Newsclip®: [Sports] Joey Logano beats Larson in unusual All-Star race - Houston Chronicle

"CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A new format to NASCAR's annual All-Star race left half the field confused to almost comical levels. Larson tried several times to hold him off, but as the two raced side-by-side, Larson smacked the wall and the damage took him out of contention. Keselowski defended the format, which cut the race into three segments and included a blind draw before the final shootout that ordered a random number of cars to make a mandatory four-tire pit stop. The last four (All-Star) races, there hasn't been a pass for the lead in the last 20 or 30 laps. Third-place finisher Dale Earnhardt Jr. admitted to being confused until the final segment. There was then a draw to determine whether the first nine, 10 or 11 cars would have to do a four-tire pit stop during the break while the remaining cars were not allowed to pit. Jimmie Johnson seemed determined to be 12th at the time of the inversion, and Kyle Busch was caught speeding on pit road at a time that put", www.chron.com


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