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Lap-by-Lap: All-Star

May 22, 2011, ,

Lap 100 -- CHECKERED FLAG: In a flawless race, Carl Edwards wins the final three segments and wins more than $1 million. Kyle Busch finishes second with David Reutimann third.

Lap 99 -- WHITE FLAG: Carl Edwards takes the white flag.

Lap 98 -- Kyle Busch has cut the lead to 0.4 seconds.

Lap 97 -- The field is pretty much single file with three to go.

Lap 96 -- Carl Edwards leads by 0.9 seconds in front of Kyle Busch.

Lap 95 -- Tony Stewart got into the rear of Greg Biffle and is looking to pass him for fourth. Mark Martin to the garage.

Lap 94 -- Mark Martin has has some right-front damage after contact with Jimmie Johnson.

Lap 93 -- David Reutimann is on the move and passes Greg Biffle for third. Kurt Busch slams the wall in Turn 4.

Lap 92 -- Carl Edwards gets a great start and leads. Greg Biffle follows and is on the inside of Kyle Busch for second.

Lap 91 -- GREEN FLAG: Carl Edwards brings the field to the green followed by Kyle Busch, Greg Biffe, Matt Kenseth, David Reutimann, Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer.

11:15 p.m. ET -- The cars hit pit road for four tires. Carl Edwards wins the race off pit road followed by Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth. Kenseth gained three spots and Tony Stewart lost three spots.

11:14 p.m. ET -- Regan Smith is on pit road and he will be penalized for pitting too soon. Pit road remains closed.

11:12 p.m. ET -- Regan Smith is stuck in Turn 1. He says his car will fire but it will not run so Smith will get a push. This keeps pit road closed.

11:09 p.m. ET -- The cars are rolling off pit road and pit road will be open and everyone must make a four-tire stop.

Lap 90 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 5/RED FLAG: Carl Edwards wins the third segment and pockets an additional $125,000. Kyle Busch is second followed by Greg Biffle, Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin. Brad Keselowski gets the free pass and is one lap down. There will be a 10-minute break where teams can put fuel in and make adjustments.

Lap 88 -- Jimmie Johnson passes David Reutimann for eighth.

Lap 87 -- Denny Hamlin running fifth. Jimmie Johnson up to ninth. Kurt Busch down to 11th.

Lap 86 -- Carl Edwards rockets away from Kyle Busch in Turn 3 and leads with four laps to go in the segment.

Lap 84 -- Carl Edwards drops to the inside of Kyle Busch in Turn 1 but Busch holds the lead.

Lap 81 -- Kurt Busch got into the rear of David Reutimann after Reutimann moved up the track in front of the No. 22.

Lap 80 -- Jimmie Johnson staying on the outside and trying to climb is way back to the front. He is currently 13th.

Lap 79 -- Jeff Gordon very slow on the restart and he falls to sixth.

Lap 78 -- GREEN FLAG: Kyle Busch brings the field to the green followed by Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart.

Lap 76 -- Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Juan Montoya and Mark Martin all on pit road. Johnson with a four-tire stop.

Lap 74 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 4: Regan Smith spins after some possible contact with Matt Kenseth but it looks like Smith avoided the wall. Brad Keselowski will get another lap back and is now two laps down.

Lap 73 -- Jeff Gordon is very happy with his car and is looking for his first All-Star win since 2001.

Lap 72 -- Jeff Gordon up to second.

Lap 71 -- GREEN FLAG: Carl Edwards brings the field to the green but spins his tires opening the door for Kyle Busch to take the lead.

10:39 p.m. ET -- Jimmie Johnson won the race off pit road and he sits 12th. Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle, Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, David Reutimann, Jamie McMurray, Regan Smith, Mark Martin and Kevin Harvick all stay out and run 1-11.

10:37 p.m. ET -- Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle and Denny Hamlin stay out. Matt Kenseth pits for four tires. Jimmie Johnson with two tires.

Lap 70 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 3/RED FLAG: Carl Edwards wins the second segment and $25,000. Jimmie Johnson is second. Teams now have the option of pitting if they choose.

Lap 68 -- Carl Edwards goes to the inside of Jimmie Johnson on the backstretch for the lead.

Lap 67 -- David Ragan up to 12th. Dale Earnhardt Jr. runs 15th.

Lap 65 -- Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin battling for seventh. Jimmie Johnson leads with five to go in the second segment.

Lap 64 -- Jeff Gordon rockets past Greg Biffle for fifth.

Lap 63 -- Lots of three-wide racing on the restart with contact between multiple drivers. Jimmie Johnson with a great restart and takes the lead.

Lap 62 -- GREEN FLAG: Carl Edwards brings the field to the green followed by Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Greg Biffle.

Lap 60 -- Clint Bowyer back on pit road for major adjustments. Kasey Kahne takes his No. 4 to the garage.

Lap 59 -- David Reutimann in 10th the highest-running car to pit. Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mark Martin, Juan Montoya, Jamie McMurray, Clint Bowyer and Regan Smith all on pit road.

Lap 58 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 2: Kasey Kahne gets into the wall after possible contact with Greg Biffle bringing out the caution. Brad Keselowski gets the free pass and will be four laps down.

Lap 57 -- Jimmie Johnson passes Kasey Kahne for second. Tony Stewart on the move as he passes David Ragan for eighth.

Lap 55 -- Greg Biffle and Jimmie Johnson have caught Kasey Kahne for second.

Lap 54 -- Greg Biffle gets around Kyle Busch for fourth. Matt Kenseth follows and is fifth.

Lap 53 -- Regan Smith is down to eighth. Kurt Busch up to 13th after being a lap down.

Lap 52 -- Greg Biffle gets loose on the start and drops to fifth.

Lap 51 -- GREEN FLAG: Carl Edwards brings the field to the green followed by Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle and Regan Smith as the second segment of 20 laps is under way.

10:20 p.m. ET -- Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch back on pit road.

10:19 p.m. ET -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. with a long stop for major adjustments. The No. 88 rolls off pit road last among the lead-lap cars.

10:18 p.m. ET -- Everyone hits pit road. Carl Edwards with two tires. Greg Biffle with four tires and a wedge adjustment. Kasey Kahne with two tires and a wedge adjustment. Jimmie Johnson, Regan Smith and David Ragan also with two tires. Edwards wins the race off pit road.

10:17 p.m. ET -- Kurt Busch will get the free pass and will return to the lead lap.

Lap 50 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 1/RED FLAG: The first segment is caution free and Greg Biffle will win the first segment and $25,000.

Lap 48 -- Regan Smith battling Kevin Harvick for 17th.

Lap 46 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. has some serous handling problems and he remains in 19th.

Lap 44 -- Clint Bowyer has some debris on his grill.

Lap 43 -- Matt Kenseth passes Clint Bowyer for seventh.

Lap 40 -- Ten laps remaining in the segment with Greg Biffle out front, closing on Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the tail end of the field.

Lap 38 -- Jimmie Johnson goes to the outside and passes Clint Bowyer for sixth.

Lap 37 -- Matt Kenseth on the move as he passes Jeff Gordon for ninth.

Lap 35 -- The racing is mostly single-file around the track with Greg Biffle out front.

Lap 33 -- Brad Keselowski is finally off pit road and is scored six laps down.

Lap 32 -- Showdown winner David Ragan is up to 15th.

Lap 29 -- Brad Keselowski remains on pit road and is now three laps down. Kurt Busch still complaining about the handling of his race car.

Lap 28 -- Kurt Busch is in trouble as he will have to serve a pass-through penalty for a man over the wall too soon. Busch will go one lap down.

Lap 26 -- Everyone hits pit road for four tires. Kyle Busch with an air-pressure adjustment. Kasey Kahne with a chassis adjustment. Greg Biffle wins the race off pit road followed by Carl Edwards and Busch. Kurt Busch with a long stop and Brad Keselowski waited a lap to allow pit road to clear.

Lap 25 -- The next time by, everyone will have to make a four-tire stop.

Lap 23 -- Denny Hamlin passes Kevin Harvick for 15th. Kurt Busch has dropped back to the rear with Brad Keselowski.

Lap 21 -- Tony Stewart up to fifth after passing Clint Bowyer. Mark Martin up to sixth after passing Bowyer as well.

Lap 19 -- Juan Montoya went high and dropped to 10th. Carl Edwards passes Kyle Busch for second.

Lap 18 -- Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards are three seconds ahead of the rest of the field.

Lap 17 -- Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson side-by-side for ninth.

Lap 15 -- Brad Keselowski tells his team that the No. 2 has no brakes.

Lap 14 -- David Reutimann and Kevin Harvick battling for 13th.

Lap 12 -- Kyle Busch has some debris on his grill and he is trying to get to the bumper of Greg Biffle to clear it off.

Lap 11 -- Jeff Gordon and Jamie McMurray in a great battle for ninth.

Lap 10 -- WIth Greg Biffle and Kyle Busch racing for the lead, Carl Edwards has caught the duo.

Lap 8 -- Kyle Busch has caught Greg Biffle and is challenging for the lead.

Lap 6 -- The three advancing from the Showdown are still at the tail-end of the field.

Lap 4 -- Kasey Kahne up to fourth. Jimmie Johnson running 13th.

Lap 3 -- Greg Biffle goes to the high side on the backstretch and passes Kyle Busch for the lead.

Lap 2 -- They are two- and three-wide throughout the field. Carl Edwards goes to the inside of Clint Bowyer for third.

Lap 1 -- Clint Bowyer got a horrible start allowing Greg Biffle to move up to second.

9:50 p.m. ET -- GREEN FLAG: Kyle Busch brings the field to the green and the All-Star Race is under way.

9:40 p.m. ET -- Sprint customer Aaron Thomas gives the command, "Gentlemen, start your engines!"

9:33 p.m. ET -- The U.S. Army Brass Brigade performs the national anthem.

9:32 p.m. ET -- Joe Gibbs delivers the Invocation.

9:24 p.m. ET -- There are four segments in this race. The first segment is 50 laps and all teams must make a four-tire green flag stop. The caution will wave and teams have the option of making a pit stop during the red flag. The second segment is 20 laps with no requirements. The third segment is 20 laps with no requirements. Following the third segment, a 10-minute break will take place and teams can make chassis adjustments and add fuel. Prior to the fourth segment, cars will lineup single-file based on finishing order of the third segment. Pit road will be open, and the fourth segment lineup will be based on exit of pit road. The fourth segment is the final one as in a 10-lap shootout where only green-flag laps are counted.

9:17 p.m. ET -- Miss Sprint Cups Monica Palumbo, Paige Duke and Kim Coon introduce Dale Earnhardt Jr. as the Fan Vote winner.

9:02 p.m. ET -- Driver introductions have started.

8:22 p.m. ET -- David Ragan wins the Showdown and will make his first All-Star start. Brad Keselowski finishes second and is in the All-Star Race as well. One more driver will win the Fan Vote, putting 21 drivers in the All-Star Race.