Justin Haley and Spire Motorsports will be racing in the 2020 NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, per a tweet from the team on Tuesday (June 23).
Haley scored his first NASCAR Cup Series victory last July at Daytona International Speedway. His No. 77 was out front when rain halted and ultimately ended the race, thereby making Haley eligible for the 2020 All-Star Race, but it wasn’t announced until Tuesday whether he would appear.
Guess the secrets out! Can’t wait! 😁 https://t.co/3bmWrN3Dwh
— Justin Haley (@Justin_Haley_) June 23, 2020
Spire tweeted a number of paint schemes for fans to vote on, all of them reflecting NASCAR’s decision to alter the car layout for this year’s All-Star Race. The door number will be moved back to just in front of the rear wheel wells, with a larger sponsor logo emblazoned in front of it under the window.
Haley recently won his first race in the Xfinity Series, taking the checkered flag in the Unhinged 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday (June 20).
Eligibility for the All-Star Race is determined by a number of factors. Haley falls into the category of race winners from either the previous season or in the time before the All-Star Race in the current season. Other drivers locked into the event are those who have previously won the All-Star Race, as well as past champions who ran or attempted the entire 2019 schedule.
Four drivers will also transfer from the NASCAR Open, a segmented race held prior to the main event. The three segment winners move on to the All-Star Race, as does the winner of the fan vote.
The All-Star Race will be held at 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 15.