North Wilkesboro and Charlotte Motor Speedway Location

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States


NASCAR All-Star Open

NASCAR North Wilkesboro Speedway Track

Race Track

Madison, Illinois, United States

Madison, Illinois, United States

Sunday June 5, 2022

3:30 pm ET

Madison, Illinois, United States

Sunday, May 19, 2024

8:00 PM

Betting Insights for All-Star Open

The cast for the 2024 All-Star Open and Race will be finalized just moments before the start of the race. The Open provides drivers the opportunity to qualify for the All-Star Race if they didn’t win a race in the previous season or the races leading up to the weekend during the current season. Each year, the qualification chances change slightly, depending on how many drivers have qualified for the event to ensure a full, competitive field.

It’s a highly competitive race as the winner of the All-Star Race takes home a $1 million prize and bragging rights for the year. The race is run in three segments, with each segment winner qualifying for the night’s race. The first segment is 20 laps long, as is the second segment. Those drivers do not race the rest of the race to save their cars. The final 10 laps are run at a feverish pace to garner the final qualification spot. 2021 saw a fan-favorite vote give Matt DiBenedetto the final spot in the race.

Defending NASCAR Cup Series champion, Kyle Larson has won two of the last three All-Star Races (2019, 2021), with Chase Elliott taking the checkered at the 2020 event.

All-Star Open Details

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2024

Hour: 20:00 EST

Track: North Wilkesboro Speedway

Location: North Wilkesboro, NC, USA

Distance:  50 laps around the 1.5-mile oval Texas Motor Speedway track for a total of 75 miles.

How To Read NASCAR Betting Odds

Before you bet on the NASCAR race, there are different ways to bet on NASCAR races. Futures bets, where you place a wager on a result to be determined later, such as “who will win the cup series.” Then, there are weekly wagers on who will win the race or driver match-ups where you wager on which driver will place ahead of the other.

When wagering on NASCAR, the favorite will almost always have a plus sign next to their odds. In other sports, the favorite is usually shown with a minus sign next to the odds. If the favorite has a minus sign such as -120, you have to wager that number to profit $100. As an example, you have to bet $120 to win $220, a profit of $100. If the race favorite has a plus sign next to his name,  like +120, then that is what you would profit by betting $100.

Futures Betting

Futures bets are a type of prop bet which entails betting on the future results of a certain driver or team. Common examples could be; will Ryan Blaney repeat as the NASCAR Cup Champion? Or which race team will finish with the most wins in 2024?

History of the All-Star Open

The All-Star Open has had many names and formats over the years, but its meaning remains the same… qualify for the All-Star Race or go home. It started in 1986 as a consolation race for drivers who didn’t qualify for the All-Star Race due to not winning one of the previous year’s races. It became a part of the qualifying process in 1987 and has remained as such in several different ways.

The 2022 version of the All-Star Open eligibility includes any racer that did not win in 2021 or any driver that hasn’t won a race in 2022 through the race in Kansas the week prior, as they are already qualified for the All-Star Race. In the Open, the race is set for 50 laps, broken into three segments. The winner of the first segment (20 laps) qualifies for the All-Star Race. The same goes for the winner of the second segment (laps 21-40) and the race winner at the end of the 50-lap race. After the race, a live vote is taken for the fan-favorite of those not qualified to get the last spot in the All-Star Race.

Fun Facts about NASCAR All-Star Open

  • The 2021 All-Star Open has the winners of the first two segments driving Chevrolets. At the end of the race, Ford finished in the top five positions.

  • 2022 marks the second year the All-Star Weekend festivities have been held in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Texas Motor Speedway. It was held in Bristol in 2020 as Charlotte’s COVID-19 restrictions would not allow for the race at the time. The race has been in Charlotte, NC, at the Charlotte Motor Speedway since 1987. That was also the site of the first All-Star Race in 1985, but the venue changed to Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1986 for one year, the first for the qualifying race now known as the All-Star Open.

  • The first four All-Star qualifying races were won by Oldsmobiles (Benny Parsons, 1986; Buddy Baker, 1987; and Sterling Marlin, 1988 & 1989).

NASCAR Standings

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NASCAR All-Star Open Betting tips

Each week, you can wager on which driver will win that week’s race. Also, many sportsbooks will allow you to be a little more cautious and choose whether a driver will finish in the top three, top five, or other option.

Picking a racer to win a race is a risky task as there are crashes, car failures, and even problems on pit road. To get beyond that and run the perfect race over all the other drivers is very difficult indeed, and that’s why the odds have a good value of +300 (3:1) or more for the favorite of each race and then higher odds for all other drivers following. It’s not unusual to win with a driver that pays +1000 (10:1) on any given race as the level of difficulty to win is so high.

Head-to-head matchups allow bettors to focus on a certain head-to-head battle between two racers, rather than the more general wager of winning the race. These matchups are typically between two drivers or a group of four drivers. Bettors select which driver will have a better result in the race.

NASCAR prop bets are when you wager on specific racing scenarios that may occur. Examples of this could be; how many caution flags will be thrown? Which manufacturer will win the race? The number of crashes in a race. And the list goes on. A fun way to enjoy the market and get away from the seriousness of winning the race.

How To Sign Up At A Betting Site

You need to do your research and find a betting site that you will be able to review different sportsbooks and the wagering options they have available. Some sportsbooks offer more sports or entertainment options. Do your due diligence and find the one that suits your betting style!

Joining sportsbooks is a very simple and painless process. You just need to fill out your basic personal info, such as name, birthdate, email, phone number and mailing address. You don’t have to make a deposit to view the book’s information and options. At this point, you have just built a basic profile before making a deposit to start betting.

After you choose the sportsbook where you want to place your bets, you then have to deposit funds in order to be able to place wagers. Books will offer several different options such as credit cards or crypto currency. Remember to always wager responsibly and deposit an amount that you are comfortable losing and make sure all your personal needs are taken care of before you deposit money into your account.

Now that you have found a sportsbook to your liking and have made a deposit into your account, you can now start placing bets. Simply look for the type of bet you’d like to place, find the bet you want to wager on, and place your bet. Good luck!


The first All-Star Race was run May 25, 1985, with Darrell Waltrip taking the 70-lap race.

Sterling Marlin won the Open four times in his career (1988, 1989, 1993, and 2004).

Kyle Larson (2016 and 2019) is the only active multi-time winner of the All-Star Open qualifying race. He went on to win the All-Star Race in 2019.

Yes. The 2019 race saw 62 laps (12 overtime laps) as two of the segments went into overtime.

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