CTC Pole Night Fast Facts
Location: Lowe¿s Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2003
Time: 7:05 p.m. (EDT)
Sanctioning Body: NASCAR, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Series: NASCAR Winston Cup Series
Companion Event: ADG 100 presented by EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts
ARCA RE/MAX Series
Format: The better of two laps will determine a driver¿s official qualifying speed for the Coca-Cola 600. The 36 fastest cars will earn starting positions 1-36. Positions 37-43 will be determined by NASCAR Winston Cup provisional starting procedures. There is only one round of qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600.
Winner¿s share: $41,000
2002 Pole Sitter: Jimmie Johnson, Lowe¿s Chevrolet
28.960 seconds; 186.464 mph
Winston Cup Track Record: Jimmie Johnson, Lowe¿s Chevrolet
May 23, 2002, 28.960 seconds, 186.464 mph
Overall Track Record: Ryan Newman, ALLTEL Ford, ARCA RE/MAX Series Car
Oct. 2, 2000, 28.911, 186.780 mph
Radio/Television: Performance Racing Network (PRN) will broadcast live qualifying coverage to its affiliate radio stations beginning at 6:45 p.m. (EDT). SPEED Channel will televise CT Communications Pole Night qualifying live. The two-hour telecast begins at 7:00 p.m. (EDT).
Tickets: A collectible CTC Pole Night ticket featuring 2002 pole sitter Jimmie Johnson and his Lowe¿s Chevrolet is available for just $15 in advance. Tickets can be obtained by calling 1-800-455-FANS or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.