This week’s race
NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race
What: 90 laps (segments of 20, 20, 20, 20 and 10 laps)
Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile banked, paved quad-oval located in Concord
When: 9 p.m. ET Saturday
TV: Fox Sports 1
Radio: Motor Racing Network
Last year’s winner: Jimmie Johnson
Also this week: N.C. Education Lottery 250, Camping World Truck Series, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Fox Sports 1.
Worth mentioning: There are 19 drivers already locked into the field for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race this season: Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, David Ragan, Tony Stewart, Martin Truex Jr. and Brian Vickers.
Who’s Hot/Who’s Not
Jeff Gordon: Now he’s Sprint Cup series points leader and a race winner.
Joey Logano: Logano and Kevin Harvick have the most consistently fast cars every week.
Danica Patrick: Finished a career-high seventh at Kansas and a non-restrictor-plate track to boot.
Kyle Busch: It was the Truck series, but he finally found a way to win at Kansas.
Matt Crafton: Last year’s Truck champion is this year’s points leader heading to Charlotte.
Kevin Harvick: Just the second time in his Cup career he has won more than one pole in a season.
Kasey Kahne: Third-place finish at Kansas was a season’s best.
Kurt Busch: Has fallen to 28th in points and in danger of not being able to use his win toward qualifying for the Chase.
Toyota: Its teams have some work to do in knockout qualifying on 1.5-mile tracks.
Ryan Blaney: Made his first career Cup start but got caught in a bad wreck while racing for the lead in the Trucks race.