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1997 Miller 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 14 of 32
Sunday, June 15, 1997 at Michigan Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:36:31
Average speed: 153.338 mph
Pole speed: 183.669 mph
Cautions: 3 for 18 laps
Margin of victory: 2.964 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 26

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
12028   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford20093830running33180
22694   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford20073830running46175
3116   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford20048805running23170
4 516   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford20042200running68170
51224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20047425running0155
6 188   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford20046525running0150
7223   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20041375running0146
84236   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac20033475running0142
9 818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac20036125running3143
10 730   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac20033625running0134
11369   Lake Speed SaveTime / Mobil   (Harry Melling)Ford20023975running0130
121537   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford20023400running1132
133410   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford20033750running0124
14 999   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford20033300running3126
151023   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford20026750running0118
163821   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford20028525running0115
17 44   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet20033650running1117
18 325   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20033365running8114
193511   Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Card   (Brett Bodine)Ford19927550running0106
20 646   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet19916635running0103
213127   Rick Wilson Blair Motorsports   (David Blair)Ford19916415running0100
22378   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford19926900running097
231790   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford19919665running094
244317   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet19926455running196
252397   Chad Little John Deere   (Greg Pollex)Pontiac19819220running088
263944   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac19818960running085
273033   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet19825800running082
282996   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet19815640running079
29192   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford19732505out of gas1381
304175   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford19725440running073
311429   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet19718310running070
322443   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac19730240running067
332878   Billy Standridge Hanes   (Jim Wilson)Ford19515135running064
342571   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet18917565running061
352722   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac18821995running058
36321   Jerry Nadeau R&L Carriers   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac18621950running055
374098   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford17421890running052
382141   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet16221780running049
39185   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Frosted Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet13537880handling046
40137   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford12121780engine043
41 242   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet6915780engine040
421631   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet821780crash037
433381   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford121780engine034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Ward Burton22backup car
Jeff Gordon24backup car
Dick Trickle90backup car
Jeff Burton99backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Mike Wallace91SpamJoe FalkChevrolet
45Morgan Shepherd77Jasper Engines / Federal MogulDoug BawelFord
46Ed Berrier95Feed the ChildrenSadler BrothersChevrolet
47Greg Sacks40Coors LightFelix SabatesChevrolet
48Gary Bradberry19Child Support RecoveryMark SmithFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
199  
10156   #31 spun turn 2 
166146  
62665   #5 spun turn 1 
6712458  
1251317   oil on track 
13220069  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.0%             Average green flag run: 45.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ricky Craven155
  Ted Musgrave64641
  Ricky Craven47493
  Bobby Labonte50512
  Bill Elliott52587
  Sterling Marlin59591
  Jeff Burton60623
  Rusty Wallace637311
  Mark Martin74741
  Rusty Wallace75762
  Bill Elliott77793
  Mark Martin80801
  Bill Elliott81833
  Mark Martin84852
  Bill Elliott8611025
  Bobby Labonte1111111
  Jeremy Mayfield1121121
  Darrell Waltrip1131131
  Mark Martin11412613
  Ted Musgrave12714923
  Mark Martin1501556
  Bill Elliott1561627
  Ernie Irvan16317412
  Bill Elliott1751751
  Ted Musgrave1761794
  Ernie Irvan18020021

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 2110    
2   Mark Martin 2064   -46  
3   Terry Labonte 2001   -109  
4   Dale Jarrett 1976   -134  
5   Jeff Burton 1898   -212  
6   Dale Earnhardt 1833   -277  
7   Bobby Labonte 1745   -365  
8   Ricky Rudd 1710   -400  
9   Michael Waltrip 1623   -487  
10   Bill Elliott 1612   -498  
11   Jeremy Mayfield 1599   -511  
12   Ted Musgrave 1558   -552  
13   Ernie Irvan 1506   -604  
14   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1501   -609  
15   Rusty Wallace 1481   -629  
16   Darrell Waltrip 1479   -631  
17   Sterling Marlin 1433   -677  
18   Bobby Hamilton 1427   -683  
19   Ken Schrader 1418   -692  
20   Kyle Petty 1374   -736