Biggest NASCAR Storylines to Watch Ahead of Sprint Cup Series at Sprint All-Star

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Biggest NASCAR Storylines to Watch Ahead of Sprint Cup Series at Sprint All-Star
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Jeff Gordon at the 2013 Sprint All-Star Race

Want a recipe for the most entertaining night of motorsports on the planet?

Take about 20 to 25 of the best NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers. Put them in built-for-this-race-only stock cars. Instill each of them with a no-holds-barred, win-at-any-cost attitude. Tempt them with a huge paycheck for the winner ($1 million). Put them on an ultra-fast track in front of a screaming nighttime crowd filled with family and friends. Then broadcast it live to a national audience.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Sprint All-Star race.

The cars? They’re one-offs and are expected to be returned to the shop with substantial damage. Not that this race is a demolition derby. No, it’s far from that. These cars come with every little tweak and turn the engineers and crew chiefs at the race shop can come up with that will pass pre-race inspection and make them go just a bit faster than the other cars. 

And what makes this event even more special is that it highlights the team aspect of NASCAR racing. There is a mandatory pit stop in both qualifying and the race itself.

It is a made-for-television extravaganza that is not to be missed. Here is a great chance to show your friends that aren't NASCAR fans why you love the sport. Invite them over Saturday night. They won't be disappointed.

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