This week: UAW-GM 500

Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2004

(Race No. 31 of 36)

Where: Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

SERIES: Nextel Cup

When: 7 p.m., Saturday

Track dimensions: 1.5-mile quad oval with 24-degree banking in the corners.

Broadcast: Television NBC at 7 p.m.; Radio Performance Racing Network at 1:30 p.m.

Track records: Qualifying 186.657 mph by Ryan Newman on Oct. 11, 1999; Race 151.952 mph by Bobby Labonte on May 28, 1995

2003 winner: Tony Stewart

Coble's Pick: Jimmie Johnson "He's had the best car in Charlotte the last two years."

Companion events: Thursday UAW-GM 500 pole qualifying (7 p.m., Speed); Charlotte ASA Inaugural (ASA Racing), 9 p.m.; Friday The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 300 (NASCAR Busch Series), 7:30 p.m. (TNT)

Other races: Saturday Fry's Electronics Sports Car Championships (American LeMans Series) at Mazda Raceway Luguna Seca (4 p.m., NBC); Sunday Chevy 500 (IRL IndyCar Series) at Texas Motor Speedway (12:30 p.m., ABC)

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