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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 12 of 32
Sunday, June 1, 1997 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
500 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:21:42
Average speed: 114.635 mph
Pole speed: 152.788 mph
Cautions: 8 for 54 laps
Margin of victory: .091 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11310   Ricky Rudd Tide Mountain Spring   (Ricky Rudd)Ford50095255running31180
2 76   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford50052405running1175
33499   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford50053155running1170
42537   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford50037090running0160
5 344   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac50031820running6160
61133   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet49934515running2155
72421   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford49932265running0146
81294   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford49931765running0142
94031   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49824815running0138
10264   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet49839615running0134
111716   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford49829540running0130
123075   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford49828940running0127
131925   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49828450running0124
14215   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49738940running0121
15 442   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet49722690running0118
16433   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49733265running0115
173943   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac49731780running0112
18 896   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet49616665running0109
19148   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford49627140running0106
201536   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac49522440running0103
212930   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac49526840running1105
222223   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford49326690running097
233391   Mike Wallace Spam   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet49316340running094
242841   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet49226490running091
25 571   Dave Marcis RealTree "The Making of Champions"   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet49219540running088
26 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49033470running1890
274181   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford48526090handling082
283717   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet48226040running184
292398   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford48225490running076
301028   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford47135940crash15178
311697   Chad Little John Deere   (Greg Pollex)Pontiac46815890rear end070
32 688   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford46344130engine25577
332011   Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Card   (Brett Bodine)Ford45322780ignition064
34 922   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac43515730running061
354219   Gary Bradberry Child Support Recovery   (Mark Smith)Ford39815530clutch058
363140   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet36422515electrical055
372729   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet35615485suspension052
38361   Morgan Shepherd R&L Carriers / Cruisin' America   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac32322485crash254
39182   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford31632485engine046
40 118   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac28336485running2948
413290   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford23815485crash040
42357   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford23722485crash242
433877   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford23415485crash034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Billy Standridge78Diamond Rio / HanesJim WilsonFord
45Ed Berrier95Feed the ChildrenSadler BrothersChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13030  
31355   #18 accident turn 2 
36449  
45484   #19,22,98 accident turn 2 
49184136  
1851895   debris turn 3 
19022637  
2272348   #41 spun frontstretch 
2352406  
24125111   #7,77,90 accident turn 3 
25232069  
3213288   #1 accident turn 4 
329451123  
4524576   #98,81,88,24 accident turn 2 
45847215  
4734797   #28 accident turns 1/2 
48050021  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.8%             Average green flag run: 49.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Labonte12929
  Kyle Petty30323
  Darrell Waltrip33331
  Kyle Petty34363
  Ernie Irvan3712185
  Dale Jarrett1221221
  Mark Martin1231231
  Jeff Burton1241241
  Morgan Shepherd1251262
  Geoffrey Bodine1271282
  Johnny Benson, Jr.1291291
  Ernie Irvan13018657
  Dale Jarrett18722842
  Jeff Gordon2292357
  Dale Jarrett23626227
  Jeff Gordon2632708
  Dale Jarrett271410140
  Ricky Rudd4114122
  Ken Schrader4134142
  Dale Jarrett41545036
  Jeff Gordon4514533
  Dale Jarrett4544629
  Ernie Irvan4634719
  Ricky Rudd47250029

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Terry Labonte 1812    
2   Jeff Gordon 1775   -37  
3   Mark Martin 1734   -78  
4   Dale Jarrett 1656   -156  
5   Jeff Burton 1602   -210  
6   Dale Earnhardt 1553   -259  
7   Bobby Labonte 1532   -280  
8   Ricky Rudd 1486   -326  
9   Michael Waltrip 1384   -428  
10   Bill Elliott 1365   -447  
11   Bobby Hamilton 1309   -503  
12   Jeremy Mayfield 1307   -505  
13   Rusty Wallace 1303   -509  
14   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1285   -527  
15   Ernie Irvan 1250   -562  
16   Ken Schrader 1242   -570  
17   Ted Musgrave 1233   -579  
18   Darrell Waltrip 1232   -580  
19   Ward Burton 1214   -598  
20   Sterling Marlin 1198   -614