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1997 CMT 300


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 25 of 32
Sunday, September 14, 1997 at New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, NH
300 laps on a 1.058 mile paved track (317.4 miles)

Time of race: 3:09:45
Average Speed: 100.364 mph
Pole Speed: 129.182 mph
Cautions: 8 for 49 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.209 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11324   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet300188,625running137185
24028   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford300111,425running5175
3 243   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac30084,925running62170
42341   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet30063,225running0160
5 625   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet30062,425running91160
61988   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford30052,125running0150
71623   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford30047,725running1151
8303   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet30049,025running0142
9176   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford30047,025running1143
10258   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford30047,325running0134
111094   Bill Elliott McDonald's Mac Tonight   (Bill Elliott)Ford30042,125running0130
121144   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac30033,225running0127
132942   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet30033,725running0124
143999   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford30046,025running0121
151218   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac30045,925running0118
16147   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford30038,825running0115
17 598   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford30038,000running0112
18 99   Lake Speed Melling Engine Parts   (Harry Melling)Ford30030,300running0109
192030   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac30037,000running0106
20 775   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford30036,700running1108
21332   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford29942,975crash0100
222890   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford29929,175running097
233522   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac29925,875running094
242640   Robby Gordon Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet29937,575running091
252737   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford29927,285running088
262436   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac29927,975running085
273481   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford29834,750running082
283897   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Pontiac29827,050running079
293271   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet29824,350running076
302116   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford29731,150running073
31 846   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet29723,950running070
321517   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet29730,750running067
33 311   Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Card   (Brett Bodine)Ford29532,050running064
343178   Gary Bradberry Hanes   (Jim Wilson)Ford29523,350running061
35 431   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet29523,150running058
362221   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford29229,950crash055
37 133   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet29136,250running257
383629   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet28722,400running049
39414   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet28238,400running046
401896   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet27422,400running043
41435   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet26444,000crash040
423710   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford23337,400crash037
434277   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford18522,400crash034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Lance Hooper1R & L CarriersRichard JacksonPontiac
45Steve Park14Burger KingDale Earnhardt, Inc.Chevrolet
46Kevin Lepage91PioniteJoe FalkChevrolet
47Randy MacDonald79T.R.I.X. Racing / NUCAR Conn.Ted Walters / George PywowariwChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
16868  
69757   #7 spun turn 2 
76198123  
1992057   #77 accident turn 3 
20622621  
2272304   #8 spun turn 1 
2312355  
23624510   #10 accident turn 1 
24625813  
2592624   #11 accident turn 2 
2632653  
2662727   #4,5,36,37 accident turn 2 
27328513  
2862894   #7 spun frontstretch 
2902923  
2932986   #21,31,33,75,94,98 accident turn 4 
2993002  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.3%             Average green flag run: 27.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ken Schrader122
  Bobby Hamilton331
  Ricky Craven46461
  Bobby Hamilton657713
  Ricky Craven78814
  Bobby Hamilton8212948
  Ricky Craven13014819
  Jeff Gordon1491579
  Mark Martin1581581
  Rick Mast1591591
  Jimmy Spencer1601601
  Jeff Gordon16119939
  Ricky Craven2002067
  Jeff Gordon20722216
  Ernie Irvan2232275
  Jeff Gordon22830073

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 3787    
2   Mark Martin 3648   -139  
3   Dale Jarrett 3599   -188  
4   Jeff Burton 3455   -332  
5   Terry Labonte 3332   -455  
6   Dale Earnhardt 3198   -589  
7   Bobby Labonte 3090   -697  
8   Bill Elliott 2969   -818  
9   Ted Musgrave 2889   -898  
10   Jeremy Mayfield 2847   -940  
11   Ricky Rudd 2805   -982  
12   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2805   -982  
13   Rusty Wallace 2733   -1054  
14   Ken Schrader 2692   -1095  
15   Ernie Irvan 2673   -1114  
16   Jimmy Spencer 2576   -1211  
17   Michael Waltrip 2564   -1223  
18   Kyle Petty 2521   -1266  
19   Darrell Waltrip 2486   -1301  
20   Bobby Hamilton 2457   -1330