WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 8PM ET WHERE: Televised live on FS1 from the North Wilkesboro Speedway NC
This year, watch for the big race to be televised live on cable channel FS1 with coverage beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Sunday, May 21.
New this year? The NASCAR All-Star Race moves from Texas Motor Speedway to its new home at the North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Carolina.
All about the All Star Race
It's a $1
million grand prize for the winning driver in a "Dash for the Cash" at the NASCAR All Star Race.
As a made-for-TV
spectacle, drivers have no worries about accumulating points in the Cup Chase. So the huge jackpot remains major "motor-vation" for previous season and current season winners to put on a good show for the Sunday night spectacle in prime time.
Eligibility for the All Star Race:
Drivers and car owners who have won races in the current and preceding
year. If a driver leaves a team with which he has won a race, he remains eligible
Drivers who are past Cup champions in the last 10 years
Drivers who have won The All-Star Race in the past 10 years
The winning driver of the Sprint Open
Drivers who have won in previous years, not eligible by other criteria
DID YOU KNOW? All Star Race fun facts
"The Pass in the Grass", 1987
• One of the most memorable All Star showdowns occurred in 1987. That's when when Dale Earnhardt slid across driver Bill Elliot and on to the grass -- only to move back on the track again to pass Elliott, and win the race. The slick move now forever known as "The Pass in the Grass."
• With a total of four victories, NASCAR superstar Jimmie Johnson maintains the lead with the most All Star race wins ever.
• Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the only driver ever to win the NASCAR All-Star Race (2000, in his rookie year), Sprint Showdown (2012) and Sprint Fan Vote (2011).
• No driver has ever won the Showdown and advanced to win the NASCAR All-Star Race in the same year.
• Chevrolet boasts the most wins at the All-Star Race with 17 - compared to 10 for Ford, two for Dodge and one for Pontiac.