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1997 Pepsi 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 16 of 32
Saturday, July 5, 1997 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:32:06
Average Speed: 157.791 mph
Pole Speed: 189.777 mph
Cautions: 4 for 16 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.029 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 398   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford160109,525running113185
2355   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16074,975running0170
3304   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet16053,775running0165
4 23   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet16052,475running7165
51688   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford16045,975running0155
6 62   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford16040,850running0150
73844   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac16030,550running2151
82399   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford16036,500running0142
92428   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford16035,500running0138
102018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac16040,000running0134
112781   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford16030,565running0130
122216   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford16029,975running0127
133137   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford16022,585running0124
143417   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet16029,245running1126
151433   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet16030,455running0118
161530   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac16028,615running0115
173771   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet16023,175running0112
18 975   Rick Mast Stren Fishing Line / Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford16027,860running0109
193696   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet16017,920running0106
202543   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac16032,655running0103
21 424   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16085,135running1105
222640   Robby Gordon Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet16026,915running097
234011   Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Card   (Brett Bodine)Ford16026,545running199
241142   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet16019,325running091
251290   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford15919,080crash088
262122   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac15925,820crash490
27186   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford15930,465crash2687
282836   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac15918,445crash079
29109   Lake Speed Melling Engine Parts   (Harry Melling)Ford15918,225crash076
30411   Jerry Nadeau R&L Carriers / Cruisin' America   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac15925,130crash073
31 523   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford15924,575running070
323277   Morgan Shepherd Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford15915,045running067
331794   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford15822,015running269
341310   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford15529,985crash061
35 821   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford15521,955crash163
36198   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford15521,925crash055
373925   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet15521,896running052
384241   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet15321,850running049
393346   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet14914,850running046
40 778   Billy Standridge Hanes   (Jim Wilson)Ford3914,850crash043
41 131   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3721,850crash245
422997   Chad Little John Deere   (Greg Pollex)Pontiac3215,350crash037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
43Loy Allen, Jr.91SpamJoe FalkChevrolet
44Geoffrey Bodine7QVCGeoffrey BodineFord
45Jeff Green29Cartoon NetworkGary BechtelChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13333  
34374   #23,97,31 accident backstretch 
3810770  
1081125   #33 accident turn 4 
11312513  
1261294   #24,36 spun backstretch 
13015627  
1571593   #10,21,40,77,8 accident turn 1 
1601601  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.0%             Average green flag run: 28.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mike Skinner122
  John Andretti331
  Jeff Gordon441
  John Andretti53430
  Brett Bodine35351
  Bill Elliott36372
  John Andretti388649
  Ward Burton87893
  Dale Earnhardt90912
  Ward Burton92921
  Dale Earnhardt93975
  Kyle Petty98992
  Michael Waltrip1001001
  John Andretti1011099
  Darrell Waltrip1101101
  Mark Martin11113626
  John Andretti13716024

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 2400    
2   Terry Labonte 2346   -54  
3   Mark Martin 2290   -110  
4   Dale Jarrett 2278   -122  
5   Dale Earnhardt 2113   -287  
6   Jeff Burton 2113   -287  
7   Bobby Labonte 2029   -371  
8   Ricky Rudd 1936   -464  
9   Jeremy Mayfield 1850   -550  
10   Ted Musgrave 1845   -555  
11   Michael Waltrip 1816   -584  
12   Rusty Wallace 1752   -648  
13   Bill Elliott 1748   -652  
14   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1740   -660  
15   Darrell Waltrip 1728   -672  
16   Ernie Irvan 1701   -699  
17   Sterling Marlin 1653   -747  
18   Bobby Hamilton 1624   -776  
19   Ken Schrader 1602   -798  
20   Kyle Petty 1595   -805