Sprint Showdown News and Updates
The Sprint Showdown is one of the most popular NASCAR races to attend all year. The Showdown is the qualifying race for the famous Sprint All-Star Race
, and was previously held immediately before the big race. This year, the 40-lap penultimate race will be held a day before (and on the same night as the Camping World Truck Series
) the All-Star Race, on May 16 under Friday night-lights. Because of the race's big implications, it's always a hugely competitive event, with tension, adrenaline and energy tingeing the atmosphere—everyone wants to make it into the All-Star Race.
In the Sprint Showdown, the top two finishing drivers, and another driver awarded the fan vote, will gain eligibility in the All-Star Race. Last year, Jamie McMurray came in first, with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in at a close second and got to compete with some of the best drivers in the world. After making the three-man cut following the Sprint Showdown, these drivers must participate in the mandatory three-lap, four-tire pit stop qualifier on Saturday as a prelude to the main event. Get your Sprint Showdown tickets and see who gets the glory at Charlotte Motor Speedway!