Pep Boys Auto 500 Fast Facts
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2007
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Atlanta, Ga., 1.54-mile quad-oval with 24-degree banking in turns
Sanctioning Body: National Association for Stock Car Automobile Racing (NASCAR),
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Series: Event No. 33 in the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
(Race seven of 10 in the Chase for the NEXTEL Cup)
Length: 325 laps, 500 miles
2006 Winner: Tony Stewart (3 hours, 29 minutes, 23 seconds)
2006 Polesitter: N/A
Qualifying: The better of two laps will determine a driver's official qualifying speed
for the Pep Boys Auto 500. The top 35 cars based on owner's points are guaranteed a starting spot in the race. The other starters will be determined by the seven fastest qualifiers plus one position reserved for a past NEXTEL Cup Series Champion. The starting order for the 43 car field is set according to qualifying speed. Georgia-Pacific Qualifying Night begins at 7:10 p.m. (ET) and airs on ESPN 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Radio/TV: ABC will televise the Pep Boys Auto 500 live, beginning with
a 30-minute pre-race show at 1:30 p.m. The Performance Racing
Network (PRN) will also broadcast the race live to its affiliate radio stations beginning at 1:15 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets for the Pep Boys Auto 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race start at just $60 and can be obtained by calling (770) 946-4211 or online at http://www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/ or http://www.ticketmaster.com/.