It’s the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour equivalent of the All-Star Race.
As part of pole day for the Monster Energy Cup Series, 20 selected drivers will compete in a 35-lap shootout for glory. The race will be broken up into two segments — with the caution scheduled to fall on or about lap 20.
From there, the battle will be on.
With no points on the line, former series champions, former race winners and Rookie of the Year contenders, and additional points contenders from last year, will all compete in this special event.
Previously, Ryan Newman (2014), Woody Pitkat (2015), Bobby Santos (2016), Ryan Preece (2017) and Justin Bonsignore (2018) have been to Victory Lane in the race. No driver has been able to sweep the weekend in the five-year history of the race.
RACE: ALL-STAR SHOOTOUT
PLACE: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.
DATE: Friday, July 19
TIME: 2:10 p.m. ET
TELEVISION: FansChoice.TV live broadcast (2:10 p.m.)
TRACK LAYOUT: 1.058-mile oval
2018 WINNER: Justin Bonsignore
EVENT SCHEDULE: Garage Open: 8 a.m., Final Practice :10-11:40 a.m., All Star Shootout: 2:10 p.m.
CREW CHIEF HANDOUT
The maximum starting field is 20 cars, invitation only. A random draw will be held to determine starting positions for the special event. The order of the draw will be based off of the driver’s criteria to enter the special event.
The special event will be a thirty-five (35) lap race split into two (2) segments with a mandatory caution displayed at lap twenty (20) unless the caution is already out at lap twenty (20). The overall thirty-five (35) lap event will have a thirty (30) minute time limit. All caution laps will count except the period after lap twenty (20) until the race is restarted. Pit road will be closed during the entire event.
When the yellow flag is displayed at lap twenty (20), the race will be restarted by the car’s last completed green flag lap except for those cars involved in a random number selection that will determine the number of cars to be inverted for the restart. The procedure for determining the random number will be determined and announced to the teams during the Driver/Crew Chief meeting. Any car finishing the first segment of the race in positions one (1) through eight (8) will be subject to the inversion. Four (4), five (5), six (6), seven (7) or eight (8) will be inverted. No tire changes will be permitted during the event unless it is an approved Emergency Change Tire. No fueling permitted during the event.
At the twenty (20) minute mark of the event, if the first segment has not been completed, NASCAR will display the yellow and the random number selection procedure for the inversion will take place. Caution laps will not count during this period until the race is restarted. When the race is restarted under this procedure, the second segment of the event will be ten (10) laps or until the time limit expires.
At the twenty-five mark of the event, NASCAR will announce to the competitors over the NASCAR Race Control channel there are five (5) laps remaining in the event. If the yellow flag is displayed during this five (5) lap period the race will be restarted with one attempt at a green, white, checkered finish.
- Doug Coby
- Andy Seuss
- Ryan Preece
- Justin Bonsignore
- Bobby Santos III
- Ron Silk
- Timmy Solomito
- Jimmy Blewett
- Ryan Newman
- Woody Pitkat
- Eric Goodale
- Jonathan McKennedy
- Patrick Emerling
- Chase Dowling
- Tommy Catalano
- Craig Lutz
- Matt Swanson
- Wade Cole
- Bryan Dauzat
- Calvin Carroll