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1997 MBNA 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 26 of 32
Sunday, September 21, 1997 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
400 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:00:50
Average speed: 132.719 mph
Pole speed: 152.033 mph
Cautions: 1 for 11 laps
Margin of victory: 10.334 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 16   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford400195305running194185
2333   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40063105running4175
32344   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac40040205running191170
4 518   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac40041465running0160
5 388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford39939845running0155
61610   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford39934440running0150
7 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39838190running11151
81394   Bill Elliott McDonald's Mac Tonight   (Bill Elliott)Ford39829990running0142
93128   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford39732340running0138
10 975   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford39632390running0134
113999   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford39633190running0130
121433   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet39627090running0127
133443   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac39630390running0124
14257   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford39626390running0121
15 698   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford39626990running0118
16222   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford39531590running0115
17 88   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford39525590running0112
18 490   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford39518375running0109
193031   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39419090running0106
20 742   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet39419190running0103
212841   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet39424790running0100
222722   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac39324640running097
232437   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford39317490running094
244016   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford39324340running091
251196   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet39317415running088
261711   Brett Bodine Bodine Enterprises   (Brett Bodine)Ford39324015running085
27214   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet39329865running082
282930   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac39223815running079
291297   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Pontiac39216765running076
303836   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac39216215running073
31151   Morgan Shepherd R&L Carriers   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac39220665running070
324117   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet39120605running067
333540   Robby Gordon Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet38920555running064
343771   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet38813505running061
352678   Gary Bradberry Hanes   (Jim Wilson)Ford38413830running058
361823   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford38420305running055
37365   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet38234905running052
381981   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford36320305running049
393277   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford23013305drivetrain046
404229   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet16613305steering043
411025   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet10921805engine040
422021   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford8620305crash037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
43Steve Park14Burger KingDale Earnhardt, Inc.Chevrolet
DCTodd Bodine99Exide BatteriesJack RoushFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
18888  
899911   #21 accident turn 1 
100400301  
  Percent of race run under caution: 2.8%             Average green flag run: 194.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin144
  Jeff Gordon51511
  Mark Martin16161146
  Kyle Petty16218827
  Mark Martin1891979
  Dale Earnhardt1981981
  Kyle Petty19928284
  Mark Martin28329614
  Dale Earnhardt2972993
  Kyle Petty30037980
  Mark Martin38040021

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 3938    
2   Mark Martin 3833   -105  
3   Dale Jarrett 3754   -184  
4   Jeff Burton 3585   -353  
5   Terry Labonte 3384   -554  
6   Dale Earnhardt 3373   -565  
7   Bobby Labonte 3250   -688  
8   Bill Elliott 3111   -827  
9   Ted Musgrave 2980   -958  
10   Ricky Rudd 2955   -983  
11   Jeremy Mayfield 2941   -997  
12   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2884   -1054  
13   Rusty Wallace 2848   -1090  
14   Ken Schrader 2819   -1119  
15   Ernie Irvan 2811   -1127  
16   Kyle Petty 2691   -1247  
17   Jimmy Spencer 2631   -1307  
18   Michael Waltrip 2601   -1337  
19   Bobby Hamilton 2581   -1357  
20   Darrell Waltrip 2553   -1385