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1997 Jiffy Lube 300


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 17 of 32
Sunday, July 13, 1997 at New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, NH
300 laps on a 1.058 mile paved track (317.4 miles)

Time of race: 2:42:35
Average Speed: 117.134 mph
Pole Speed: 129.423 mph
Cautions: 2 for 10 laps
Margin of Victory: 5.372 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
2263   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet30082,950running0170
4 641   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet30047,675running0160
7105   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet30046,325running4151
11 133   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet30040,825running12135
16 325   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29934,225running1120
212731   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet29825,375running0100
22134   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet29836,925running097
232924   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29837,975running094
242196   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet29820,625running091
323429   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet29619,475running067
332017   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet29626,350running064
344240   Robby Gordon Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet29626,225running061
354171   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet29519,100running058
401942   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet27518,600running043
413779   Randy MacDonald T.R.I.X. Racing / NUCAR Conn.   (Ted Walters / George Pywowariw)Chevrolet14818,600brakes040
11599   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford300117,875running99185
3122   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford30055,525running0165
5166   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford30044,650running0155
62394   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford30039,825running0150
81128   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford30038,625running42147
91810   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford30038,325running0138
10147   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford30038,225running0134
123023   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford30035,025running0127
14 898   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford29933,425crash1126
15408   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford29934,525running0118
172237   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford29925,400running0112
193681   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford29931,900running0106
252890   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers   (Junie Donlavey)Ford29823,675running088
262516   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford29830,425running085
282475   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford29830,000running079
293321   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford29729,850running076
373877   Morgan Shepherd Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford29318,850running052
38 588   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford29351,900running9854
423911   Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Card   (Brett Bodine)Ford5525,600electrical037
13 744   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac30026,725running0124
183230   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac29932,150running0109
203136   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac29926,600running0103
271718   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac29835,150running082
30 497   Chad Little John Deere   (Greg Pollex)Pontiac29722,225running073
31 243   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac29737,100running4375
363522   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac29425,975running055
39 91   Jerry Nadeau R&L Carriers / Cruisin' America   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac28125,600brakes046

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
43Billy Standridge78Diamond Rio / HanesJim WilsonFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
122  
375   #11,22,36 accident turn 3 
8194187  
1951995   #75 spun turn 2 
200300101  
  Percent of race run under caution: 3.3%             Average green flag run: 96.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ken Schrader11212
  Bobby Hamilton133018
  Dale Jarrett318555
  Ricky Craven86861
  Bobby Hamilton8711125
  Ernie Irvan11213726
  Dale Jarrett13817336
  Jeff Burton1741741
  John Andretti1751751
  Dale Jarrett1761827
  Ernie Irvan18319513
  Jeff Burton19628489
  Ernie Irvan2852873
  Terry Labonte2882914
  Jeff Burton2923009

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 2497    
2   Jeff Gordon 2494   -3  
3   Mark Martin 2445   -52  
4   Dale Jarrett 2332   -165  
5   Jeff Burton 2298   -199  
6   Dale Earnhardt 2283   -214  
7   Bobby Labonte 2111   -386  
8   Ricky Rudd 2074   -423  
9   Jeremy Mayfield 1962   -535  
10   Ted Musgrave 1930   -567  
11   Rusty Wallace 1917   -580  
12   Bill Elliott 1898   -599  
13   Michael Waltrip 1892   -605  
14   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1849   -648  
15   Ernie Irvan 1848   -649  
16   Darrell Waltrip 1792   -705  
17   Sterling Marlin 1750   -747  
18   Ken Schrader 1737   -760  
19   Kyle Petty 1719   -778  
20   Jimmy Spencer 1715   -782