Record purse for Lowe’s race

Lowe's Motor Speedway officials have announced that NASCAR drivers will be competing for more than $6 million in prize money during the Oct. 13 race weekend at the track.

The record $6,322,23 purse for the Oct. 13 Dollar General 300 Busch Series race and the Oct. 14 Bank of America 500 Nextel Cup Series race is $188,425 more than last year's events paid.

The Bank of America 500 purse is worth $5,078,500, and the Dollar General 300 purse is set at $1,243,731.

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