The 2020 NASCAR All-Star Race features a new track, new look and a new rule as it gets underway at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee on Wednesday, July 15 (7/15/2020).
The All-Star Race has been held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the past 10 years, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been rescheduled for Bristol for the first time in the track’s nearly 60-year history of holding NASCAR races. The Last Great Colosseum features a half-mile bowl (in place of Charlotte’s 1.5-mile quad-oval) and the race will have a total of 140 laps: 55 laps to begin, two 35-lap stages, and a 15-lap dash to the finish.
The All-Star Open will determine three of the final four starting lineup, and the final spot will be determined by fan vote. Bubba Wallace was leading the pack for the fan vote as of last week.
Flashy new under-glow lighting and updated paint jobs will also make their debut at this year’s All-Star race, but there’s been much talk of the new “choose rule,” which will allow each driver to select the lane they want to restart from and adds more strategy to the mix.
Driver Clint Bowyer thinks the rule is being overhyped, and told reporters about his reservations on Monday.
“Can it make an impact? Absolutely. But if you oversell it, it will never hold up to the expectations of what people are expecting out of that,” Bowyer told reporters via Zoom. “For the most part, I don’t see that it probably will make a difference past a few rows. I just don’t see people giving up two or three spots to stay on the outside.”
UFC’s much-publicised vacation to Abu Dhabi sees “Fight Island” play host to a match-up that no one thought could happen, and one many fans have been longing for. Follow our guide as we explain how to watch UFC 251 and live stream Usman vs Masvidal and the rest from wherever you are in the world.
Yep, a last-gasp change of plans means Kamaru Usman will defend his UFC welterweight title in an unmissable clash with Jorge Masvidal on Saturday.
The event’s big showdown had been due to see Kamaru Usman take to the Octagon against Gilbert Burns, however the Brazilian tested positive for Covid-19, bringing about the need for a new challenger.
UFC fans in the US will likely know that ESPN+ has the rights to all of the biggest MMA fights around. That means it’s your one and only place to watch UFC 251 tonight in the US, with that massive Usman vs Masvidal main event slated to start at around 10pm ET (7pm PT) .
Your options for watching the event depend on whether or not you have already dived in and bought a subscription to ESPN+. If you haven’t, then the obvious way to go is with a UFC Bundle, costing you $84.98 – orders are already open. While that might sound like a lot, it’s not just getting you the UFC 251 PPV, but you’ll get a year-long subscription to ESPN+ (that would normally cost $50 alone) – a savings of over 25% in total.
On top of being able to stream this July’s event, a subscription to ESPN+ also opens up access to over 20 exclusive live UFC Fight Nights, alongside original content including Dana White’s Contender Series, UFC Destined, and Ariel & The Bad Guy, plus classic fights, replays, and there’s also the perk of fewer adverts.