The Monster Energy Cup Series all star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway has been described as a lot of things over the years. Some fans find the exhibition race boring, others find the formatting absolutely horrible, but the general consensus has always been that the race didn’t quite live up to the standards that NASCAR set out to accomplish.
With that being said, its now being reported by multiple sources that NASCAR will be using restrictor plates for this year’s All Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which would hopefully be a way to improve the racing on the track. The announcement hasn’t been made official yet, but , two NASCAR team spotters said that it will likely be the case during their podcast this week.
TJ Majors and Brett Griffin, who spot for Joey Logano and Clint Bowyer respectively, talked about the move on their podcast, door, bumper, clear, and comes after several years of NASCAR trying and failing ot make The All Star race interesting. The last idea NASCAR tried was to make the last segment a ten lap shootout and give drivers a tire option, but that didn’t even work!
NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway have stayed mum on whether they will actually implement this change or not, but several sources from The Trading Paint Show on NASCAR Sirius XM Radio confirmed that they move will happen and that teams have already been informed of the monumental change to this year’s race.
It’s a science experiment is my opinion,” Griffin said of the possible change to The All Star race,” “And if it goes well and is entertaining, then they’ll go back and consider adding it (to regular races).”
What are your thoughts? Should NASCAR announce this or is it NASCAR choosing excitement over safety at a track where safety is important? Let us know in the comments below!