Wednesday, May 15, 2013

How They'll Qualify For Saturday Night's All Star Race

The format for this year’s event has undergone just a few minor tweaks from a year ago, but in an effort to answer any questions that remain, here’s the rundown on rules, regulations and procedures for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

· Qualifying order is determined by random draw
· Qualifying will consist of three laps, including a pit stop for four new tires.
o The green flag and checkered flag must be taken on the race track
o Total elapsed time of the 3-lap qualifying run will determine starting positions for the race
o During qualifying, there is no pit road speed entering or exiting pit road
o Crews are permitted to go over the wall once the car has come to a complete stop
o Five-second penalties will be assessed to violations such as:
§ Loose or missing lug nut
§ Over the wall too soon
§ Removing equipment
§ Uncontrolled tire(s)
§ Running under/over the air hose
§ Running over the jack
§ Pitting out of the box will result in disqualification of the qualifying time
§ All penalties will be assessed (added to qualifying time) after the qualifying attempt
o The race will consist of five segments – four 20-lap segments and a 10-lap shootout
§ Running order at the completion of the 4th segment will be repositioned based on the average finish for the first four segments
§ New lineup will be placed directly behind caution car prior to opening of pit road for a mandatory 4-tire pit stop
§ Order of the cars returning to the track will determine the starting order for the 5th and final segment
§ Running order ties will be broken by the finish of the 4th segment
§ Only green flag laps count in the 5th and final segment
o The top-two finishers in the Sprint Showdown advance to the Sprint All-Star Race
o The top Sprint Fan Vote driver who finishes the Showdown and whose car is in “raceable” condition as determined by the series director will advance to the Sprint All-Star Race

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:47 AM

    So you don't have to be on the lead lap to get the fan vote this year....also known as the Danica rule!