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1997 Hanes 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 27 of 32
Monday, September 29, 1997 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a 0.526 mile paved track (263.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:35:57
Average speed: 73.072 mph
Pole speed: 93.41 mph
Cautions: 11 for 83 laps
Margin of victory: .778 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11099   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford50078675running92180
2133   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet50065800running0170
32243   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac50040075running65170
41124   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50040225running21165
51694   Bill Elliott McDonald's Mac Tonight   (Bill Elliott)Ford50034775running0155
6 681   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford50027875running0150
7 122   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac50035275running61151
83625   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50026050running0142
9 933   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet50025345running0138
103028   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford50033345running0134
11 26   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford50034485running34135
122188   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford50028800running0127
13 510   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford50027065running0124
14249   Lake Speed Steel Chariots   (Harry Melling)Ford50015865running0121
15 72   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford50039065running226128
16 48   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford49923065running0115
174111   Brett Bodine BDR Motorsports   (Brett Bodine)Ford49922365running0112
183937   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford49916770running0109
192630   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac49921365running0106
203296   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet49915915running0103
212316   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford49920465running0100
22255   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49931515running097
233875   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford49920265running094
241817   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet49820115running091
25 842   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet49812965running088
262944   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac49812815running085
272018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac49524665running082
28377   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford49019615running079
291598   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford48919565running076
303329   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet46412015running073
311931   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet4539465suspension070
322721   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford44416440crash172
331223   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford42816415rear end064
343546   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet4019390running061
353497   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Pontiac3949365running058
364236   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac2899340engine055
37 327   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Tonka / Winners Circle   (David Blair)Ford2579325fuel pump052
381777   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford2407075engine049
39144   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet23923075crash046
404041   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet19814075overheating043
412840   Steve Park Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet19814075engine040
423190   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1457075crash037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
43Gary Bradberry78HanesJim WilsonFord
44Morgan Shepherd1R & L CarriersRichard JacksonPontiac
45Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
15555  
56616   #97 spun turn 3 
62698  
70734   #23 spun turn 2 
7411643  
1171248   #36,77 accident turn 4 
12514016  
1411466   #7,46,90 accident backstretch 
14720357  
2042107   #75,21 spun turns 1/2 
21123626  
2372437   #4,90,98,27,5 accident backstretch 
24426320  
2642718   #29 spun turn 4 
27232049  
3213277   #29,37 spun turn 4 
32836740  
3683736   #7 spun turn 4 
37444976  
45046314   #21,31,6 accident turn 4 
4644674  
46847710   #28,5 spun turn 3 
47850023  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.6%             Average green flag run: 34.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ward Burton155
  Mark Martin63934
  Ward Burton405617
  Michael Waltrip57571
  Ward Burton586811
  Bobby Hamilton6913264
  Jeff Gordon1331408
  Bobby Hamilton1411411
  Jeff Burton14219958
  Jeff Gordon20021213
  Rusty Wallace21326452
  Ward Burton26529228
  Rusty Wallace293442150
  Jeff Burton44345412
  Rusty Wallace45547824
  Jeff Burton47950022

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4103    
2   Mark Martin 3968   -135  
3   Dale Jarrett 3881   -222  
4   Jeff Burton 3765   -338  
5   Dale Earnhardt 3543   -560  
6   Terry Labonte 3481   -622  
7   Bobby Labonte 3332   -771  
8   Bill Elliott 3266   -837  
9   Ted Musgrave 3080   -1023  
10   Ricky Rudd 3079   -1024  
11   Jeremy Mayfield 3050   -1053  
12   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2990   -1113  
13   Rusty Wallace 2976   -1127  
14   Ken Schrader 2957   -1146  
15   Ernie Irvan 2945   -1158  
16   Kyle Petty 2776   -1327  
17   Bobby Hamilton 2751   -1352  
18   Jimmy Spencer 2695   -1408  
19   Michael Waltrip 2673   -1430  
20   Darrell Waltrip 2644   -1459