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1997 Dura Lube 500 Presented by Kmart


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 31 of 32
Sunday, November 2, 1997 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
312 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (312.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:55
Average Speed: 110.824 mph
Pole Speed: 130.933 mph
Cautions: 4 for 23 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.105 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
3 143   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac31247,225running91170
14 223   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford31124,605running3126
2 32   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford31263,355running117180
23 418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac31027,095running094
31 575   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford30921,370running070
4 633   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet31238,588running0160
5 73   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31239,300running1160
7 830   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac31229,015running3151
1 988   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford31299,830running73180
37109   Lake Speed Advantage Camo   (Harry Melling)Ford30711,450running052
201127   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Action Performance   (David Blair)Ford31012,170running0103
171224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31029,880running0112
401390   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford29411,390ignition043
6146   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford31233,265running0150
331511   Brett Bodine Commander Produce   (Brett Bodine)Ford30918,570running064
161636   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac31116,580running0115
10177   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford31129,905running2139
241842   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet31015,445running091
121917   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet31125,205running0127
82041   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet31127,505running0142
352181   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford30818,520running058
192237   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford31016,155running0106
222316   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford31022,620running097
382477   Robert Pressley Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford30211,390running049
182528   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford31027,555running0109
27264   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet31027,970running1587
422722   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac12818,390crash037
212840   Greg Sacks Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet31015,745running0100
11295   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31136,105running0130
263021   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford31022,195running085
413114   Steve Park Burger King   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet24011,390engine040
283231   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet30916,045running079
30338   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford30921,895running073
93444   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac31119,905running0138
393598   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford29918,390running046
153694   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford31125,330running0118
133799   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford31130,705running7129
343871   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet30911,545running061
363910   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford30826,495running055
324029   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet30911,595running067
294196   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet30914,920running076
254297   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Pontiac31015,320running088
434325   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3918,390crash034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Wally Dallenbach, Jr.46First UnionFelix SabatesChevrolet
45Jack Sprague52Budweiser / AC DelcoRick HendrickChevrolet
46Morgan Shepherd1R & L CarriersRichard JacksonPontiac
47Gary Bradberry78HanesJim WilsonFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12424  
25284   #77 spun turn 4 
294113  
42476   #25 accident turn 3 
48569  
57615   #23 spun turn 4 
6213069  
1311388   #22 accident turn 1 
139312174  
  Percent of race run under caution: 7.4%             Average green flag run: 57.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jimmy Spencer111
  Bobby Hamilton22827
  Jimmy Spencer29302
  Bobby Hamilton314212
  Jeff Burton43497
  Sterling Marlin506415
  Bobby Hamilton6511652
  Rusty Wallace117221105
  Dale Earnhardt2222221
  Geoffrey Bodine2232242
  Johnny Benson, Jr.2252273
  Rusty Wallace22823912
  Dale Jarrett24031273

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 4598    
2   Dale Jarrett 4521   -77  
3   Mark Martin 4511   -87  
4   Jeff Burton 4224   -374  
5   Dale Earnhardt 4096   -502  
6   Terry Labonte 4077   -521  
7   Bobby Labonte 3916   -682  
8   Bill Elliott 3781   -817  
9   Rusty Wallace 3531   -1067  
10   Ted Musgrave 3486   -1112  
11   Ken Schrader 3473   -1125  
12   Johnny Benson, Jr. 3441   -1157  
13   Jeremy Mayfield 3441   -1157  
14   Ernie Irvan 3402   -1196  
15   Bobby Hamilton 3304   -1294  
16   Kyle Petty 3300   -1298  
17   Ricky Rudd 3278   -1320  
18   Ricky Craven 3062   -1536  
19   Michael Waltrip 3049   -1549  
20   Jimmy Spencer 2988   -1610