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1997 Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 24 of 32
Saturday, September 6, 1997 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a .750 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:45:04
Average Speed: 109.047 mph
Pole Speed: 124.723 mph
Cautions: 3 for 16 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.802 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
12388   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford40091,490running39180
21199   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford40070,240running235180
31024   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40052,355running0165
4317   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford40040,005running0160
5142   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford40039,050running2160
6 742   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet40029,325running23155
71222   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac39929,325running0146
8 227   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Tonka / Winners Circle   (David Blair)Ford39917,825running12147
93816   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford39930,725running0138
101637   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford39924,125running0134
112723   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford39827,625running0130
123341   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet39827,325running0127
133730   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac39827,125running0124
14 933   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet39826,825running0121
15223   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39833,775running0118
161936   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac39819,520running0115
17245   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39837,320running0112
182125   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39726,270running0109
19 690   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford39719,145running0106
201744   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac39720,870running0103
213911   Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Card   (Brett Bodine)Ford39725,870running0100
223298   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford39725,745running097
232028   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford39730,470running094
24 581   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford39625,545running091
25136   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford39630,395running193
263075   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford39625,370running085
27158   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford39525,345running082
283510   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford39530,320running079
294031   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet39517,800running076
30 194   Bill Elliott McDonald's Mac Tonight   (Bill Elliott)Ford39532,290running4378
312529   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet39415,280running070
321817   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet39422,270running067
33411   Lance Hooper R&L Carriers   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac39422,260running064
343418   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac39330,225running061
352921   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford39322,215running058
36269   Lake Speed Melling Engine Parts   (Harry Melling)Ford39315,205running360
37 896   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet39215,195running052
38 343   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac34731,685rear end4254
39364   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet33531,185running046
404297   Chad Little John Deere   (Jack Roush)Pontiac30915,185running043
412846   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet22415,185brakes040
42 440   Robby Gordon Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet722,185engine037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
43Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet
44Mike Bliss02Team ASE RacingJim SmithFord
45Ron Hornaday, Jr.91SpamJoe FalkChevrolet
46Gary Bradberry78HanesJim WilsonFord
47Morgan Shepherd77Jasper Engines / Federal MogulDoug BawelFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
188  
9124   #2,46 spun turn 2 
13208  
21244   #28,41,99,6,44,4 accident turn 2 
25172148  
1731808   #97 spun backstretch 
181400220  
  Percent of race run under caution: 4.0%             Average green flag run: 96.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott14343
  Bobby Hamilton448542
  Kenny Irwin, Jr.869712
  Jeff Burton9811114
  Mark Martin1121121
  Lake Speed1131153
  Jeff Burton116283168
  Rusty Wallace2842852
  Joe Nemechek28630823
  Jeff Burton30936153
  Dale Jarrett36240039

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 3602    
2   Mark Martin 3505   -97  
3   Dale Jarrett 3449   -153  
4   Jeff Burton 3334   -268  
5   Terry Labonte 3292   -310  
6   Dale Earnhardt 3056   -546  
7   Bobby Labonte 2972   -630  
8   Bill Elliott 2839   -763  
9   Ted Musgrave 2816   -786  
10   Ricky Rudd 2768   -834  
11   Jeremy Mayfield 2759   -843  
12   Johnny Benson, Jr. 2699   -903  
13   Ken Schrader 2635   -967  
14   Rusty Wallace 2633   -969  
15   Michael Waltrip 2509   -1093  
16   Ernie Irvan 2498   -1104  
17   Jimmy Spencer 2425   -1177  
18   Darrell Waltrip 2419   -1183  
19   Kyle Petty 2394   -1208  
20   Bobby Hamilton 2287   -1315