Cole Whitt, driver of the RTIC Coolers No. 72, will compete in the Monster Energy Open on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway for a chance to advance to the Monster Energy All-Star Race.
Drivers not already locked into the All Star will vie for an entry by participating in the three-stage Open which precedes the All-Star event. Each stage winner, along with the Monster Energy All-Star Fan Vote, will secure a starting position in the Monster Energy All-Star Race and contend for the coveted $1 million payout.
Whitt is one of 22 drivers eligible for the Monster Energy All-Star Fan Vote. Winning the fan vote would automatically secure Whitt a starting position in the Monster Energy All-Star lineup. Fans can vote online at www.NASCAR.com/FanVote until 11:59 p.m. EDT Friday.
Whitt's No. 72 for TriStar Motorsports will feature RTIC Coolers as the primary sponsor. RTIC Coolers, the official cooler and drinkware of TriStar Motorsports, offers a variety of products that are ideal from the backyard to the outback and even more so at the race track. Being over built, not over-priced, RTIC offers top-quality coolers and drinkware at a fraction of the price of comparable products. To learn more or to purchase RTIC products, visit www.RTICCoolers.com.
Qualifying for the Open will begin Saturday at 4:35 p.m. EDT with two rounds to set the field. The Open will follow at 6 p.m. EDT and will be comprised of three stages ; 20 laps, 20 laps, and 10 laps for a total of 70-laps. Each stage winner will advance to the All-Star race at 8 p.m. EDT. All on-track activity will be aired live on FS1.