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[MENCS] 2019 All-Star Race Format, Package Changes Revealed

Discussion in 'NASCAR Discussion' started by ShadowKnight508, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. ShadowKnight508

    ShadowKnight508 Lt. Commish - SRD Pick' Em Series

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    Two Possible Gen-7 Technical Changes Being Applied For 2019 NASCAR All-Star Race (Credit to NASCAR.com):

    NASCAR is offering a potential look into the future with the technical specifications for the May 18 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race (8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), announced jointly by the sanctioning body and Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday.

    The cars will feature two new technical elements that the sanctioning body may incorporate into the series’ Generation-7 stock car that is slated to debut in 2021. The event also will be five laps longer than the previous year’s running, increasing from 80 to 85 total laps split among four stages.

    The first new technical component is a single-piece carbon fiber splitter/pan that is expected to offer dramatic improvements in ride-height sensitivity for competitors. The splitter also should provide a more stable aero platform and create a more consistent performance in traffic.

    “We’re looking forward to bringing two major elements that we’re looking at and evaluating for our Gen-7 car,” Senior Vice President of Racing Innovation John Probst told NASCAR.com. “This will be a good chance for us to see this in real race conditions.

    “ … Nowadays we have a flat splitter that has the teams chasing control of their ride heights a lot, which gets pretty expensive. It also makes the sweet spot, if you will, for the setup narrow. It’ll be very visible to the folks watching at home on TV or in the stands. The whole idea behind that is actually just trying to open up the window for a good setup for our teams.”

    The second All-Star element requires cars to be configured with a radiator exit duct through the hood. This will separate aerodynamic performance and engine temperatures, creating more parity across the field.

    “Throughout its history, the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race has provided a platform to try new and innovative ideas, some of which we have incorporated on a full-time basis,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “Last year’s All-Star rules package resulted in one of the most exciting All-Star races in history. With a similar package and added elements that we could see in the next generation race car, we expect another must-watch event.”

    Last year’s race featured a rules package that incorporated higher downforce and special aero ducts, which led to 38 green-flag passes. Teams also used restrictor plates for the first time at Charlotte as well as a splitter borrowed from the 2014 rules package, a 2018 radiator pan and a 6-inch tall spoiler with two “ear” extensions measuring 12 inches wide. That rules package became the basis for the primary 2019 rules package.

    The 2019 All-Star Race will have four stages, with a five-lap increase in the final stage from last year’s event. The stages will last 30 laps, 20 laps, 20 laps and 15 laps. Green- and yellow-flag laps will count in Stages 1-3, while only green-flag laps will count in the final stage.

    NASCAR Overtime rules will be in effect for Stages 1-3. For the final stage, if the race is restarted with less than two laps remaining, there will be unlimited attempts at a green-white- checkered finish under green-flag conditions.

    The showcase event has $1 million on the line for the race winner. Kevin Harvick is the defending race winner.

    The Monster Energy Open will be held earlier that evening (6 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and will feature a three-stage format of 20 laps, 20 laps and 10 laps. The winner of each stage earns a spot in the All-Star Race.

    To be eligible for the Monster Energy All-Star Race, a driver must have won a points-paying event in 2018 or 2019. The race is also open to full-time drivers who are former winners of the Monster Energy All-Star Race or past Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champions. Drivers who have yet to qualify can still earn their spot through the Monster Energy Open or the Fan Vote, which is now open on NASCAR.com.

    15 drivers (listed alphabetically) have qualified for the event: Aric Almirola, Ryan Blaney, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Erik Jones, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman and Martin Truex Jr.


    SOURCE: https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2...-highlights-2019-all-star-race-rules-package/
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  2. ShadowKnight508

    ShadowKnight508 Lt. Commish - SRD Pick' Em Series

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    NASCAR.com has put up an interview with John Probst (Senior Vice President of Racing Innovation) discussing the two Gen-7 package changes that will be used for the 2019 NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte:

     
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  3. Virox6549

    Virox6549 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, I think Steve Phelps also said on Dale Jr's podcast that the Gen 7 would look more stock. But I don't think that they would show a new body at the All-Star race.
     
  4. mtblillie

    mtblillie Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like they are just making modifications to the Gen6 cars that will potentially be standard on the Gen7 cars
     
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  5. ThatOneShredder

    ThatOneShredder Why are you the way that you are?

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    How is Kyle Larson in the field? He's not a 2018/2019 race winner, nor a former allstar winner, nor a former series champion. He'd have to race his way into the field or rely on the fan vote. Am I missing something?
     
  6. TheOutlaw1272

    TheOutlaw1272 No, you're breathtaking.

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    He's not in the field, because of what you pointed out. Larson is in the Fan Vote, so he will have to race or vote himself in assuming he doesn't win until then.
     
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  7. ThatOneShredder

    ThatOneShredder Why are you the way that you are?

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    Just making sure. OP has Larson in the field.

    EDIT: I'd assume Austin Dillon should be on that list, as he is a 2018 race winner, although not on OP's list.
     
  8. USSTalladega

    USSTalladega Making a comeback!

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    I'm very interested in if this actually works. The first segment should be 40 laps with the last still 10 though. 40-30-20-10

    Here are what the new bits will look like btw. https://imgur.com/a/OsWWS9D
     
  9. IMCool332

    IMCool332 Well-Known Member

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    I believe it should be 2018 winners after the last All Star race that are eligible unless that rule changed. Which means Dillon would not be in.
     
  10. 4WideRacing

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    I don't ever remember that rule
     
  11. mtblillie

    mtblillie Well-Known Member

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    I've heard that rule before but it may have gone away. The idea is all race winners since the last All Star race, so in this case everybody that won in 2018 since the All Star race and all the winners so far from 2019. If not, than winning in the beginning of the season would technically mean you qualify for this years and next years all star race.
     
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  12. jacobc62

    jacobc62 The OG NASCAR Tiger.

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    That's how it's been unless they changed it recently and we've never noticed since most of the time those who have qualified for it by winning the later races of the previous season have also been winning early next season.

    We'll find out All-Star weekend either way.
     
  13. nascarfan9

    nascarfan9 Category 5 Punicane.

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    For what it's worth, the original article was updated after it was posted here. The eligibility is ALL current season, and ALL previous season winners, thus Dillon is IN the race and Larson is NOT, as the original posting of the article stated, and had since been corrected.

     
  14. IMCool332

    IMCool332 Well-Known Member

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    I must have missed when they changed that. Never really paid too much attention to it lol. Thanks for clarifying!
     
  15. nascarfan9

    nascarfan9 Category 5 Punicane.

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    You didn't really miss anything because literally nothing changed... :confused:
    As far back as I remember it has always been:
    1) Drivers who have won races in the current and preceding year.
    2) Drivers who are past Cup champions
    3) Drivers who have won The All-Star Race
    4) Showdown/Open transfers/stage winners
    5) Fan vote.

    Not sure where this idea something changed came from, other than the NASCAR dot com article mixing up a couple names in the original post...
     
  16. jacobc62

    jacobc62 The OG NASCAR Tiger.

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    Actually, come to think of it, didn't this specific part of the eligibility requirements get tweaked from "Past Ten years" to the current "you win, you're in for life" version a few years back?
     
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  17. RacerXero84

    RacerXero84 Obnoxious old fart

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    Kind of laughing here that the focus is on 2-3 drivers that are in that shouldn't/should be.... I'm more concerned with the fact that they are saying they are bringing in and testing components of the Gen7 car, and one of those items is a damn splitter.
     
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  18. IMCool332

    IMCool332 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I must have been mistaken, took this thread for a bit of a ride lol. Carry on.

    I am interested to see yet again the test session known as the all star race. Just wish there was no freakin splitter.
     
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