The Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race is a race open to race winners from the previous season as well as the current season, plus full-time drivers who have won the All-Star Race and drivers who have won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. Full-time drivers who are not eligible compete in the Monster Energy Open. Each driver that wins one of the first three stages or wins the fan vote in the Open earns a spot in the All-Star Race. The All-Star Race has a unique format, which changes frequently. The current format consists of three 20-lap stages and a final 10-lap stage to determine the winner. Only ten drivers will earn a spot in the final stage. The winners of the first three stages will lock up a spot in the final stage, as long as they remain on the lead lap after the third stage. The rest of the field is determined by who has the best average finish in the first three stages.
The winner of the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race receives $1,000,000 with each stage winner receiving a bonus prize.