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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 32
Sunday, May 4, 1997 at Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma, CA
74 laps on a 2.520 mile road course (186.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:27:38
Average Speed: 75.788 mph
Pole Speed: 92.807 mph
Cautions: 3 for 9 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.563 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 16   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford74113,995running69185
2 324   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet7466,065running0170
3 45   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet7463,700running1170
4 888   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford7450,135running2165
52617   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet7435,920running0155
6 511   Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Card   (Brett Bodine)Ford7440,795running0150
7 621   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford7437,345running0146
82428   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford7440,145running0142
92099   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford7439,595running0138
101422   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac7432,440running0134
111216   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford7434,880running0130
12323   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet7439,580running0127
131144   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac7422,980running0124
142523   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford7433,680running0121
15 946   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet7423,930running0118
161931   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet7422,830running0115
173341   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet7432,855running0112
182136   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac7421,705running0109
192343   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac7436,680running0106
202918   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac7441,105running0103
213530   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac7432,555running0100
223491   Mike Wallace Spam   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet7423,505running097
23411   Morgan Shepherd Cruisin' America Phone Card   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac7432,280running094
242838   Butch Gilliland Stroppe Motorsports   (Bill Stroppe)Ford7421,410running091
253071   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet7425,350running088
26164   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet7437,380running085
273937   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford7324,965running082
282778   Tom Hubert Hanes / Diamond Rio   (Jim Wilson)Ford7321,350running079
29228   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford7331,840running076
301798   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford7331,710running073
311533   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet7331,290running070
321394   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford7031,140running067
334307   Sean Woodside Cinema Vehicle Services   (Raymond Claridge)Pontiac6920,905running064
341010   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford6645,890running061
353177   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford6423,965running058
363681   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford6130,850crash055
37429   Jeff Davis Ultra Shield   (Harry Melling)Ford6030,745crash052
384435   Larry Gunselman Caterpillar / Race Stuff / Olson Tech.   (Tamara Turner)Ford6020,720rear end049
394025   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet5830,220running046
40 22   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford4738,720engine248
411840   Robby Gordon Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet4327,720engine040
423720   Lance Hooper Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford4021,820engine037
433819   Gary Bradberry Child Support Recovery   (Mark Smith)Ford3120,720engine034
44 77   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford1029,220engine031

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
45Rick Mast75Remington ArmsBob RahillyFord
46Joe Nemechek42BellSouthFelix SabatesChevrolet
47R.K. Smith09WSmith RacingGary Smith / Dick MidgleyPontiac
48Robert Pressley29Cartoon NetworkGary BechtelChevrolet
49Chad Little97John DeereGreg PollexPontiac
50Gary Smith45WTootsie ToyGary Smith / John StrauserChevrolet
51David Green96CaterpillarBuz McCallChevrolet
52Dick Trickle90Heilig-MeyersJunie DonlaveyFord
53Chuck Pruett78WGolden Gate RacingJames OffenbachChevrolet
54Scott Gaylord00WOliver Gravity Seperators / UnitogScott GaylordChevrolet
55Wayne Jacks89WLas Vegas Motor SpeedwayPontiac
56Bill McAnally16WNAPA / Martin Senour / MadcapChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
14242  
43464   oil on track 
47548  
55573   #81 accident turn 6 
58636  
64652   #9,98 contact turn 11 
66749  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.2%             Average green flag run: 16.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin133
  Rusty Wallace452
  Mark Martin62318
  Dale Jarrett24252
  Mark Martin264318
  Terry Labonte44441
  Mark Martin457430

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Jarrett 1434    
2   Terry Labonte 1394   -40  
3   Jeff Gordon 1345   -89  
4   Mark Martin 1214   -220  
5   Bobby Labonte 1164   -270  
6   Jeff Burton 1130   -304  
7   Dale Earnhardt 1107   -327  
8   Ward Burton 1061   -373  
9   Bobby Hamilton 1051   -383  
10   Ricky Rudd 1042   -392  
11   Rusty Wallace 1025   -409  
12   Michael Waltrip 1000   -434  
13   Darrell Waltrip 976   -458  
14   Jeremy Mayfield 974   -460  
15   Sterling Marlin 970   -464  
16   Brett Bodine 954   -480  
17   Bill Elliott 949   -485  
18   Johnny Benson, Jr. 924   -510  
19   Ted Musgrave 913   -521  
20   Geoffrey Bodine 911   -523