Date: Sunday, October 26, 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, 44 minutes, 45 seconds; 135.260 mph)
2007 Pole: Greg Biffle (28.807 seconds, 192.453 mph)
Qualifying: The better of two laps will determine a driver's official qualifying speed for the Pep Boys Auto 500. Hot Shot Qualifying begins at 6:45 p.m. (EST) on Friday, October 24, 2008. Both the Speed Channel and the Performance Racing Network (PRN) will provide qualifying coverage at 6:30 p.m.
Radio/TV: ABC will televise the Pep Boys Auto 500 live, beginning with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Countdown at 1:00 p.m. The Performance Racing Network (PRN) will also broadcast the race live to its affiliate stations beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets for the Pep Boys Auto 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race start at $39, and can be ordered by calling the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211 or online at