Lack of a car sidelines van Gisbergen from NASCAR All-Star race

Trackhouse Racing and Kaulig Racing have confirmed that Shane van Gisbergen will not participate in the NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

Van Gisbergen is eligible for the specialty event because he won the Cup Series race on the streets of Chicago last summer. Trackhouse Racing confirmed to RACER on Tuesday that there are no plans for van Gisbergen to run the All-Star Race. It would have required the organization to enter a third car for van Gisbergen to compete alongside Ross Chastain and Daniel Suarez.

Kaulig Racing also confirmed to RACER that there will be no All-Star Race entry for van Gisbergen. The organization fields van Gisbergen full-time in the Xfinity Series in collaboration with Trackhouse Racing. It’s assumed that AJ Allmendinger would be entered for Kaulig Racing as he, too, is eligible for the All-Star Race after winning the Charlotte Roval race last season.

NASCAR All-Star Race weekend is May 17-19.

van Gisbergen was one of 18 drivers revealed by NASCAR last week as having already earned a spot in the All-Star Race. Among the eligibility requirements for the All-Star Race is if they have won a race during the 2023 or 2024 seasons.

Story originally appeared on Racer