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12:10 a.m. ET: As you wrap up your night, check out the live interviews and full Sprint All-Star Race results.
11:51 p.m. ET: For the second consecutive year -- and for a record fourth time overall -- Jimmie Johnson has won the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Some reaction:
"Breaking news: @JimmieJohnson is really good! Just in case you haven't noticed"
11:47 p.m. ET: Can anyone catch Five-Time?
11:42 p.m. ET: Unreal race out of pit road, won by Kasey Kahne.
11:37 p.m. ET: A mandatory four-tire stop is all that stands between these drivers and the 10-lap sprint to the finish. The Busch brothers will enter pit road 1-2.
"Restart order for #SprintAllStar segment five: 5, 48, 18, 22, 78, 99, 11, 1, 88, 20, 15, 39, 29, 14, 24, 16, 10, 9, 55, 34, 17 #NASCAR"
"Hamlin will enter pit road p8. #NASCAR"
"Will line up in P7 for the final 10 laps"
11:35 p.m. ET: Kurt Busch wins the fourth 20-lap segment. Analysis on pit-road entry coming up.
11:26 p.m. ET: Some scanner chatter from the No. 29 Chevrolet.
" 'I'm not sure where the rest of them are but wer're kinda a sitting duck" says @KevinHarvick"
11:23 p.m. ET: Took going for Kyle Busch, who finished in the top two in all of the first three segments.
"Busch has a rough restart, put three wide ... no tire rub on the 18. #NASCAR"
11:18 p.m. ET: Some notes before the final 20-lap segment:
"Avg finishes: Kyle Busch 1.3, Hamlin 8, Kenseth 15.3 #NASCAR"
".@kaseykahne came in for fuel, two right side tires and a chassis adjustment."
"Caution. And that's the end of Segment 3. @StenhouseJr ends up 17th."
11:15 p.m. ET: Kyle Busch wins the third segment. He won the second segment as well.
11:12 p.m. ET: Looks like Brad Keselowski, whose car had a busted transmission, has left the building.
"Cheering on my teamate @joeylogano from my couch at home. Not fun watching on tv..."
11:10 p.m. ET: Some bad news for Jeff Gordon fans:
11:04 p.m. ET: That would be awesome.
"Long way to go, but the idea of Kyle and Kurt starting on the front row with 10 to go and $1 million on the line is pretty appealing."
11 p.m. ET: No one can win the $1 million bonus for sweeping the five segments. Entering the third segment ...
"Average finishes: Kyle Busch 1.5, Denny Hamlin 8.5, Matt Kenseth 17.5."
"JJ finishes segment 2 P5. Comes in for four tires. 2 more 20 lap segments before the 10 lap shoot out."
10:58 p.m. ET: A different Busch wins the second segment, with Kyle Busch's No. 18 Toyota crossing the start/finish line first.
"Kyle Busch takes top honors in segment 2! He has the best average finish thus far. Hamlin p9, Kenseth p15. #NASCAR"
10:49 p.m. ET: Some more strategy as the caution comes out after Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hits the wall, then takes out Mark Martin. To stay out or come in?
"Hamlin pits for the first time. Kenseth pits again for an adjustment. Kyle Busch stays out. #NASCAR"
"Biffle says he's tight, currently P6"
10:46 p.m. ET: Some great three-wide racing going on.
Kyle Busch took the @SNICKERS Bites Toyota to the lead briefly, en the 78 pushed him up the track and the 15 passed both.
10:40 p.m. ET: Kurt Busch wins the first of four 20-lap segments, beating brother Kyle Busch to the start/finish line. Some updates:
"Segment 1 is over. Kurt Busch wins. Newman P12. Stewart P13. Patrick P21."
"#DaleJr 10th after the first 20-lap segment."
10:37 p.m. ET: Green flag! Let's go racing ... again.
10:11 p.m. ET: Brad Keselowski won't return after going to the garage with transmission issues. He said: "Something just broke in the back half of the drive train, either the transmission or drive shaft gear -- I'm not sure which one -- but it's one of those deals, unfortunately. We'll try to learn from it and move on."
10:08 p.m. ET: Drivers and their teams are huddling up to talk strategy during the rain delay.
9:56 p.m. ET: Humor is helpful in red-flag situations.
"Worst umbrella girl ever."
9:53 p.m. ET: Too much rain for just yellow conditions.
"Going to red flag because of rain"
"Teams can work on cars under red for All Star"
9:45 p.m. ET: Rain showers have necessitated a caution flag to come out. Time for some strategy.
"Caution is out after 8 laps for rain. Teams will use this time to pit."
"8 or so cars chose to pit, including Matt Kenseth. This may enable them to stay out when the leaders pit at the end of this segment."
9:44 p.m. ET: Tough start for the defending series champion.
9:42 p.m. ET: Bad, bad news for Brad Keselowski, whose team changed his radiator before the race.
9:41 p.m. ET: We're excited, too.
"Green, green, green. #NASCAR"
9:39 p.m. ET: Sounds like some showers have popped up again.
9:33 p.m. ET: Danica Patrick came prepared, in case she won the Sprint Fan Vote. Check out the new decal. Good photo, again, from NASCAR.com's Alan Cavanna (@CopaCavanna):
9:27 p.m. ET: Any surprise that this driver got the loudest cheers during introductions? (Photo by @MissSprintCup)
9:25 p.m. ET: See all the cars in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race in six seconds. Well done, @CopaCavanna:
9:23 p.m. ET: While you're waiting for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race to start, relive the end of the Sprint Showdown below.
9:18 p.m. ET: Here's a Vine video of driver introductions, courtesy of @TeamHendrick:
9:13 p.m. ET: It's official: Danica Patrick has won the Sprint Fan Vote, as announced by Miss Sprint Cup.
8:47 p.m. ET: As you would expect, the Charlotte Motor Speedway account on Twitter is ready to tweet out photos of driver introductions for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
"We've got you covered for #SprintAllStar driver intros!"
8:35 p.m. ET: Good showing from winner Jamie McMurray and runner-up Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
The 1 and 17 transfer to the All Star race. Still awaiting word on the fan vote results. #NASCAR
8:32 p.m. ET: Busted for speeding on pit road, Juan Pablo Montoya is closing strong. From NASCAR.com's Kenny Bruce"
8:30 p.m. ET: We've got some thrilling racing so far tonight.
8:26 p.m. ET: Lots of divergent strategies after the first 20 laps.
8:22 p.m. ET: Jamie McMurray led all 20 laps of the first segment.
8:18 p.m. ET: Danica Patrick got some last-minute advice from crew chief Tony Gibson. Thanks @StewartHaasRcng. (Patrick is running inside the top 10).
8:14 p.m. ET: How fast is this new Generation-6 car running? Take it from race leader Jamie McMurray, via NASCAR.com's Alan Cavanna.
" 'I'm only running about 80 percent,' Jamie Mac says. Not bad"
8:11 p.m. ET: Didn't take long for a new leader to emerge.
8:07 p.m. ET: The Sprint Showdown is underway. Follow along with NASCAR.com's live leaderboard here.
7:59 p.m. ET: Hear them roar!
""Crank em up gang!" The #NASCAR control tower gives word down to the 23-car Sprint Showdown field. Let the festivities begin!"
7:52 p.m. ET: Reporters at the track are tweeting that drivers are getting into their cars.
7:50 p.m. ET: A familiar face -- Joe Gibbs himself -- gave the Invocation this evening.
"Thanks for all of your kind messages about Joe Gibbs’ pre race prayer. I’ll pass them along, he loves to hear from you. #NASCAR"
7:19 p.m. ET: Racing is a bit behind schedule, but driver introductions are coming soon. This from NASCAR Vice President Steve O'Donnell:
7:16 p.m. ET: You can follow NASCAR.com's live leaderboard and Lap-By-Lap of the races tonight by clicking here.
7:10 p.m. ET: Sounds like we're close to getting the festivities started.
"Drivers are ready backstage! Ready to get the #SprintShowdown Driver Intoductions started!! -KC, JR"
7 p.m. ET: Here's a refresher from Reid Spencer of the NASCAR Wire Service on what happened if rain shortens the evening.
"Usual halfway rules apply to races tonight. Showdown 20 of 40 laps, All-Star 45 of 90 laps, and they're official events."
6:54 p.m. ET: Another weather update from NASCAR.com's Alan Cavanna.
"Driver intros are delayed while they dry the track. Good news: they're drying the track, and they'll go racing."
6:45 p.m. ET: Lots of weather-related tweets as the track continues to see light drizzle. A sampling:
"Sprint Showdown driver intros are on hold due to wet track."
6:18 p.m. ET: Classy as always, 'The Mayor' thanks fans for voting for him in the Sprint Fan Vote. You can see the top five vote-getters here.
"Thank u to everyone who voted for me for tonight's race. Hoping rain gets out of here so we can go race our way in!"
6:06 p.m. ET: If weather shortens the Sprint All-Star Race, a driver cannot win the $1 million bonus for winning every segment. From NASCAR.com's David Caraviello:
"Clarification: Told by a Charlotte Motor Speedway spokesman that a driver must win all five segments to win the $2 million.
So obviously, if we get weather and can't complete all five segments, there would be no extra $1 million bonus."
6:03 p.m. ET: Can you see your favorite driver? Great use of Vine app from @NASCAR following the drivers' meeting.
5:56 p.m. ET: From NASCAR.com's Kenny Bruce, who is at the track: Brad Keselowski's team has changed out the radiator on the No. 2 Ford.
5:32 p.m. ET: It's time for the pre-race drivers' meeting. Who can you spot in this tweet from @NASCAR?
5:29 p.m. ET: This meeting of the minds is between a pair of champions. Jeff Gordon meets Martina Navratilova, considered perhaps the greatest women's player of all-time. From the @Drive2EndHunger account.
5:22 p.m. ET: David Ragan came up big earlier this year to win the Aaron's 499 at Talladega. Now he's just eating big. That burger could feed his entire team.
Not really sure what's going on here at RaceDay, but hoping @DavidRagan doesn't actually eat that
4:52 p.m. ET: Good news, race fans.
Larry mcreynolds @LarryMac28
Hey Hey Looks like light rain has stopped!
4:50 p.m. ET: Looks like Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) is doing a Q&A with his fans on Twitter right now: "What's up everyone? I've got some time before heading to the driver's meeting. Send me your questions. I'll answer as many as I can."
4:32 p.m. ET: Just announced in the media center at the track: the current top five in the Sprint Fan Vote (in alphabetical order): Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte, Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Martin Truex Kr.
4 p.m. ET: One hour left to get your ballots in for the Sprint Fan Vote!
Martin Truex Jr. @MartinTruexJr56
Thanks to all that voted,and are still at it, sounds like were doing pretty good! Yall rock!!!Hopefully the rain quits so we can go racing.
3:53 p.m. ET: Last minute prep!
3:39 p.m. ET: Rain is in the area ...
Starting to rain at the race track. Still four hours -- wait, four hours?!? -- until on-track activity is slated to begin.
3:29 p.m. ET: We'll be honest. We're a little surprised he didn't join in.
3:27 p.m. ET: That it is, Time Warner Cable. That is is.
3:24 p.m. ET: Here's a look at the pace car ahead of tonight's Sprint All-Star race.
3:15 p.m. ET: NASCAR VP Steve O'Donnell with a quick update on tonight's race format. Read more about it in NASCAR.com's Kenny Bruce's piece.
3:10 p.m. ET: Among the many tributes to the late Dick Trickle, RCRacing cars will be donning this decal.
2:58 p.m. ET: Miss Sprint Cup got the pleasure of interviewing Jimmie Johnson's crew chief, Chad Knaus earlier. "Talking w/ Chad Knaus about what it's like being @JimmieJohnson's crew chief! Thanks 4 hosting us, @TeamHendrick! -JRpic.twitter.com/uC4dWysyfI" - via @MissSprintCup
2:17 p.m. ET: Aric Almirola is another driver trying to make it into the All-Star race. "Excited about tonight. It's going to be hammer down!" - via @aric_almirola
1:19 p.m. ET: You and us both, Timmy. "Headed to the track. The weather is looking a little iffy so lets hope Mother Nature holds off for tonight's show!" - via @TimmyHillRacer
1:01 p.m. ET: NASCAR VP Steve O'Donnell posted a picture on Twitter of the garage area ahead of tonight's race. "Still a few hours before we throw the Green for best All Star event in sports #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/IaOOuGpaW9" - via @odsteve
12:57 p.m. ET: Sounds like it's going to be a long day for NASCAR.com's David Caraviello (@dcaraviello): "Been at track 30 seconds, and already two near road-rage incidents involving people in golf carts. #NoTurnSignal #NoIdeaWhereYoureGoing"
11:49 a.m. ET: Kyle Busch was the winner of last night's N.C. Education Lottery 200, and he did so despite taking a late and costly penalty. It was his first Truck Series win since 2011. Read the recap to get the full details, and watch the clip of his post-race press conference below.
11:09 a.m. ET: Welcome back to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sprint All-Star edition of Minute-by-Minute! There's plenty for you to catch up on and add to your Saturday morning to-do list (other than mowing the lawn) ahead of today's races. Our suggestion? Start by getting your last-minute Sprint Fan Vote ballots in before today's 5 p.m. ET deadline, then check out the lineup for the All-Star race.
Friday, May 17
10:14 p.m. ET: Kyle Busch wins the NC Education Lottery 200.
10:11 p.m. ET: Calamity for Hornaday and others.
9:53 p.m. ET: "Green flag! vine.co/v/bEPpJx0AIPE"- via @TSMotorsports
9:36 p.m ET: Nifty picture from Jimmie Johnson.
9:24 p.m. ET: "Pitting lots of adjustments coming major major wedge here is the onion pic.twitter.com/EUo7SWNRNN" - via @Team_Onion
9:11 p.m. ET: Double trouble early for German Quiroga.
9:08 p.m. ET: Miss the pole winner for tomorrow night's Sprint All-Star race speak earlier? Listen to Carl Edwards speak.
8:47 p.m. ET: "Yellow back out, James is ok. Running p8. Reporting the truck is a little free" -via @JamesBuescher
8:28 p.m. ET: At least he didn't keep his blinker on. "Boy did I drive like an old grandma tonight." - via @mattkenseth
8:27 p.m. ET: "7 laps into the 134-lap race & Joey is scored 16th. Quiet on the radio. (PR)" - via @joeycoulter
8:20 p.m. ET: Green flag!
8:16 p.m. ET: Just about to get underway here for tonight's Truck Series race. Be sure to follow along on our live leaderboard.
8:02 p.m. ET: Here's pole-sitter Jeb Burton ahead of tonight's North Carolina Education Lottery 200. "@JebBurtonRacing chatting with @truckpits before strapping in to his Chevy Silverado pic.twitter.com/M23M9GcTKa" - via @TSMotorsports
7:55 p.m. ET: Once again, Carl Edwards is your pole winner for the Sprint All-Star race. See how he did it.
7:43 p.m. ET: Jeff Gordon is not pleased with Jeff Gordon. "Well that was an embarrassing attempt at getting to pit road for #SprintAllStarRace. Pit crew was awesome! Will make up for it tomorrow." - via @JeffGordonWeb
7:40 p.m. ET: For a full lineup of tomorrow night's Sprint All-Star race, check this out.
7:36 p.m. ET: Check in with NASCAR.com's Alan Cavanna in Friday night's edition of Up to Speed: All-Star Race.
7:28 p.m. ET:As a reminder: you have just a little time left to vote for Martin Truex Jr. (or any of your other favorite drivers) here.
7:26 p.m. ET: Well, Martin Truex Jr. certainly has the most intuitive campaign. We'll see how it works out for him: " @MartinTruexJr56 is out campaigning for #AllStar votes in an unconventional way!What would it take 2 get your vote?" via @MWRteam
7:09 p.m. ET:Be sure to tune in to NASCAR.com's Press Pass to hear from Carl Edwards and his post-qualifying reaction. Kurt Busch is live right now.
7:04 p.m. ET: The Big Man approves: " Robin Pemberton on the radio: Great job, that's one of the coolest things we've done in a long time! #NASCAR" - via @NASCARStats
7:03 p.m. ET: And Carl Edwards is your pole winner for tomorrow night's Sprint All-Star race.
6:53 p.m. ET: Coincidentally, Edwards is now the new provisional pole sitter: "New pole sitter: Carl Edwards, who has Dick Trickle's name written above the driver's side window opening of his No. 99 car." - via NASCAR.com's @dcaraviello.
6:52 p.m. ET: Good stuff on the No. 99 of Carl Edwards. Tribute to Trickle. "Nice tribute by @roushfenway & #CarlEdwards honoring the late#DickTrickle. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/kiLlZPzvEn" - via @NASCARonSPEED
6:47 p.m. ET: Biffle to the rescue: "Greg Biffle breaks up the Busch Brothers bonanza at the top of the board, sliding into second behind Kurt." - via @dcaraviello.
6:43 p.m. ET: And now a little bit of trouble for Logano: "And Joey Logano now barely over the line. We all thought the problems would stem from carrying speed onto pit road. Instead, it's the stop." - via @dcaraviello.
6:40 p.m. ET: Trouble for Kevin Harvick: "Kevin Harvick barely overshoots pit stall in qualifying, but he'll have to start at rear anyway because of an engine change earlier today." - via @dcaraviello.
6:38 p.m. ET: Via @NASCAR: "No pit road speed limit = no idea what's going to happen next. #NASCAR". Yeah, basically.
6:31 p.m. ET: "The Busch Show" continues at Charlotte Motor Speedway, this time with a split lead. Via NASCAR.com's David Caraviello (@dcaraviello): "It's Kurt and Kyle 1-2 so far in #NASCAR Sprint All-Star qualifying. Feax paus so far: Johnson slides past box by a little, Ambrose by lot."
6:19 p.m. ET: Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s team sure looks ready (and gung ho) ahead of his qualifying run, via @TeamHendrick.
6:18 p.m. ET: Also from Cavanna: "Big fan reaction as @JimmieJohnson fish tails and misses his pit. First mishap on pit road."
6:17 p.m. ET: According to NASCAR.com video host Alan Cavanna (@CopaCavanna), Mark Martin is adopting an interesting strategy for qualifying. "Mark Martin's team went left-sides first. Anyone else do that?"
6:15 p.m. ET: Sprint Showdown qualifying winner Martin Truex Jr. is speaking right now! Go to www.nascar.com/presspass to see what he has to say.
6:12 p.m. ET: Did you miss GarageCam earlier today? Don't worry. Minute-by-Minute has you covered.
6:08 p.m. ET: Martin Truex Jr. was your Sprint Showdown qualifying winner. He posed with @MissSprintCup to accept his award. "Congratulations to @MartinTruexJr56 for winning the#SprintShowdown pole @CLTMotorSpdwy! -KC pic.twitter.com/gdJgKjJsGh"
6:06 p.m. ET: Qualifying for the Sprint All-Star Race is now underway. Follow along on our live leaderboard.
5:36 p.m. ET: Elliott Sadler (@Elliott_Sadler) snagged a pic of tonight's pole-winner, Jeb Burton. "Congrats on the pole.. Va. Boy“@JebBurtonRacing: For the third time in five races - your pole sitter!! -- #NASCAR twitpic.com/cr9q3i”
5:33 p.m. ET:NASCAR.com's David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) just tweeted out a cool, behind-the-scenes shot from the garage area during qualifying.
5:29 p.m. ET: Rookie Jeb Burton earned his third pole of the season in just the fifth Camping World Truck Series race of the year. We recap the qualifying session here, while you can check out the full lineup for tonight's N.C. Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway here.
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