The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, formerly known as The Winston until 2004, then the NEXTEL All-Star Challenge from 2004 to 2007, is an annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car exhibition race between race winners from the previous season and the beginning of the current season, as well as the past ten event winners and previous ten Sprint Cup Series champions. Two other ways to become eligible to race in the event are finishing first or second in the Sprint Showdown (a 40-lap race in two 20-lap segments for drivers not eligible for the main event), or by winning the fan vote. The race's distance is 90 laps, 135 miles (217.3 km) and is separated into four segments of 20 laps and a final 10 lap run to the finish.
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