In less than 8 days the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race will be held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is 100 laps for $1 million. The best of the best in NASCAR go all out in the annual NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 21. With the unique format, short distance, no points on the line and a large sum of money to the winner, the All-Star Race regularly produces one of Charlotte's and some of NASCAR’s most exciting moments.
The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race is a race open to race winners either as a driver or a car owner. In this race only winning counts and no points are rewarded regardless of finishing position. Because of this, drivers often make crazy and reckless moves not seen in other races, and crashes are frequent - it is common to see less than half the starting grid finishing at the end.
In addition, the 2011 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race will feature the Dierks Bentley Pre-Race Concert. The concert will be held in the infield between turns 1 and 2 at 2:30. You can also take in the Pennzoil Ultra Victory Challenge, a burnout contest, starting at 6:20 p.m. on the frontstretch.
2011’s All-Star Race will be one of the most anticipated events in Charlotte Motor Speedway history. It is the first Cup race featuring the world’s largest HD video board. The 80’ x 200’ HD video board will be positioned on the backstretch and lit with over nine million LED lamps.