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This week: Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500

Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2004

(Race No. 33 of 36)

Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga.

SERIES: Nextel Cup

When: 12:30 p.m., Sunday

Track dimensions: 1.54-mile quad-oval with 24-degree banking in the corners.

Broadcast: Television NBC at noon.; Radio Performance Racing Network at noon.

Track records: Qualifying 197.478 mph by Geoffrey Bodine on Nov. 15, 1997;; Race 159.904 mph by Bobby Labonte on Nov. 16, 1997

2003 winner: Jeff Gordon

Coble's Pick: Kurt Busch "The most consistent Cup driver this season is strong on fast tracks like Atlanta."

Companion events: Friday Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 pole qualifying (3 p.m., Speed); ASA 150 (ASA Racing), 8:30 p.m.; Saturday Aaron's 312 (NASCAR Busch Series) 12:30 p.m. (TNT); International Race of Champions (3:30 p.m., Speed)

Other races: Sunday Grand American 400 (Grand American Road Racing) at California Speedway; AC Delco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals (POWERade NHRA Drag Racing Series) at the Strip at Las Vegas (7 p.m., ESPN2)

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