2018 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race

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2018 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
DateMay 19, 2018 (2018-05-19)
LocationCharlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina
CoursePermanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
DistanceOpen:
50 laps, 75 mi (121 km)
All-Star Race:
93 laps, 139.5 mi (224.5 km)
Avg SpeedOpen: 98.720 mph (158.874 km/h)
All-Star Race: 84.688 mph (136.292 km/h)
Monster Energy Open
PoleAric Almirola (Stewart-Haas Racing)
TimeN/A
Winner (segment 1)Alex Bowman (Hendrick Motorsports)
Winner (segment 2)Daniel Suárez (Joe Gibbs Racing)
Winner (segment 3)A. J. Allmendinger (JTG Daugherty Racing)
Fan Vote winnersChase Elliott (Hendrick Motorsports)
Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race
PoleMatt Kenseth (Roush Fenway Racing)
Time127.644
Most laps ledKevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing)
Laps led36
WinnerKevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing)
Television
NetworkFS1
AnnouncersMike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen ratings1.5 (Overnight)[10]
Radio
NetworkMotor Racing Network
AnnouncersJoe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace (Booth)
Dave Moody (1 & 2)
Kyle Rickey (3 & 4) (Turns)

The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race (XXXIV) was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car exhibition race held on May 19, 2018 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Contested over 93 laps -- extended from 80 laps due to an overtime finish, it was the second exhibition race of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Charlotte Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

The All-Star Race was open to race winners from last season through the 2018 KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway and all previous All-Star race winners and Monster Race NASCAR Cup champions who had attempted to qualify for every race in 2018 were eligible to compete in the All-Star Race.

Entry list[edit]

Monster Energy Open[edit]
No. Driver Team Manufacturer
00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet
9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet
15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
19 Daniel Suárez Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford
23 Gray Gaulding BK Racing Toyota
24 William Byron (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
43 Darrell Wallace Jr. (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
72 Corey LaJoie TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Official entry list
Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race[edit]
No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
6 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
95 Kasey Kahne Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

Monster Energy Open/All-Star practice[edit]

Kevin Harvick was the fastest in the Open/All-Star practice session with a time of 31.689 seconds and a speed of 170.406 mph (274.242 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 31.689 170.406
2 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 31.858 169.502
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 31.872 169.428
Official Monster Energy Open/All-Star practice results

Qualifying (Open)[edit]

Open qualifying for Friday was cancelled due to weather and Aric Almirola was awarded the pole as a result.

Starting Lineup (Open)[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
2 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
3 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
4 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
5 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford
6 24 William Byron (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
7 19 Daniel Suárez Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
8 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet
9 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
10 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
11 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
12 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford
13 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
14 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet
15 72 Corey LaJoie Tri-Star Motorsports Chevrolet
16 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet
18 23 Gray Gaulding BK Racing Toyota
19 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
20 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
21 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
Official Open starting lineup

Qualifying (All-Star Race)[edit]

Matt Kenseth scored the pole for the race with a time of 127.644 and a speed of 126.915 mph (204.250 km/h).[12]

All-Star Race qualifying results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 6 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 127.644
2 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 128.137
3 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 128.334
4 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 128.741
5 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 128.944
6 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 129.072
7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 129.159
8 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 129.639
9 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 129.872
10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 130.501
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 131.043
12 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 131.595
13 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 133.850
14 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 135.866
15 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 135.996
16 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 137.776
17 95 Kasey Kahne Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 145.643
Official All-Star qualifying results

Monster Energy Open[edit]

Monster Energy Open results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps
1 9 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 50
2 2 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 50
3 4 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 50
4 5 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 50
5 11 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 50
6 1 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 50
7 6 24 William Byron (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 50
8 14 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 50
9 10 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 50
10 12 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 50
11 8 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 50
12 13 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 50
13 17 00 Landon Cassill StarCom Racing Chevrolet 50
14 18 23 Gray Gaulding BK Racing Toyota 50
15 15 72 Corey LaJoie TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 50
16 19 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 50
17 16 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 50
18 21 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 50
19 20 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 50
20 7 19 Daniel Suárez Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 40a
21 3 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 20b
^a Winner of the second segment.
^b Winner of the first segment.
Monster Energy Open race results

All-Star Race[edit]

All-Star Race results[edit]

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps
1 4 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 93
2 19 19 Daniel Suárez Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 93
3 10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 93
4 14 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 93
5 21 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 93
6 11 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 93
7 16 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 93
8 20 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 93
9 7 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 93
10 17 95 Kasey Kahne Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 93
11 2 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 93
12 9 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 93
13 12 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 93
14 1 6 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 93
15 6 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 93
16 13 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 93
17 5 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 75
18 15 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 74
19 3 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 74
20 8 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 74
21 18 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 68
Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race results

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Fox Sports was the television broadcaster of the race in the United States. Lap-by-lap announcer, Mike Joy, was accompanied on the broadcast by retired NASCAR drivers, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip. Jamie Little, Vince Welch, and Matt Yocum reported from pit lane.

FS1 Television
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

Radio[edit]

Motor Racing Network (MRN) continued their longstanding relationship with the track to broadcast the race on radio. The lead announcers for the race's broadcast were Mike Bagley, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace. The network also implemented two announcers on each side of the track: Dave Moody in turns 1 and 2 and Kyle Rickey in turns 3 and 4. Alex Hayden, Winston Kelly, Kim Coon, and Steve Post were the network's pit lane reporters. The network's broadcast was also simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

MRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Mike Bagley
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Turns 1 & 2: Dave Moody
Turns 3 & 4: Dillon Welch
Alex Hayden
Winston Kelly
Kim Coon
Steve Post

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "All Star Race Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 14, 2018. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "Open Starting Lineup". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 18, 2018. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Open/All-Star Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 18, 2018. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "All-Star Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 18, 2018. Retrieved May 18, 2018.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Monster Energy Open Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 19, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
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  12. ^ Reed, Steve (May 18, 2018). "He's back: Kenseth returns to capture pole for All-Star race". Associated Press. Charlotte, North Carolina: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved May 18, 2018.