Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.
Date: Sunday, May 29, 2005
Time: 5:40 p.m. (EDT)
Sanctioning Body: NASCAR, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Series: NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
Length: 400 laps, 600 miles
Purse: $6,279,649 (event record)
2004 Winner: Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's Chevrolet Time of Race: 4 hours, 12 minutes and 10 seconds Average Speed: 142.763 mph Margin of Victory: Under Caution
2004 Pole Sitter: Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's Chevrolet 28.869 seconds, 187.052 mph
Qualifying: One round of qualifying will take place during CTC Pole Night on Thursday, May 26, at 7:10 p.m. The better of two laps will determine positions 1-42 with the top 35 in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series car owner points guaranteed a starting position. The final position in the 43-car field will be filled by the most recent series champion or the next fastest driver in qualifying.
Radio/Television: Performance Racing Network (PRN) will broadcast the Coca-Cola 600 live to its affiliate radio stations beginning with a pre-race show at 4:45 p.m. (EDT). PRN's broadcast can also be heard on XM Satellite Radio channel 144. The FOX Television Network will televise the race live with pre-race coverage beginning at 5 p.m. (EDT).
Tickets: Tickets for the Coca-Cola 600 start at just $49 and the race will be preceded by an aerial stunt spectacular and a performance by the stars of "American Idol." To purchase tickets, call 1-800-455-FANS or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.