Editor’s Note: Each week, Lionel Racing staffer Alex Gage reveals her choice to win each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in her “Pick of the Week” column.

After a whirlwind weekend at Kansas Speedway, we are back in the heart of racing country (and, quite literally, our own backyard) for two weeks of competition at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Charlotte race weeks boast two main NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races beginning with the Sprint All Star race on Saturday night.

My pick to bring home the million dollar check in this weekend’s All-Star event is Kasey Kahne.

In 2008, Kahne not only won the fan vote but also the checkered flag in the All-Star race. All told, his performance at Charlotte Motor Speedway has earned him four wins and 13 top 10 finishes, which leads me to predict he’ll be a sure bet to win Saturday night.

Tune in to FOX Sports 1 Saturday at 7 p.m. EST to watch NASCAR’s biggest stars battle it out in an under-the-lights shootout, And I’ll see you next weekend for NASCAR’s longest race of the year ‑ the Coca-Cola 600!