Throw the rule book out, put on the brass knuckles and break out the fireworks because itâ€™s time for a showdown in Charlotte. Everything you know about NASCAR this weekend except for the â€œrubbinâ€™ is racingâ€ mentality can be completely disregarded for approximately four hours on Saturday night.
What makes this race so special? No points, baby. Drivers will be racing for bragging rights, pride and a whole lot of cold cash. So whatâ€™s the big deal? NASCARâ€™s longest race is in two weeks (Coca-Cola 600) and the driver that wins this weekend will hold a mental edge over the entire field.
So letâ€™s take a look at how this weekendâ€™s race will pan out. For starters, letâ€™s break down the All-Star Race and find out whoâ€™s in, the format of the race, and some side notes, including some very important driver paint schemes and number changes for this weekend only.