Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers in the NASCAR All-Star Race & Open. This season‘s events are on Sunday, May 21 on FS1 & FOX Deportes, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio with the All-Star Open starting at 5 p.m. ET followed by the NASCAR All-Star Race at 8 p.m. ET.
All-Star Eligibility for 2023: Those eligible for the NASCAR All-Star Race include drivers who won a points event in either 2022 or 2023, drivers who won a NASCAR All-Star Race and compete fulltime and drivers who won a NASCAR Cup Series championship and compete fulltime.
2023 NASCAR All-Star Race Entry List
EntryCarDriverOrganizationCrew ChiefManufacturer11Ross ChastainTrackhouse RacingPhil SurgenChevrolet22Austin CindricTeam PenskeJeremy BullinsFord33Austin DillonRichard Childress RacingKeith RoddenChevrolet44Kevin HarvickStewart Haas RacingRodney ChildersFord55Kyle LarsonHendrick MotorsportsCliff DanielsChevrolet66Brad KeselowskiRFK RacingMatt McCallFord78Kyle BuschRichard Childress RacingRandall BurnettChevrolet89Chase ElliottHendrick MotorsportsAlan GustafsonChevrolet911Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs RacingChris GabehartToyota1012Ryan BlaneyTeam PenskeJonathan HasslerFord1114Chase BriscoeStewart Haas RacingJohn KlausmeierFord1217Chris BuescherRFK RacingScott GravesFord1319Martin Truex, JrJoe Gibbs RacingJames SmallToyota1420Christopher BellJoe Gibbs RacingAdam StevensToyota1522Joey LoganoTeam PenskePaul WolfeFord1623Bubba Wallace23XI RacingBootie BarkerToyota1724William ByronHendrick MotorsportsRyan FugleChevrolet1843Erik JonesLEGACY MOTOR CLUBDavid ElenzChevrolet1945Tyler Reddick23XI RacingBilly ScottToyota2047Ricky StenhouseJTG Daugherty RacingMichael KelleyChevrolet2199Daniel SuárezTrackhouse RacingTravis MackChevrolet
Three additional positions will be added to the NASCAR All-Star Race field following the All-Star Open:
o All-Star Open Winner
o All-Star Open Runner-Up
o NASCAR Fan Vote Winner
2023 NASCAR Open and NASCAR All-Star Race Formats:
NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports announced the 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race will be held at North Wilkesboro Speedway on Sunday, May 21, 2023. This season‘s event will have a simplified format — featuring two heat races to set the starting lineup, a 100-lap All-Star Open and a 200-lap main event — putting the spotlight of the weekend on the historic .625-mile track, which will host its first NASCAR competition since 1996.
The NASCAR All-Star Race & Open Qualifying (Pit Crew Challenge) formats are as follows:
The Pit Crew Challenge on Friday (May 19) will determine the starting lineups for the two Heat races and the Open.Pit Crew Challenge order is determined by current driver point standings in reverse (going from last to first).Each car‘s qualifying time will be based solely on their pit stop time from the Pit Crew Challenge.Timing lines will be established one box behind and one box ahead of the designated pit box.Teams must complete a four-tire stop during the Pit Crew Challenge.
NASCAR All-Star Heat Race format is as follows:
The 21 drivers already locked into the NASCAR All-Star Race field will be split into two 60-lap (37.5 miles) Heat races on Saturday night (May 20) which will determine the starting lineup for the All-Star Race.All laps (caution and green flag) will count. Each Heat race will get one chance at overtime if needed.Results of Heat 1 will establish the inside row, results of Heat 2 will establish the outside row.The remaining teams not already locked into the NASCAR All-Star Race will compete in the All-Star Open.
NASCAR All-Star Open format is as follows:
The All-Star Open on Sunday (May 21) will feature drivers not previously eligible for the All-Star Race.The All-Star Open will be 100 laps (62.5 miles).All laps (caution and green flag) will count. The Open will get one chance at overtime if needed.A competition break at or around Lap 40.Three Open drivers will advance to the All-Star Race — the top two race finishers and the Fan Vote Winner.
The NASCAR All-Star Race format is as follows:
Technical rules for the cars will remain the same as other NASCAR Cup Series short track races.The NASCAR All-Star Race will be 200 laps (125 miles).A competition break at or around Lap 100 (halfway).All laps (caution and green flag) will count.NASCAR Overtime rules are in effect (unlimited attempts).Each team will start on sticker tires for the All-Star Race and have three additional sets to use.After the competition break, only one additional set of stickers can be used.All-Star Race winner earns $1 million.
NASCAR ALL-STAR OPEN SPECIFIC STATISTICS
The stats below consider the NASCAR All-Star Open races at Atlanta, Charlotte, Bristol, and Texas.
Open WinnersCrew ChiefOrganizationDateTracksDaniel SuarezTravis MackTrackhouse RacingSunday, May 22, 2022TexasAric AlmirolaMike BugarewiczStewart-Haas RacingSunday, June 13, 2021TexasMatt DiBenedettoGreg ErwinWood Brothers RacingWednesday, July 15, 2020BristolKyle LarsonChad JohnstonChip Ganassi RacingSaturday, May 18, 2019CharlotteAJ AllmendingerTristan SmithJTG Daugherty RacingFriday, May 18, 2018CharlotteDaniel SuarezScott GravesJoe Gibbs RacingSaturday, May 20, 2017CharlotteKyle LarsonChad JohnstonChip Ganassi RacingSaturday, May 21, 2016CharlotteClint BowyerBrian PattieMichael Waltrip RacingFriday, May 15, 2015CharlotteClint BowyerBrian PattieMichael Waltrip RacingFriday, May 16, 2014CharlotteJamie McMurrayKevin ManionChip Ganassi RacingSaturday, May 18, 2013CharlotteDale Earnhardt JrSteve LetarteHendrick MotorsportsSaturday, May 19, 2012CharlotteDavid RaganDrew BlickensderferRFK RacingSaturday, May 21, 2011CharlotteMartin Truex JrPat TrysonMichael Waltrip RacingSaturday, May 22, 2010CharlotteSam Hornish JrTravis GeislerTeam PenskeSaturday, May 16, 2009CharlotteAJ AllmendingerRicky ViersRed Bull RacingSaturday, May 17, 2008CharlotteMartin Truex JrKevin ManionChip Ganassi RacingSaturday, May 19, 2007CharlotteScott RiggsRodney ChildersEvernham MotorsportsSaturday, May 20, 2006CharlotteBrian VickersLance McGrewHendrick MotorsportsSaturday, May 21, 2005CharlotteSterling MarlinLee McCallChip Ganassi RacingSaturday, May 22, 2004CharlotteJeff BurtonPaul AndrewsRFK RacingSaturday, May 17, 2003CharlotteJeremy MayfieldRay EvernhamEvernham MotorsportsSaturday, May 18, 2002CharlotteRyan NewmanMatt BorlandTeam PenskeSaturday, May 18, 2002CharlotteJohnny BensonJames InceMB2 MotorsportsSaturday, May 19, 2001CharlotteTodd BodineLarry CarterTravis Carter EnterprisesSaturday, May 19, 2001CharlotteJerry NadeauTony FurrHendrick MotorsportsSaturday, May 20, 2000CharlotteSteve ParkPaul AndrewsDale Earnhardt Inc.Saturday, May 20, 2000CharlotteTony StewartGreg ZipadelliJoe Gibbs RacingSaturday, May 22, 1999CharlotteJeremy MayfieldPaul AndrewsKranefuss-Haas RacingSaturday, May 16, 1998CharlotteRicky CravenAndy GravesHendrick MotorsportsSaturday, May 17, 1997CharlotteJimmy SpencerDonnie WingoTravis Carter EnterprisesSaturday, May 18, 1996CharlotteTodd BodineMike HillButch Mock MotorsportsMonday, May 22, 1995CharlotteJeff GordonRay EvernhamHendrick MotorsportsSaturday, May 21, 1994CharlotteSterling MarlinBill & Mickey StavolaStavola Brothers RacingSaturday, May 22, 1993CharlotteMichael WaltripDoug HewittBahari RacingSaturday, May 16, 1992CharlotteMichael WaltripBill IngleBahari RacingSunday, May 19, 1991CharlotteDick TrickleCale YarboroughCale Yarborough MotorsportsSunday, May 20, 1990CharlotteSterling MarlinBilly HaganHagan EnterprisesSunday, May 21, 1989CharlotteSterling MarlinBilly HaganHagan EnterprisesSunday, May 22, 1988CharlotteBuddy BakerDoug RichertBuddy Baker RacingSunday, May 17, 1987CharlotteBenny ParsonsCliff ChampionJackson Brothers RacingSunday, May 11, 1986Atlanta
NASCAR Open WinnersOpen Winners (29)WinsSeasonsSterling Marlin42004, 1993, 1989, 1988Daniel Suarez22022, 2017Kyle Larson22019, 2016AJ Allmendinger22018, 2008Clint Bowyer22015, 2014Martin Truex Jr22010, 2006Jeremy Mayfield22002, 1998Todd Bodine22001, 1995Michael Waltrip21992, 1991Aric Almirola12021Matt DiBenedetto12020Jamie McMurray12013Dale Earnhardt Jr12012David Ragan12011Sam Hornish Jr12009Scott Riggs12006Brian Vickers12005Jeff Burton12003Ryan Newman12002Johnny Benson12001Jerry Nadeau12000Steve Park12000Tony Stewart11999Ricky Craven11997Jimmy Spencer11996Jeff Gordon11994Dick Trickle11990Buddy Baker11987Benny Parsons11986
Open Stage WinnersOpen Stage WinnersStageSeasonChris BuescherStage 22022Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Stage 12022Tyler ReddickStage 22021Ross ChastainStage 12021William ByronStage 22020Aric AlmirolaStage 12020Bubba WallaceStage 22019William ByronStage 12019Daniel SuarezStage 22018Alex BowmanStage 12018Ryan BlaneyStage 22017Clint BowyerStage 12017
Open Segment WinnersOpen Segment WinnersSegmentSeasonKyle Larson32016Greg Biffle22016Trevor Bayne12016Clint Bowyer22015Greg Biffle12015
Fan Vote WinnersFan Vote WinnersSeasonErik Jones2022Matt DiBenedetto2021Clint Bowyer2020Alex Bowman2019Chase Elliott2018Chase Elliott2017Chase Elliott2016Danica Patrick2015Josh Wise2014Danica Patrick2013Bobby Labonte2012Dale Earnhardt Jr.2011Carl Edwards2010Joey Logano2009Kasey Kahne2008Kenny Wallace2007Kyle Petty2006Martin Truex Jr.2005Ken Schrader2004
Open Wins By OrganizationRankOrganizationWinsSeasons 1Chip Ganassi Racing52019, 2016, 2013, 2007, 2004 2Hendrick Motorsports52012, 2005, 2000, 1997, 1994 3Joe Gibbs Racing22017, 1999 4Michael Waltrip Racing22015, 2014 5RFK Racing22011, 2003 6Team Penske22009, 2002 7Evernham Motorsports22006, 2002 8Travis Carter Enterprises22001, 1996 9Bahari Racing21992, 1991 10Hagan Enterprises21989, 1988 11Trackhouse Racing12022 12Stewart-Haas Racing12021 13Wood Brothers Racing12020 14JTG Daugherty Racing12018 15Red Bull Racing12008 16MB2 Motorsports12001 17Dale Earnhardt Inc.12000 18Kranefuss-Haas Racing11998 19Butch Mock Motorsports11995 20Stavola Brothers Racing11993 21Cale Yarborough Motorsports11990 22Buddy Baker Racing11987 23Jackson Brothers Racing11986
NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE SPECIFIC STATISTICS
The stats below consider the 38 All-Star races among four tracks (Atlanta, Charlotte, Bristol, and Texas).
All-Star WinnersCrew ChiefOrganizationDateTracksRyan BlaneyJonathan HasslerTeam PenskeSunday, May 22, 2022TexasKyle LarsonCliff DanielsHendrick MotorsportsSunday, June 13, 2021TexasChase ElliottAlan GustafsonHendrick MotorsportsWednesday, July 15, 2020BristolKyle LarsonChad JohnstonChip Ganassi RacingSaturday, May 18, 2019CharlotteKevin HarvickRodney ChildersStewart-Haas RacingSaturday, May 19, 2018CharlotteKyle BuschAdam StevensJoe Gibbs RacingSaturday, May 20, 2017CharlotteJoey LoganoTodd GordonTeam PenskeSaturday, May 21, 2016CharlotteDenny HamlinDave RogersJoe Gibbs RacingSaturday, May 16, 2015CharlotteJamie McMurrayKeith RoddenChip Ganassi RacingSaturday, May 17, 2014CharlotteJimmie JohnsonChad KnausHendrick MotorsportsSaturday, May 18, 2013CharlotteJimmie JohnsonChad KnausHendrick MotorsportsSaturday, May 19, 2012CharlotteCarl EdwardsBob OsborneRoush Fenway RacingSaturday, May 21, 2011CharlotteKurt BuschSteve AddingtonTeam PenskeSaturday, May 22, 2010CharlotteTony StewartDarian GrubbStewart-Haas RacingSaturday, May 16, 2009CharlotteKasey KahneKenny FrancisRichard Petty MotorsportsSaturday, May 17, 2008CharlotteKevin HarvickTodd BerrierRichard Childress RacingSaturday, May 19, 2007CharlotteJimmie JohnsonChad KnausHendrick MotorsportsSaturday, May 20, 2006CharlotteMark MartinPat TrysonRoush Fenway RacingSaturday, May 21, 2005CharlotteMatt KensethRobbie ReiserRoush Fenway RacingSaturday, May 22, 2004CharlotteJimmie JohnsonChad KnausHendrick MotorsportsSaturday, May 17, 2003CharlotteRyan NewmanMatt BorlandTeam PenskeSaturday, May 18, 2002CharlotteJeff GordonRobbie LoomisHendrick MotorsportsSaturday, May 19, 2001CharlotteDale Earnhardt JrTony Eury Sr.Dale Earnhardt, Inc.Saturday, May 20, 2000CharlotteTerry LabonteAndy GravesHendrick MotorsportsSaturday, May 22, 1999CharlotteMark MartinJimmy FennigRoush Fenway RacingSaturday, May 16, 1998CharlotteJeff GordonRay EvernhamHendrick MotorsportsSaturday, May 17, 1997CharlotteMichael WaltripLeonard WoodWood Brothers RacingSaturday, May 18, 1996CharlotteJeff GordonRay EvernhamHendrick MotorsportsMonday, May 22, 1995CharlotteGeoff BodinePaul AndrewsGeoff Bodine RacingSaturday, May 21, 1994CharlotteDale EarnhardtAndy PetreeRichard Childress RacingSaturday, May 22, 1993CharlotteDavey AllisonLarry McReynoldsRobert Yates RacingSaturday, May 16, 1992CharlotteDavey AllisonJake ElderRobert Yates RacingSunday, May 19, 1991CharlotteDale EarnhardtKirk ShelmerdineRichard Childress RacingSunday, May 20, 1990CharlotteRusty WallaceBarry DobsonBlue Max RacingSunday, May 21, 1989CharlotteTerry LabonteTim BrewerJunior Johnson & AssociatesSunday, May 22, 1988CharlotteDale EarnhardtKirk ShelmerdineRichard Childress RacingSunday, May 17, 1987CharlotteBill ElliottErnie ElliottMelling RacingSunday, May 11, 1986AtlantaDarrell WaltripJeff HammondJunior Johnson & AssociatesSaturday, May 25, 1985Charlotte
All-Star Race WinnersRankAll-Star WinnersWinsSeasons1Jimmie Johnson42013, 2012, 2006, 20032Jeff Gordon32001, 1997, 19953Dale Earnhardt31993, 1990, 19874Kyle Larson22021, 20195Kevin Harvick22018, 20076Mark Martin22005, 19987Terry Labonte21999, 19888Davey Allison21992, 19919Ryan Blaney1202210Chase Elliott1202011Kyle Busch1201712Joey Logano1201613Denny Hamlin1201514Jamie McMurray1201415Carl Edwards1201116Kurt Busch1201017Tony Stewart1200918Kasey Kahne1200819Matt Kenseth1200420Ryan Newman1200221Dale Earnhardt Jr1200022Michael Waltrip1199623Geoff Bodine1199424Rusty Wallace1198925Bill Elliott1198626Darrell Waltrip11985
All-Star Wins By OrganizationRankOrganizationWinsSeasons 1Hendrick Motorsports102021, 2020, 2013, 2012, 2006, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1995 2Team Penske42022, 2016, 2010, 2002 3RFK Racing42011, 2005, 2004, 1998 4Richard Childress Racing42007, 1993, 1990, 1987 5Chip Ganassi Racing22019, 2014 6Joe Gibbs Racing22017, 2015 7Stewart-Haas Racing22018, 2009 8Robert Yates Racing21992, 1991 9Junior Johnson & Associates21988, 1985 10Richard Petty Motorsports12008 11Dale Earnhardt, Inc.12000 12Wood Brothers Racing11996 13Geoff Bodine Racing11994 14Blue Max Racing11989 15Melling Racing11986
North Wilkesboro Speedway Data
Track Size: 0.625-mile
Banking/Turns: 14 degrees
Banking/Frontstretch & Backstretch: 3 degrees
Layout: Paved Oval, with unique uphill backstretch and downhill frontstretch
The 0.625-mile North Wilkesboro Speedway oval — which has deep ties to the sport‘s moonshining roots — was part of NASCAR‘s foundation in its earliest years, joining the Modified Division schedule in 1948.The track hosted the year-ending race for the Cup Series — then called Strictly Stock — in its first season in 1949. It became an annual stop on the schedule, hosting two races a year starting in 1951.
North Wilkesboro Speedway Track Qualifying Record:
Ernie Irvan, Ford, 119.016 mph, (18.905 secs.), April 17, 1994
North Wilkesboro Speedway Track Race Record (250 miles):
Geoffrey Bodine, Ford, 107.360 mph, (02:19:43), October 5, 1992
NASCAR All-Star Race & Open Stats & Tidbits:
There have been 38 NASCAR All-Star Races — 34 have been held at Charlotte Motor Speedway (1985, 1987-2019), one was held at Atlanta Motor Speedway (1986), one was held at Bristol Motor Speedway (2020) and two have been held at Texas Motor Speedway (2021, 2022).North Wilkesboro Speedway is the fifth different track to host the NASCAR All-Star Race (2023).The first NASCAR All-Star Race was held on May 25, 1985, at Charlotte Motor Speedway; the non-points special event was won by NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip with crew chief Jeff Hammond. Waltrip was driving a Junior Johnson & Associates‘ Buick and beat runner-up finisher Harry Gant by a scant 0.31-second.In 1986, the event was held at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and won by Bill Elliott (Ford) with crew chief and older brother Ernie Elliott driving for Melling Racing.The 1986 season was also the first year for what is now known as the All-Star Open.There have been 40 All-Star Open events, one per year since 1986; except in 2000, 2001 and 2002 it was held as two events with both of the winners moving on to the All-Star Race. Starting in 2015, the All-Star Open was broken up into segments and then in 2017 stages and each winner of the segments or the stages earned a spot in the All-Star race.The first All-Star Open was held on May 11, 1986, at Atlanta Motor Speedway; the non-points special event was won by NASCAR Hall of Famer Benny Parsons with crew chief Cliff Champion, but it did not grant him entry to the All-Star race; that started the following season. Parsons was driving a Jackson Brothers Racing‘s Oldsmobile.This season marks the first-time Heat races will decide the starting lineup for the NASCAR All-Star Race.
A total of 265 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have competed in at least one All-Star Open; 171 different drivers have competed in more than one.Derrike Cope leads the NASCAR Cup Series in All-Star Open appearances with 21 starts.JJ Yeley leads all active drivers in All-Star Open appearances with 11 starts; followed by AJ Allmendinger with 10.The NASCAR Open Race has featured a field that has ranged from 36 drivers from 1994-1996 to 14 drivers in the inaugural event in 1986.Last season‘s All-Star Open field at Texas Motor Speedway had 16 participants and this weekend‘s event at North Wilkesboro Speedway is also anticipating 16 participants.
A total of 113 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR All-Star Race; 95 different drivers have competed in more than one.NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin leads the NASCAR Cup Series in All-Star Race appearances with 24 starts.Kevin Harvick leads all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in All-Star Race appearances with 22 starts; followed by Ryan Newman with 20.The NASCAR All-Star Race has featured a field that has ranged from 10 drivers in 1986 to 27 in 2002. Last season‘s field at Texas had 24 participants and this weekend‘s event is also anticipating 24 participants.NASCAR Hall of Famer Davey Allison leads the series in average starting position in the NASCAR All-Star Race with a 3.857 in seven startsKyle Busch leads all active drivers in average starting position in the NASCAR All-Star Race with a 5.176 in 17 starts.
Top 10 in Average Starting Position in the NASCAR All-Star Race (All-Time & Active)
RankAll-Time DriverAvg StartRacesRankActive DriverAvg StartRaces1Davey Allison3.85771Kyle Busch5.176172Kyle Busch5.176172Austin Dillon6.00033Bill Elliott5.556183Christopher Bell8.50024Dale Earnhardt5.625164Kevin Harvick8.545225Austin Dillon6.00035Ryan Blaney9.16766Cole Custer6.00026Kyle Larson9.66767Tim Richmond6.50027Joey Logano9.750128Rusty Wallace7.421198Martin Truex Jr10.583129Derrike Cope8.00029Brad Keselowski10.7861410Darrell Waltrip8.2501610Ryan Newman11.00020
A total of 18 different drivers have won the pole for the NASCAR All-Star Race.Four of the 18 NASCAR All-Star Race Pole winners are active this weekend at North Wilkesboro.
RankActive All-Star Pole WinnersPolesSeasons1Kyle Busch42022, 2012, 2011, 20082Kyle Larson120173Denny Hamlin120154Ryan Newman12005
Five drivers have started from the first starting position due to Qualifying being cancelled; the lineups were set per the rule book: Bill Elliott (2003), Kurt Busch (2010), Kevin Harvick (2016), Martin Truex Jr. (2020, random draw), and Kyle Larson (2021, random draw)NASCAR Hall of Famer Terry Labonte won the inaugural pole for the NASCAR All-Star Race in 1985 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.Bill Elliott (1987, 1997, 1998 and 2000) and Kyle Busch (2008, 2011, 2012, 2022) lead the series in NASCAR All-Star Race poles with four each.Four drivers have won consecutive poles for the NASCAR All-Star Race: Davey Allison (1991, 1992) Bill Elliott (1997, 1998), Kyle Busch (2011, 2012) and Carl Edwards (2013, 2014).
A total of 31 different drivers have won the NASCAR All-Star Open all-time (1986-2022).Six of the 31 NASCAR All-Star Open race winners are active this season:Active Open Winners (6)WinsSeasonsDaniel Suarez22022, 2017Kyle Larson22019, 2016AJ Allmendinger22018, 2008Martin Truex Jr22010, 2007Aric Almirola12021Ryan Newman12002
NASCAR Hall of Famer Benny Parsons won the inaugural NASCAR All-Star Open in 1986 at an average speed of 158.766 mph at Atlanta Motor Speedway in an Oldsmobile.Sterling Marlin leads the NASCAR Cup Series in NASCAR All-Star Open wins with four victories in 15 starts (1988, 1989, 1993, 2004).A total of 23 different organizations have won an All-Star Open in the NASCAR Cup Series.Chip Ganassi Racing (2004, 2007, 2013, 2016, 2019) and Hendrick Motorsports (1994, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2012) lead the NASCAR Cup Series in All-Star Open victories with five each.A total of six different manufacturers have won a NASCAR All-Star Open, led by Chevrolet with 12 victories and followed by Ford (11), Pontiac (five), Toyota (five), Dodge (four) and Oldsmobile (four).
A total of 26 different drivers have won the NASCAR All-Star Race all-time (1985-2022).Eight of the 26 NASCAR All-Star Race winners are active this weekend:RankActive All-Star WinnersWinsSeasons1Kyle Larson22021, 20192Kevin Harvick22018, 20073Ryan Blaney120224Chase Elliott120205Kyle Busch120176Joey Logano120167Denny Hamlin120158Ryan Newman12002NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip won the inaugural NASCAR All-Star Race in 1985 at an average speed of 161.184 mph in a Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway.Eight of 26 NASCAR All-Star Race winners have multiple victories; led by Jimmie Johnson with four All-Star wins (2003, 2006, 2012 and 2013).All-Star Winners with Multiple WinsWinsSeasonsJimmie Johnson42013, 2012, 2006, 2003Jeff Gordon32001, 1997, 1995Dale Earnhardt31993, 1990, 1987Kyle Larson22021, 2019Kevin Harvick22018, 2007Mark Martin22005, 1998Terry Labonte21999, 1988Davey Allison21992, 1991Dale Earnhardt (1987, 1990 and 1993) and Jeff Gordon (1995, 1997 and 2001) are three-time winners of the NASCAR All-Star Race.Davey Allison (1991 and 1992), Terry Labonte (1988 and 1999), Mark Martin (1998 and 2005), Kevin Harvick (2007, 2018) and Kyle Larson (2019, 2021) are the only other drivers to post multiple victories in the NASCAR All-Star Race.Kevin Harvick (2007, 2018) and Kyle Larson (2019, 2021) lead all active drivers in NASCAR All-Star wins with two each.Davey Allison (1991, 1992) and Jimmie Johnson (2012, 2013) are the only drivers to ever win consecutive NASCAR All-Star Races.Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2000) and Ryan Newman (2002) are the only two drivers to win the NASCAR All-Star Race in their rookie season.Jeff Gordon is the youngest winner of the NASCAR All-Star Race at 23 years, 9 months and 18 days (1995).Mark Martin is the oldest NASCAR All-Star Race winner at 46 years, 4 months and 12 days (2005).Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the only driver to win the NASCAR All-Star Race (2000), the NASCAR Open (2012) and the Fan Vote (2011). If Martin Truex Jr. wins the NASCAR All-Star race this season, he will become the second driver to accomplish all three — Truex won the Open in 2010 and 2007 and won the Fan Vote in 2005.Kasey Kahne is the only driver to win the Fan Vote and go on to win the All-Star race in the same season (2008).Ryan Newman (2002) and Kyle Larson (2019) are the only two drivers to win an All-Star Open race and go on to win the NASCAR All-Star Race in the same season.Seven drivers have won the NASCAR All-Star Race and the NASCAR Cup Series championship in the same year:DriversSeasonsJeff Gordon2001, 1997, 1995Dale Earnhardt1993, 1990, 1987Jimmie Johnson2013, 2006Kyle Larson2021Chase Elliott2020Rusty Wallace1989Darrell Waltrip1985
A total of 18 different starting positions have led to victories in the NASCAR All-Star Race (1985-2022).The NASCAR All-Star Race has been won from the first starting position six times among five different drivers: Dale Earnhardt (1990), Davey Allison (1991 and 1992), Kurt Busch (2010), Denny Hamlin (2015) and Kyle Larson (2021)Four of the six wins from the first starting position were from the pole, Kurt Busch (2010; weather) and Kyle Larson (2021, pandemic) won from the first starting position because qualifying was cancelled.The first and second starting positions are the most proficient starting positions in the field, producing more winners (six each) than any other starting position in the NASCAR All-Star Race (15.79%) — most recently, Kyle Larson from the pole in 2021 and Ryan Blaney from the second starting position in 2022.
NASCAR All-Star Race Wins by Starting Positions
Starting PositionWinsWinning %Starting PositionWinsWinning %1615.79%1112.63%2615.79%1325.26%337.89%1512.63%4513.16%1612.63%525.26%1825.26%625.26%1912.63%712.63%2012.63%812.63%2412.63%1012.63%2712.63%StatsWinning %WinsWinning from the First Starting Position:15.79%6Winning from the Front Row:31.58%12Winning from a Top-Five Starting Position:57.89%22Winning from a Top-10 Starting Position:71.05%27Winning After Starting Outside the Top 10:28.95%11Winning After Starting Outside the Top 20:5.26%2
The deepest in the field a NASCAR All-Star race winner has started is 27th, by Ryan Newman in 2002.14 of the 21 drivers who are qualified for the 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race are looking for their first win in the event: Christopher Bell, Chase Briscoe, Chris Buescher, William Byron, Ross Chastain, Austin Cindric, Austin Dillon, Erik Jones, Brad Keselowski, Tyler Reddick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Daniel Suárez, Martin Truex Jr. and Bubba Wallace.A total of 15 different organizations have won the NASCAR All-Star Race.RankOrganizationWinsSeasons1Hendrick Motorsports102021, 2020, 2013, 2012, 2006, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997, 19952Team Penske42022, 2016, 2010, 20023RFK Racing42011, 2005, 2004, 19984Richard Childress Racing42007, 1993, 1990, 19875Chip Ganassi Racing22019, 20146Joe Gibbs Racing22017, 20157Stewart-Haas Racing22018, 20098Robert Yates Racing21992, 19919Junior Johnson & Associates21988, 198510Richard Petty Motorsports1200811Dale Earnhardt, Inc.1200012Wood Brothers Racing1199613Geoff Bodine Racing1199414Blue Max Racing1198915Melling Racing11986
Hendrick Motorsports leads the NASCAR Cup Series in All-Star Race wins with 10 victories among five drivers: Jimmie Johnson (four: 2003, 2006, 2012, 2013), Jeff Gordon (three: 1995, 1997, 2001), Terry Labonte (1999), Chase Elliott (2020) and Kyle Larson (2021). Five different manufacturers have won a NASCAR All-Star Race; led by Chevrolet with 20 victories; followed by Ford (12), Toyota (two), Dodge (two) and Pontiac (one).A total of five different manufacturers have won an All-Star Race in the NASCAR Cup Series.Chevrolet leads the NASCAR Cup Series in All-Star Race wins with 20 victories, followed by Ford with 13, Dodge (two), Toyota (two), Pontiac (one).
ADDITIONAL FINISHING POSITIONS
A total of 34 different drivers have finished runner-up in the NASCAR All-Star Open.Ken Schrader (1993, 1995, 2002) leads the series in NASCAR All-Star Open runner-up finishes with three.AJ Allmendinger (2012, 2014) and Austin Dillon (2017, 2022) lead all active drivers with two runner-up finishes each in the All-Star Open.
A total of 93 different drivers have finished in the top-five in the NASCAR All-Star Open.Hut Stricklin and Ken Schrader lead the series in top-five finishes in the NASCAR All-Star Open with eight each.AJ Allmendinger leads all active drivers in All-Star Open top fives with six.
A total of 132 different drivers have finished in the top-10 in the NASCAR All-Star Open.Ken Schrader leads the NASCAR Cup Series in top-10 finishes in the NASCAR All-Star Open with 15.AJ Allmendinger leads all active drivers in All-Star Open top 10s with eight.
Average Finishing Positions:
Alan Kulwicki (six starts) and Benny Parsons (three starts) lead the NASCAR Cup Series (all-time) in average finishing position in the NASCAR All-Star Open with a 2.5 each.Chase Elliott (four starts) leads all active drivers in the series in average finishing position in the NASCAR All-Star Open with a 3.5; followed by Justin Haley (two starts) with a 5.0.
A total of 26 different drivers have finished runner-up in the NASCAR All-Star Race.Kevin Harvick (2006, 2014, 2015, 2019) leads the NASCAR Cup Series in All-Star Race runner-up finishes with four.
A total of 53 different drivers have finished in the top-five in the NASCAR All-Star Race; 39 have posted multiple top fives in the NASCAR All-Star race.NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson lead the NASCAR Cup Series in top-five finishes in the All-Star Race with nine each.Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick lead all active drivers in top-five finishes in the All-Star Race with seven each.
A total of 86 different drivers have finished in the top-10 in the NASCAR All-Star Race; 60 have posted multiple top 10s in the NASCAR All-Star Race.NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads the NASCAR Cup Series in top-10 finishes in the All-Star Race with 14.Kevin Harvick leads all active series drivers in top-10 finishes in the NASCAR All-Star Race with 13.
Average Finishing Positions:
Tim Richmond (two starts) leads the NASCAR Cup Series (all-time) in average finishing position in the All-Star Race with a 4.0.Joey Logano (12 starts) leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series in average finishing position in the All-Star Race with a 6.167; followed by Chase Elliott (seven starts) with a 8.429.
Top 10 in Average Finishing Positions in the NASCAR All-Star Race (All-time & Active)
RankAll-Time DriversAvg. FinishRacesRankAll-Time DriversAvg. FinishRaces1Tim Richmond4.00021Joey Logano6.167122Jerry Nadeau4.50022Chase Elliott8.42973Ken Schrader6.12583Daniel Suarez8.50024Davey Allison6.14374Kyle Larson8.50065Joey Logano6.167125Kevin Harvick8.909226Bobby Allison6.33336Ryan Blaney9.00067Dale Earnhardt7.125167William Byron9.75048Jimmie Johnson7.789198Denny Hamlin10.000169Dale Earnhardt Jr8.389189Kyle Busch10.1181710Chase Elliott8.429710Brad Keselowski10.14314
In total, 80 different drivers have led at least one lap in the NASCAR All-Star Open.Sterling Marlin leads the NASCAR Cup Series in All-Star Open laps led with 141 laps led in 15 starts.
Top 10 in Laps Led in the All-Star Open (All-Time)
RankAll-Time DriversRacesLedCompleted% Led1Sterling Marlin1514184917%2Michael Waltrip14869069%3Rick Wilson77440118%4Brett Bodine17647788%5Benny Parsons26220031%6Jamie McMurray66022027%7Clint Bowyer85633917%8Buddy Baker55541813%9Ernie Irvan35433116%10Jeremy Mayfield95325721%
The most laps led in a All-Star Open by a driver that won the race is 71 of the scheduled 134 laps (52.9%) by Michael Waltrip in 1991 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He started the event from the first starting position.The most laps led in a NASCAR All-Star Open by a driver that did not win is 48 of the scheduled 134 laps (35.8%) by Ernie Irvan in 1990 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He started the event first but finished third.Seven of the 40 NASCAR All-Star Open events were led by a single driver from flag-to-flag (100%) — Jeff Gordon (1993), Jeremy Mayfield (2002), Ryan Newman (2002), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2012), Jamie McMurray (2013), Greg Biffle (2015), Clint Bowyer (2017). The fewest laps led by the race winner of the All-Star Open is just one lap – the final lap – and it has happened just once: 2005 (Brian Vickers). Last season, Daniel Suárez led 10 laps en route to his win in the All-Star Open.
In total, 54 different drivers have led at least one lap in the NASCAR All-Star Race.Kyle Busch leads the NASCAR Cup Series in All-Star Race laps led with 324 laps led in 17 starts.The most laps led in a NASCAR All-Star Race by a driver that won the race is 82 of the scheduled 83 laps (98.8%) by NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott in 1986 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He started the event in the second starting position.The most laps led in a NASCAR All-Star Race by a driver that did not win is 121 of the scheduled 135 laps (89.6%) by NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott in 1987 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He started the event first but finished 14th.Two of the 38 NASCAR All-Star Races were led by a single driver from flag-to-flag — in 1990 Dale Earnhardt led all 70 laps and in 1991 Davey Allison also led all 70 laps (100%). Both instances hold the event‘s record for highest percentage of laps led.The fewest laps led by the eventual winner of the NASCAR All-Star Race is two laps and it has happened three times: 1993 (Dale Earnhardt), 2000 (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) and 2009 (Tony Stewart).
Top 10 Lap Leaders in the NASCAR All-Star Race (All-Time & Active)
RankAll-Time DriversRacesLedCompleted% Led1Kyle Busch173241,42423%2Bill Elliott182671,48618%3Jimmie Johnson192381,77813%4Ryan Blaney617262128%5Jeff Gordon221651,7949%6Kevin Harvick221631,9388%7Dale Earnhardt161361,23511%8Darrell Waltrip161321,25511%9Davey Allison712868419%10Brad Keselowski141201,3169%RankActive DriversRacesLedCompleted% Led1Kyle Busch173241,42423%2Ryan Blaney617262128%3Kevin Harvick221631,9388%4Brad Keselowski141201,3169%5Ryan Newman201111,8216%6Kyle Larson69449819%7Chase Elliott77465111%8Denny Hamlin16631,5584%9William Byron4324687%10Joey Logano12311,1693%
EVENT SPECIFIC STATS
The closest Margin of Victory in the NASCAR All-Star Open was on May 21, 2016 when Kyle Larson beat Chase Elliott to the finish line by 0.015-second at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Top Five Closest Margins of Victory in the NASCAR All-Star Open
DateWinnerRunner-UpMargin of Victory (Secs.)Saturday, May 21, 2016Kyle LarsonChase Elliott0.015Saturday, May 21, 2005Brian VickersMike Bliss0.114Saturday, May 17, 2008AJ AllmendingerSam Hornish Jr0.154Saturday, May 19, 2007Martin Truex JrJohnny Sauter0.180Saturday, May 19, 2018AJ AllmendingerErik Jones0.327The most different leaders in a NASCAR All-Star Open was eight in 1990.The 1990 NASCAR All-Star Open produced the most lead changes in the special non-points event with 11.Three times in the NASCAR All-Star Open has produced just one leader the entire event — 2013 (Jamie McMurray), 2012 (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) and 2002 (Jeremy Mayfield).The 2005 NASCAR All-Star Open produced the most cautions in the special non-points event with five cautions.The 1987 NASCAR All-Star Open produced the most caution laps in the special non-points event with 22 caution laps from four cautions.Three times the NASCAR All-Star Open has run caution-less (zero cautions) — 1997, 2002, 2006.
The closest Margin of Victory in the NASCAR All-Star Race was on May 19, 2007 when Kevin Harvick beat Jimmie Johnson to the finish line by 0.141-second at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Top Five Closest Margins of Victory in the NASCAR All-Star Open
DateWinnerRunner-UpMargin of Victory (Secs.)Saturday, May 19, 2007Kevin HarvickJimmie Johnson0.141Saturday, May 18, 2002Ryan NewmanDale Earnhardt Jr0.158Sunday, June 13, 2021Kyle LarsonBrad Keselowski0.206Saturday, May 21, 1994Geoff BodineSterling Marlin0.260Sunday, May 22, 2022Ryan BlaneyDenny Hamlin0.266
The most different leaders in a NASCAR All-Star Race was nine in 2002.Twice the NASCAR All-Star Race has produced just one leader the entire event — 1990 (Dale Earnhardt) and 1991 (Davey Allison).The 2016 NASCAR All-Star Race produced the most lead changes in the special non-points event with 13.The 2022, 2019 and 2018 NASCAR All-Star Races produced the most cautions in the special non-points event with eight cautions each.The 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race produced the most caution laps in the special non-points event with 31 caution laps from eight cautions.Seven times the NASCAR All-Star Race has run caution-less (zero cautions) — 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2008.
The NASAR All-Star Fan Vote was introduced to the format in 2004 and 16 different drivers have won the vote.The first Fan Vote winner was Ken Schrader, driving for BAM Racing in 2004; he started 24th and finished 13th in the All-Star Race.In 2008, Kasey Kahne became the first driver to get into the NASCAR All-Star Race by the Fan Vote and go on to win the event. Kahne started 24th (last place) in the All-Star race and won. He led the final 17 laps to win.Danica Patrick became the first driver to win more than one Fan Vote into the NASCAR All-Star Race (2013, 2015). She also is the only female to win the Fan Vote into the All-Star race.Chase Elliott became the first driver to win the Fan Vote in consecutive seasons (2016, 2017, 2018), and also the first driver to win it three times – leads the series in Fan Vote wins. Chase Elliott, Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano and Carl Edwards are the only five drivers who have won the NASCAR All-Star Race and the Fan Vote – Kahne won both in 2008, Earnhardt Jr. won the race in 2000 and the Fan Vote in 2011. Logano won the Fan Vote in 2009 and the All-Star race in 2016. Edwards won the Fan Vote in 2010 and the All-Star Race in 2011. Elliott won the Fan Vote from 2016-2018 and the All-Star Race in 2020.
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