Coca-Cola 600 Fast Facts
Location: Lowe¿s Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.
Date: Sunday, May 25, 2003
Time: 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
Sanctioning Body: NASCAR, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Series: NASCAR Winston Cup Series
Length: 400 laps, 600 miles
Purse:$5,396,853 (event record)
2002 Winner: Mark Martin
Time of Race: 4 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds
Average Speed: 137.729 mph
Margin of Victory: .468 seconds over Matt Kenseth
2002 Pole Sitter: Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's Chevrolet
29.155 seconds, 186.464 mph (track record)
Qualifying: One round of qualifying will be held on CTC Pole Night Thursday, May 22, at 7:05 p.m. The better of two laps will determine positions 1-36. Positions 37 through 43 will be determined by NASCAR Winston Cup Series provisional starting procedures.
Radio/Television: Performance Racing Network (PRN) will broadcast the Coca-Cola 600 live to its affiliate stations beginning with a pre-race show at 4:45 p.m. (EDT). The Fox Television Network will televise the race live with pre-race coverage beginning at 5 p.m. (EDT).
Tickets: Tickets for the Coca-Cola 600 start at just $35 and can be obtained online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-455-FANS.