Location Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2004

Time: 7:10 p.m. (EDT)

Sanctioning Body: NASCAR, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Series: NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series

Format: The better of two laps will determine a driver's official qualifying speed for the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event. The 38 fastest cars will earn starting positions 1-38. Positions 39-43 will be determined by NASCAR NEXTEL Cup provisional starting procedures. There is only one round of qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600.

Purse: $56,000
Winner's share: $41,000

2003 Pole Sitter: Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Dodge
29.140 seconds; 185.312 mph

NEXTEL Cup Track Record: Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's Chevrolet
May 23, 2002, 28.960 seconds, 186.464 mph

Radio/Television: Performance Racing Network (PRN) will broadcast live qualifying coverage to its affiliate radio stations beginning at 6:45 p.m. (EDT). PRN's broadcast can also be heard on XM Satellite Radio channel 144. SPEED Channel will televise CTC Pole Night qualifying live. The two-hour telecast begins at 7:00 p.m. (EDT).

Following the CTC Pole Night Qualifying, it's the debut of the CRASHCars racing! The CRASHCars are wild-colored paint schemed cars with characters named "Invader," "Krashy the Clown," :Land Shark" and more. Drivers to use their bumpers to move the opponents out of the way for the win. Sparks will fly during this new and exciting racing event!
A 30-minute Giant Fireworks show to follow the CRASHCars.



Tickets: Tickets for CTC Pole Night, which also includes the Quaker Steak & Lube 100 for the ARCA RE/MAX Series, start at $12. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-455-FANS.