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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 8 of 32
Sunday, April 20, 1997 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a 0.526 mile paved track (263.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:44:19
Average speed: 70.347 mph
Pole speed: 93.961 mph
Cautions: 11 for 99 laps
Margin of victory: .356 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 424   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50099225running431185
2 843   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac50050575running48175
3396   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford50042375running0165
4 75   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50042925running0160
5152   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford50033875running0155
6 181   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford50035375running0150
72937   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford50019775running0146
81418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac50029650running0142
91717   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet50025445running0138
102633   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet50030945running0134
111123   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford50023685running0130
12253   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50028400running0127
13 510   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford50027065running0124
14 68   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford50022765running0121
151999   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford50028215running0118
162388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford49928265running0115
172230   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac49922365running0112
181822   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac49914770running0109
19 242   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet49915865running21111
202841   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet49823115running0103
21384   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet49825965running0100
223525   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49820415running097
231329   Robert Pressley Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet49813265running094
241216   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford49720115running091
25209   Lake Speed Melling Engine Parts   (Harry Melling)Ford49720215running088
263421   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford49619815running085
273711   Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Card   (Brett Bodine)Ford49619665running082
282798   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford49619615running079
29 37   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford49520065crash076
303190   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4959515running073
313028   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford49424465running070
321631   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49010440running067
334277   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford4899415running064
342436   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac48111140running061
35211   Morgan Shepherd Cruisin' America Phone Card   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac47916365running058
363275   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford47716340running055
37 994   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford45414075running052
384171   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4177075running049
393691   Mike Wallace Spam   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet4147075running046
401044   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac3987075handling043
414040   Robby Gordon Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet3957075crash040
423397   Chad Little John Deere   (Greg Pollex)Pontiac3947075running037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
43Randy MacDonald79T.R.I.X. / Walters RacingTed Walters / George PywowariwChevrolet
44Billy Standridge78Diamond Rio / HanesJim WilsonFord
45David Green96CaterpillarBuz McCallChevrolet
46Lance Hooper20Hardee'sHarry RanierFord
47Gary Bradberry19Child Support RecoveryMark SmithFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
595   #41 spun turn 2 
10101  
11199   #97,7 spun 
20223  
23308   #94 spun backstretch 
3110070  
10111111   debris 
11219685  
1972059   #7,91 accident turn 4 
20622318  
2242285   #36,42 accident turn 4 
229328100  
32934113   #23,43,24 accident turn 4 
3423465  
34735913   #90,36 accident turn 2 
36039536  
3964049   #77 spun turn 2 
4054139  
41442310   #36 spun turn 2 
42447552  
4764827   #29 spun turn 2 
48350018  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.8%             Average green flag run: 33.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Nemechek12121
  Jeff Gordon22327306
  Bobby Hamilton32837548
  Jeff Gordon376500125

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Jarrett 1269    
2   Terry Labonte 1224   -45  
3   Jeff Gordon 1175   -94  
4   Bobby Labonte 1061   -208  
5   Mark Martin 1029   -240  
6   Jeff Burton 992   -277  
7   Ricky Rudd 981   -288  
8   Dale Earnhardt 980   -289  
9   Rusty Wallace 977   -292  
10   Bobby Hamilton 945   -324  
11   Ward Burton 927   -342  
12   Jeremy Mayfield 892   -377  
13   Sterling Marlin 885   -384  
14   Bill Elliott 882   -387  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 880   -389  
16   Michael Waltrip 854   -415  
17   Ken Schrader 831   -438  
18   Johnny Benson, Jr. 824   -445  
19   Darrell Waltrip 821   -448  
20   Brett Bodine 804   -465