“Once they get single file, as soon as they drive in your lane, they push up [into] the groove, so you’ve got to go where they aren’t. Larson (who won the race) was fast enough to run the bottom, and that’s where I needed to run to really make time,” Harvick explained post-race.

Larson eventually won the race, becoming only the second driver in NASCAR history to win the Monster Energy Open qualifier race and the All-Star race on the same weekend. Also making headlines were Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer, who clashed on track before Bowyer charged at Newman’s car in the pits and delivered a fury of punches to the No. 6 Ford driver’s helmet. No penalties are expected to be handed out, although both drivers were called into a meeting with NASCAR officials over the matter.

A race recap from the 2019 NASCAR All-Star Race is embedded above and you can click here for full results. NASCAR heads remain in Charlotte this week, with the Coca-Cola 600 scheduled for Sunday, May 26th.

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