Date:               March 9, 2008

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 Auto Racing (NASCAR),Daytona Beach, Fla.

Series:             NASCAR SPRINT Cup Series

Length:            325 laps, 500 miles

Purse:             $5,060,012

2007 Winner:  Jimmie Johnson (3 hours, 16 minutes, 23 seconds; 152.915 mph)

2007 Pole:       Ryan Newman (28.707 seconds, 193.124 mph)

Qualifying:       The better of two laps will determine a driver's official qualifying speed

For the Kobalt Tools 500. Georgia Power Qualifying begins at 6:45 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 7, 2008. Both the Speed Channel and the Performance Racing Network (PRN) will provide qualifying coverage at 6:30 p.m.  

Radio/TV:        Fox will televise the Kobalt Tools 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 stations beginning at 1:15 p.m.

Tickets:           Tickets for the Kobalt Tools 500 NASCAR SPRINT Cup Series race start at $39, weekend packages are also available for only $99 and can be obtained by calling (770) 946-4211 or online at