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1997 MBNA 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 32
Sunday, September 21, 1997 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
400 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:00:50
Average Speed: 132.719 mph
Pole Speed: 152.033 mph
Cautions: 1 for 11 laps
Margin of Victory: 10.334 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 16   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford400195,305running194185
2333   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40063,105running4175
32344   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac40040,205running191170
4 518   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac40041,465running0160
5 388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford39939,845running0155
61610   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford39934,440running0150
7 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39838,190running11151
81394   Bill Elliott McDonald's Mac Tonight   (Bill Elliott)Ford39829,990running0142
93128   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford39732,340running0138
10 975   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford39632,390running0134
113999   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford39633,190running0130
121433   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet39627,090running0127
133443   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac39630,390running0124
14257   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford39626,390running0121
15 698   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford39626,990running0118
16222   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford39531,590running0115
17 88   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford39525,590running0112
18 490   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford39518,375running0109
193031   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39419,090running0106
20 742   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet39419,190running0103
212841   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet39424,790running0100
222722   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac39324,640running097
232437   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford39317,490running094
244016   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford39324,340running091
251196   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet39317,415running088
261711   Brett Bodine Bodine Enterprises   (Brett Bodine)Ford39324,015running085
27214   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet39329,865running082
282930   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac39223,815running079
291297   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Pontiac39216,765running076
303836   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac39216,215running073
31151   Morgan Shepherd R&L Carriers   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac39220,665running070
324117   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet39120,605running067
333540   Robby Gordon Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet38920,555running064
343771   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet38813,505running061
352678   Gary Bradberry Hanes   (Jim Wilson)Ford38413,830running058
361823   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford38420,305running055
37365   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet38234,905running052
381981   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford36320,305running049
393277   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford23013,305drivetrain046
404229   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet16613,305steering043
411025   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet10921,805engine040
422021   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford8620,305crash037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
43Steve Park14Burger KingDale Earnhardt, Inc.Chevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
18888  
899911   #21 accident turn 1 
100400301  
  Percent of race run under caution: 2.8%             Average green flag run: 194.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin144
  Jeff Gordon51511
  Mark Martin16161146
  Kyle Petty16218827
  Mark Martin1891979
  Dale Earnhardt1981981
  Kyle Petty19928284
  Mark Martin28329614
  Dale Earnhardt2972993
  Kyle Petty30037980
  Mark Martin38040021

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 3938    
2   Mark Martin 3833   -105  
3   Dale Jarrett 3754   -184  
4   Jeff Burton 3585   -353  
5   Terry Labonte 3384   -554  
6   Dale Earnhardt 3373   -565  
7   Bobby Labonte 3250   -688  
8   Bill Elliott 3111   -827  
9   Ted Musgrave 2980   -958  
10   Ricky Rudd 2955   -983  
11   Jeremy Mayfield 2941   -997  
12   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2884   -1054  
13   Rusty Wallace 2848   -1090  
14   Ken Schrader 2819   -1119  
15   Ernie Irvan 2811   -1127  
16   Kyle Petty 2691   -1247  
17   Jimmy Spencer 2631   -1307  
18   Michael Waltrip 2601   -1337  
19   Bobby Hamilton 2581   -1357  
20   Darrell Waltrip 2553   -1385