All Star weekend at Lowes Motor Speedway is one non stop party, filled with movie stars,dignitaries from all walks of life, and culminating with what is arguably the best racing in NASCAR.
This weekend was no different.
A variety of stars, including Kevin Costner, Montgomery Gentry, Rick Flair, Jessie James, Randy Moss and John Walsh were on hand to see the stars of NASCAR.
This picture: Montgomery Gentry got things into high gear with a pre-race infield concert.
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NASCAR did not access any penalties for this loose lug nut.
It was time to get down to business.
First up was the Sprint Open.
First and second place would transfer into the big show, and a lucky fan favorite would be the third driver.
Bill Elliott would drive the #21 Motorcraft Ford in one more attempt to qualify for the All Star race.
A perrennial entry into the open race, Robby Gordon looks confident, and happy in his sponsor's driver suit.
Under the watchful eye of a NASCAR inspector, David Regan's car sits on pit road, waiting his turn to do battle.
The sign says it all. Lets go!!
Sam Hornish and David Stremme battle for posistion in the open.
Hornish would cruise to a victory over Jaime McMurray.
There was concern that the pace car would be leading at the end, and take the first transfer spot in the caution filled race.
Ryan Newman waves to the crowd during driver introductions for the Sprint All Star race.
Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus head down the runway, hopefully towards a main event win.
Nature boy Rick Flair makes the announcement that Joey Lagano was voted in as the fan favorite.
Jeff Gordon is all smiles during pre race activities.
A short haired Ingrid Vandebosch strikes a models pose during pre-race activities.
Jeff Gordon and his wife Ingrid Vandebosch share a happy moment before the All Star race.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks happy and relaxed during pre-race activities.
Earlier Mark Martin advised Jr. to take a deep breath and relax, let things fall into place.
Matt and Katie Kenseth share a quiet moment during the pre-race invocation.
Katie's baby bump has become very noticable. It will be the Kenseth's first child.
Matt has a son from a previous relationship.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is done relaxing, it's now time for business.
First segment winner Jimmie Johnson wins the race off pit road after a mandatory pit stop.
Matt Kenseth mounts a challenge agains Kyle Busch during the second segment of the All Star race.
Ryan Newman watches as Jeff Gordon pins Kyle Busch against the wall entering turn 1.
Gordon pulled off the pass and took the lead.
His lead was short lived though.
Busch, Gordon and Newman would continue battling for the lead, with Gordon ending up in the wall on the front stretch.
With only a handful of laps remaining, and Kenseth back in the lead, Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart were in posistion to make a move.
Stewart would pass a fading Kyle Busch, and with only two laps remaining for the million dollars, set his sights on Kenseth and the win.
Stewart puts some distance between him and Matt Kenseth on the final lap.
Tony Stewart's crew celebrates on pit road after Stewart captured the Sprint All Star race.
Window net down, fist pumping in the air, Tony Stewart celebrates his first win as an owner, and his first Sprint Cup All Star win.