All-Star Race Format
May 15, 2014 | 12:43 P.M. EST
Sprint Fan Vote
Fans can vote until Friday (May 16) and the winner will be announced after the Sprint Showdown and will be entered into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
If the Sprint Fan Vote leader finishes first or second in the Sprint Showdown, the Sprint Fan Vote spot will go to the driver second in fan voting.
Sprint Showdown qualifying consists of two consecutive timed laps with the fastest lap determining the starting positions.
Starting field limited to 33 starters who are not entered in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race(23 cars are currently entered).
Segment 1/20 laps: 33 fastest qualifiers start the first of two 20-lap segments. … Green flag and yellow flag laps will be counted. … Optional pit stop during break, teams that pit will not retain their position on track.
Segment 2/20 laps: Only green flag laps will be counted. … Top-two finishers transfer to NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Qualifying
Three laps, including a four-tire pit stop, with no pit road speed limit.
Total elapsed time determines the starting lineup of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
For the first time the Sprint Fan Vote Winner and two Sprint Showdown cars can participate in NASCAR Sprint All-Star qualifying, rather than automatically starting at the rear of the all-star field.
Sprint Fan Vote and Sprint Showdown transfer teams may work on their cars prior to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race
Segments 1, 2 and 3/20 laps each: All laps will be counted. … Optional pit stop during break, teams that pit will not retain their position on track.
Segment 4/20 laps: All laps will be counted. … Running order at the completion of the fourth segment be repositioned based on the average finish of the first four segments. … Running order ties will be broken by the finish of the fourth segment. … Pit road will be open for a mandatory four-tire pit stop. … Order of cars returning to the track will determine starting order of thefifth and final segment.
Segment 5/10 laps: Only green flag laps will be counted.
Motor Racing Network will air live coverage of the 30th NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race from Charlotte Motor Speedway starting at 8 p.m. (ET), with live streaming at MRN.com. Online coverage of qualifying will start at 7 p.m. (ET).
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