So the time has come for One Hot Night reprised. Twenty years ago the All-Star race moved to prime time television and if I remember correctly it was a full moon too. No full-moon tonight but I imagine the sparks are going to fly just as it did twenty years ago.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and AJ Allmendinger just qualified for the race through the Showdown qualifier race and Bobby Labonte won the fan vote!
One million dollars is up for grabs tonight and I don't know about you but I hope Trevor Bane and the Wood Bros. win it because they are going to take that cash and re-invest it back into the racing organization.
In all honesty though, this race is just as much as a crap shoot as Talladega or Daytona and with the purse being so large I imagine there will be a lot more drivers willing to put their noses in places where they wouldn't normally go in the quest of the giant check at the end of the race.
Starting line-up is after the jump. See you on the other side.
|3||11||Denny Hamlin||Toyota||FedEx Office||134.811||120.168||-1.056|
|4||16||Greg Biffle||Ford||3M / American Red Cross||134.529||120.420||-1.308|
|5||29||Kevin Harvick||Chevrolet||Budweiser / Rheem||134.304||120.622||-1.510|
|6||48||Jimmie Johnson||Chevrolet||Lowe's Patriotic||133.800||121.076||-1.964|
|7||27||Paul Menard||Chevrolet||Menards / CertainTeed||133.722||121.147||-2.035|
|9||14||Tony Stewart||Chevrolet||Bass Pro Shops||133.353||121.482||-2.370|
|10||78||Regan Smith||Chevrolet||Furniture Row Racing||133.091||121.721||-2.609|
|11||21||Trevor Bayne||Ford||Good Sam Club / Camping World||132.938||121.861||-2.749|
|12||15||Clint Bowyer||Toyota||5-hour Energy||132.470||122.292||-3.180|
|14||34||David Ragan||Ford||US Shredder||130.453||124.183||-5.071|
|15||17||Matt Kenseth||Ford||Fifth Third Bank||134.606||125.351||-6.239|
|16||55||Mark Martin||Toyota||Aaron's Dream Machine||133.197||126.624||-7.512|
|17||51||Kurt Busch||Chevrolet||Monster Energy||131.628||128.074||-8.962|
|19||2||Brad Keselowski||Dodge||Miller Lite||134.511||130.436||-11.324|
|20||5||Kasey Kahne||Chevrolet||Farmers Insurance||-||-||-|
|21||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Chevrolet||Dale Jr. Foundation / National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew||-||-||-|