From 2001-2009, the race was sponsored in some form by Chevrolet. From 2001-2002, the race was in partnership with the Looney Tunes. Various Chevrolet and Pontiac teams would run paint schemes that featured different Looney Tunes. From 2003-2009, the race became rock and roll themed, with some Chevrolet teams donning paint schemes to promote various rock artists.
Because of its proximity to (and has been held on) Patriot Day, the Pledge of Allegiance is included as part of the opening ceremony.
1988: Track reconfigured to 0.75 miles.
1991: Race moved to a Saturday night event.
2008: Race postponed from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon due to Hurricane Hanna.
The 2008 race, scheduled for ABC, was rained out and shown on ESPN