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Race alters format again with shootout

Updated: March 25, 2009, 1:37 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- The Sprint All-Star race format has been tweaked once again.

Instead of four 25-lap segments, there will be four segments run in increments of 50, 20, 20 and 10 laps to celebrate the event's 25th anniversary May 16 at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

A mandatory four-tire, green-flag pit stop will be held in the first segment after Lap 25. There will be an optional stop between the first and second segments, as well as between the third and fourth. A 10-minute ...

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