Windstream Pole Night Fast Facts!
Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Time: 7:10 p.m. (EDT)
Sanctioning Body: NASCAR, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Companion Event: 600 Racing's new Thunder Cars will battle in a 50-lap race on the 1.5-mile superspeedway following NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying.
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 Sprint 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.
Winner's share: $41,500
2007 Pole Sitter: Ryan Newman, Alltel Dodge
29.140 seconds, 185.312 mph
Sprint 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 Windstream Pole Night qualifying live beginning at 7:00 p.m. (EDT).
Tickets: Adult tickets for Windstream 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 Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or visit us online.