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Domination! Kyle Larson wins historic NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro

What happens when the best stock car racers in the world gather at a once-abandoned racetrack and battle on a surface that hasn’t been repaved since 1981? You get the 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race. NASCAR reporter Alex Zietlow will be sending along live updates from North Wilkesboro Speedway. See below. Refresh this page for the latest news. Results will be posted after the race.

All-Star Race results: Kyle Larson wins it all

POS

CAR

DRIVER

DELTA

BEST TIME

1

5

Kyle Larson

--

20.926

2

23

Bubba Wallace

4.537

21.079

3

45

Tyler Reddick

6.78

20.998

4

14

Chase Briscoe

9.088

21.096

5

9

Chase Elliott

14.488

21.081

6

12

Ryan Blaney

15.069

21.2

7

99

Daniel Suarez

18.695

20.962

8

43

Erik Jones

19.12

21.38

9

54

Ty Gibbs #

19.624

21.374

10

22

Joey Logano

19.935

20.934

11

1

Ross Chastain

21.021

21.592

12

20

Christopher Bell

21.246

21.069

13

11

Denny Hamlin

-1

21.035

14

19

Martin Truex Jr.

-1

21.111

15

48

Josh Berry(i)

-1

21.387

16

17

Chris Buescher

-1

21.28

17

3

Austin Dillon

-1

21.431

18

29

Kevin Harvick

-2

21.376

19

6

Brad Keselowski

-2

21.272

20

24

William Byron

-2

21.104

21

2

Austin Cindric

-2

21.337

22

8

Kyle Busch

-2

21.548

23

42

Noah Gragson #

-3

21.421

24

47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

-4

21.37

Live updates from All-Star Race

Race

Lap 200: Kyle Larson never gave anyone a chance. The driver of the 5 Cup car won the Truck Series race on Saturday — the first NASCAR race since the sanctioning body left in 1996 and planned to never return — and now he won the All-Star Race. Swept the weekend. He led most of the post-competition-caution run by four seconds over the rest of the field. That’s three All-Star wins. He’s the only driver to win three All-Star races on three different racetracks: Charlotte, Texas and now North Wilkesboro.

More to come soon!

Lap 110: Green green green! Top 5 on that restart: Kyle Larson, Daniel Suarez, Bubba Wallace, Chris Buescher (up three after entering the competition caution in P7) and Chase Briscoe. But let’s be clear: This is Larson Larson Larson. Joey Logano also has a good car, but his team suffered a loose tire penalty on pit road; same for Christopher Bell. Of note: From this point forward teams can only put on one set of sticker tires (aka new tires).

Lap 101: Kyle Larson had a 13-second lead over the rest of the field when the competition caution was called. Bunch of pit stops and restart incoming.

Competition caution, Lap 100.

Lap 55: Daniel Suarez led 53 laps tonight, but the story has been Kyle Larson the entire time. What a marvel he is. The 5 car took the lead on Lap 54 — after having to start at the back of the pack just 30-some laps ago for speeding on pit road after the early-race caution. He’s passing cars like they’re scant debris on his way to history. Larson was victorious earlier this weekend; he took a trip up the lift and onto Victory Lane after dominating the Truck Series race on Saturday. By Lap 69, Larson is nearly five seconds faster than the rest of the field.

A video example of his dominance:

Lap 21: The Top 5 running after that restart: Daniel Suarez, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Chase Briscoe, Chase Elliott.

Lap 16: First caution of the day! Lot of slipping and sliding. Erik Jones gets into Ricky Stenhouse Jr. exiting Turn 4 and that spun out the 47 car. Do you get new tires this soon? The caution-prompting contact:

Green flag, 8:17 p.m.: It is officially underway! See sights from North Wilkesboro photos below, taken by Observer photographer Jeff Siner.

8:13 p.m.: How are we feeling?! Flyover and national anthem and invocation and command all done. Now it’s time to race. If you’ve been paying attention this week, you know it’ll be slick — the track hasn’t been repaved since 1981 — and you know tire wear and pit strategy will be king. For those who want some pre-race reading: Meet the family that is operating the manual scoreboard; they’re Wilkes County natives who ran the manual scoreboard back when NASCAR came to the speedway bi-annually in the mid-90s. Also catch up with all 37 drivers who ran in the last NASCAR Cup Series race here in September 1996.

7:16 p.m.: Some pretty important timing info to know before the main event: Invocation: 8:00:20 p.m.; National Anthem: 8:01:00 p.m.; Command: 8:08:00 p.m.; Green Flag: Approx. 8:14:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m.: The All-Star Open wrapped up this afternoon, and that rounds out the starting lineup for today’s headline race. Josh Berry won the Open, and Ty Gibbs finished P2. Both qualified for the All-Star Race, which will begin at 8 p.m. on FS1. Noah Gragson won the fan vote, so he qualified too. For the full All-Star Race starting lineup, click here.

May 19, 2023; North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (29) on the front stretch during Cup practice at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2023; North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (29) on the front stretch during Cup practice at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Basics to know from North Wilkesboro

  • Race: NASCAR All-Star Race

  • Place: North Wilkesboro Speedway

  • Date: Sunday, May 21

  • Time: 8 p.m. ET

  • Total Purse: $3,563,159

  • Winner payout: $1 million

  • TV: FS1, 7 p.m. ET

  • Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

  • Distance: 125 miles (200 Laps, no stage breaks)

Starting lineup for the race

Position

Driver

Car No.

1

Daniel Suárez

99

2

Chris Buescher

17

3

Joey Logano

22

4

Austin Dillon

3

5

Chase Briscoe

14

6

William Byron

24

7

Christopher Bell

20

8

Brad Keselowski

6

9

Denny Hamlin

11

10

Bubba Wallace

23

11

Ryan Blaney

12

12

Martin Truex Jr.

19

13

Chase Elliott

9

14

Kyle Busch

8

15

Kevin Harvick

4

16

Kyle Larson

5

17

Austin Cindric

2

18

Ross Chastain

1

19

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

47

20

Tyler Reddick

45

21

Erik Jones

43

22

Josh Berry

48

23

Ty Gibbs

54

24

Noah Gragson

42