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

Purse:                         $6,156,331

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 or