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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 3 of 14
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Monday, May 5, 1997 at Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma, CA
74 laps on a 2.520 mile road course (186.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:27:38
Average Speed: 75.788 mph
Pole Speed: 92.807 mph
Cautions: 3 for 9 laps
Margin of Victory: .563 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 16   Mark Martin   (WC)Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford74113,995running69
2 324   Jeff Gordon   (WC)DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet7466,065running0
3 45   Terry Labonte   (WC)Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet7463,700running1
4 888   Dale Jarrett   (WC)Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Robert Yates)Ford7450,135running2
52617   Darrell Waltrip   (WC)Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet7435,920running0
6 511   Brett Bodine   (WC)Close Call Phone Card   (Brett Bodine)Ford7440,795running0
7 621   Michael Waltrip   (WC)Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford7437,345running0
82428   Ernie Irvan   (WC)Texaco / Havoline   (Robert Yates)Ford7440,145running0
92099   Jeff Burton   (WC)Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford7439,595running0
101422   Ward Burton   (WC)MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac7432,440running0
111216   Ted Musgrave   (WC)Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford7434,880running0
12323   Dale Earnhardt   (WC)GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet7439,580running0
131144   Kyle Petty   (WC)Hot Wheels   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac7422,980running0
142523   Jimmy Spencer   (WC)Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford7433,680running0
15 946   Wally Dallenbach, Jr.   (WC)First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet7423,930running0
161931   Mike Skinner   (WC)Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet7422,830running0
173341   Steve Grissom   (WC)Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet7432,855running0
182136   Derrike Cope   (WC)Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac7421,705running0
192343   Bobby Hamilton   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac7436,680running0
202918   Bobby Labonte   (WC)Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac7441,105running0
213530   Johnny Benson, Jr.   (WC)Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac7432,555running0
223491   Mike Wallace   (WC)Spam   (Ron Neal)Chevrolet7423,505running0
23411   Morgan Shepherd   (WC)Cruisin' America Phone Card   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac7432,280running0
242838   Butch Gilliland Stroppe Motorsports   (Bill Stroppe)Ford7421,410running0
253071   Dave Marcis   (WC)RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet7425,350running0
26164   Sterling Marlin   (WC)Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet7437,380running0
273937   Jeremy Mayfield   (WC)Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford7324,965running0
282778   Tom Hubert   (WC)Hanes / Diamond Rio   (Jim Wilson)Ford7321,350running0
29228   Hut Stricklin   (WC)Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford7331,840running0
301798   John Andretti   (WC)RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford7331,710running0
311533   Ken Schrader   (WC)Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet7331,290running0
321394   Bill Elliott   (WC)McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford7031,140running0
334307   Sean Woodside Cinema Vehicle Services   (Raymond Claridge)Pontiac6920,905running0
341010   Ricky Rudd   (WC)Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford6645,890running0
353177   Bobby Hillin, Jr.   (WC)Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford6423,965running0
363681   Kenny Wallace   (WC)Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford6130,850crash0
37429   Jeff Davis   (WC)Ultra Shield   (Harry Melling)Ford6030,745crash0
384435   Larry Gunselman Caterpillar / Race Stuff / Olson Tech.   (Tamara Turner)Ford6020,720rear end0
394025   Ricky Craven   (WC)Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet5830,220running0
40 22   Rusty Wallace   (WC)Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford4738,720engine2
411840   Robby Gordon   (WC)Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet4327,720engine0
423720   Lance Hooper   (WC)Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford4021,820engine0
433819   Gary Bradberry   (WC)Child Support Recovery   (Mark Smith)Ford3120,720engine0
44 77   Geoffrey Bodine   (WC)QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford1029,220engine0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Scott Gaylord00Oliver Gravity Separators / UnitogChevrolet
R.K. Smith09RK SportsPontiac
Bill McAnally16NAPA / Martin Senour / MadcapBill McAnallyChevrolet
Gary Smith45Tootsie Toy / RabancoChevrolet
Chuck Pruett78Golden Gate Racing TeamChevrolet
Wayne Jacks89Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayWayne JacksPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14242  
43464  
47548  
55573  
58636  
64652  
66749  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.2%             Average green flag run: 16.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin133
  Rusty Wallace452
  Mark Martin62318
  Dale Jarrett24252
  Mark Martin264318
  Terry Labonte44441
  Mark Martin457430

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Butch Gilliland 483    
2   Sean Woodside 466   -17  
3   Larry Gunselman 450   -33  
4   Wayne Jacks 330   -153  
5   Kevin Culver 320   -163  
6   Gary Collins 319   -164  
7   Gary Smith 316   -167  
8   Dan Obrist 289   -194  
9   Chuck Pruett 280   -203  
10   Scott Gaylord 265   -218  
11   Bill McAnally 258   -225  
12   Lew Miller 257   -226  
13   Kenny Smith 253   -230  
14   Bill Sedgwick 226   -257  
15   Tim McCauley 197   -286  
16   St. James Davis 194   -289  
17   John Kinder 142   -341  
18   Billy Kann 138   -345  
19   Ron Burns 127   -356  
20   Ron Esau 124   -359