UAW-GM Quality 500 Fast Facts
Time: 7:20 p.m. (EDT)
Location: Lowe¿s Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.
1.5-mile quad oval with 24-degree banking in turns
Sanctioning Body: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Series: NASCAR Winston Cup Series
Length: 334 laps, 500 miles
Purse: $4,264,749 (Event Record)
2002 Winner: Jamie McMurray (3 hours, 16 minutes and 50 seconds; 126.198 mph)
2002 Pole Sitter: Tony Stewart (Qualifying rained out. Lineup set by NASCAR rule book)
Winston Cup Track Record: Jimmie Johnson
(05/23/02; 28.960 seconds; 186.464 mph)
Qualifying: The better of two laps will determine a driver¿s official qualifying speed for the UAW-GM Quality 500. The 36 fastest cars during Bojangles¿ Pole Night on Thursday, Oct. 9, will earn starting positions 1-36. Positions 37-43 will be determined by NASCAR Winston Cup Series provisional starting procedures. Bojangles¿ Pole Night qualifying begins at 7:05 p.m. (EDT).
Television/Radio: The NBC Television Network will televise the race live beginning with a pre-race show at 7:00 p.m. (EDT). Performance Racing Network (PRN) will broadcast the UAW-GM Quality 500 live to its affiliate radio stations beginning with a pre-race show at 6:30 p.m. (EDT).
Ticket Info: Tickets for the UAW-GM Quality 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race start at just $19 and can be obtained by calling 1-800-455-FANS or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.