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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 22 of 32
Saturday, August 23, 1997 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:19:51
Average speed: 80.013 mph
Pole speed: 123.039 mph
Cautions: 12 for 97 laps
Margin of victory: .102 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford500101550running210185
2 56   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford50046775running84175
3 490   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford50042625running0165
41399   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford50040875running7165
53541   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet50037125running0155
6 633   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet50029465running0150
7195   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50039440running0146
83818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac50032530running0142
9157   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford50028615running0138
10 74   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet49837665running0134
112098   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford49827915running0130
12162   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford49833415running0127
131425   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49727465running0124
14343   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49732515running0121
151216   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford49728710running0118
163694   Bill Elliott McDonald's Mac Tonight   (Bill Elliott)Ford49728860running0115
171022   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac49726610running0112
182230   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac49626460running0109
193910   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford49630750running0106
203797   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Pontiac49521760running0103
213029   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet49319985running0100
222943   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac49230435running097
23428   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford48925785running094
24281   Lance Hooper R&L Carriers   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac48325610running091
253321   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford47618465running088
261146   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet47514840running085
271723   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford46824930running1187
282195   Ed Berrier Feed The Children   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet46514820rear end079
29259   Lake Speed Melling Engine Parts   (Harry Melling)Ford46517810running076
301837   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford46017800running073
314011   Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Card   (Brett Bodine)Ford45724290running070
32 936   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac44014780running067
334175   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford42921770running064
343131   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet41814760crash061
35 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36533955crash18863
362444   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac36214735running055
372678   Gary Bradberry Hanes   (Jim Wilson)Ford34615217crash052
382742   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet34114700running049
39 181   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford27726700crash046
40 896   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet25614700crash043
413228   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford18929700overheating040
422317   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet11521700crash037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
43Morgan Shepherd77Jasper Engines / Federal MogulDoug BawelFord
44Robby Gordon40Coors LightFelix SabatesChevrolet
45Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11616  
17215   #95,21 spun turn 4 
226746  
68758   debris 
76838  
84874   #42 accident backstretch 
88903  
91966   #81,17 accident frontstretch 
97216120  
2172237   #90 spun turn 4 
22423714  
2382436   debris 
2442452  
2462516   #24,37 spun backstretch 
2522587  
25927820   #96,36,21,11,3,43,29 accident frontstretch 
27929416  
2953028   #78,25,9,31 spun turn 4 
303408106  
4094168   #78 accident turn 4 
4174248  
42543511   #1,94,95,8,46,37,31,18 accident turn 1 
43647035  
4714788   oil on track 
47950022  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.4%             Average green flag run: 31.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Jarrett11313
  Jeff Gordon143825
  Dale Jarrett395315
  Jeff Gordon54618
  Jeff Burton62687
  Jimmy Spencer697911
  Jeff Gordon80208129
  Mark Martin20921810
  Jeff Gordon21924426
  Dale Jarrett245395151
  Mark Martin39646974
  Dale Jarrett47050031

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mark Martin 3270    
2   Jeff Gordon 3257   -13  
3   Dale Jarrett 3099   -171  
4   Terry Labonte 3030   -240  
5   Jeff Burton 2979   -291  
6   Dale Earnhardt 2865   -405  
7   Bobby Labonte 2760   -510  
8   Ted Musgrave 2597   -673  
9   Bill Elliott 2591   -679  
10   Ricky Rudd 2534   -736  
11   Jeremy Mayfield 2510   -760  
12   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2469   -801  
13   Rusty Wallace 2439   -831  
14   Ken Schrader 2380   -890  
15   Ernie Irvan 2340   -930  
16   Michael Waltrip 2308   -962  
17   Darrell Waltrip 2267   -1003  
18   Kyle Petty 2224   -1046  
19   Jimmy Spencer 2216   -1054  
20   Sterling Marlin 2179   -1091