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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The rules surrounding Saturday nights Sprint All-Star Race continue to change, and fans are concerned the latest tweak is meant to benefit Danica Patrick. Among a handful of changes announced Wednesday was a clarification that the winning driver of the Sprint Fan Vote must only have a car in raceable condition to advance into the All-Star Race. That counters earlier announcements that said the winner of the fan vote must finish on the lead lap of the Sprint Showdown preliminary race. NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp says the earlier reference to finishing on the lead lap was simply miscommunication on NASCARs part. But fans pounced on the tweak, believing it was to benefit Patrick, who has struggled on intermediate tracks this year but is currently among the top-five vote getters. Its unlikely that the change will affect the outcome. The last two years, all but one of the cars running at the conclusion of the Showdown was on the lead lap. And, barring an accident or a mishap, the format of two 20-lap segments means it would be difficult for Patrick to be lapped based on performance. Patrick, who won the fan vote last year as the most popular driver in the Nationwide Series, is inside the top-five headed into Saturday along with Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte, Martin Truex Jr. and Michael Waltrip. The top two finishers in the Showdown advance into the $1 million main event, as does the winner of the fan vote. Among other changes announced Wednesday, the qualifying order will be set by random draw because theres no pit crew competition this year to determine the order. Time trials will include a total time for three laps, including a four-tire pit stop. New is that there will be no pit-road speed, and the pit crew cannot go over the wall until the car has come to a complete stop. The no speed limit was intriguing to at least one driver. "Wow!! Qual for (at)sprint all star race is going to b exciting!!" tweeted Kyle Busch. "NO pit road speed coming in or going out. Not what I had in mind but ok... ?" The format for the All-Star race was previously announced and basically remains the same at four segments of 20 laps, with an optional pit stop between each segment. NASCAR calls for a mandatory four-tire pit stop before the final 10-lap sprint to the finish. Drivers will enter pit road for the final stop according to their average finish from the first four segments. Thats a change from last year, when drivers entered pit road with the winners of the first four segments at the front of field. The rest of the field entered based on the order of finish from the fourth segment. But the winning drivers from each segment sandbagged the rest of the segments and drove around at the back of the field. NASCAR is trying to eliminate that this year with the entry to pit road order on the final stop. 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You have to hit the right shots at the right times and Im very happy. I believe in myself, but the big thing is you dont have to play a perfect game.Just a few parts of your game need to be strong to get a win and I try to stay humble. I know golf is a tough game.Noren, whose win made certain of a Masters debut at Augusta in April, took a three-shot lead into the final round and birdied the first two holes, only for playing partner Richard Bland to do likewise.Blands bogey on the seventh left Noren four clear, but the Swede then bogeyed the eighth as Bland, who tied for fourth, holed from 50 feet across the green for an unlikely birdie.ddddddddddddNorens lead was down to a single shot when he bogeyed the 11th and he did superbly to save par on the next -- thanks to a brilliant recovery shot from the trees.Wiesberger of Austria briefly joined Noren at the top of the leaderboard with a birdie on the par-five 15th, only for Noren to do likewise from a near-identical position in the group behind.With Wiesberger unable to birdie the 18th, Noren knew all he needed was a par to win, but a superb pitch to two feet set up a birdie to cap off a brilliant run of form.Unfortunately this was not quite my week on the greens, but to finish well in a strong field like this helps going into the final couple of events this year, Wiesberger said.I would have loved to squeeze another birdie in there, give him something to think about coming up the last. But Im still very happy with my performance. ' ' '

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