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1997 NASCAR Thunder Special Suzuka qualifying results

Exhibition or unclassified race
Sunday, November 23, 1997 at Suzuka Circuitland, Suzuka City, Japan
125 laps on a 1.394 mile road course (174.2 miles)

Time of race: 2:20:22
Average Speed: 74.537 mph
Pole Speed: 80.608 mph
Cautions: 5 for 18 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.742 sec
Attendance: 35,000
Lead changes: 7

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Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Mark Martin6Ford62.279   80.603    
2   Jim Richards09Pontiac62.605   80.184    
3   Rusty Wallace2Ford63.126   79.522    
4   Mike Skinner31Chevrolet63.445   79.122    
5   Jack Sprague5Chevrolet63.608   78.919    
6   Geoffrey Bodine7Ford63.745   78.750    
7   Keiichi Tsuchiya01Ford63.819   78.658    
8   Wally Dallenbach, Jr.46Chevrolet63.836   78.637    
9   Ron Hornaday, Jr.45Chevrolet63.869   78.597    
10   Akihiko Nakaya02Ford63.933   78.518    
11   Randy LaJoie74Chevrolet63.978   78.463    
12   David Green96Chevrolet64.162   78.238    
13   Dale Earnhardt3Chevrolet64.345   78.015    
14   Scott Gaylord67Ford64.412   77.934    
15   Michael Waltrip21Ford64.495   77.834    
16   Bobby Hamilton4Chevrolet64.732   77.549    
17   Kenny Irwin, Jr.28Ford64.810   77.456    
18   Bill Sedgwick9Chevrolet64.921   77.323    
19   Butch Gilliland38Ford64.972   77.263    
20   Kevin Culver98Chevrolet64.987   77.245    
21   Lance Hooper1Pontiac65.241   76.944    
22   Rick Carelli61Chevrolet65.295   76.880    
23   Kenny Wallace72Chevrolet65.306   76.867    
24   Hideo Fukuyama23Ford65.397   76.760    
25   Sean Woodside07Pontiac65.834   76.251    
26   Ricky Craven24Chevrolet67.097   74.816    
27   Jeff Davis14Ford67.863   73.971    
28   Larry Gunselman37Ford67.868   73.966    
29   Kazuteru Wakida29Chevrolet68.685   73.086    
30   John Kinder08Chevrolet69.158   72.586    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   none