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Dwell updates, outcomes and highlights from the 2020 NASCAR All-Star Race in Bristol

Chase Elliott’s NASCAR All-Star Race win on Wednesday evening was the result of many experiments on the track for sports and a risky social distance in the stands. There were 30,000 people somewhere in the stadium on Bristol Motor Speedway – by far most of the major US sports since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

However, the race itself was straightforward, with Elliott dominating the field. He won stages 2 and 3 before ending the event at the top. Its price was a cool million dollars.

Kyle Busch finished second, Kevin Harvick third, Brad Keselowski fourth and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top 5.

A qualification competition called All-Star Open and a fan vote determined the last four places in the field with 20 participants. These gave Aric Almirola, William Byron, Matt DiBenedetto and Clint Bowyer the opportunity to take part in the main event.

Bubba Wallace, meanwhile, was devastated outdoors and was not happy about it.

Sporting News followed live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from the NASCAR 2020 all-star races in Bristol. Follow below for complete results.

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The highlights of the NASCAR All-Star Race after Chase Elliott’s win in Bristol

NASCAR All-Star Race results

10:13 pm: Elliott wins the NASCAR All-Star Race 2020! He dominated after the opening phase.

10:11 pm: Ten more rounds to find a winner.

10:02 pm: Elliott does it two in a row and achieves a Stage 3 win.

ASR level 3

Chase Elliott
Ryan Blaney
Brad Keselowski
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick
Denny Hamlin
Erik Jones
Joey Logano
Alex Bowman
Clint Bowyer
Aric Almirola
Martin Truex
William Byron
Jimmie Johnson
Cole Custer
Matt Kenseth
Ryan Newman
Justin Haley
Matt DiBenedetto
Kurt Busch

– Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW), July 16, 2020

9:59 pm: Elliott is still late in phase 3. There are four phases in this event.

9:44 pm: Chase Elliott wins stage 2. The lack of incremental incentives is a clear oversight in this all-star format. There are no monetary gains associated with the stages and this has a negative impact on the competitiveness of the event.

ASR level 2

Chase Elliott
Kevin Harvick
Ryan Blaney
Brad Keselowski
Alex Bowman
Clint Bowyer
Denny Hamlin
Joey Logano
Aric Almirola
Kyle Busch
Erik Jones
William Byron
Martin Truex Jr.
Jimmie Johnson
Ryan Newman
Cole Custer
Justin Haley
Matt DiBenedetto
Matt Kenseth
Kurt Busch

– Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW), July 16, 2020

I definitely have to have something for which I can race in these phases. Either significant coin or automatic start first next level or so.

– Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass), July 16, 2020

9:34 pm: Ryan Newman turns early in phase 2.

9:22 pm: Blaney wins level 1.

9:20 pm: Ryan Blaney has a slight lead in the first 40 laps.

9:08 pm: Keselowski collides with Kurt Busch.

9:05 pm: Green flag.

9:03 pm: Sidelights are in place.

8:48 pm: It will start here soon.

NASCAR All Star Race
Bristol Motor Speedway

Four levels:
55 | 35 | 35 | fifteen

Precautions do not count in the first three phases
Unlimited overtime attempts

The cars will be equipped with LED under-light flashes.

It’s Bristol, baby.

– Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW), July 16, 2020

8:05 pm: After a break between competitions, we have the main event. Intros are planned for around 8:45 p.m.

NASCAR All-Star Open Results

8:01 pm: Clint Bowyer gets the last place through fan voting.

7:58 pm: Matt DiBenedetto wins the last stage and gets a place in the All-Star race. Another place remains for the winner of the fan vote.

7:46 pm: Byron wins level 2.

7:28 pm: Aric Almirola wins the first stage and enters the all-star race.

7:15 p.m .: Beware of Bubba Wallace.

7:10 pm: Green flag.

7:03 pm: Motors fired for the Open, which are a qualifier for the main event.

Engines fired for the NASCAR All-Star Open

35 laps – The winner enters the All Star Race
35 laps – The winner enters the All Star Race
15 laps – The winner enters the All Star Race

The top fan voter who has no qualifications will also do the main event.

– Matthew Weaver (@JMattWeaver), July 15, 2020

6:58 pm: Another look at the crowd.

6:45 pm: Here’s an early look at the stands. The focus is early, however, because many more people are supposed to show up.

MORE: Explain the NASCAR All-Star Race format

Start time of the NASCAR All-Star Race

date: Wednesday, July 15th Start time: 7 p.m. ET (open) | 8:30 p.m. ET (All Star Race)TV channel: FS1Live broadcast: Fox Sports Go | fuboTV (7 days free trial)

The first green flag of the night on Wednesday flies shortly after 7 p.m. ET for The Open, a fast qualification race for those who are not yet in the all-star field. The Open offers stage lengths of 35, 35 and 15 laps. The winners of these three stages will receive seats in the rear area of ​​the All-Star racing field.

The all-star race itself has a start time of 8:30 p.m. ET and offers stage lengths of 55, 35, 35 and 15 rounds. Both rounds with a green and yellow flag count in levels 1 to 3, whereby only rounds with a green flag count in the final phase.

FS1’s NASCAR All-Star Race coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. ET.

MORE: How Bristol became the first big test for fans returning to US sports venues

Starting grid of the NASCAR All-Star Race in Bristol

The drivers received the All-Star Race authorization in three ways:

– Win a Cup Series point race in 2019 or 2020. The Cup series rookie, Cole Custer, was qualified with his upset win in Kentucky on Sunday. Justin Haley, a full-time driver in the Xfinity series, won with his win at Daytona last July.

– Win a Cup Series championship. Truex, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Jimmie Johnson are the all-star race cup champions.

– Win a past All Star race. Ryan Newman came this way.

The draw for the starting grid took place on Monday. Below are the results:

Beginning
driver
Car number
team
1
Martin Truex Jr.
19th
Joe Gibbs Racing
2nd
Alex Bowman
88
Hendrick Motorsports
3rd
Ryan Blaney
12th
Team Penske
4th
Justin Haley
77
Spire Motorsports
5
Kevin Harvick
4th
Stewart-Haas Racing
6
Matt Kenseth
42
Chip Ganassi Racing
7
Kurt Busch
1
Chip Ganassi Racing
8th
Cole Custer
41
Stewart-Haas Racing
9
Brad Keselowski
2nd
Team Penske
10th
Kyle Busch
18th
Joe Gibbs Racing
11
Ryan Newman
6
Roush Fenway Racing
12th
Joey Logano
22
Team Penske
13
Chase Elliott
9
Hendrick Motorsports
14
Jimmie Johnson
48
Hendrick Motorsports
fifteen
Denny Hamlin
11
Joe Gibbs Racing
16
Erik Jones
20
Joe Gibbs Racing
17th
Open Stage 1 Winner
18th
Open Stage 2 winner
19th
Open Stage 3 winner
20
Fan vote winner

NASCAR All-Star Open lineup in Bristol

The starting line-up of the All-Star Open was determined similarly to the line-up of the Cup Series races since NASCAR’s return from the corona virus break. NASCAR mostly uses random draws while going ahead of the races without qualifications and training sessions to limit the amount of time spent on the track during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below is the protocol of how the All-Star Open field in Bristol was set up:

Positions 1-12: Random drawing of the 12 best teams in owner points.Positions 13-22: Random draw from the remaining teams.

The draw for the starting grid took place on Monday. Below are the results:

Beginning
driver
Car number
team
1
Michael McDowell
34
Motorsport in the front row
2nd
Aric Almirola
10th
Stewart-Haas Racing
3rd
Christopher Bell
95
Leavine Family Racing
4th
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
47
JTG Daugherty Racing
5
Tyler Reddick
8th
Richard Childress Racing
6
Bubba Wallace
43
Richard Petty Motorsports
7
William Byron
24th
Hendrick Motorsports
8th
Chris Buescher
17th
Roush Fenway Racing
9
Clint Bowyer
14
Stewart-Haas Racing
10th
Matt DiBenedetto
21
Wood Brothers Racing
11
Austin Dillon
3rd
Richard Childress Racing
12th
Ryan Preece
37
JTG Daugherty Racing
13
JJ Yeley
27
Rick Ware Racing
14
Garrett Smithley
53
Rick Ware Racing
fifteen
Brennan Poole
fifteen
Premium motorsport
16
Quin Houff
00
StarCom Racing
17th
Timmy Hill *
66
Motorsport business management
18th
Joey gases
51
Petty Ware Racing
19th
Daniel Suarez
96
Gaunt Brothers Racing
20
John Hunter Nemechek
38
Motorsport in the front row
21
Ty Dillon
13
Germain Racing
22
Corey LaJoie
32
Go Fas Racing

* Withdrawn from the race.

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