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
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 http://www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/.