The 2023 NASCAR All Star Race and All Star Open will see the return of the famous North Wilkesboro Speedway. The track last hosted the NASCAR Cup Series in 1996, and was shut down following the September race of that year. In 2021 and 2022, revitalization efforts were led to bring racing back to the speedway, and the track hosted the CARS Tour in August of 2022. Following that event, NASCAR announced that the 2023 All Star Race would return to the facility. The format for this event will have 2, 60 lap heats, to set the field. Then the All Star Open will be a 100 lap event, with a break around lap 40. The top 2 finishers from the Open, and the Fan Vote winner, will transfer to the All Star Race. The All Star Race will be a 200 lap event with a competition break around lap 100, with the winner taking home the $1 million prize.
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The All Star Race will consist of 200 laps, with a “competition break” around lap 100.
Sunday, May 21st.
The Open begins at 5:30pm ET and the All Star Race begins at 8:00pm ET.
The All Star Race starts at 8:00pm ET. FS1 will broadcast the race with radio coverage from MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
The All Star Race was first run in 1985 with Darrell Waltrip winning.
Richard Petty has the most wins at North Wilkesboro Speedway with 15 victories.