No All-Star event in any other sport -the NBA All-Star game, the MLB All-Star game, the NFL Pro Bowl or the NHL All-Star game - produces nearly the type of exhilaration found in the average NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
So it is no revelation that stock car racing's own star-studded night takes the meaning of "All-Star event" and ratchets it up a gash or twenty.
The NASCAR Sprint All-Star race has it all: breathtaking late-race contest for the win, fistfiights, multi-car crashes and teammates intimidating to kill one another, even the race winner going to the hospital after crashing across the finish-line. These components all add up to make an event like none other in professional sports and surely like none in all of auto racing.
The 2011 version of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race will start soon with the running of the Sprint Showdown, a last-chance race with 2 wild-card spots on the line for those drivers not yet in the All-Star lineup.
Once that is finished, the field of sixteen race winners from the 2010-11 seasons, 2 former All-Star race winners who have not won a race since year 2009, the top 2 finishers in the Showdown, and the winner of the Sprint fan vote will be introduced to the crowd and the major All-Star show in all of sports will start.
Kyle Busch has the pole for the 27th running of the Sprint All-Star Race. He also won the pole in 2008 and conquered the race's first part prior to blowing an engine. The twenty six year old native of Las Vegas looks to become the first driver to take Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota to victory in an All-Star race. Busch is going to share the front row with Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer. The top 5 is filled out by Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle and Mark Martin.
As for the Showdown, Georgia's own David Ragan leads the "best of the rest" as they do battle for 2 of the final 3 spots in the twenty one car field.
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Description-The NASCAR Sprint All-Star race is full of multi-car crashes, fistfiights, teammates threatening to kill one another, even the race winner going to the hospital after crashing across the finish-line.