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Tonight’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte: Start time, lineup, TV information

Jamie McMurray

Jamie McMurray


CONCORD, N.C. — The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will play host Saturday to the 31st edition of the Sprint All-Star Race. The race is contested in five segments across 110 laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway, ending with a 10-lap dash.

Here are the particulars (all times are ET):

START: Celebrity chef Guy Fieri will give the command for drivers to start their engines at 9:21 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 9:30 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 110 laps (165 miles) around the 1.5-mile oval.

PRERACE SCHEDULE: The Sprint Cup garage opens at 1 p.m., and the drivers meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Driver introductions begin at 8:47 p.m. and feature a special salute to Jeff Gordon, who will be starting his final All-Star Race.

QUALIFYING: The lineup will be set at 7:10 p.m. Drivers will make three laps with a pit stop and four-tire change.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: It will be performed by Cassadee Pope at 9:15 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race, starting with a prerace show with qualifying at 7 p.m. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and at

FORECAST: The site predicts 75 degrees at race time with a 1% chance of rain.

LAST TIME: Jamie McMurray led the final 10 laps for his first All-Star Race victory, finishing ahead of Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Carl Edwards.

ENTRY LIST (lineup will be set at 7 p.m.; Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer and Danica Patrick also qualified Friday):

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