2017 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race

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2017 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
2017 Monster Energy All-Star Race logo.png
DateMay 20, 2017 (2017-05-20)
LocationCharlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina
CoursePermanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
DistanceOpen:
50 laps, 75 mi (121 km)
All-Star Race:
70 laps, 105 mi (169 km)
Avg SpeedOpen: 74.606 mph (120.067 km/h)
All-Star Race: 86.558 mph (139.302 km/h)
Monster Energy Open
PoleClint Bowyer (Stewart-Haas Racing)
Time28.500
Winner (segment 1)Clint Bowyer (Stewart-Haas Racing)
Winner (segment 2)Ryan Blaney (Wood Brothers Racing)
Winner (segment 3)Daniel Suárez (Joe Gibbs Racing)
Fan Vote winnersChase Elliott (Hendrick Motorsports)
Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race
PoleKyle Larson (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time112.626
Most laps ledKyle Larson (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Laps led40
WinnerKyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing)
Television
NetworkFS1
AnnouncersMike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Radio
NetworkMotor Racing Network
AnnouncersJoe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace (Booth)
Dave Moody (1 & 2)
Kyle Rickey (3 & 4) (Turns)

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race (XXXIII) is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car exhibition race held on May 20, 2017 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Contested over 70 laps, it was the second exhibition race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Charlotte Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

The All-Star Race was open to race winners from last season through the 2017 Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway and all previous All-Star race winners and Monster Race NASCAR Cup champions who had attempted to qualify for every race in 2017 were eligible to compete in the All-Star Race.

Entry list[edit]

Monster Energy Open[edit]
No. Driver Team Manufacturer
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
43 Regan Smith (i) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
51 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota
66 Carl Long (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet
72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official Monster Energy Open entry list
Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race[edit]
No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Official Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race entry list

Practice[edit]

All-Star Race practice[edit]

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the All-Star Race practice session with a time of 28.530 seconds and a speed of 189.274 mph (304.607 km/h).[9]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.530 189.274
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.557 189.095
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.575 188.976
Official Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race practice results

Monster Energy Open practice[edit]

Erik Jones was the fastest in the Monster Energy Open practice session with a time of 28.563 seconds and a speed of 189.056 mph (304.256 km/h).

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.563 189.056
2 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.728 187.970
3 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.970 186.400
Official Monster Energy Open practice results

Qualifying (All-Star Race)[edit]

Kyle Larson scored the pole for the race with a time of 112.626 and a speed of 143.839 mph (231.486 km/h).[10]

All-Star Race qualifying results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 113.087 112.626
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 112.852 112.636
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 112.256 112.889
4 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 112.855 121.692
5 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 112.467 122.077
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 113.179
7 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 113.278
8 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 113.943
9 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 114.501
10 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 116.493
11 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 116.684
12 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 116.890
13 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 116.924
14 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 117.609
15 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 118.627
16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 119.809
Official All-Star qualifying results

Qualifying (Open)[edit]

Clint Bowyer scored the pole for the race with a time of 28.500 and a speed of 189.474 mph (304.929 km/h).

Qualifying results (Open)[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2
1 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.607 28.500
2 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.625 28.722
3 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.707 28.745
4 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.883 28.802
5 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.930 28.833
6 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.072 28.966
7 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.628 29.059
8 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 29.112 29.320
9 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.122
10 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.164
11 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 29.246
12 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.300
13 43 Regan Smith (i) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 29.357
14 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 29.404
15 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 29.602
16 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 29.658
17 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.660
18 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 29.897
19 51 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 30.667
20 66 Carl Long (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet 30.742
21 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 30.928
22 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota 31.130
23 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
24 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 0.000
Official Monster Energy Open qualifying results

Monster Energy Open[edit]

Monster Energy Open results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps
1 6 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 50
2 4 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 50
3 3 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 50
4 13 43 Regan Smith (i) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 50
5 9 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 50
6 8 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 50
7 11 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 50
8 14 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 50
9 10 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 50
10 17 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 50
11 24 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 50
12 16 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 50
13 12 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 50
14 21 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 50
15 23 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 50
16 22 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Toyota 50
17 20 66 Carl Long (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet 49
18 19 51 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 48
19 7 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 47
20 2 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 40a
21 5 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 34
22 18 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 23
23 1 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 20b
24 15 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 12
^a Winner of the second segment.
^b Winner of the first segment.
Monster Energy Open race results

All-Star Race[edit]

All-Star Race results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps
1 2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 70
2 1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 70
3 4 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 70
4 5 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 70
5 10 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 70
6 3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 70
7 20 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 70
8 12 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 70
9 7 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 70
10 9 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 66
11 18 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 60
12 14 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 60
13 17 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 60
14 16 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 60
15 19 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 60
16 13 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 60
17 11 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 60
18 6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 60
19 15 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 57
20 8 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 20
Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race results

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Fox Sports was the television broadcaster of the race in the United States. Lap-by-lap announcer, Mike Joy, was accompanied on the broadcast by retired NASCAR drivers, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip. Jamie Little, Vince Welch, and Matt Yocum reported from pit lane.

FS1 Television
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

Radio[edit]

Motor Racing Network (MRN) continued their longstanding relationship with the track to broadcast the race on radio. The lead announcers for the race's broadcast were Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace. The network also implemented two announcers on each side of the track: Dave Moody in turns 1 and 2 and Kyle Rickey in turns 3 and 4. Alex Hayden, Winston Kelly, Kim Coon, and Steve Post were the network's pit lane reporters. The network's broadcast was also simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

MRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Joe Moore
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Turns 1 & 2: Dave Moody
Turns 3 & 4: Kyle Rickey
Alex Hayden
Winston Kelly
Kim Coon
Steve Post

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Open Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 15, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "All Star Race Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 15, 2017. Archived from the original on October 17, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "All Star Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 19, 2017. Archived from the original on May 23, 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "Open Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 19, 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "All Star Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 19, 2017. Archived from the original on May 27, 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  7. ^ "Monster Energy Open Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 20, 2017. Retrieved May 20, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. May 20, 2017. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  9. ^ Spencer, Lee (May 19, 2017). "Larson spins, but still leads All-Star Race practice". Motorsport.com. Concord, North Carolina: Motorsport Network. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  10. ^ Reed, Steve (May 20, 2017). "Larson takes pole for All-Star race after Busch blunder". Associated Press. Concord, North Carolina: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved May 20, 2017.