Statistical Advance: Analyzing the NASCAR All-Star Race & Open

Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers in the NASCAR All-Star Race & Open. This season’s event is on Sunday, May 22 on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio with the NASCAR Open starting at 5:30 p.m. ET and the NASCAR All-Star Race at 8:00 p.m. ET.

2022 NASCAR All-Star Race Entry List

Entry Car Driver Organization Crew Chief Manufacturer
1 1 Ross Chastain TrackHouse Racing Phil Surgen Chevrolet
2 2 Austin Cindric Team Penske Jeremy Bullins Ford
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart Haas Racing Rodney Childers Ford
4 5 Kyle Larson Hendrick Motorsports Cliff Daniels Chevrolet
5 6 Brad Keselowski RFK Racing Matt McCall Ford
6 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Alan Gustafson Chevrolet
7 10 Aric Almirola Stewart Haas Racing Drew Blickensderfer Ford
8 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Chris Gabehart Toyota
9 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Jonathan Hassler Ford
10 14 Chase Briscoe Stewart Haas Racing John Klausmeier Ford
11 16 A J Allmendinger  (i) Kaulig Racing George Spencer Chevrolet
12 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Ben Beshore Toyota
13 19 Martin Truex Jr Joe Gibbs Racing James Small Toyota
14 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Adam Stevens Toyota
15 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Paul Wolfe Ford
16 23 Bubba Wallace 23XI Racing Bootie Barker III Toyota
17 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Ryan Fugle Chevrolet
18 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Blake Harris Ford
19 45 Kurt Busch 23XI Racing Billy Scott Toyota
20 48 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Greg Ives Chevrolet

Four additional positions will be added to the NASCAR All-Star Race field following the NASCAR Open:

o   NASCAR Open Stage 1 Winner

o   NASCAR Open Stage 2 Winner

o   NASCAR Open Race Winner

o   Fan Vote Winner

2022 NASCAR Open and NASCAR All-Star Race Formats:

NASCAR and Texas Motor Speedway announced the format and eligibility for the NASCAR All-Star Race on Sunday, May 22, that features four stages and 125 laps of on-track competition for a $1 million payday, stage winner incentives, amplified roles for the pit crews, and a distinctive head-to-head elimination qualifying format.

The NASCAR All-Star Race returns to Texas Motor Speedway for the second consecutive season and this 38th edition brings some unique twists for the eligible Cup drivers pursuing the winner-take-all $1 million payday. The most prominent twist will come in the form of a four-round qualifying format with head-to-head elimination rounds and the pivotal role of the pit crews.

The NASCAR All-Star Qualifying format is as follows:

  • Opening round is the traditional single-car, one-lap format in reverse order of the current 2022 owner points.
  • Fastest eight qualifiers transfer to a three-round, head-to-head elimination bracket.
  • Elimination bracket will feature two cars staged in adjacent pit stalls near the end of pit road.
  • At the sound of an alert, each pit crew will perform a four-tire stop and, at the drop of the jack, drivers will exit their pit stalls (with no speed limit) onto the track.
  • First car back to the start/finish line advances to the next round.
  • Final pairing competes for the pole.

The NASCAR All-Star Race format is as follows:

The race will consist of four stages, with the first three 25 laps in length and the fourth and final being a 50-lap shootout for the $1 million prize. The new format has provided a major incentive to win any of the opening three stages or the pit stop competition during the break between Stages 2 and 3.

  • Stage 1 (25 laps): Stage 1 winner will start on the pole in the final stage as long as he finishes 15th or better in Stages 2 and 3.
  • Stage 2 (25 laps): Stage 2 winner starts second in final stage as long as he finishes 15th or better in Stage 3.
  • Special Stage Break (Pit Stop Competition): Each team must pit and perform a four-tire stop. The team with the shortest time on pit road (pit in/pit out) wins the pit crew award and the driver will start fourth in the final stage as long as he finishes 15th or better in Stage 3.
  • Stage 3 (25 laps): Stage 3 winner starts third in final stage.
  • Stage 4 (50 laps): Stage 1 winner starts first, Stage 2 winner second, Stage 3 winner third and pit stop competition winner fourth. If a “natural” caution occurs between laps 15-25 of the final stage, standard race procedures will be in effect. If no “natural” caution occurs during that time, NASCAR will call an “All Star” competition caution.
  •  Winner of Stage 4 earns $1 million.

NASCAR All-Star Open format is as follows:

  • The NASCAR All-Star Open will run immediately prior to the NASCAR All-Star Race and will include three stages (20 laps / 20 laps / 10 laps).
  • The winner of each stage will earn a spot in the NASCAR All-Star Race.
  • The winner of the Fan Vote will also earn a spot in the NASCAR All-Star Race. Fans may vote for their favorite driver by visiting NASCAR.com.

 NASCAR ALL-STAR OPEN SPECIFIC STATISTICS

The stats below consider the NASCAR All-Star Open races at Atlanta, Charlotte, Bristol, and Texas.

 

Open Winners Crew Chief Organization Date Tracks
Aric Almirola Mike Bugarewicz Stewart-Haas Racing Sunday, June 13, 2021 Texas
Matt DiBenedetto Greg Erwin Wood Brothers Racing Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Bristol
Kyle Larson Chad Johnston Chip Ganassi Racing Saturday, May 18, 2019 Charlotte
AJ Allmendinger Tristan Smith JTG Daugherty Racing Friday, May 18, 2018 Charlotte
Daniel Suarez Scott Graves Joe Gibbs Racing Saturday, May 20, 2017 Charlotte
Kyle Larson Chad Johnston Chip Ganassi Racing Saturday, May 21, 2016 Charlotte
Clint Bowyer Brian Pattie Michael Waltrip Racing Friday, May 15, 2015 Charlotte
Clint Bowyer Brian Pattie Michael Waltrip Racing Friday, May 16, 2014 Charlotte
Jamie McMurray Kevin Manion Chip Ganassi Racing Saturday, May 18, 2013 Charlotte
Dale Earnhardt Jr Steve Letarte Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 19, 2012 Charlotte
David Ragan Drew Blickensderfer Roush Fenway Racing Saturday, May 21, 2011 Charlotte
Martin Truex Jr Pat Tryson Michael Waltrip Racing Saturday, May 22, 2010 Charlotte
Sam Hornish Jr Travis Geisler Team Penske Saturday, May 16, 2009 Charlotte
AJ Allmendinger Ricky Viers Red Bull Racing Saturday, May 17, 2008 Charlotte
Martin Truex Jr Kevin Manion Chip Ganassi Racing Saturday, May 19, 2007 Charlotte
Scott Riggs Rodney Childers Evernham Motorsports Saturday, May 20, 2006 Charlotte
Brian Vickers Lance McGrew Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 21, 2005 Charlotte
Sterling Marlin Lee McCall Chip Ganassi Racing Saturday, May 22, 2004 Charlotte
Jeff Burton Paul Andrews Roush Fenway Racing Saturday, May 17, 2003 Charlotte
Jeremy Mayfield Ray Evernham Evernham Motorsports Saturday, May 18, 2002 Charlotte
Ryan Newman Matt Borland Team Penske Saturday, May 18, 2002 Charlotte
Johnny Benson James Ince MB2 Motorsports Saturday, May 19, 2001 Charlotte
Todd Bodine Larry Carter Travis Carter Enterprises Saturday, May 19, 2001 Charlotte
Jerry Nadeau Tony Furr Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 20, 2000 Charlotte
Steve Park Paul Andrews Dale Earnhardt Inc. Saturday, May 20, 2000 Charlotte
Tony Stewart Greg Zipadelli Joe Gibbs Racing Saturday, May 22, 1999 Charlotte
Jeremy Mayfield Paul Andrews Kranefuss-Haas Racing Saturday, May 16, 1998 Charlotte
Ricky Craven Andy Graves Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 17, 1997 Charlotte
Jimmy Spencer Donnie Wingo Travis Carter Enterprises Saturday, May 18, 1996 Charlotte
Todd Bodine Mike Hill Butch Mock Motorsports Monday, May 22, 1995 Charlotte
Jeff Gordon Ray Evernham Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 21, 1994 Charlotte
Sterling Marlin Bill & Mickey Stavola Stavola Brothers Racing Saturday, May 22, 1993 Charlotte
Michael Waltrip Doug Hewitt Bahari Racing Saturday, May 16, 1992 Charlotte
Michael Waltrip Bill Ingle Bahari Racing Sunday, May 19, 1991 Charlotte
Dick Trickle Cale Yarborough Cale Yarborough Motorsports Sunday, May 20, 1990 Charlotte
Sterling Marlin Billy Hagan Hagan Enterprises Sunday, May 21, 1989 Charlotte
Sterling Marlin Billy Hagan Hagan Enterprises Sunday, May 22, 1988 Charlotte
Buddy Baker Doug Richert Buddy Baker Racing Sunday, May 17, 1987 Charlotte
Benny Parsons Cliff Champion Jackson Brothers Racing Sunday, May 11, 1986 Atlanta
NASCAR Open Winners Fan Vote Winners
Open Winners (30) Wins Fan Vote Winners Season
Sterling Marlin 4 Matt DiBenedetto 2021
AJ Allmendinger 2 Clint Bowyer 2020
Clint Bowyer 2 Alex Bowman 2019
Jeremy Mayfield 2 Chase Elliott 2018
Kyle Larson 2 Chase Elliott 2017
Martin Truex Jr 2 Chase Elliott 2016
Michael Waltrip 2 Danica Patrick 2015
Todd Bodine 2 Josh Wise 2014
Aric Almirola 1 Danica Patrick 2013
Benny Parsons 1 Bobby Labonte 2012
Brian Vickers 1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2011
Buddy Baker 1 Carl Edwards 2010
Dale Earnhardt Jr 1 Joey Logano 2009
Daniel Suarez 1 Kasey Kahne 2008
David Ragan 1 Kenny Wallace 2007
Dick Trickle 1 Kyle Petty 2006
Greg Biffle 1 Martin Truex Jr. 2005
Jamie McMurray 1 Ken Schrader 2004
Jeff Burton 1
Jeff Gordon 1 Open Stage Winners
Jerry Nadeau 1 Open Stage Winners Stage Season
Jimmy Spencer 1 Tyler Reddick Stage 2 2021
Johnny Benson 1 Ross Chastain Stage 1 2021
Matt DiBenedetto 1 William Byron Stage 2 2020
Ricky Craven 1 Aric Almirola Stage 1 2020
Ryan Newman 1 Bubba Wallace Stage 2 2019
Sam Hornish Jr 1 William Byron Stage 1 2019
Scott Riggs 1 Daniel Suarez Stage 2 2018
Steve Park 1 Alex Bowman Stage 1 2018
Tony Stewart 1 Ryan Blaney Stage 2 2017
Clint Bowyer Stage 1 2017
Open Segment Winners
Open Segment Winners Segment Season
Kyle Larson 3 2016
Greg Biffle 2 2016
Trevor Bayne 1 2016
Clint Bowyer 2 2015
Greg Biffle 1 2015
Open Wins By Organization
Rank Organization Wins Seasons
1 Chip Ganassi Racing 5 2019, 2016, 2013, 2007, 2004
2 Hendrick Motorsports 5 2012, 2005, 2000, 1997, 1994
3 Joe Gibbs Racing 2 2017, 1999
4 Michael Waltrip Racing 2 2015, 2014
5 RFK Racing 2 2011, 2003
6 Team Penske 2 2009, 2002
7 Evernham Motorsports 2 2006, 2002
8 Travis Carter Enterprises 2 2001, 1996
9 Bahari Racing 2 1992, 1991
10 Hagan Enterprises 2 1989, 1988
11 Stewart-Haas Racing 1 2021
12 Wood Brothers Racing 1 2020
13 JTG Daugherty Racing 1 2018
14 Red Bull Racing 1 2008
15 MB2 Motorsports 1 2001
16 Dale Earnhardt Inc. 1 2000
17 Kranefuss-Haas Racing 1 1998
18 Butch Mock Motorsports 1 1995
19 Stavola Brothers Racing 1 1993
20 Cale Yarborough Motorsports 1 1990
21 Buddy Baker Racing 1 1987
22 Jackson Brothers Racing 1 1986

Texas Motor Speedway Data

Track Size: 1.5-mile

Banking/Turn 1 & 2: 20 degrees

Banking/Turn 3 & 4: 24 degrees

Banking/Frontstretch & Backstretch: 5 degrees

Frontstretch Length:  2,250 feet

Backstretch Length:  1,330 feet

Track Qualifying Record:

Kurt Busch, Ford, 200.915 mph, (26.877 secs.), November 3, 2017

Track Race Record (500 Miles):

Greg Biffle, Ford, 160.577 mph, (03:07:12), November 14, 2012

Track All-Star Race Record (150 Miles):

Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 84.919 mph, (01:45:59), June 13, 2021

Track Open Race Record (75 Miles):

Aric Almirola, Ford, 94.670 mph, (00:47:32), June 13, 2021

NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE SPECIFIC STATISTICS

The stats below consider the All-Star races at Atlanta, Charlotte, Bristol, and Texas. 

All-Star Winners Crew Chief Organization Date Tracks
Kyle Larson Cliff Daniels Hendrick Motorsports Sunday, June 13, 2021 Texas
Chase Elliott Alan Gustafson Hendrick Motorsports Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Bristol
Kyle Larson Chad Johnston Chip Ganassi Racing Saturday, May 18, 2019 Charlotte
Kevin Harvick Rodney Childers Stewart-Haas Racing Saturday, May 19, 2018 Charlotte
Kyle Busch Adam Stevens Joe Gibbs Racing Saturday, May 20, 2017 Charlotte
Joey Logano Todd Gordon Team Penske Saturday, May 21, 2016 Charlotte
Denny Hamlin Dave Rogers Joe Gibbs Racing Saturday, May 16, 2015 Charlotte
Jamie McMurray Keith Rodden Chip Ganassi Racing Saturday, May 17, 2014 Charlotte
Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 18, 2013 Charlotte
Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 19, 2012 Charlotte
Carl Edwards Bob Osborne Roush Fenway Racing Saturday, May 21, 2011 Charlotte
Kurt Busch Steve Addington Team Penske Saturday, May 22, 2010 Charlotte
Tony Stewart Darian Grubb Stewart-Haas Racing Saturday, May 16, 2009 Charlotte
Kasey Kahne Kenny Francis Richard Petty Motorsports Saturday, May 17, 2008 Charlotte
Kevin Harvick Todd Berrier Richard Childress Racing Saturday, May 19, 2007 Charlotte
Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 20, 2006 Charlotte
Mark Martin Pat Tryson Roush Fenway Racing Saturday, May 21, 2005 Charlotte
Matt Kenseth Robbie Reiser Roush Fenway Racing Saturday, May 22, 2004 Charlotte
Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 17, 2003 Charlotte
Ryan Newman Matt Borland Team Penske Saturday, May 18, 2002 Charlotte
Jeff Gordon Robbie Loomis Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 19, 2001 Charlotte
Dale Earnhardt Jr Tony Eury Sr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Saturday, May 20, 2000 Charlotte
Terry Labonte Andy Graves Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 22, 1999 Charlotte
Mark Martin Jimmy Fennig Roush Fenway Racing Saturday, May 16, 1998 Charlotte
Jeff Gordon Ray Evernham Hendrick Motorsports Saturday, May 17, 1997 Charlotte
Michael Waltrip Leonard Wood Wood Brothers Racing Saturday, May 18, 1996 Charlotte
Jeff Gordon Ray Evernham Hendrick Motorsports Monday, May 22, 1995 Charlotte
Geoff Bodine Paul Andrews Geoff Bodine Racing Saturday, May 21, 1994 Charlotte
Dale Earnhardt Andy Petree Richard Childress Racing Saturday, May 22, 1993 Charlotte
Davey Allison Larry McReynolds Robert Yates Racing Saturday, May 16, 1992 Charlotte
Davey Allison Jake Elder Robert Yates Racing Sunday, May 19, 1991 Charlotte
Dale Earnhardt Kirk Shelmerdine Richard Childress Racing Sunday, May 20, 1990 Charlotte
Rusty Wallace Barry Dobson Blue Max Racing Sunday, May 21, 1989 Charlotte
Terry Labonte Tim Brewer Junior Johnson & Associates Sunday, May 22, 1988 Charlotte
Dale Earnhardt Kirk Shelmerdine Richard Childress Racing Sunday, May 17, 1987 Charlotte
Bill Elliott Ernie Elliott Melling Racing Sunday, May 11, 1986 Atlanta
Darrell Waltrip Jeff Hammond Junior Johnson & Associates Saturday, May 25, 1985 Charlotte

   

All-Star Race Winners All-Star Pole Winners
Rank All-Star Winners Wins Rank All-Star Pole Winners Poles
1 Jimmie Johnson 4 1 Bill Elliott 4
2 Dale Earnhardt 3 2 Kyle Busch 3
3 Jeff Gordon 3 3 Matt Kenseth 3
4 Davey Allison 2 4 Rusty Wallace 3
5 Kevin Harvick 2 5 Bobby Labonte 2
6 Mark Martin 2 6 Carl Edwards 2
7 Terry Labonte 2 7 Darrell Waltrip 2
8 Kyle Larson 2 8 Davey Allison 2
9 Bill Elliott 1 9 Terry Labonte 2
10 Carl Edwards 1 10 Bill Elliott 1
11 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1 11 Clint Bowyer 1
12 Darrell Waltrip 1 12 Dale Earnhardt 1
13 Denny Hamlin 1 13 Denny Hamlin 1
14 Geoff Bodine 1 14 Ernie Irvan 1
15 Jamie McMurray 1 15 Jeff Gordon 1
16 Joey Logano 1 16 Jimmie Johnson 1
17 Kasey Kahne 1 17 Kasey Kahne 1
18 Kurt Busch 1 18 Kyle Larson 1
19 Kyle Busch 1 19 Ryan Newman 1
20 Matt Kenseth 1
21 Michael Waltrip 1
22 Rusty Wallace 1
23 Ryan Newman 1
24 Tony Stewart 1
25 Chase Elliott 1
All-Star Wins By Organization
Rank Organization Wins Seasons
1 Hendrick Motorsports 10 2021, 2020, 2013, 2012, 2006, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1995
2 RFK Racing 4 2011, 2005, 2004, 1998
3 Richard Childress Racing 4 2007, 1993, 1990, 1987
4 Team Penske 3 2016, 2010, 2002
5 Chip Ganassi Racing 2 2019, 2014
6 Joe Gibbs Racing 2 2017, 2015
7 Stewart-Haas Racing 2 2018, 2009
8 Robert Yates Racing 2 1992, 1991
9 Junior Johnson & Associates 2 1988, 1985
10 Richard Petty Motorsports 1 2008
11 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 1 2000
12 Wood Brothers Racing 1 1996
13 Geoff Bodine Racing 1 1994
14 Blue Max Racing 1 1989
15 Melling Racing 1 1986

NASCAR All-Star Race & Open Stats & Tidbits:

HISTORY

  • There have been 37 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 last season’s was at Texas Motor Speedway (2021).
  • 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.
  • In 1986, the event was held at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and won by Bill Elliott (Ford) with crew chief Ernie Elliott driving for Melling Racing.
  • The 1986 season was also the first year for what is now known as the NASCAR Open. There have been 39 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 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 NASCAR 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 second-time the NASCAR All-Star Race and Open will be held at Texas Motor Speedway.

STARTS

Open

  • A total of 262 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Open Race; 174 different drivers have competed in more than one.
  • Derrike Cope leads the NASCAR Cup Series in NASCAR Open Race appearances with 21 starts.
  • AJ Allmendinger leads all active drivers in NASCAR Open Race appearances with 10 starts; followed by Landon Cassill and Matin Truex Jr. with nine each.
  • 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 Open Race field at Texas had 22 participants and this weekend’s event is anticipating 16 participants.

All-Star

  • A total of 110 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR All-Star Race; 90 different drivers have competed in more than one.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin leads the series in NASCAR All-Star Race appearances with 24 starts.
  • Kevin Harvick leads all active drivers in NASCAR All-Star Race appearances with 21 starts; followed by Kurt Busch 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 21 participants and this weekend’s event is 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 starts
  • Kyle Busch leads all active drivers in average starting position in the NASCAR All-Star Race with a 5.438 in 16 starts.

Top 10 in Average Starting Position in the NASCAR All-Star Race (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Driver Avg Start Races Rank Active Driver Avg Start Races
1 Davey Allison 3.857 7 1 Kyle Busch 5.438 16
2 Kyle Busch 5.438 16 2 Austin Dillon 6.000 3
3 Bill Elliott 5.556 18 3 Cole Custer 6.000 2
4 Dale Earnhardt 5.625 16 4 Kevin Harvick 8.238 21
5 Austin Dillon 6.000 3 5 Kurt Busch 9.150 20
6 Cole Custer 6.000 2 6 Joey Logano 9.818 11
7 Tim Richmond 6.500 2 7 Brad Keselowski 10.231 13
8 Rusty Wallace 7.421 19 8 Ryan Blaney 10.600 5
9 Derrike Cope 8.000 2 9 Kyle Larson 10.800 5
10 Kevin Harvick 8.238 21 10 Martin Truex Jr 10.909 11

 

POLES

All-Star

  • A total of 19 different drivers have won the pole for the NASCAR All-Star Race.
  • Three of the 19 NASCAR All-Star Race Pole winners are active this weekend.
Active Pole Winners Poles Seasons
Kyle Busch 3 2012, 2011, 2008
Kyle Larson 1 2017
Denny Hamlin 1 2015
  •    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)
  • Terry Labonte won the inaugural pole for the NASCAR All-Star Race in 1985 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
  • Bill Elliott leads the series in NASCAR All-Star Race poles with four (1987, 1997, 1998 and 2000).
  • Kyle Busch (2008, 2011 and 2012) leads all active drivers in NASCAR All-Star Race poles with three.
  • 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).

WINS

Open

  • A total of 30 different drivers have won the NASCAR All-Star Open all-time (1986-2021).
  • Five of the 30 NASCAR All-Star Open race winners are active this season:
Active Open Winners Wins Seasons
AJ Allmendinger 2 2018, 2008
Kyle Larson 2 2019, 2016
Martin Truex Jr 2 2010, 2007
Aric Almirola 1 2021
Daniel Suarez 1 2017
  • 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.
  • Sterling Marlin leads the NASCAR Cup Series in NASCAR All-Star Open wins with four (1988, 1989, 1993, 2004).

All-Star

  • A total of 25 different drivers have won the NASCAR All-Star Race all-time (1985-2021).
  • Seven of the 25 NASCAR All-Star Race winners are active this weekend:
Active All-Star Winners Wins Seasons
Kyle Larson 2 2021. 2019
Kevin Harvick 2 2018, 2007
Chase Elliott 1 2020
Kyle Busch 1 2017
Joey Logano 1 2016
Denny Hamlin 1 2015
Kurt Busch 1 2010
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip won the inaugural NASCAR All-Star Race in 1985 at an average speed of 161.184 mph at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
  • Eight of 25 NASCAR All-Star Race winners have multiple victories; led by Jimmie Johnson with four All-Star wins (2003, 2006, 2012 and 2013).
  • Dale 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 a NASCAR Open event 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; it has occurred 12 times: Darrell Waltrip (1985), Dale Earnhardt (1987, 1990, 1993), Rusty Wallace (1989), Jeff Gordon (1995, 1997, 2001), Jimmie Johnson (2006, 2013), Chase Elliott (2020) and Kyle Larson (2021).
  • The NASCAR All-Star Race has been won from the first starting position six times among five drivers: Dale Earnhardt (1990), Davey Allison (1991 and 1992), Kurt Busch (2010), Denny Hamlin (2015) and Kyle Larson (2021) – Four of the six wins 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 starting position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (six) than any other starting position in the NASCAR All-Star Race (16.22%) – most recently, Kyle Larson in 2021.

NASCAR All-Star Race Wins by Starting Positions

Starting Position Wins Winning % Starting Position Wins Winning %
1 6 16.22% 11 1 2.70%
2 5 13.51% 13 2 5.41%
3 3 8.11% 15 1 2.70%
4 5 13.51% 16 1 2.70%
5 2 5.41% 18 2 5.41%
6 2 5.41% 19 1 2.70%
7 1 2.70% 20 1 2.70%
8 1 2.70% 24 1 2.70%
10 1 2.70% 27 1 2.70%
Stats Winning % Wins
Winning from the First Starting Position: 16.22% 6
Winning from the Front Row: 29.73% 11
Winning from a Top-Five Starting Position: 56.76% 21
Winning from a Top-10 Starting Position: 70.27% 26
Winning After Starting Outside the Top 20: 5.41% 2
  • The deepest in the field a NASCAR All-Star race winner has started was 27th, by Ryan Newman in 2002.
  • 13 of the 20 drivers who are qualified for the 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race are looking for their first win in the event: AJ Allmendinger, Aric Almirola, Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Chase Briscoe, William Byron, Ross Chastain, Austin Cindric, Brad Keselowski, Michael McDowell, Martin Truex Jr. and Bubba Wallace.
  • A total of 15 different organizations have won the NASCAR All-Star Race.
  • Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in NASCAR 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).

 

ADDITIONAL FINISHING POSITIONS

Open

Runner-Up Finishes:

  • 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.

Top-Five Finishes:

  • A total of 90 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.

Top-10 Finishes:

  • A total of 127 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.

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 Ty Dillon (four starts) with a 5.25.

All-Star

Runner-Up Finishes:

  • A total of 25 different drivers have finished runner-up in the NASCAR All-Star Race.
  • Kevin Harvick (2006, 2014, 2015, 2019) leads the series in NASCAR All-Star Race runner-up finishes with four.

Top-Five Finishes:

  • A total of 51 different drivers have finished in the top-five in the NASCAR All-Star Race; 38 have posted multiple top fives in the NASCAR All-Star race.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson lead the series in top-five finishes in the NASCAR All-Star Race with nine each.
  • Kurt Busch leads all active drivers in top-five finishes in the NASCAR All-Star Race with eight.

Top-10 Finishes:

  • A total of 82 different drivers have finished in the top-10 in the NASCAR All-Star Race; 59 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 NASCAR 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 NASCAR All-Star Race with a 4.0.
  • Kyle Larson (five starts) leads all active drivers in the series in average finishing position in the NASCAR All-Star Race with a 5.4; followed by Chase Elliott (six starts) with a 6.0.

Top 10 in Average Finishing Positions in the NASCAR All-Star Race (All-time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Avg Finish Races Rank Active Drivers Avg Finish Races
1 Tim Richmond 4.000 2 1 Kyle Larson 5.400 5
2 Jerry Nadeau 4.500 2 2 Chase Elliott 6.000 6
3 Kyle Larson 5.400 5 3 Joey Logano 6.364 11
4 Chase Elliott 6.000 6 4 Daniel Suarez 8.500 2
5 Ken Schrader 6.125 8 5 Kevin Harvick 8.524 21
6 Davey Allison 6.143 7 6 Aric Almirola 9.250 4
7 Bobby Allison 6.333 3 7 William Byron 9.333 3
8 Joey Logano 6.364 11 8 Kyle Busch 9.438 16
9 Dale Earnhardt 7.125 16 9 Brad Keselowski 10.231 13
10 Jimmie Johnson 7.789 19 10 Denny Hamlin 10.533 15

LAP LEADERS

Open

  • In total, 76 different drivers have led at least one lap in the NASCAR All-Star Open.
  • Sterling Marlin leads the NASCAR Cup Series in NASCAR All-Star Open laps led with 141 laps led in 15 starts.
  • The most laps led in a NASCAR 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 39 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 eventual winner of the NASCAR All-Star Open is just one of the scheduled 30 laps, the final lap, and it has happened just once: 2005 (Brian Vickers).

All-Star

  • In total, 53 different drivers have led at least one lap in the NASCAR All-Star Race.
  • Kyle Busch leads the NASCAR Cup Series in NASCAR All-Star Race laps led with 277 laps led in 16 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 37 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.), 2009 (Tony Stewart).

Top 10 Lap Leaders in the NASCAR All-Star Race (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Races Led Completed % Led
1 Kyle Busch 16 277 1,377 20%
2 Bill Elliott 18 267 1,486 18%
3 Jimmie Johnson 19 238 1,778 13%
4 Jeff Gordon 22 165 1,794 9%
5 Kevin Harvick 21 163 1,798 9%
6 Dale Earnhardt 16 136 1,235 11%
7 Darrell Waltrip 16 132 1,255 11%
8 Davey Allison 7 128 684 19%
9 Brad Keselowski 13 120 1,176 10%
10 Ryan Newman 20 111 1,821 6%
Rank Active Drivers Races Led Completed % Led
1 Kyle Busch 16 277 1,377 20%
2 Kevin Harvick 21 163 1,798 9%
3 Brad Keselowski 13 120 1,176 10%
4 Kyle Larson 5 94 462 20%
5 Ryan Blaney 5 88 481 18%
6 Kurt Busch 20 83 1,735 5%
7 Chase Elliott 6 74 604 12%
8 Denny Hamlin 15 63 1,418 4%
9 Joey Logano 11 31 1,029 3%
10 William Byron 3 30 328 9%

FAN VOTE

  • The NASAR All-Star Fan Vote was introduced to the format in 2004 and 15 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 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 in 2020.

— NASCAR —

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