2023 NASCAR All-Star Race Format, Schedule and Odds

2023 NASCAR All-Star Race Format, Schedule and Odds


The midway point of the 2023 NASCAR season is finally here, and that means the All-Star Race is officially upon us. Drivers will descend upon North Carolina this weekend in hopes of winning the showcase at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

Here's everything racing fans to know about the 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race before it kicks off.

NASCAR All-Star Race Format 2023

A total of 24 drivers will participate in the 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race. Twenty-one of these racers have already locked a spot up by virtue of winning an event during the 2022 or 2023 season, or previously winning an All-Star Race or Cup title while being a full-time driver.

The three other spots will be earned through the All-Star Open event that precedes the All-Star Race. The top two finishers qualify for the main event, along with the winner of the fan vote.

On Saturday, heat races will be held to determine the starting order for the All-Star Race. Then Sunday's festivities kick off with the All-Star Open at 5:30 p.m. ET to decide the final three spots in the main event. The All-Star Race follows at 8 p.m. ET.

NASCAR All-Star Weekend 2023

NASCAR All-Star Weekend in North Carolina is set to be a busy one. The festivities begin on Friday with a 50-minute practice starting at 4:05 p.m. ET. A pit-stop competition will follow, which is used to determine the starting order for Saturday's heat races and the starting order for Sunday's Open races.

Saturday's heats are scheduled to begin at 7:35 p.m. ET. These will be 60 laps each, with Heat 1 determining the inside row for the All-Star Race and Heat 2 setting the outside row.

The All-Star Open kicks off Sunday's racing fun. This 100-lap event will help decide the final three spots in the main event, with the two top finishers and the winner of the fan vote moving on.

The 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race closes the weekend. The 200-lap showcase is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET and air on FS1 following the Open.

NASCAR All-Star Race Drivers and Odds 2023

Below are the 21 drivers who have a spot secured in the 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race ahead of the event, along with their odds to win, according to FanDuel Sportsbook:


Odds to Win 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race

Kyle Larson


Kevin Harvick


William Byron


Joey Logano


Christopher Bell


Martin Truex Jr.


Kyle Busch


Chase Elliott


Denny Hamlin


Ross Chastain


Ryan Blaney


Tyler Reddick


Brad Keslowski


Bubba Wallace


Chase Briscoe


Daniel Suarez


Chris Buescher


Ricky Stenhouse Jr.


Austin Dillon


Austin Cindric


Erik Jones


Meanwhile, 16 drivers have entered into the All-Star Open with the hopes of qualifying for the main event. Check out the full list and their odds to win the Open below:


Odds to Win 2023 All-Star Open

Josh Berry


Ty Gibbs


Ryan Preece


Aric Almirola


A.J. Allmendinger


Michael McDowell


Todd Gilliand


Noah Gragson


Harrison Burton


Chandler Smith


Justin Healy


Corey Lajoie


Ryan Newman


Ty Dillon


Josh Bilicki


J.J. Yelley


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