Open Race Thread: The NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race | Charlotte Motor Speedway

Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M's Toyota, celebrates setting the pole position during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20 in Charlotte, N.C. Credit: Streeter Lecka, Getty Images for NASCAR via nascar-assets.americaneagle.com

I can't believe it is time for the All-Star Race already.  This season is just flying past.

I can go on about who might win The Showdown, who might get the Fan Vote (if Dale Jr. doesn't place in The Showdown), and who might be the eventual winner when the final smoke settles later this evening but I won't.

Why?  Because I just want to sit back and let it all unfold in front of me, and just simply watch - not speculate, strategize, or scrutinize.  Today is about enjoyment, and appreciation of the sport.

Here is the line-up for The Showdown (via nascar.com).

And here is the line-up for The All-Star Race (via nascar.com).

You can find Matt's excellent stat-based race preview here. Check it out!

See you on the other side, in the comment area of course!

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