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How to Watch NASCAR All Star Weekend at North Wilkesboro

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For the first time since 1996, the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series returns to North Wilkesboro Speedway in Wilkes County, North Carolina. It is a packed weekend with it being All-Star weekend, and plenty of events on TV.

NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge (All-Star Qualifying)

When: Friday, May 19, 5:30 PM ET

Where to Watch: FS1 or the Fox Sports App.

Where to Listen: Sirius XM NASCAR radio channel 90, and on your local MRN radio affiliate. Find your local affiliate here.

What to Watch For: With it being All-Star Weekend, NASCAR elected to use a pit crew challenge to determine the starting order. The speed of a four tire pit stop will determine the starting order for the NASCAR All-Star Heat Races and the All-Star Open.

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Tyson 250

When: Saturday, May 20, 1:30 PM ET

Where to Watch: FS1 and the Fox Sports App.

Where to Listen: Sirius XM NASCAR radio channel 90, and on your local MRN radio affiliate. Find your local affiliate here.

What to Watch For: This is the first time the Truck Series has raced at this facility since it closed originally in 1996. 40 trucks have entered the race, meaning four drivers will go home without racing. Cup drivers Bubba Wallace, Kyle Larson, Ross Chastain, William Byron, and Christopher Bell are on the entry list. Christian Eckes will look for his second win in a row after winning at Darlington last weekend.

NASCAR Cup Series All Star Race Heat Races

When: Saturday, May 20, 7 PM ET

Where to Watch: FS1 and the Fox Sports App.

Where to Listen: Sirius XM NASCAR radio channel 90, and on your local MRN radio affiliate. Find your local affiliate here.

What to Watch For: With it being the first time any of these Cup Series driver have ever raced at the track, this should be an interesting show. Each heat race will be 60 laps, and Heat Race 1 will determine the inside row, while Heat Race 2 will determine the outside row. The field for these races consists of 2022-23 points race winners, past All-Star Race winners, and full-time drivers who are past Cup Series Champions.

NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race and Open

When: Sunday, May 21, 5 PM ET (Open), 8 PM ET (All-Star Race)

Where to Watch: FS1 and the Fox Sports App.

Where to Listen: Sirius XM NASCAR radio channel 90, and on your local MRN radio affiliate. Find your local affiliate here.

What to Watch For (Open): The Open will be a 100 lap event with a “competition break” at lap 40. The top-2 finishers of the race plus the winner of the fan-vote will qualify for the main event held immediately after. Notable entries include Josh Berry (Subbing for Alex Bowman), Aric Almirola, Ryan Newman, and rookies Ty Gibbs and Noah Gragson.

What to Watch For (All-Star Race): The All-Star Race will be a 200 lap event with a “competition break” around lap 100. The biggest catch is that teams are limited to three additional sets of tires, with only one pit stop for tires allowed after laps 100.

North Wilkesboro is one of the most highly anticipated races of the year. With it being the All-Star Race, this race is sure to be a show.

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