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CONCORD, N.C. – Chase Elliott is officially an All-Star.

And it’s all thanks to you, the fans.

At the conclusion of Saturday morning’s Sprint Showdown, Elliott was announced as an entrant in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race via fan vote.

The #VoteChase movement succeeded in advancing the rookie to the exhibition race with a $1 million purse along with his three Hendrick Motorsports teammates.

"It's good to be in the race, obviously," Elliott said. "Fortunately we have some great fans."

This year’s All-Star Race, which is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET Saturday night following qualifying at 7 p.m. ET, features a brand new format designed to make it the most thrilling one yet.

For more on the new format, click here. And for three additional tweaks to the rules package for All-Star weekend, read here.

Stay tuned for plenty more coverage from Charlotte Motor Speedway as the day progresses.