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Around the Track: Previewing the All-Star Open at North Wilkesboro Speedway

Around the Track: Previewing the All-Star Open at North Wilkesboro Speedway

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (CHARLOTTE SPORTS LIVE) — No points on the line this weekend in NASCAR’s Cup Series, but they’ve got a million reasons to get out to North Wilkesboro. It’s the All-Star Open.

It’s short-track mayhem that will decide who gets that million-dollar check.

The track has been repaved and the first time out on it will be a challenge for the drivers. The grooves are big in turns one and two, but razor-thin in three and four.

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The race itself is 200 laps of the 0.625 track which will total 125 miles. Featured breaks will come at laps 100 and 150. Every car must do a four-tire change at the lap-100 break.

Five drivers in the field have previously won the $1 million check. Kyle Larson has three all-star victories including last year’s also at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

Qualifying will be super important as front-row drivers have produced 32% of All-Star Race winners.

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