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Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race
The Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race, formerly known as The Winston until 2004, the Nextel All-Star Challenge from 2004 to 2007, then the Sprint All-Star Race from 2013 to 2016, is an annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car exhibition race between race winners from the previous season and the beginning of the current season, as well as all past event winners, previous NASCAR Cup Series champions who attempted to run the entire previous season.
Two other ways to become eligible to race in the event are winning one of the five Showdown races (a twin 20-lap race for drivers not eligible for the main event), or by winning the fan vote. The race’s distance is 113 laps, 169.5 miles (272.783 km) and is separated into two segments of 50 laps and a final 13 lap run to the finish.