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1997 DieHard 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 29 of 32
Sunday, October 12, 1997 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:11:36
Average Speed: 156.601 mph
Pole Speed: 193.271 mph
Cautions: 4 for 22 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.146 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 32

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Ernie Irvan28Ford49.547   193.271    
2   John Andretti98Ford49.574   193.166    
3   Jimmy Spencer23Ford49.674   192.777    
4   Jeff Burton99Ford49.690   192.715    
5   Derrike Cope36Pontiac49.676   192.771    
6   Terry Labonte5Chevrolet49.716   192.614    
7   Bobby Labonte18Pontiac49.755   192.463    
8   Jeff Gordon24Chevrolet49.771   192.401    
9   Rusty Wallace2Ford49.773   192.393    
10   Bill Elliott94Ford49.783   192.355    
11   Robert Pressley77Ford49.787   192.339    
12   Dale Earnhardt3Chevrolet49.820   192.212    
13   Joe Nemechek42Chevrolet49.834   192.158    
14   Ken Schrader33Chevrolet49.848   192.104    
15   Ricky Craven25Chevrolet49.870   192.019    
16   Mike Skinner31Chevrolet49.922   191.819    
17   Brett Bodine11Ford49.932   191.781    
18   Dale Jarrett88Ford49.959   191.677    
19   Johnny Benson, Jr.30Pontiac50.009   191.486    
20   Lake Speed9Ford50.040   191.367    
21   Dick Trickle90Ford50.065   191.271    
22   Steve Grissom41Chevrolet50.077   191.226    
23   Rick Mast75Ford50.080   191.214    
24   Wally Dallenbach, Jr.46Chevrolet50.115   191.081    
25   Geoffrey Bodine7Ford50.118   191.069    
26   Billy Standridge47Ford50.070   191.252    
27   Michael Waltrip21Ford50.170   190.871    
28   Greg Sacks40Chevrolet50.232   190.635    
29   Morgan Shepherd1Pontiac50.249   190.571    
30   Sterling Marlin4Chevrolet50.253   190.556    
31   Mark Martin6Ford50.283   190.442    
32   Dave Marcis71Chevrolet50.291   190.412    
33   Darrell Waltrip17Chevrolet50.361   190.147    
34   Bobby Hamilton43Pontiac50.385   190.057    
35   Kenny Wallace81Ford50.397   190.011    
36   Chad Little97Pontiac50.401   189.996    
37   David Green96Chevrolet50.402   189.992    
38   Kevin Lepage91Chevrolet50.417   189.936    
39   Ted Musgrave16Ford   .000   PR
40   Jeremy Mayfield37Ford   .000   PR
41   Ricky Rudd10Ford   .000   PR
42   Kyle Petty44Pontiac   .000   PR

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Ward Burton (#22), Hut Stricklin (#8), Gary Bradberry (#78), Jeff Green (#29), Ed Berrier (#95)