Nationwide Series CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 Fast Facts!
Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2008
Time: 7:46 p.m. (EDT)
Sanctioning Body: NASCAR, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Series: NASCAR Nationwide Series
Length: 200 laps, 300 miles
Purse: $1,287,710 (event record)
2007 Winner: Kasey Kahne, Country Crock Dodge
Time of Race: 2 hours, 16 minutes and 07 seconds
Average Speed: 132.240 mph
Margin of Victory: 2.448 seconds over Casey Mears
2007 Pole Sitter: Matt Kenseth, Arby's Ford
30.090 seconds, 179.462 mph
Qualifying: Qualifying is scheduled for Saturday, May 24, at 3:45 p.m. (EDT) and the cars will be impounded by NASCAR after qualifying. The better of two laps will determine a driver's official qualifying speed for the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300. Starting positions 1-42 will be determined by qualifying speeds with the top 30 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series owner standings guaranteed a starting position. The remainder of the 43-car field will be set as outlined by the event's official entry blank.
Radio/Television: Performance Racing Network (PRN) will broadcast the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 live to its affiliate radio stations beginning at 7:00 p.m. (EDT). PRN's broadcast can also be heard on Sirius NASCAR Radio channel 128. Cable channel ESPN2 will televise the race live. Coverage begins with a pre-race show at 7:00 p.m. (EDT).
Tickets: Tickets for the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300, which follows the final two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practices for the Coca-Cola 600, start at just $17!
Tickets on Sale at Gates or Call 1-800-455-FANS