FOX NASCAR at Monster Energy All-Star Race Notes, Quotes & Programming Schedule

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NASCAR teams stay local this weekend for the first of two consecutive home games at Charlotte Motor Speedway, beginning with Saturday’s MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE (8:00 PM ET on FS1), preceded by FS1’s live telecast of the MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR ALL-STAR OPEN (6:00 PM ET). The network sets the tone for the weekend on Friday, May 17, with live coverage of the NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES race at 8:30 PM ET.

FOX NASCAR’s on-air lineup boasts a wealth of MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE success totaling nine victories in the annual, winner-take-all exhibition race. Three-time champ and Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip holds the distinction of inaugural winner (1985), led by crew chief and fellow FOX NASCAR analyst Jeff Hammond. Four-time champ and Hall of Fame driver Jeff Gordon owns a trio of All-Star trophies (1995, 1997 and 2001). Crew chief Larry McReynolds guided Davey Allison to consecutive wins in 1991 and 1992. Michael Waltrip broke through for the 1996 win, while Jamie McMurray is the most recent FOX NASCAR analyst to visit Victory Lane in the coveted race (2014)

Below are programming information, the weekend’s on-air broadcaster roster and quotes from FOX NASCAR driver analyst Joey Logano on the weekend ahead:

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE

·       Date/Time: Saturday, May 17 (8:00 PM ET)

·       Network: FS1

·       Announcers: Mike Joy, Hall of Famer and three-time champion Darrell Waltrip, Hall of Famer and four-time champ Jeff Gordon and two-time Daytona 500-winning crew chief Larry McReynolds 

·       Pit reporters: Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum

·       NASCAR RACEDAY (7:00-8:00 PM ET on FS1); hosted by Shannon Spake with Larry McReynolds, Jamie McMurray and Regan Smith; reporter Michael Waltrip at-track

·       Charlotte studio hosts: Spake, McMurray and Smith

MONSTER ENERGY OPEN

·       Date/Time: Saturday, May 17 (6:00 PM ET)

·       Network: FS1

·       Announcers: Mike Joy, Hall of Famer and three-time champion Darrell Waltrip, Hall of Famer and four-time champ Jeff Gordon and two-time Daytona 500-winning crew chief Larry McReynolds 

·       Pit reporters: Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum

·       NASCAR RACEDAY: ALL-STAR OPEN (5:00-6:00 PM ET on FS1); hosted by Shannon Spake with LarryMcReynolds, Jamie McMurray and Regan Smith in studio; Adam Alexander, Darrell Waltrip and Gordon hosting at-track

·       Charlotte studio hosts: Spake, McMurray and Smith

NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES

·       Date/Time: Friday, May 17 (8:30 PM ET)

·       Network: FS1

·       Announcers: Vince Welch, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip

·       Pit reporters: Hermie Sadler and Alan Cavanna

·       Prerace: NASCAR RACEDAY-NGOTS (8:00 PM ET on FS1); hosted by Kaitlyn Vincie and analysts Jeff Hammond and two-time Truck Series champion Todd Bodine

FOX NASCAR QUOTES

“All-Star weekend is about $1 million. That’s what it’s all about. There’s a million dollars at the end of the start/finish line, and we’re all racing toward it. We all have nothing to lose, and it makes it such a fun week for us. It’s a short week, you don’t have much practice, and you get out there and you race. It’s that simple. It’s a lot of fun for us. There’s a lot of strategy that comes along with it with the way the cautions play out. When it’s all said and done, it’s one of those races where everyone goes for it, nobody cares, and all they see is a big pile of money at the end of the race.”

–FOX NASCAR driver analyst and reigning champ Joey Logano on FS1’s NASCAR RACE HUB

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PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

(All times live/Eastern unless otherwise indicated & subject to change)

Friday, May 17

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES practice (3:00-4:00 PM) (FS1) (delayed)

NASCAR RACE HUB: WEEKEND EDITION (4:00-4:30 PM) (FS1)

NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES qualifying (4:30-5:30 PM) (FS1)

NASCAR RACE HUB: WEEKEND EDITION (5:30-6:00 PM) (FS1)

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES qualifying (6:00-8:00 PM) (FS1)

NASCAR RACEDAY-NGOTS (8:00-8:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES race (8:30-10:30 PM) (FS1)

Saturday, May 18

NASCAR RACEDAY-MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR ALL-STAR OPEN (prerace) (5:00-6:00 PM) (FS1)

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR ALL-STAR OPEN (6:00-7:00 PM)(FS1)

NASCAR RACEDAY-MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE (prerace) (7:00-8:00 PM) (FS1)

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE (8:00-10:00 PM) (FS1)

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