The 2016 NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway as it happened

Kyle Larson and Joey Logano race late in the All-Star Race at Charlotte Saturday night.
Kyle Larson and Joey Logano race late in the All-Star Race at Charlotte Saturday night.
Kyle Larson and Joey Logano race late in the All-Star Race at Charlotte Saturday night.

Joey Logano won his first NASCAR Sprint All-Star race win Saturday night. It was a confusing format to some, but in the end it was Logano who held the $1 million check aloft in victory lane.  Tony Stewart gave the command to start engines in his last All-Star race which ended early for the retiring driver. Here’s how it all went down Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

After rain washed out qualifying the field was set by owners points giving Kevin Harvick the pole. The 20 cars in the field took a few extra pace laps as track drying finished up delaying the start for about 25 minutes.  Harvick led the field to the green on the inside, Kyle Busch on the outside for the first of two 50-lap segments followed by a final 13-lap dash.

This year’s format featured not only the three segments, but mandatory green flag stops during the first two segments for at least two tires.  The final segment would featured the top 9, 10, or 11 cars pitting before the final segment with the number being determined by a draw.  The rest of the field stayed out on older tires.

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