The annual NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race featured five race segments this year for a total of 90 laps. The first four segments were 20 laps each with a 10-lap sprint to the finish. Under the rules for this year’s race teams would come down pit road prior to the final 10-lap sprint in order of their average finish in the first four segments of the race. How they came off pit road would determine how they would line up for the final restart.
Denny Hamlin started his No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota in seventh position and battled with the handle on his car back in traffic. Hamlin was fairly consistent while running the top ten for much of the night as he would complete the opening segment in ninth and then run seventh and eighth in the second and third segments respectively. The fourth segment was not as good however as he dropped back to finish it in 14th unsure if there might be an issue in the engine. He would come down pit road prior to the final 10-lap segment in ninth and his FedEx Crew would give him two more spots allowing him to restart in seventh. Hamlin would manage to pick up an additional spot on the final laps to finish sixth.
Jimmie Johnson would win his record-setting fourth NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Kyle Busch would tie his brother Kurt for most laps led on the night with 29 as each won two of the first four segments. There were seven cautions for 17 laps including a 41 minute red flag stoppage for rain on lap nine.