The NASCAR All-Star Race is one of the most fun events annually on the Cup Series schedule. It’s a midseason exhibition event that only certain eligible drivers compete in, so the racing can be more aggressive, riskier and entertaining. Plus, it’s much shorter than a traditional NASCAR race.
Because it’s an exhibition event, a win doesn’t aid drivers in the Cup Series standings or help them qualify for the 10-race playoffs in the fall. But there’s $1 million and bragging rights on the line — plus a $100,000 bonus for the fastest pit crew.
With all that at stake, the race is intense, sometimes ending with clashing drivers brilliantly trolling each other or even throwing a punch or two.
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Ahead of the 2021 All-Star Race on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, Kyle Larson is the favorite to win (+300), as of Friday afternoon per BetMGM. And Martin Truex Jr. and Chase Elliott (both +700) are right behind him.
Here’s a look at every NASCAR All-Star Race winner since 2000 — back when it was still called The Winston.