A whopping $1 million dollars in cash prize awaits the winner of the 30th NASCAR All Star Race happening this Sunday, May 18 (PH time) at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Philippine Broadcast of this annual spectacle, fueled by Seaoil Philippines, airs Sunday at 8am on Fox Sports Philippines.
Jimmie Johnson is gunning to make it three wins in a row and five over-all wins in the richest NASCAR race of the season.
This year’s race has undergone some innovations and puts more emphasis in finishing well in each of the five segments. The first four segments will have 20 laps each and at the completion of the fourth segment (lap 80), the racers will be repositioned based on the average finish for the first four segments. The fifth and final segment is a 10-lap shootout towards claiming the $1 million grand prize.
2011 winner Carl Edwards shares, “We all race very hard for every win. You drive as hard as you possibly can, but I can tell you this: leading that All-Star race the year we won it, for the last few laps, the stress level was through the roof. It is a million dollars! They put that big money on the line.”
“The All-Star race is very unpredictable and it always creates those big highlight moments,” 2010 winner Kurt Busch said. “Charlotte challenges us in ways that other tracks don’t, and that’s why this track has always been deserving of the All-Star atmosphere.”
Initial replay of the race happens the following Monday, May 19 at 5 pm, with multiple runs for highlight programming.
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