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 NEXTEL Cup Series
Length: 334 laps, 500 miles
Purse: $4,936,541 (Event Record)
2003 Winner: Tony Stewart (3 hours, 30 minutes and 24 seconds; 142.871 mph)
2003 Pole Sitter: Ryan Newman (28.930 seconds; 186.657 mph)
NEXTEL Cup Track Record: Jimmie Johnson
(05/27/04; 28.869 seconds; 187.052 mph)
Qualifying: The faster of two laps will determine a driver¿s official qualifying speed for the UAW-GM Quality 500. The 38 fastest cars during Bojangles¿ Pole Night on Thursday, Oct. 14, will earn starting positions 1-38. Positions 39-43 will be determined by NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series provisional starting procedures. Bojangles¿ Pole Night qualifying begins at 7:10 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 6:00 p.m. (EDT).
Ticket Info: Tickets for the UAW-GM Quality 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race start at just $39 and can be obtained by calling 1-800-455-FANS or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.