during the Media Tour in Charlotte on January 23, 2007, the annual Pit Crew Challenge, held May 16, 2007, at Charlotte Bobcats Arena, won by Ryan Newman's crew in 2007, not only gave each member of the crew $10,000 each, but gave the driver the first choice of pit box, instead of the usual post-qualifying selection. The unique three-lap qualifying (with a pit stop to change four tires) remained in place to determine the starting lineup, with $50,000 for the winner, $10,000 for second, and $5,000 for third, with the pit crew receiving half of the winner's share.
Three drivers from the Nextel Open event, a 40-lap race with two 20-lap segments, gained entry to the Challenge. The top two finishers of the Open plus the leading fan vote winner still on the lead lap joined the automatic entries from past decade's All-Star race winners and active Cup Champions, along with the winners of the previous year's and first eleven Nextel Cup races of the current season. Winners of those first eleven races in that season were also eligible for the following season's All-Star event. In addition, as part of NASCAR's new television agreements, coverage was moved from FX to Fox sibling network Speed. The race format also changed as well.
The main race was shortened to eighty laps with four twenty-lap segments (or "quarters" like in football or basketball; only green flag laps will count in the final quarter). After the first segment, a five-lap caution period starts and there is an opportunity for drivers to take an optional pit stop. After the second segment, there is a ten-minute "halftime" break so pit crews can make adjustments. Unlike past events though, there is no inversion of the field. Finally, after the third segment, there is a five lap caution period so team can make a required pit stop (for work on their cars or a "stop and go" akin to a speeding penalty on pit row) for all teams which will determine the running order before the Dash for Cash, namely the $1 million (US) grand prize.
The changes to Sprint All-Star Race XXIV from XXIII was not only the name change with Roman numerals akin to the Super Bowl, and the first All-Star Race utilizing the Car of Tomorrow template, but also an expansion of the race by 25%. Each quarter now had five more laps to race, which changes the complexion of each segment, as tire wear will become a greater factor as well as fuel mileage would become more of an issue throughout the race. The 2007 race with its 20-lap segments was treated more of a sprint race; the 2008 race with 25-lap segments means a car will use nearly one-half tank of fuel and cycle the tires through one half of a tire run.
It also changed the final pit stop as all cars must pit for fuel and tires since a stop and go during the mandatory pit stop will virtually be impossible because it would be very close to the limit (about 55–60 laps) for fuel, and tire wear became an issue as cars are set up for a fairly long run.
The qualifying race also featured a name change, to the Sprint Showdown. All prize monies remained unchanged for this year's ra
For the 25th anniversary of the race, two of the more popular elements of the classic format returned for this special edition.
The first segment became a 50-lap quarter, with a mandatory pit stop taking place in Lap 25 of the segment, the pit stop must be a four-tire Stop and take place during a green flag condition. Following the first two segments, cars will have the option of pitting, but they will lose track position should they do so.
The second and third segments were twenty laps each, returning to the 2007 format. Following the end of the third segment, a ten-minute break took place, allowing for adjustment of cars preceding the final segment, a ten-green flag lap shootout. The popularity of the double-file restarts throughout the race led NASCAR to adopt the rule for the second half of the 2009 season.
First Segment: 50 Laps with a 4 tire pit stop on lap 25
Second Segment: 20 Laps/optional pit stops during the Caution
Third Segment: 20 Laps followed by a ten-minute Break for adjustments/Mandatory 4 tire stop during Caution
Fourth Segment: 10 Laps in a Dash for the cash (No Caution Laps Count)
The 28th running (XXVIII), run in 2012, came with a slight twist to the format.
For the first time in the race's history, there were five segments run in the race, four of them for 20 laps and concluding with a 10-lap sprint. The format was changed to provide additional incentive to win one of the first four segments, as the four segment winners will line up 1–4 to start the mandatory pit stop with the rest of the field lined up according to how they finished segment 4. Otherwise, the format, including eligibility criteria, remained unchanged. After winning the First Segment in 2012 Jimmie Johnson intentionally rode in the back for the next three segments. Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski did the same after winning Segments 2 and 3 respectively. Criticism to this practice resulted in the final segment pit stop changed from Segment winners to the drivers with the best average finish in Segments 1-4. The same year the pit stop was made for a mandatory 4-tire change. Track owner Bruton Smith promised a bonus million dollars if a driver could win all five segments. This has not been achieved yet.
In 2014, NASCAR changed qualifying from a single car two-lap run to a group qualifying effort with two (on short tracks and road courses) or three (On bigger tracks) rounds. All-Star Race qualifying remained the same. The Showdown was moved to Friday as well as the Fan Vote announcement so they can compete for practice and qualifying.
In 2015, NASCAR made a slight modification to the All-Star Race. The ten-year rule for former Series and All-Star Race champions was replaced with a rule allowing a full-time driver who has won either to have a "lifetime" exemption provided they race full-time. Also, for the Showdown, the "No Bull Sprint" format returned. The first segment was 20 laps, then the winner advanced to the All-Star Race. The second segment was 20 laps in which only Green Flag laps counted, that winner advanced. The winners joined the Fan Vote winner, Danica Patrick.
The 5 segment format from 2012-2014 was kept with 5 Laps added to each segment for the All-Star Race, making each segment 25 laps. After the first four segments, drivers were lined up to enter pit road based on their average finish over the course of the first four segments. All drivers entered pit road for a mandatory 4-tire change before the final 10 lap segment in which only Green Flag laps counted.
Known as the "Brad Keselowski Rule" for the driver whose idea it was designed, the race would return, in its 30th year as a multi-segment race, to a three-segment format. The first two segments were to be 50 laps, which would effectively require a pit stop in each segment (cars can make 50-55 laps per green flag run). The pit stop had to be performed under green flag conditions and a two (or more) tire change is required. During the second segment, the stop had to be before lap 35.
At the end of the first segment, a minimum of two tires were required to be changed during the pit stop. Following the end of the second segment, a random draw determined whether nine, ten, or eleven cars would be forced conduct a four-tire pit stop. Those cars were required to line up behind the cars that did not pit. Cars below that mark could pit but had to line up after the cars that made a mandatory pit stop.
Keselowski said the thirteen green flag lap segment was set because the NASCAR Drivers Council considered factors regarding pit stops and how many laps it would take to come back to the front, which would be around 10-15 laps, so 13 was chosen.
The Showdown and fan vote also changed for 2016. In addition to the old "No Bull Sprint" format, a third segment of ten laps was added. A two tire stop was required between segments. The winner of each Showdown segment advanced to the All-Star Race, and skips the remaining two segments.
The fan vote allowed two drivers to transfer the main event. Originally scheduled for one driver voted by the fan vote, the rules called for a second in 2016 because of a quirk in the eligibility. There were 16 drivers eligible for the All-Star Race, so the rules were designed so the three Showdown winners and the fan vote winner would make it 20. With Jeff Gordon, eligible by the November 2015 Martinsville win, retired, the runner-up in the fan vote was chosen to advance. If special circumstances warranted the withdrawal of another eligible driver, the third (and subsequent) placed driver in the fan vote would have also advanced.
The practice of using Roman numerals to identify each race began in 2008, but ended one year later.
|Year||Date||No.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed|
|1985||May 25||11||Darrell Waltrip||Junior Johnson & Associates||Chevrolet||70||105 (168.981)||0:40:32||161.184||Report|
|1986||May 11||9||Bill Elliott||Melling Racing||Ford||83||126.326 (203.301)||0:47:37||159.123||Report|
|1987||May 17||3||Dale Earnhardt||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||135||202.5 (325.892)||1:19:24||153.023||Report|
|1988||May 22||11||Terry Labonte||Junior Johnson & Associates||Chevrolet||135||202.5 (325.892)||1:27:16||139.228||Report|
|1989||May 21||27||Rusty Wallace||Blue Max Racing||Pontiac||135||202.5 (325.892)||1:31:25||133.15||Report|
|1990||May 20||3||Dale Earnhardt||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||70||105 (168.981)||0:38:39||163.001||Report|
|1991||May 19||28||Davey Allison||Robert Yates Racing||Ford||70||105 (168.981)||0:37:20||168.75||Report|
|1992||May 16||28||Davey Allison||Robert Yates Racing||Ford||70||105 (168.981)||0:47:29||132.678||Report|
|1993||May 22||3||Dale Earnhardt||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||70||105 (168.981)||0:45:06||139.69||Report|
|1994||May 21||7||Geoff Bodine||Geoff Bodine Racing||Ford||70||105 (168.981)||0:54:31||115.561||Report|
|1995||May 22||24||Jeff Gordon||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||70||105 (168.981)||0:42:27||148.41||Report|
|1996||May 20||21||Michael Waltrip||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford||70||105 (168.981)||0:38:43||162.721||Report|
|1997||May 17||24||Jeff Gordon||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||70||105 (168.981)||0:39:54||157.895||Report|
|1998||May 16||6||Mark Martin||Roush Racing||Ford||70||105 (168.981)||0:49:44||142.084||Report|
|1999||May 22||5||Terry Labonte||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||70||105 (168.981)||0:34:20||183.495||Report|
|2000||May 20||8||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Dale Earnhardt, Inc.||Chevrolet||70||105 (168.981)||0:37:43||167.035||Report|
|2001||May 19–20*||24||Jeff Gordon||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||70||105 (168.981)||0:34:03||185.022||Report|
|2002||May 18||12||Ryan Newman||Penske Racing||Ford||90||135 (217.261)||1:13:38||110.005||Report|
|2003||May 17||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||90||135 (217.261)||1:00:46||133.297||Report|
|2004||May 22||17||Matt Kenseth||Roush Racing||Ford||90||135 (217.261)||1:28:09||91.889||Report|
|2005||May 21||6||Mark Martin||Roush Racing||Ford||90||135 (217.261)||1:11:05||113.951||Report|
|2006||May 20||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||90||135 (217.261)||1:18:25||103.29||Report|
|2007||May 19||29||Kevin Harvick||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||80||120 (193.121)||1:20:49||89.091||Report|
|2008||May 17||9||Kasey Kahne||Gillett Evernham Motorsports||Dodge||100||150 (241.401)||1:08:38||120.113||Report|
|2009||May 16||14||Tony Stewart||Stewart-Haas Racing||Chevrolet||100||150 (241.401)||1:30:47||156.809||Report|
|2010||May 22||2||Kurt Busch||Penske Racing||Dodge||100||150 (241.401)||1:35:34||94.175||Report|
|2011||May 21||99||Carl Edwards||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||100||150 (241.401)||1:10:24||127.841||Report|
|2012||May 19||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||90||135 (217.261)||1:28:00||92.045||Report|
|2013||May 18||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||90||135 (217.261)||1:29:20||90.672||Report|
|2014||May 17||1||Jamie McMurray||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||90||135 (217.261)||1:20:35||100.517||Report|
|2015||May 16||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||110||165 (265.542)||1:33:00||106.452||Report|
|2016||May 21||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||Ford||113||169.5 (272.783)||1:43:40||98.103||Report|
|2017||May 20||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||70||105 (168.981)||1:12:47||86.558||Report|
|2018||May 19||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||93*||139.5 (224.503)||1:38:50||84.688||Report|
|2019||May 18||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||88*||132 (212.433)||1:36:18||77.439||Report|
|# Wins||Driver||Years Won|
|4||Jimmie Johnson||2003, 2006, 2012, 2013|
|3||Dale Earnhardt||1987, 1990, 1993|
|Jeff Gordon||1995, 1997, 2001|
|2||Davey Allison||1991, 1992|
|Terry Labonte||1988, 1999|
|Mark Martin||1998, 2005|
|Kevin Harvick||2007, 2018|
|# Wins||Team||Years Won|
|8||Hendrick Motorsports||1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2012, 2013|
|4||Richard Childress Racing||1987, 1990, 1993, 2007|
|Roush Fenway Racing||1998, 2004, 2005, 2011|
|3||Team Penske||2002, 2010, 2016|
|2||Junior Johnson & Associates||1985, 1988|
|Robert Yates Racing||1991, 1992|
|Joe Gibbs Racing||2015, 2017|
|Stewart-Haas Racing||2009, 2018|
|Chip Ganassi Racing||2014, 2019|
|# Wins||Manufacturer||Years Won|
|18||Chevrolet||1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019|
|12||Ford||1986, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2016, 2018|
|Year||Date||No.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed|
|1986||May 11||55||Benny Parsons||Leo Jackson Racing||Oldsmobile||100||152.2 (244.942)||0:57:31||157.358|
|1987||May 17||88||Buddy Baker||Baker-Schiff Racing||Oldsmobile||100||150 (241.401)||1:12:06||124.826|
|1988||May 22||44||Sterling Marlin||Hagan Racing||Oldsmobile||100||150 (241.401)||1:06:22||135.61|
|1989||May 21||94||Sterling Marlin||Hagan Racing||Oldsmobile||100||150 (241.401)||1:03:42||140.919|
|1990||May 20||66||Dick Trickle||Cale Yarborough Motorsports||Pontiac||134||201 (323.478)||1:24:22||142.919|
|1991||May 19||30||Michael Waltrip||Bahari Racing||Pontiac||134||201 (323.478)||1:28:45||135.887|
|1992||May 16||30||Michael Waltrip||Bahari Racing||Pontiac||50||75 (120.7)||0:32:35||138.12|
|1993||May 22||8||Sterling Marlin||Stavola Brothers Racing||Ford||50||75 (120.7)||0:32:15||139.535|
|1994||May 21||24||Jeff Gordon||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||50||75 (120.7)||0:34:31||130.372|
|1995||May 22||75||Todd Bodine||Butch Mock Motorsports||Ford||50||75 (120.7)||0:37:35||119.734|
|1996||May 20||23||Jimmy Spencer||Smokin' Joe's Racing||Ford||50||75 (120.7)||0:29:03||154.905|
|1997||May 17||25||Ricky Craven||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||50||75 (120.7)||0:26:02||172.855|
|1998||May 16||12||Jeremy Mayfield||Penske Racing||Ford||50||75 (120.7)||0:32:01||140.552|
|1999||May 22||20||Tony Stewart||Joe Gibbs Racing||Pontiac||50||75 (120.7)||0:33:19||135.064|
|2000||May 20||1||Steve Park||Dale Earnhardt, Inc.||Chevrolet||30||45 (72.42)||0:31:52||172.916|
|2001||May 19||10||Johnny Benson||MB2 Motorsports||Pontiac||30||45 (72.42)||0:23:21|
|2002||May 18||19||Jeremy Mayfield||Evernham Motorsports||Dodge||30||45 (72.42)||0:18:13||148.216|
|2003||May 17||99||Jeff Burton||Roush Racing||Ford||30||45 (72.42)||0:32:23||83.381|
|2004||May 22||40||Sterling Marlin||Chip Ganassi Racing||Dodge||30||45 (72.42)||0:36:48||73.37|
|2005||May 21||25||Brian Vickers||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||30||45 (72.42)||0:28:13||95.688|
|2006||May 20||10||Scott Riggs||Evernham Motorsports||Dodge||30||45 (72.42)||0:28:11||95.801|
|2007||May 19||1||Martin Truex Jr.||Dale Earnhardt, Inc.||Chevrolet||40||60 (96.56)||0:45:32||79.063|
|2008||May 17||84||A. J. Allmendinger||Red Bull Racing Team||Toyota||40||60 (96.56)||0:40:33||88.779|
|2009||May 16||77||Sam Hornish Jr.||Penske Racing||Dodge||40||60 (96.56)||0:43:16||83.205|
|2010||May 22||56||Martin Truex Jr.||Michael Waltrip Racing||Toyota||40||60 (96.56)||0:34:45||103.597|
|2011||May 21||6||David Ragan||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford||40||60 (96.56)||0:42:42||100.57|
|2012||May 19||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||40||60 (96.56)||0:28:40||125.581|
|2013||May 18||1||Jamie McMurray||Earnhardt Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||40||60 (96.56)||0:26:03||138.196|
|2014||May 16||15||Clint Bowyer||Michael Waltrip Racing||Toyota||40||60 (96.56)||0:30:35||117.711|
|2015||May 15||15||Clint Bowyer||Michael Waltrip Racing||Toyota||40||60 (96.56)||0:35:10||102.37|
|2016||May 21*||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||50||75 (120.701)||0:54:16||82.924|
|2017||May 20||19||Daniel Suárez||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||50||75 (120.701)||1:00:19||74.606|
|2018||May 19||47||A. J. Allmendinger||JTG Daugherty Racing||Chevrolet||50||75 (120.701)||0:45:35||98.72|
|2019||May 18||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||62*||93 (149.669)||1:00:44||91.877|
|Year||Date||No.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed|
|2000||May 20||25||Jerry Nadeau||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||16||24 (38.628)||0:16:37||179.856|
|2001||May 19||66||Todd Bodine||Travis Carter Motorsports||Ford||16||24 (38.628)||0:13:24|
|2002||May 18||12||Ryan Newman||Penske Racing||Ford||16||24 (38.628)||0:08:04||178.512|
Twin 25-lap races to determine the starting grid for the Winston Open. The starting lineups of the shootouts were based on practice speeds earlier in the day. In 2001, the starting grid for the Winston Open reverted to two-lap qualifying.
|Year||Date||No.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Average Speed|
|1998||May 16||12||Jeremy Mayfield||Penske Racing||Ford||25||37.5 (60.35)|
|23||Jimmy Spencer||Travis Carter Motorsports||Ford||25||37.5 (60.35)|
|1999||May 22||31||Mike Skinner||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||25||37.5 (60.35)||171.826|
|20||Tony Stewart||Joe Gibbs Racing||Pontiac||25||37.5 (60.35)||173.41|
|2000||May 20||25||Jerry Nadeau||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||25||37.5 (60.35)||167.379|
|26||Jimmy Spencer||Travis Carter Motorsports||Ford||25||37.5 (60.35)||171.886|
Starting in 1989, pole qualifying for race changed. During the three-lap run, teams are required to perform a four-tire pit stop on either the first or the second lap.
Through 1997, one-lap qualifying was utilized. From 1998 to 2000, a pair of qualifying races, the No Bull 25's, set the starting lineup. The use of one lap qualifying (best single lap of two) resumed in 2001.
The NASCAR All-Star Race's roots are from the non-championship 1961–1963 Race of Champions at Daytona International Speedway. A 10-lap, 25-mile All-Star event was held in conjunction with the Speedweeks activities. Like the first two runnings of the NASCAR All-Star Race, only winners of the previous season participated in this event.
|Year||Date||No.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed|
|1961||February 19||8||Joe Weatherly||Bud Moore Engineering||Pontiac||10||25 (40.233)||0:09:41||154.905|
|1962||February 10||22||Fireball Roberts||Jim Stephens||Pontiac||10||25 (40.233)||0:09:33||157.081|
|1963||February 10||28||Fred Lorenzen||Holman-Moody||Ford||10||25 (40.233)||0:09:11||163.297|
|1985||Jefferson-Pilot||Mike Joy||Neil Bonnett|
|1986||ESPN||Bob Jenkins||Larry Nuber|
|1987||ABC||Keith Jackson||Donnie Allison|
|1989||Paul Page|| Bobby Unser |
|1991||CBS||Ken Squier||Ned Jarrett|
|1992||TNN||Mike Joy|| Neil Bonnett |
|1995|| Buddy Baker |
|1996||Eli Gold|| Buddy Baker |
|2001||FX||Mike Joy|| Darrell Waltrip |
|2011|| Darrell Waltrip |
|2012|| Darrell Waltrip |
|2016|| Darrell Waltrip |
|1998||Speedvision||Bob Varsha|| David Hobbs |
|2000||TNN||Eli Gold|| Buddy Baker |
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