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Drivers locked in for 2017 Monster Energy All-Star Race

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Sixteen drivers currently are eligible for the Monster Energy All-Star Race: Chris Buescher, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Martin Truex Jr.


Drivers who have won a points event in either 2016 or 2017 are eligible, as are drivers who have won a previous Monster Energy All-Star Race and compete full time. Drivers who have won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship and compete full time also are eligible for the event.

Clint Bowyer, Ryan Blaney and Daniel Suarez will join the field as stage winners in the Monster Energy Open (held prior to the Monster Energy All-Star Race) and Chase Elliott was added to the field by winning the Fan Vote.

DRIVERS ELIGIBLE FOR 2017 ALL-STAR RACE
Driver Car/Team Most recent eligibility
Ryan Blaney No. 21 Ford/Wood Brothers Racing Stage 2 winner in Open
Clint Bowyer No. 14 Ford/Stewart-Haas Racing Stage 1 winner in Open
Chris Buescher No. 37 Chevrolet/JTG Daugherty Racing Race winner in 2016
Kurt Busch No. 41 Ford/Stewart-Haas Racing Race winner in 2017
Kyle Busch No. 18 Toyota/Joe Gibbs Racing Race winner in 2016
Dale Earnhardt Jr. No. 88 Chevrolet/Hendrick Motorsports Past All-Star Race winner
Chase Elliott No. 24 Chevrolet/Hendrick Motorsports Winner of Monster Energy Fan Vote
Denny Hamlin No. 11 Toyota/Joe Gibbs Racing Race winner in 2016
Kevin Harvick No. 4 Ford/Stewart-Haas Racing Race winner in 2016
Jimmie Johnson No. 48 Chevrolet/Hendrick Motorsports Race winner in 2017
Kasey Kahne No. 5 Chevrolet/Hendrick Motorsports Past All-Star Race winner
Matt Kenseth No. 20 Toyota/Joe Gibbs Racing Race winner in 2016
Brad Keselowski No. 2 Ford/Team Penske Race winner in 2017
Kyle Larson No. 42 Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing Race winner in 2017
Joey Logano No. 22 Ford/Team Penske Race winner in 2017
Jamie McMurray No. 1 Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing Past All-Star Race winner
Ryan Newman No. 31 Chevrolet/Richard Childress Racing Race winner in 2017
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. No. 17 Ford/Roush Fenway Racing Race winner in 2017
Daniel Suarez No. 19 Toyota/Joe Gibbs Racing Stage 3 winner in Open
Martin Truex Jr. No. 78 Toyota/Furniture Row Racing Race winner in 2017

Programming info for the Monster Energy All-Star Race

When: 
Saturday, May 20, events start at 6 p.m. ET with the Monster Energy Open followed by the Monster Energy All-Star Race
Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway
TV: FS1
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio


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