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1997 Goody's Headache Powder 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 22 of 32
Saturday, August 23, 1997 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:19:51
Average Speed: 80.013 mph
Pole Speed: 123.039 mph
Cautions: 12 for 97 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.102 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
112098   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford49827,915running0130
182230   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac49626,460running0109
282195   Ed Berrier Feed The Children   (Sadler Brothers)Chevrolet46514,820rear end079
314011   Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Card   (Brett Bodine)Ford45724,290running070
9157   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford50028,615running0138
372678   Gary Bradberry Hanes   (Jim Wilson)Ford34615,217crash052
41399   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford50040,875running7165
171022   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac49726,610running0112
32 936   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac44014,780running067
131425   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49727,465running0124
261146   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet47514,840running085
14343   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49732,515running0121
163694   Bill Elliott McDonald's Mac Tonight   (Bill Elliott)Ford49728,860running0115
35 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36533,955crash18863
40 896   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet25614,700crash043
213029   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet49319,985running0100
53541   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet50037,125running0155
222943   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac49230,435running097
24281   Lance Hooper R&L Carriers   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac48325,610running091
413228   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford18929,700overheating040
1 388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford500101,550running210185
83818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac50032,530running0142
7195   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50039,440running0146
203797   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Pontiac49521,760running0103
10 74   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet49837,665running0134
2 56   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford50046,775running84175
334175   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford42921,770running064
301837   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford46017,800running073
151216   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford49728,710running0118
382742   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet34114,700running049
362444   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac36214,735running055
193910   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford49630,750running0106
6 633   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet50029,465running0150
343131   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet41814,760crash061
29259   Lake Speed Melling Engine Parts   (Harry Melling)Ford46517,810running076
271723   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford46824,930running1187
23428   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford48925,785running094
3 490   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford50042,625running0165
39 181   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford27726,700crash046
12162   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford49833,415running0127
422317   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet11521,700crash037
253321   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford47618,465running088

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
43Morgan Shepherd77Jasper Engines / Federal MogulDoug BawelFord
44Robby Gordon40Coors LightFelix SabatesChevrolet
45Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11616  
17215   #95,21 spun turn 4 
226746  
68758   debris 
76838  
84874   #42 spun turn 3 
88903  
91966   #81,17 accident frontstretch 
97216120  
2172237   #90 spun turn 4 
22423714  
2382436   debris 
2442452  
2462516   #24,37 spun backstretch 
2522587  
25927820   #96,36,21,11,3,43,29 accident frontstretch 
27929416  
2953028   #78,25,9,31 spun turn 4 
303408106  
4094168   #78 accident turn 4 
4174248  
42543511   #1,94,95,8,46,37,31,18 accident turn 1 
43647035  
4714788   oil on track 
47950022  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.4%             Average green flag run: 31.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Jarrett11313
  Jeff Gordon143825
  Dale Jarrett395315
  Jeff Gordon54618
  Jeff Burton62687
  Jimmy Spencer697911
  Jeff Gordon80208129
  Mark Martin20921810
  Jeff Gordon21924426
  Dale Jarrett245395151
  Mark Martin39646974
  Dale Jarrett47050031

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mark Martin 3270    
2   Jeff Gordon 3257   -13  
3   Dale Jarrett 3099   -171  
4   Terry Labonte 3030   -240  
5   Jeff Burton 2979   -291  
6   Dale Earnhardt 2865   -405  
7   Bobby Labonte 2760   -510  
8   Ted Musgrave 2597   -673  
9   Bill Elliott 2591   -679  
10   Ricky Rudd 2534   -736  
11   Jeremy Mayfield 2510   -760  
12   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2469   -801  
13   Rusty Wallace 2439   -831  
14   Ken Schrader 2380   -890  
15   Ernie Irvan 2340   -930  
16   Michael Waltrip 2308   -962  
17   Darrell Waltrip 2267   -1003  
18   Kyle Petty 2224   -1046  
19   Jimmy Spencer 2216   -1054  
20   Sterling Marlin 2179   -1091