$1M Up for Grabs this Saturday at Charlotte in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup All-Star Race

NASCAR returns to its home track of Charlotte Motor Speedway for two weeks of racing starting with the all star race on Saturday night.

FOX’s Marghiee Teshineh with “FOX in the Fast Lane”:

It’s time for the All-Star race at Charlotte, up for grabs is a $1 million prize. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. says the non points race is a lot of fun and:

(Stenhouse Jr.) “It’s great practice for us. You know we try some concepts that we’re not 100 percent sure on that you wouldn’t be able try on a weekly basis.”

And that experience will help next week as drivers drive at Charlotte again this time for the Coca Cola 600:

(Stenhouse Jr.) “We really want to be good at the Coca Cola 600.. is where you really want to be good, so it’s almost like a test and tune session, is what we use it for.”

Tony Stewart making his last appearance at the All-Star race will have the honor of giving the command for drivers to start their engines.

And NASCAR introduced the 2016-17 NASCAR “Next” class of future stars including 15-year-old Harrison Burton, son of former Sprint Cup driver Jeff Burton.

I’m Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News.

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