2008 Bank of America 500

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2008 Bank of America 500
Race details
Race 31 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Map of Charlotte Motor Speedway
Map of Charlotte Motor Speedway
Date October 11, 2008 (2008-October-11)
Location Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.414 km)
Distance 334 laps, 501 mi (806.281 km)
Average speed 133.699 miles per hour (215.168 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Time 2008 Owner's points
Most laps led
Driver Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 67
No. 31
Jeff Burton
Richard Childress Racing
Television in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Jerry Punch, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree

The 2008 Bank of America 500, was the thirty-first race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and race five of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, serving as the only Saturday night race in the Chase as of 2008. The 334-lap, 501 miles (806 km) event was held on October 11 at Charlotte Motor Speedway]] in Concord, North Carolina. ABC telecast the race beginning at 7 PM US EDT and the Performance Racing Network along with Sirius Satellite Radio had radio coverage starting at the same time.

Pre-race News[edit]


Because of rain, qualifying was cancelled for the eighth time this season, and so the cars lined up by rulebook.

Failed to make race due to qualifying being cancelled by rain: Brad Keselowski (#25), Scott Speed (#82), Bryan Clauson (#40), Derrike Cope (#75).

Issues with ABC Affiliates[edit]

Several stations, including KABC-TV in Los Angeles (an ABC owned-and-operated station), KSAT-TV in San Antonio, KXLY-TV in Spokane, and WPLG-TV in Miami preempted NASCAR Countdown in favor of the local news.[citation needed]