Drivers can get into the All Star race 3 ways. Race winners since last years All Star event are invited as well as previous All Star winners and past Cup champions in the last 10 years. That kind of narrows down the list but it's still an option. Before the All Star race is the Sprint Showdown. The Showdown is a 40-lap race for drivers not having an automatic "in" for the main event. The top two finishers in the Showdown move on to the All Star. Plus, the fans pick a 3rd driver.
As usual, the basic format has changed once again! I'll be using the DVR on this one. To much pre-racing "stuff". :sleep: