Coca-Cola 600 Fast Facts!
Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.
Date: Sunday, May 25, 2008
Time: 5:45 p.m. (EDT)
Sanctioning Body: NASCAR, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Length: 400 laps, 600 miles
Purse: $6,648,557 (event record)
2007 Winner: Casey Mears, National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet
Time of Race: 4 hours, 36 minutes and 27 seconds
Average Speed: 130.222 mph
Margin of Victory: 9.561 seconds over J.J. Yeley
2007 Pole Sitter: Ryan Newman, Alltel Dodge
29.140 seconds, 185.312 mph
Don't miss the Speedway's Salute the Troops Pre-Race Spectacular prior to the race will include the presentation of 1,500 soldiers along with an assault demonstration in which troops will be inserted via helicopters into "enemy territory." Pre-Race Festivities Begin at 2:45 p.m.
Qualifying: One round of qualifying took place during Windstream Pole Night.
Radio/Television: Performance Racing Network (PRN) will broadcast the Coca-Cola 600 live to its affiliate radio stations beginning with a pre-race show at 4:30 p.m. (EDT). PRN's broadcast can also be heard on Sirius NASCAR Radio channel 128. The FOX Television Network will televise the race live with pre-race coverage beginning at 5:00 p.m. (EDT).
Tickets on Sale at Gates or Call 1-800-455-FANS!