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Carsdirect.com 400 Preview Date: Sunday, March 5th Site: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nevada Track: 1.5-mile tri-oval Capacity: 104,000 Start Time: 2:30 p.m. (et) Laps: 267 Miles: 400.5 Television: ABC Announcers: Bob Jenkins, ...

Carsdirect.com 400 Preview Date: Sunday, March 5th Site: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nevada Track: 1.5-mile tri-oval Capacity: 104,000 Start Time: 2:30 p.m. (et) Laps: 267 Miles: 400.5

Television: ABC Announcers: Bob Jenkins, Benny Parsons and Ray Evernham Radio: MRN (Allen Bestwick and Barney Hall)

Defending Champion: Jeff Burton Runner-up: Ward Burton 1999 Pole Sitter: Bobby Labonte (Finished 5th) Race Record: Mark Martin, 1998 (146.554 m.p.h.) Qualifying Record: Bobby Labonte, 1999 (170.643 m.p.h.)

Total Purse: $4,122,916 Payoffs: Winner: $336,590 Second: 217,275 Third: 179,400 (1999 Figures)

Weekend Schedule All times EST (GMT -5)

Friday, March 3 7:00 am Garage Opens 8:00 am Spectator Gates Open 9:30 am Drawing for Bud Pole Qualifying 10:00 am - 12:55 pm Practice 2:00 pm Bud Pole Qualifying (positions 1 - 25) 1 Lap 5:30 pm Garage Closes

Saturday, March 4 8:00 am Garage Opens 8:30 am Spectator Gates Open 9:00 am - 10:30 am Practice 11:30 am Qualifying (positions 26 - 36) 1 Lap 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm Happy Hour (final practice) 6:30 pm Garage Closes

Sunday, March 5 6:00 am Garage Opens 8:00 am Spectator Gates Open 9:30 am Driver and Crew Chief Meeting 11:00 am Driver Introductions 11:30 am Start of CARSDIRECT.COM 400 (267 laps 400 miles)

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Bobby Labonte , Ray Evernham , Benny Parsons , Mark Martin