Live lineup updates, results from 2023 All-Star Race weekend

Live lineup updates, results from 2023 All-Star Race weekend

For the first time since 1996, it‘s NASCAR race weekend at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

The NASCAR All-Star Race is back in the state of North Carolina and shifts to the 0.625-mile oval in Wilkes County at the historic short track, which welcomes back the Cup Series and its modern-day stars on Sunday night (8 ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

With the All-Star Race comes unique changes to the weekend format, at the forefront of which are a Pit Crew Challenge and heat races. The main goal, however, remains a simple, easy-to-follow setup that‘s bound to excite throughout this special weekend.

Here’s how it works:

Lineups for the two heat races and the All-Star Open were determined by Friday’s Pit Crew Challenge, which featured each team performing a four-tire pit stop. The winning No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing team of driver Ty Gibbs will thus start Sunday’s All-Star Open from the pole position.

The 21 teams locked into the All-Star Race are split into two heat races on Saturday night. Those who finished first, third, fifth and so on in the Pit Crew Challenge will compete in the first heat race; those who finish second, fourth, sixth and so on will compete in the second heat.

The two 60-lap heats will determine the starting positions in Sunday night‘s $1 million main event. The results of the first heat will set the inside row — first, third, fifth and so on — for the starting grid of the All-Star Race, while Heat 2 will set the outside, even-numbered positions.

The 16 drivers not yet locked into the main event will fight through the 100-lap All-Star Open event to earn one of two transfer positions into the All-Star Race. The top two finishers will advance to the All-Star Race. In addition, the Fan Vote winner will also bump from the Open into the All-Star Race. The award is granted to the driver with the most votes who did not already advance via the transfer positions.

Heat Race No. 1: Lineup (Saturday, 7:20 p.m., FS1)

Starting Spot

Car Number

Driver

1

99

Daniel Suárez

2

9

Chase Elliott

3

22

Joey Logano

4

11

Denny Hamlin

5

14

Chase Briscoe

6

47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

7

2

Austin Cindric

8

29

Kevin Harvick

9

12

Ryan Blaney

10

20

Christopher Bell

11

43

Erik Jones

Heat Race No. 2: Lineup (Saturday, 8:15 p.m., FS1)

Starting Spot

Car Number

Driver

1

17

Chris Buescher

2

3

Austin Dillon

3

24

William Byron

4

1

Ross Chastain

5

5

Kyle Larson

6

19

Martin Truex Jr.

7

23

Bubba Wallace

8

6

Brad Keselowski

9

8

Kyle Busch

10

45

Tyler Reddick

All-Star Open: Lineup (Sunday, 5:30 p.m., FS1)

Starting Spot

Car Number

Driver

1

54

Ty Gibbs

2

48

Josh Berry

3

7

Corey LaJoie

4

21

Harrison Burton

5

31

Justin Haley

6

34

Michael McDowell

7

38

Todd Gilliland

8

41

Ryan Preece

9

10

Aric Almirola

10

16

AJ Allmendinger

11

78

Josh Bilicki

12

77

Ty Dillon

13

13

Chandler Smith

14

51

Ryan Newman

15

42

Noah Gragson

16

15

JJ Yeley

FULL STARTING LINEUP FOR ALL-STAR RACE (Sunday, 8 p.m. ET, FS1)

Starting Spot

Driver

How determined

1

Heat Race No. 1 winner

2

Heat Race No. 2 winner

3

Heat Race No. 1 second place

4

Heat Race No. 2 second place

5

Heat Race No. 1 third place

6

Heat Race No. 2 third place

7

Heat Race No. 1 fourth place

8

Heat Race No. 2 fourth place

9

Heat Race No. 1 fifth place

10

Heat Race No. 2 fifth place

11

Heat Race No. 1 sixth place

12

Heat Race No. 2 sixth place

13

Heat Race No. 1 seventh place

14

Heat Race No. 2 seventh place

15

Heat Race No. 1 eighth place

16

Heat Race No. 2 eighth place

17

Heat Race No. 1 ninth place

18

Heat Race No. 2 ninth place

19

Heat Race No. 1 10th place

20

Heat Race No. 2 10th place

21

Heat Race No. 1 11th place

22

All-Star Open winner

23

All-Star Open second place

24

Fan Vote winner