Kyle Busch takes $1M prize at Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race

24 Mai, 2017, 10:16 | Author: Marie-Claire Cellier

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to action in earnest next Sunday at Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600. "But I thought it was good". But after leading 18 laps of last year's race before being passed by eventual champion Joey Logano with two laps remaining, Larson was once again left unsatisfied.

The 70-lap event was highlighted in the final 10-lap run for a payout of $200,000. This is the all-star race.

Teams noticed a near half-second advantage on the option tires when they were given a chance to run a second set in practice, but none made a decision to use them for the final segment, electing to use them earlier to gain speed and track position.

Larson is the points leader right now in NASCAR. In lieu of the victor being decided by talent or moxie, the race was about who could gain the most spots on pit road and get the better restart.

Johnson was second with new regular compound tires and lined up on Keselowski's outside.

Suarez gained the most ground of the three, finishing stage one in the 11th position. Brad Keselowski elected not to pit and stayed out and three teams beat Larson off pit road. That set up some wheel-to-wheel contact and a fight to the finish won by Hamilton.

For 40 laps over two segments, no one had anything at all for Larson.

Meanwhile, Keselowski had planned to use the softer tires in the third segment, but developed a vibration during the caution period. "If I can line up on the outside row with [soft tires]", he says, "definitely I would have to take advantage of that speed in that first lap or two and try to get the lead as quick as I can".

Like the teams, NASCAR often uses the All-Star race as a test. I hope it does.

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Larson grabbed the runner-up spot in a pass that Johnson didnt find necessary considering the winning vehicle is all that matters in the All-Star race. It's just the environment we're in. The "bonus" tire is softer and built for the short runs. NASCAR had to decide if that was legal, which it was because Bowyer had placed the four soft tires on at the same time.

However, NASCAR wanted all four option tires to be installed as new tires, and kept the No. 2 team from putting their option tires back on. Advancing to the main event were Bowyer and three young chargers: Ryan Blaney, rookie Daniel Suarez and fan-vote victor Chase Elliott.

Larson eventually finished second and made some vulgar comments about it. That's a gimmick. There's no other reason why he shouldn't use those tires. "With 10 laps, track position is huge and we just didn't have it at the end".

As in other series, the markings on the faster option tire will be different. The tire will carry the Monster Energy green branding on the sidewall.

Goodyear chose green after conducting dynamic testing with different colors in use at 195 miles per hour and determined that green stood out best. Prevailing in both the All-Star and 600 weekends happens relatively infrequently, with only seven drivers accomplishing the sweep - the most recent being his older brother, Kurt, in 2010.

There are two potential drawbacks.

Nothing will likely top that race, celebrated recently by Charlotte officials at the track's prestigious speedway club.

The problem is that the race itself was terrible. Tire give-up is acceptable and typical of softer rubber, but blown tires at such high speeds could be more than problematic. From placing segment winners to the front to even drawing how many should pit, the race has lost it's legitimacy as an important event. But strategic choices have always been crucial to winning points races and adding one more late-race option, if it proves to be safe, would surely thicken the plot.


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