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All-Star Weekend viewer's guide

May 16, 2013, Staff report,

How are you watching the races at Charlotte Motor Speedway? Find out how to get the latest from wherever you are.



Even if you're not at the track, you can keep up with all the live action on TV and at (All times Eastern, unless noted.)

Watch practices and races on TV:


Friday, May 17:

Sprint Showdown final practice, noon on SPEED

Sprint All-Star Race final practice, 1:35 p.m. on SPEED

Sprint Showdown qualifying on SPEED, 5:15 p.m.

Sprint All-Star Race qualifying on SPEED, 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 18:
Sprint Showdown
on SPEED, 7 p.m.

Sprint All-Star Race on SPEED, 9 p.m.


Thursday, May 16:

Practice, 11:30 a.m.

Practice, 2 p.m.

Friday, May 17th:

Final practice, 10:30 a.m.

Keystone Light Pole qualifying, 4 p.m. on SPEED

NC Education Lottery 200, 8 p.m. on SPEED

Get inside the garage:

GarageCam presented by Miller Lite will be streaming live from Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, May 17 from the Sprint Cup garage at 1 p.m. ET.

Keep an eye on the media center:

Press Pass will have live news conferences throughout race weekend. (All times Eastern)

Friday, May 17th

Matt Kenseth | Noon

Kyle Busch | 12:20 p.m.

Jimmie Johnson | 12:45 p.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. | 4:15 p.m.

Post-Showdown qualifying news conferences | 5:45 p.m.

Post-All-Star qualifying news conferences | 7:15 p.m.

Post-Truck Series race news conferences | 9:45 p.m.

Saturday, May 18:

Post-Showdown news conferences | 8 p.m.

Post-All-Star race news conferences | 10:45 p.m.

Want to attend the races this weekend? Buy tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race and NC Education Lottery 200 here.

Know the track:

Check out our Charlotte Motor Speedway track page to learn the history of the track and explore the best fan views.

Want to meet a driver?

Here is a list of driver appearances taking place at the track this weekend. All times local; list subject to change.

Friday, May 17

Jeb and Ward Burton | 2:30 p.m. at the infield Kangaroo Express

Jeb and Ward Burton | 3:30 p.m. at the Roo-Lounge in the FanZone

Get packing:

The weather at Charlotte Motor Speedway is:

Click for Charlotte, North Carolina Forecast

Have a second screen:

Get lap-by-lap updates on during practice laps, qualifying and races. You can also use our Minute-by-Minute blog to keep up with what's happening at the track.

Re-live the race:

Watch race highlights from your favorite driver and top moments shortly after the race using Race RePlay.

1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway has hosted all but one of the 28 Sprint All-Star Races. In 1986, the event was held at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and won by Bill Elliott.

Keep all eyes on the race:

With RaceView Premium and NASCAR RaceView Mobile '13, you can watch live, virtual 3-D video with in-car audio as well as national radio broadcasts, telemetry data and real-time stats.

Follow from anywhere:

NASCAR Mobile '13: This new app is free to download and has an in-app subscription for premium content including live driver audio, live advanced leaderboards and live alternate camera angles.


This weekend's race doesn't count toward fantasy, but watch and see who races well and set your lineup before the race goes green at Charlotte next week.

Expert tip of the week:

The All-Star Race does not award points in's fantasy games, but it is well worth watching. Last year, all but two of the top-10 finishers in that event earned top-15s in the Coke 600. Get more tips from Dan Beaver's fantasy blog each week.

Keep up with the latest:

Use our weekly Driver Reports for a quick breakdown of how each driver is looking. Also each week, our writers vote on which drivers are making moves. Read the resulting driver Power Rankings to help power up your lineup.

Last year's top five in the All-Star race were:

1. Jimmie Johnson

2. Brad Keselowski

3. Matt Kenseth

4. Kyle Busch

5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

See the complete results here.


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