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1997 ACDelco 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 30 of 32
Monday, October 27, 1997 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
393 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (399.681 miles)

Time of race: 3:17:00
Average speed: 121.73 mph
Pole speed: 156.696 mph
Cautions: 5 for 40 laps
Margin of victory: .941 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
12843   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac39389150running37180
2 288   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford39365175running73175
3 925   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39345625running139175
4 624   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39341150running23165
51290   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford39330800running0155
6 36   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford39332400running0150
7335   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39338400running1151
8263   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39332800running0142
9354   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet39332200running0138
101942   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet39322625running0134
11 118   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac39236875running93135
12 894   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford39226575running0127
132777   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford39214975running0124
141721   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford39226075running0121
152437   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford39219675running0118
161697   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Pontiac39118475running0115
17309   Lake Speed Advantage Camo   (Harry Melling)Ford39118175running0112
18182   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford39130975running0109
19 77   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford39124575running4111
201436   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac39119175running0103
212929   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet39117775running0100
22 544   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac39116475running2102
231031   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39116275running094
243741   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet39123075running091
25238   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford39022875running088
26 422   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac39022675running085
271596   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet39015475running082
283928   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford38927375running079
294317   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet38922275running076
303833   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet38921675running073
314198   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford38921050running070
323416   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford38818950running067
333214   Steve Park Burger King   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet38711850running064
34311   Morgan Shepherd R&L Carriers   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac38718750running061
352146   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet38611650running058
362030   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac38418625running055
372581   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford37918600engine052
381199   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford36530050running2154
394240   Greg Sacks Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet36518550handling046
401310   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford24126550crash043
413678   Gary Bradberry Hanes   (Jim Wilson)Ford23911550crash040
422275   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford17818550camshaft037
434023   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford11118550crash034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Brett Bodine11Scandia / BodineBrett BodineFord
45Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet
46Ed Berrier95Feed the ChildrenSadler BrothersChevrolet
47Kenny Irwin, Jr.27Nerf / Winners CircleDavid BlairFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
31311   weather 
14113100  
1141229   #23,10 accident backstretch 
123249127  
25025910   #78 spun turn 4 
26027112  
2722765   #99 spun turn 2 
27736690  
3673715   #40 stalled turn 4 
37239322  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.2%             Average green flag run: 58.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Jarrett11515
  Bobby Labonte167459
  Dale Jarrett75795
  Jeff Gordon80801
  Geoffrey Bodine81833
  Kyle Petty84852
  Bobby Hamilton86883
  Bobby Labonte8912234
  Ricky Craven12319270
  Dale Jarrett1931942
  Geoffrey Bodine1951951
  Bobby Hamilton19621318
  Jeff Burton21423421
  Dale Jarrett23524915
  Terry Labonte2502501
  Jeff Gordon25127222
  Ricky Craven27333967
  Dale Jarrett34037536
  Ricky Craven3763772
  Bobby Hamilton37839316

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4486    
2   Mark Martin 4361   -125  
3   Dale Jarrett 4341   -145  
4   Jeff Burton 4095   -391  
5   Terry Labonte 3947   -539  
6   Dale Earnhardt 3936   -550  
7   Bobby Labonte 3822   -664  
8   Bill Elliott 3663   -823  
9   Ted Musgrave 3389   -1097  
10   Rusty Wallace 3351   -1135  
11   Jeremy Mayfield 3335   -1151  
12   Ken Schrader 3313   -1173  
13   Ernie Irvan 3293   -1193  
14   Johnny Benson, Jr. 3290   -1196  
15   Ricky Rudd 3223   -1263  
16   Kyle Petty 3162   -1324  
17   Bobby Hamilton 3134   -1352  
18   Ricky Craven 3028   -1458  
19   Michael Waltrip 2964   -1522  
20   John Andretti 2876   -1610