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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 31 of 32
Sunday, November 2, 1997 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
312 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (312.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:55
Average speed: 110.824 mph
Pole speed: 130.933 mph
Cautions: 4 for 23 laps
Margin of victory: 2.105 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 988   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford31299830running73180
2 32   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford31263355running117180
3 143   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac31247225running91170
4 633   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet31238588running0160
5 73   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31239300running1160
6146   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford31233265running0150
7 830   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac31229015running3151
82041   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet31127505running0142
93444   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac31119905running0138
10177   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford31129905running2139
11295   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31136105running0130
121917   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet31125205running0127
133799   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford31130705running7129
14 223   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford31124605running3126
153694   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford31125330running0118
161636   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac31116580running0115
171224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31029880running0112
182528   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford31027555running0109
192237   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford31016155running0106
201127   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Action Performance   (David Blair)Ford31012170running0103
212840   Greg Sacks Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet31015745running0100
222316   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford31022620running097
23 418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac31027095running094
241842   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet31015445running091
254297   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Pontiac31015320running088
263021   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford31022195running085
27264   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet31027970running1587
283231   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet30916045running079
294196   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet30914920running076
30338   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford30921895running073
31 575   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford30921370running070
324029   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet30911595running067
331511   Brett Bodine Commander Produce   (Brett Bodine)Ford30918570running064
343871   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet30911545running061
352181   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford30818520running058
363910   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford30826495running055
37109   Lake Speed Advantage Camo   (Harry Melling)Ford30711450running052
382477   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford30211390running049
393598   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford29918390running046
401390   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford29411390ignition043
413114   Steve Park Burger King   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet24011390engine040
422722   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac12818390crash037
434325   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3918390crash034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Wally Dallenbach, Jr.46First UnionFelix SabatesChevrolet
45Jack Sprague52Budweiser / AC DelcoRick HendrickChevrolet
46Morgan Shepherd1R & L CarriersRichard JacksonPontiac
47Gary Bradberry78HanesJim WilsonFord
WDButch Gilliland38

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12424  
25284   #77 spun turn 4 
294113  
42476   #25 accident turn 3 
48569  
57615   #23 spun turn 4 
6213069  
1311388   #22 accident turn 1 
139312174  
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.4%             Average green flag run: 57.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jimmy Spencer111
  Bobby Hamilton22827
  Jimmy Spencer29302
  Bobby Hamilton314212
  Jeff Burton43497
  Sterling Marlin506415
  Bobby Hamilton6511652
  Rusty Wallace117221105
  Dale Earnhardt2222221
  Geoffrey Bodine2232242
  Johnny Benson, Jr.2252273
  Rusty Wallace22823912
  Dale Jarrett24031273

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4598    
2   Dale Jarrett 4521   -77  
3   Mark Martin 4511   -87  
4   Jeff Burton 4224   -374  
5   Dale Earnhardt 4096   -502  
6   Terry Labonte 4077   -521  
7   Bobby Labonte 3916   -682  
8   Bill Elliott 3781   -817  
9   Rusty Wallace 3531   -1067  
10   Ted Musgrave 3486   -1112  
11   Ken Schrader 3473   -1125  
12   Jeremy Mayfield 3441   -1157  
12   Johnny Benson, Jr. 3441   -1157  
14   Ernie Irvan 3402   -1196  
15   Bobby Hamilton 3304   -1294  
16   Kyle Petty 3300   -1298  
17   Ricky Rudd 3278   -1320  
18   Ricky Craven 3062   -1536  
19   Michael Waltrip 3049   -1549  
20   Jimmy Spencer 2988   -1610