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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 19 of 32
Saturday, August 2, 1997 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
160 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:03:28
Average speed: 130.814 mph
Pole speed: 177.736 mph
Cautions: 6 for 25 laps
Margin of victory: .183 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 710   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford160571000running15180
22518   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac160242275running0170
3 388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford160223900running31170
42424   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet160223675running25165
51637   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford160142445running0155
6316   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford160125960running0150
72030   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac160121760running2151
81594   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford160110460running0142
9 631   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet160132560running8143
10 128   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford160143560running39144
11 833   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet16095235running0130
12279   Lake Speed Melling Engine Parts / Delta Faucet   (Harry Melling)Ford16083135running0127
133944   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac16078035running0124
14 417   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet16085085running0121
153399   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford16096885running21123
164125   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16082135running1120
173598   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford16080095running0112
184211   Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Card   (Brett Bodine)Ford16079535running0109
193622   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac16078435running0106
201243   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac16082935running0103
213427   Rick Wilson Indianapolis Colts   (David Blair)Ford16065935running0100
222392   Ron Barfield, Jr. New Holland   (Bill Elliott)Ford16064935running097
231775   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford16074335running094
244023   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford15974435running396
252629   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet15967735running088
261941   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet15971010running085
273095   Ed Berrier RealTree Camouflage   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet15959910running082
281140   Robby Gordon Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet15968910running079
29 53   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet15876310running076
302981   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford15867910running073
313791   Greg Sacks Kruse International   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet15857410running070
32 242   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet15667910running067
332216   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford15563660running064
341026   Rich Bickle KFC Team Twister   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet15356410crash061
35 996   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet13756160engine058
361446   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet12061510ignition1460
372812   Jeff Purvis Gazelle / QVC   (Larry Lockamy)Chevrolet11255876running052
38432   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford9172755engine049
391821   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford8962755running046
40385   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet8377755engine148
413236   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac1255755crash040
422197   Chad Little John Deere 160th Anniversary   (Greg Pollex)Pontiac255755crash037
43134   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet271755engine034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Mike Wallace1R & L CarriersRichard JacksonPontiac
45Dick Trickle90Heilig-MeyersJunie DonlaveyFord
46Geoffrey Bodine7QVCGeoffrey BodineFord
47Bobby Hillin, Jr.78HanesJim WilsonFord
48Tim Steele61HS Die / Cimling RacingHarold SteeleFord
49Morgan Shepherd77Jasper Engines / Federal MogulDoug BawelFord
50Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet
51Hut Stricklin8Circuit CityStavola BrothersFord
WDLarry Pearson15Bud Moore EngineeringBud MooreFord
WDA.J. Foyt50MotorolaA.J. FoytFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
463   #97,96,12 accident turn 1 
7148  
15206   #36,21,94,16,43 accident turn 2 
218363  
84885   #5 engine 
8911325  
1141174   #42 accident turn 2 
11814629  
1471504   #40 debris 
1511544  
1551573   #26 accident turn 3 
1581603  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.6%             Average green flag run: 19.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ernie Irvan13939
  Jeff Gordon40401
  Johnny Benson, Jr.41411
  Wally Dallenbach, Jr.425413
  Jimmy Spencer55551
  Terry Labonte56561
  Ricky Craven57571
  Dale Jarrett587720
  Jeff Gordon78803
  Johnny Benson, Jr.81811
  Jimmy Spencer82832
  Wally Dallenbach, Jr.84841
  Jeff Gordon85884
  Jeff Burton8910921
  Jeff Gordon1101134
  Ricky Rudd1141141
  Mike Skinner1151228
  Jeff Gordon12313513
  Dale Jarrett13614611
  Ricky Rudd14716014

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 2834    
2   Mark Martin 2755   -79  
3   Dale Jarrett 2687   -147  
4   Terry Labonte 2603   -231  
5   Jeff Burton 2591   -243  
6   Dale Earnhardt 2491   -343  
7   Bobby Labonte 2411   -423  
8   Ricky Rudd 2309   -525  
9   Jeremy Mayfield 2255   -579  
10   Bill Elliott 2179   -655  
11   Ted Musgrave 2159   -675  
12   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2129   -705  
13   Ernie Irvan 2040   -794  
14   Michael Waltrip 2035   -799  
15   Rusty Wallace 2018   -816  
16   Darrell Waltrip 1998   -836  
17   Kyle Petty 1990   -844  
18   Ken Schrader 1988   -846  
19   Jimmy Spencer 1962   -872  
20   Sterling Marlin 1887   -947