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1997 Pennsylvania 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 18 of 32
Sunday, July 20, 1997 at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:31:10
Average speed: 142.068 mph
Pole speed: 168.881 mph
Cautions: 4 for 18 laps
Margin of victory: 2.948 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 488   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford200104570running108185
2 624   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20056745running53175
32099   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford20044195running2170
42216   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford20039070running8165
5 96   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford20036040running1160
61131   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20021690running0150
71423   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford20030890running1151
83444   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac20019090running4147
91737   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford20018490running0138
101594   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford20028240running2139
111018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac20028340running0130
12 53   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20029490running2132
134030   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac20025990running1129
14 733   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet20023690running0121
153222   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac20024490running0118
162936   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac20016090running2120
17387   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford20022890running2117
183725   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20022690running0109
192790   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford19915440running0106
20234   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet19919765running0103
21 142   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet19922715running11105
222521   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford19921790running097
23248   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford19921565running094
241398   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford19921415running091
252675   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford19921840running088
261617   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet19920790running085
273377   Morgan Shepherd Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford19911240running082
283697   Chad Little John Deere   (Greg Pollex)Pontiac19911190running079
293111   Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Card   (Brett Bodine)Ford19818115running076
301241   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet19818065running073
31 829   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet19711015running070
322843   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac19725965running067
33351   Jerry Nadeau R&L Carriers / Cruisin' America   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac19717865running064
341881   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford19517790running061
35215   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19333815running058
361910   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford19225640engine055
37392   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford17427575engine052
38 346   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet15810450engine049
394296   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet15710450engine046
40 228   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford13625450crash348
414171   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3510450engine040
423040   Robby Gordon Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet017450engine037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
43Bobby Hillin, Jr.78HanesJim WilsonFord
44Steve Park14Burger KingDale Earnhardt, Inc.Chevrolet
45Greg Sacks91SpamJoe FalkChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
232   #17 spun turn 2 
4119116  
1201267   debris turn 2 
1271271  
1281314   #3,5,18,22,36,42,43,46,75,81,94 accident turn 2 
1321376  
1381425   #28 accident turn 1 
14320058  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.0%             Average green flag run: 36.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Nemechek11111
  Jeff Gordon123625
  Ernie Irvan37371
  Jimmy Spencer38381
  Geoffrey Bodine39402
  Jeff Gordon415414
  Dale Jarrett557218
  Ted Musgrave73753
  Ernie Irvan76772
  Jeff Gordon78836
  Dale Jarrett8411128
  Ted Musgrave1121165
  Dale Jarrett11712610
  Jeff Gordon1271337
  Dale Jarrett13416431
  Jeff Gordon1651651
  Mark Martin1661661
  Johnny Benson, Jr.1671671
  Kyle Petty1681714
  Bill Elliott1721732
  Derrike Cope1741752
  Dale Earnhardt1761772
  Jeff Burton1781792
  Dale Jarrett18020021

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 2669    
2   Mark Martin 2605   -64  
3   Terry Labonte 2555   -114  
4   Dale Jarrett 2517   -152  
5   Jeff Burton 2468   -201  
6   Dale Earnhardt 2415   -254  
7   Bobby Labonte 2241   -428  
8   Ricky Rudd 2129   -540  
9   Jeremy Mayfield 2100   -569  
10   Ted Musgrave 2095   -574  
11   Bill Elliott 2037   -632  
12   Michael Waltrip 1989   -680  
13   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1978   -691  
14   Rusty Wallace 1969   -700  
15   Ernie Irvan 1896   -773  
16   Darrell Waltrip 1877   -792  
17   Jimmy Spencer 1866   -803  
17   Kyle Petty 1866   -803  
19   Ken Schrader 1858   -811  
20   Sterling Marlin 1853   -816