Year Date No. Driver Race Time 1987 NASCAR All-Star Race 3 p.m. on May 17 Dale Earnhardt: 1:19:24 May 22, 1988 Labonte, Terry 1:27:16 PM, May 18, 2019 42 1:36:18 Kyle Larson: 1:37:54 May 21, 1989 Waltrip, Darrell 1:40:15 PM, May 19, 2020 43
Darrell Waltrip and Davey Allison were the only two drivers to compete in every season of the All-Stars race from its inception in 1987 until its conclusion in 2005. Both men are members of the National Motorsports Press Association.
Waltrip has won five times while driving for Michael Waltrip Racing and Allison has won three times while racing for Robert Yates Racing. The other driver to win twice is Terry Labonte. He drove for Richard Childress in both seasons he competed in the event before moving over to Joe Gibbs Racing where he has one victory in the current version of the race.
There have been a total of 10 different winners during these races. Dale Earnhardt is the most successful with five wins. Bill Elliott has four victories and Harry Gant III, Rusty Wallace, and Mike Bliss each have three wins. The other drivers with multiple wins are Terry Labonte (two), Davey Allison (two), Greg Biffle, Jimmie Johnson, Ken Schrader, and Mark Martin (one).
2008 Kyle Busch was named Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2005 and has won the series titles in 2015 and 2019.
|Date||April 27, 2008|
Because of the coronavirus epidemic, NASCAR's All-Star Open and All-Star Race were originally set for Saturday, May 16 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but those plans were revised. The race will now take place on July 17 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.
The original plan was for the race to be a showcase event for the season finale and would have awarded $1 million to its winner. But because of the postponement of other major sports events including the NBA playoffs and MLB World Series, it became clear that there wasn't enough interest from fans to make a championship race worth while for NASCAR executives.
However, since it is being held as part of the all-star festivities, many top drivers from various series will participate. The format is still expected to consist of two 20-lap segments separated by a 10-minute break with the overall race winner receiving $250,000. The race will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.
Also see: All-Star Race postponed until July 17th.
The NASCAR stock car racing series is in its 38th season. The 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season was the 38th season of professional stock car racing in the United States, as well as the 15th Cup series season in the contemporary era. The season started on February 16th and finished on November 16th. RCR Enterprises' Dale Earnhardt won his second title this year. He beat Rusty Wallace by one point in the season's final race.
Earnhardt became the first driver to win the championship while driving for another team after moving to Richard Childress Racing in 1985. Before that, he drove for his own team, Dale Earnhardt Incorporated (DEI).
Wallace was the defending champion. He won three races during the season but lost the championship because of tiebreakers. He was also DEI's owner/driver at the time.
Other drivers who competed in the season were Donnie Jones, Mark Martin, Ricky Craven, Geoffrey Bodine, Terry Labonte, Bill Elliott, Darrell Waltrip, Greg Sacks, and Phil Parsons. This was also the last season before the introduction of the Busch Series in 1987. The following season, it would be replaced by the Craftsman Truck Series.
In conclusion, Dale Earnhardt was the champion of the 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.
In keeping with the qualifying procedure employed by NASCAR for the All-Star Race in all but one year, the main event, which is set to begin at 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1, is technically one of two races on Wednesday night... Stage lengths for the NASCAR All-Star Race.
|All-Star Race||55 laps | 35 laps | 35 laps | 15 laps|