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1997 UAW-GM Quality 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 28 of 32
Sunday, October 5, 1997 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
334 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (501.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:28:17
Average Speed: 144.323 mph
Pole Speed: 184.256 mph
Cautions: 4 for 33 laps
Margin of Victory: 4.142 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 588   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford334130,000running85180
2 218   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac334110,900running141180
3193   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet33485,650running31170
4 36   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford33466,050running54165
5 424   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet33462,200running0155
62999   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford33451,700running14155
73394   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford33343,700running0146
8 722   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac33340,600running0142
94044   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac33330,700running0138
101530   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac33338,025running2139
11435   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Spooky Froot Loops   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet33344,900running0130
12252   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford33239,000running0127
131741   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet33232,100running2129
14 690   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford33224,500running0121
151133   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet33231,050running0118
162442   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet33121,200running0115
171416   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford33126,800running0112
183528   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford33129,800running0109
193427   Rick Wilson Blair Motorsports   (David Blair)Ford33114,435running0106
20214   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet33132,040running0103
214143   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac33128,960running0100
22101   Morgan Shepherd R&L Carriers   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac33124,775running097
233197   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Pontiac33117,190running094
243021   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford33023,915running091
254225   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet33023,930running088
263635   Todd Bodine Tabasco   (Bob Hancher)Pontiac33013,160running085
273937   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford33016,355running082
282681   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford33023,150running079
292029   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet32813,850running076
301811   Brett Bodine Scandia / Bodine   (Brett Bodine)Ford32822,850running073
312796   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet31315,655running070
322398   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford30022,565running067
331336   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac29114,995engine064
343878   Gary Bradberry Hanes   (Jim Wilson)Ford26312,470running061
35378   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford24719,445overheating058
362877   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford24712,425running055
371646   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet24412,410running052
38329   Lake Speed Melling Engine Parts   (Harry Melling)Ford16512,380engine049
39 812   Jeff Purvis Opryland USA   (Larry Lockamy)Chevrolet15012,380crash151
401291   Kevin Lepage Pionite   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet11912,380crash043
412210   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford10228,880crash040
42 923   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford10119,780crash037
43 17   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford10042,880crash439

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Rick Mast75Remington ArmsBob RahillyFord
45Greg Sacks15Daytona USABud MooreFord
46Mike Skinner31Lowe'sRichard ChildressChevrolet
47Steve Park14Burger KingDale Earnhardt, Inc.Chevrolet
48Darrell Waltrip17Parts AmericaDarrell WaltripChevrolet
49Elliott Sadler40Coors LightFelix SabatesChevrolet
50Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
111  
243   #43,37,28,8 spun frontstretch 
510399  
10411714   #18,10,7,78,23,41,91,8,33 accident turn 2 
11815134  
15216312   #12,98 accident turn 4 
1641674  
1681714   #9 accident turn 4 
172334163  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.9%             Average green flag run: 60.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Geoffrey Bodine144
  Bobby Labonte56662
  Mark Martin67671
  Jeff Purvis68681
  Bobby Labonte6910234
  Mark Martin10311715
  Dale Jarrett1181258
  Jeff Burton12613914
  Dale Jarrett1401434
  Mark Martin1441529
  Dale Jarrett15316412
  Dale Earnhardt1651728
  Dale Jarrett1731753
  Dale Earnhardt17619520
  Mark Martin1961961
  Dale Earnhardt1971993
  Mark Martin20022728
  Johnny Benson, Jr.2282292
  Steve Grissom2302312
  Bobby Labonte23227645
  Dale Jarrett27733458

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4258    
2   Mark Martin 4133   -125  
3   Dale Jarrett 4061   -197  
4   Jeff Burton 3920   -338  
5   Dale Earnhardt 3713   -545  
6   Terry Labonte 3611   -647  
7   Bobby Labonte 3512   -746  
8   Bill Elliott 3412   -846  
9   Ted Musgrave 3192   -1066  
10   Jeremy Mayfield 3132   -1126  
11   Johnny Benson, Jr. 3129   -1129  
12   Ricky Rudd 3119   -1139  
13   Rusty Wallace 3103   -1155  
14   Ken Schrader 3075   -1183  
15   Ernie Irvan 3054   -1204  
16   Kyle Petty 2914   -1344  
17   Bobby Hamilton 2851   -1407  
18   Michael Waltrip 2764   -1494  
19   Jimmy Spencer 2732   -1526  
20   Ward Burton 2722   -1536