Dollar General 300
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Date: Friday, Oct. 13, 2006
Time: 8:10 p.m. (EDT)
Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. 1.5-mile quad-oval with 24-degree banking in turns
Sanctioning Body: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Daytona Beach, Fla.
Series: NASCAR Busch Series
Length: 200 laps, 300 miles
Purse: $1,243,731 (Event Record)
2005 Winner: Ryan Newman (2 hours, 55 minutes and 36 seconds; 102.506 mph)
2005 Pole Sitter: Jimmie Johnson (28.764 seconds; 187.735 mph) Busch Series Track Record: Jimmie Johnson (10/14/05; 28.764 seconds; 187.735 mph)
Qualifying: Qualifying is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 13, at 5:05 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 Dollar General 300. Starting positions 1-42 will be determined by qualifying speeds with the top 30 in the NASCAR Busch 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.
Television/Radio: Cable channel TNT will televise the race live starting at 8:00 p.m. (EDT). Performance Racing Network (PRN) will broadcast the Dollar General 300 live to its affiliate radio stations beginning at 7:15 p.m. (EDT).
Ticket Info: Tickets for the Dollar General 300 NASCAR Busch Series race start at just $17 and can be obtained online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-455-FANS.