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NASCAR announces new format for All-Star race at Texas, leaving many confused

2021-05-05 17:34:36

NASCAR announces new format for All-Star race at Texas, leaving many confused

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The NASCAR All-Star Race, a mid-season exhibition event, is getting a bit of a makeover this year, and after the governing body announced the new format Wednesday, many fans are extremely confused. And understandably so.

After moving the All-Star Race from Charlotte Motor Speedway to Bristol Motor Speedway last season for COVID-19-related reasons, the race will be held for the first time at Texas Motor Speedway on June 13.

NASCAR shared the format for the 100-lap exhibition race on the 1.5-mile track, and there are several changes — though the race winner will continue to receive a $1 million check at the end, but still no points toward the driver standings.

The basics of those changes include the race being broken down into six stages, or rounds, with the field being inverted before the start of some of them. The first four rounds are 15 laps eac

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