Has NASCAR created a massive headache for fans?

The format for this year’s NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway is as gimmicky as gimmicks get, and fairly substantially no person understands it.

Next 16 factors-spending races, the NASCAR Cup Collection is established for the first ever All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway this forthcoming weekend.

A whole of 21 drivers are established to compete in this 100-lap race around the 4-switch, 1.5-mile (2.414-kilometer) oval in Fort Truly worth, Texas for a prospect to win $1,000,000. Of all those 21 motorists, 17 have now been determined, dependent on this year’s qualifying criteria.

Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, William Byron, Cole Custer, Austin Dillon, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Michael McDowell, Ryan Newman and Martin Truex Jr. are currently locked into the race.

Like earlier several years, 4 more drivers will qualify for the race.

The winners of the a few stages (20 laps, 20 laps, 10 laps) of the 50-lap All-Star Open will also get into the main event, as will the winner of the Lover Vote. The Supporter Vote does not involve the 17 motorists who are previously locked into the All-Star Race.

If the winner of the Supporter Vote crashes out of the All-Star Open up or finishes up remaining a person of the motorists who wins just one of the stages of the Open up, the remaining spot in the All-Star Race will go to the driver who has the following optimum vote whole.

But this, and the $1,000,000 prize, is proper all around exactly where the “like preceding years” similarities stop. NASCAR went all-out in making this year’s All-Star Race as gimmicky and as tricky to recognize as achievable.

They succeeded. Try out to follow along.

This 100-lap race, where only environmentally friendly flags will count, is a 6-round race, with the 6 rounds consisting of 15, 15, 15, 15, 30 and 10 laps, respectively.

The setting up lineup for the 1st spherical was established by a random draw.

Adhering to so far? Fantastic. Very good luck from here.

Just after the opening round, the area will be inverted — but commencing with a randomly chosen position from eighth by means of 12th spot.

Right after the 2nd spherical, the complete industry will be inverted.

Then soon after the third spherical, the subject will once again be inverted beginning with a randomly chosen posture from eighth by means of 12th spot.

Immediately after the fourth round, the lineup for the fifth round will be established by cumulative complete from the very first four rounds, with the most effective cumulative finisher setting up from the pole posture, the next very best cumulative finisher starting off in second location, and many others.

During the fifth round, all remaining cars will have to pit for four tires, and the crew with the quickest pit quit will pocket $100,000.

In a shocking transform of gatherings, the sixth and final shootout spherical will start off with the drivers lined up in their positions from the earlier spherical — and no inverts.

What a concept.

The winner of this shootout will be considered (by NASCAR, that is) the winner of the overall party and pocket the $1,000,000 prize.

On the additionally aspect, this function is guaranteed to be intriguing.

Tune in to Fox Athletics 1 at 6:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 13 for the reside broadcast of the NASCAR All-Star Open from Texas Motor Speedway, and stay tuned in for the are living broadcast of the All-Star Race starting at 8:00 p.m. ET. Possibly it will make far more perception are living.

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