Itâs race day at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and we’ve got all the informationÂ you need to get ready for Saturday night’s Monster Energy Open and Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race:
START TIME: 6 p.m. ET. GREEN FLAG: 6:18 p.m. ET.
RACE DISTANCE:Â 50 laps around the 1.5-mile track for a total of 75Â miles.
STAGE LENGTHS (laps per stage):Â Stage 1: 20Â Stage 2: 20.Â Stage 3: 10.
TV:Â FS1. Pre-race broadcast begins at 5Â p.m. ET.
ENTRIES: Active full-time drivers who did not automatically qualify for the All-Star Race.
WHAT’S AT STAKE: Winners of each stage advance to the All-Star Race along with the fan vote winner.
START TIME:Â 8Â p.m. ET. GREEN FLAG:Â 8:16Â p.m. ET.
RACE DISTANCE:Â 85Â laps around the 1.5-mile track for a total of 127.5Â miles.
STAGE LENGTHS (laps per stage):Â Stage 1: 30Â Stage 2: 20.Â Stage 3: 20. Stage 4: 15.
TV:Â FS1. Pre-race broadcast begins immediately after Monster Energy Open.
WHAT’S AT STAKE: $1 million prize.
WEATHER: Nearly ideal. The Open will begin under partly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-80s. The All-Star Race should begin right around sundown under clear skies with temperatures in the low 80s, tapering down to the high 70s.
DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS: Approximately 7:35 p.m. ET.
ENTRIES:Â Fifteen drivers have automatically qualifiedÂ as regular-season race winners from 2018-2019, former All-Star winners orÂ past Cup champions.
Drivers (car number in parentheses): Kurt Busch (1), Brad Keselowski (2), Austin Dillon (3), Kevin Harvick (4), Ryan Newman (6), Chase Elliott (9), Aric Almirola (10), Denny Hamlin (11), Ryan Blaney (12), Clint Bowyer (14), Kyle Busch (18), Martin Truex Jr. (19), Erik Jones (20), Joey Logano (22), Jimmie Johnson (48).
LAST TIME: Kevin Harvick led the final 11 laps and 36 overall to win the All-Star Race for the second time. Harvick edged Daniel Suarez, who qualified after winning the second stage of the All-Star Open, by 0.325 seconds.
1. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford.
2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota.
3. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford.
4. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet.
5. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota.
6. (6) Ryan Newman, Ford.
7. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota.
8. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet.
9. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford.
10. (22) Joey Logano, Ford.
11. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet.
12. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota.
13. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford.
14. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford.
15. (1) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet.