Saturday night's Sprint All-Star Race (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) figures to be a no-holds-barred affair as drivers go for a bountiful $1 million winner's purse without any points on the line. Here are the five drivers with the best chance to get it done, starting with the driver least likely to prevail among the five top contenders.
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5. Kurt Busch
Since returning from an indefinite suspension, Kurt Busch has been fast just about everywhere in his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevy. The 2004 Sprint Cup champion is a former winner at Charlotte, having swept the May 2010 race weekends with a victory in the all-star race followed by a win in the Coca-Cola 600.
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4. Kasey Kahne
No driver is better at Charlotte Motor Speedway than Kasey Kahne, a winner of four points races at the venerable 1.5-mile track. Kahne picked up his lone all-star win in the 2008 edition of the race after being voted into the main event via the Sprint Fan Vote.
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3. Jeff Gordon
There was a time when Jeff Gordon was virtually unstoppable at Charlotte Motor Speedway, particularly in the all-star race -- an event he captured three times from 1995-2001. While the Hendrick Motorsports driver hasn't gone to Victory Lane in the all-star race in 14 years, he's a five-time winner of points races at Charlotte and carries the added incenctive that this will in all likelihood be his final all-star appearance.
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2. Kevin Harvick
Although 2007 has been his only all-star win to date, Kevin Harvick has been a force at Charlotte Motor Speedway in recent seasons as he won last October's race here and took home Coca-Cola 600 trophies in 2011 and 2013. On top of all that, Harvick has been the dominant driver of the 2015 season, having amassed eight top-2 finishes in the first 11 races.
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1. Jimmie Johnson
The only four-time winner of the Sprint All-Star Race, Jimmie Johnson has had a stranglehold on Charlotte Motor Speedway like no other driver in recent memory. Johnson, who also owns seven points-paying wins at CMS, comes into the weekend fresh off a victory in last Saturday night's race at Kansas Speedway, and has finished no worse than third in his last five outings.