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1997 Winston 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 10 of 32
Saturday, May 10, 1997 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 2:39:18
Average Speed: 188.354 mph
Pole Speed: 193.627 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 0.146 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 26

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1186   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford18892,220running47180
2 33   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18885,445running76180
3 818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac18861,845running0165
4 198   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford18857,920running19165
51124   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18854,440running13160
6365   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18852,655running0150
72023   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford18836,550running0146
83999   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford18838,100running13147
91730   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac18833,300running0138
10 728   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford18840,800running2139
112910   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford18834,295running0130
12 633   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18830,215running1132
131236   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac18818,385running0124
142821   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford18829,305running1126
152690   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford18823,625running0118
16 531   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18718,335running2120
172746   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet18716,620running0112
181094   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford18727,480running0109
193240   Joe Nemechek Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet18720,190running0106
20 277   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford18722,730running0103
21149   Lake Speed Ace Hardware   (Harry Melling)Ford18726,410running0100
221575   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford18726,090running097
234037   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford18725,880running094
243816   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford18725,675running196
251320   Greg Sacks Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford18715,420running088
263081   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford18725,390running085
273325   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18625,235running082
28411   Morgan Shepherd Cruisin' America Phone Card   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac18625,080running079
292229   Robert Pressley Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet18617,925running076
303771   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet18617,870running073
313543   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac18629,710running070
324317   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet18624,155running067
333111   Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Card   (Brett Bodine)Ford18621,625running064
344297   Chad Little John Deere   (Greg Pollex)Pontiac18514,595running061
35 988   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford18431,365running058
36238   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford18321,535running055
37 42   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford18031,571engine157
383496   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet16914,335engine049
39164   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet11331,835engine1051
402144   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac10914,335running043
412441   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet9321,335engine040
422522   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac8514,335engine037
43197   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford7821,335engine239

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Gary Bradberry19Child Support RecoveryMark SmithFord
45Joe Nemechek42BellSouthFelix SabatesChevrolet
46Phil Barkdoll73X-1RPhil BarkdollChevrolet
47Billy Standridge78Hanes / Diamond RioJim WilsonFord
48Ed Berrier95Shoney's Inn / Feed the ChildrenSadler BrothersFord
49Mike Wallace91SpamJoe FalkChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  John Andretti11818
  Dale Earnhardt19268
  Mark Martin27271
  Jeff Gordon28303
  Dale Earnhardt31388
  John Andretti39391
  Dale Earnhardt40401
  Jeff Gordon41411
  Sterling Marlin42498
  Mike Skinner50512
  Ted Musgrave52521
  Geoffrey Bodine53542
  Dale Earnhardt558935
  Rusty Wallace90901
  Dale Earnhardt9110414
  Michael Waltrip1051051
  Sterling Marlin1061072
  Jeff Burton10811710
  Ken Schrader1181181
  Jeff Gordon1191268
  Dale Earnhardt1271282
  Jeff Burton1291313
  Dale Earnhardt1321398
  Mark Martin14015415
  Ernie Irvan1551562
  Jeff Gordon1571571
  Mark Martin15818831

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 1544    
2   Jeff Gordon 1505   -39  
3   Dale Jarrett 1492   -52  
4   Mark Martin 1394   -150  
5   Bobby Labonte 1329   -215  
6   Dale Earnhardt 1287   -257  
7   Jeff Burton 1277   -267  
8   Ricky Rudd 1172   -372  
9   Michael Waltrip 1126   -418  
10   Bobby Hamilton 1121   -423  
11   Ward Burton 1098   -446  
12   Rusty Wallace 1082   -462  
13   Jeremy Mayfield 1068   -476  
14   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1062   -482  
15   Bill Elliott 1058   -486  
16   Darrell Waltrip 1043   -501  
17   Ernie Irvan 1038   -506  
18   Ken Schrader 1033   -511  
19   Sterling Marlin 1021   -523  
20   Brett Bodine 1018   -526