Bojangles' Pole Night Fast Facts
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Date: Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005
Time: 7:10 p.m. (EDT)
Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. 1.5-mile quad-oval with 24-degree banking in the turns
Sanctioning Body: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Daytona Beach, Fla.
Series: NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
Support Events: After NEXTEL Cup qualifying, the wild-and-crazy CRASHCars will battle on the frontstretch quarter-mile oval and a giant fireworks extravaganza will follow the CRASHCar event.
Format: The better of two laps will determine a driver's official qualifying speed for the UAW-GM Quality 500. Starting positions 1-42 will be determined by qualifying speeds with the top 35 in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series car 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. The UAW-GM Quality 500 is not an impound race and teams will be free to make changes to their cars after qualifying.
Purse: $38,600 Winner's share: $23,600
2004 Pole Sitter: Ryan Newman (28.590 seconds, 188.877 mph)
Event Record: Ryan Newman (28.590 seconds, 188.877 mph, Oct. 14, 2004)
NEXTEL Cup Track Record: Ryan Newman (27.981 seconds, 192.988 mph, May 26, 2005)
Television/Radio: SPEED Channel will provide live coverage of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup qualifying during Bojangles' Pole Night. The telecast begins at 7:00 p.m. (EDT). The Performance Racing Network (PRN) will provide live coverage to its affiliate radio stations beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Ticket Info: Tickets for Bojangles' Pole Night are $12 in advance and will be $20 the day of the event. To purchase tickets or obtain additional information, call 1-800-455-FANS or click here.