NASCAR to debut Gen-7 components in 2019 All-Star Race

Jim Utter

NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday announced the format of this year’s $1 million-to-the-winner all-star race next month.

The race format itself is very similar to 2018, with four stages of 30, 20, 20 and 15 laps each. That’s a five-lap change over last season. Both green flag and yellow flag laps will count in Stages 1-3; with only green flag laps counting in the final stage.

NASCAR Overtime rules will be in effect for Stages 1-3. In the final stage, if the race is restarted with two or less laps remaining, there will be unlimited attempts at a green, white, checkered finish under green flag conditions. 

The most significant change will be in the cars themselves.

For the 2019 edition, the cars will feature two keys technical elements that may be incorporated into the Gen-7 car slated to debut in 2021.

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