Bank of America 500!
Date: Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008
Time: 7:39 p.m. (EDT)
Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.
1.5-mile quad-oval with 24-degree banking in turns
Sanctioning Body: NASCAR, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Length: 334 laps, 501 miles
Purse: $5,291,863 (event record)
2007 Winner: Jeff Gordon
No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet
Time of Race: 4 hours and 58 seconds Average Speed: 125.868 mph
Margin of Victory: 0.579 seconds over Clint Bowyer
2007 Pole Sitter: Ryan Newman No. 12 Alltel Dodge 28.512 seconds, 189.394 mph
Qualifying: One round of qualifying will take place during Bojangles'
Pole Night on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:10 p.m. The better of two laps will determine positions 1-42 with the top 35 in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car owner points guaranteed a starting position. The final position in the 43-car field will be determined as outlined by the event's official entry blank. The Bank of America 500 is not an impound race.
Radio/Television: Performance Racing Network (PRN) will broadcast the Bank of America 500 live to its affiliate stations beginning with a pre-race show at 6:15 p.m. (EDT). ABC will televise the race live to its affiliates with pre-race coverage beginning at 7:00 p.m. (EDT).
Ticket Info: Tickets for the Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race start at just $29 and can be obtained by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.