CT Communications Pole Night

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Location: Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2007

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

Sanctioning Body: NASCAR, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Series: NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series

Companion Event: The road racing cars of the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT Series will compete in a 40-minute race following NASCAR NEXTEL Cup qualifying on CTC Pole Night.

Format: The better of two laps will determine a driver's official qualifying speed for the Coca-Cola 600. 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.

Purse: $56,400, Winner's share: $41,400

2006 Pole Sitter: Scott Riggs, Valvoline/Stanley Tools/"CARS" Dodge 28.744 seconds, 187.865 mph

NEXTEL Cup Track Record: Elliott Sadler, M&M's Ford Oct. 13, 2005, 27.948 seconds, 193.216 mph

Radio/Television: Performance Racing Network (PRN) will broadcast live qualifying coverage 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.

SPEED Channel will televise CT Communications Pole Night qualifying live.

The two-hour telecast begins at 7:00 p.m. (EDT).

Tickets: Adult tickets for CT Communications Pole Night are $12 in advance and $20 the day of the event. Children ages 6 to 12 are admitted for $1 and children under 6 are free. Call the Lowe's Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.