Bill Elliott

NASCAR adds quirky plate package to $1 million All-Star race

NASCAR's annual All-Star race is a $1 million winner-take-all spectacle that has failed for years to live up to the hype.

Radical rules changes have been implemented for Saturday night's race — rules that might help NASCAR's stars stop Kevin Harvick's winning streak — and it is supposed to dramatically improve the action.

"I think it's going to be intense. The draft will be big," Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon said. "It's going to be what the All-Star race is supposed to be — a wild mess."

That could very well be the result of this package that includes horsepower-sapping restrictor plates. But rain most of the day Friday at Charlotte Motor...