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Crunching numbers for the Sprint All-Star Race

Updated: May 14, 2009, 5:02 PM ET
By Matt Willis

Considering the assortment of all-star events across America's major professional sports, I think NASCAR has done the best job of getting it right.

Little to no defense is played in the NFL's Pro Bowl or in the NBA's and NHL's All-Star Games. The MLB All-Star Game starts strong, but when the game hits crunch time, the second-tier All-Stars are those who decide it.

Oh yeah, and it ended in a tie a few years ago. A tie!

But NASCAR is on to something. The Sprint ...

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