The stars of NASCAR will return to Atlanta for one of the first races in the 2008 season for the the March 7-9 Kobalt Tools 500 weekend. The racing will be red-hot, as every driver tries to get their championship season started on the right foot.

The Kobalt Tools 500 weekend will start off with the fastest qualifying session in NASCAR during Georgia Power Qualifying Night on Friday, March 7. Immediately following qualifying, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series drivers will return for the American Commercial Lines 200. During the last March truck race, Todd Bodine edged NEXTEL Cup veteran Mark Martin for the win in a dramatic finish. 

Saturday will consist of NASCAR's rising stars and crafty veterans as they mix it up during the Nicorette 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series. 

The weekend will culminate on Sunday, March 9, with the running of the Kobalt Tools 500, when the NEXTEL Cup drivers will be scrapping for every position on the track and every point in the race for the championship.