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1997 Pocono 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 13 of 32
Sunday, June 8, 1997 at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:34:33
Average Speed: 139.828 mph
Pole Speed: n/a
Cautions: 4 for 22 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.415 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 25

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
38 322   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac14118,765engine6059
11124   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200166,080running59180
39 143   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac12927,990crash2251
352929   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet18920,530engine1563
63116   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford20028,875running11155
7 817   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet20030,775running9151
32 594   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford19620,780running672
3 288   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford20053,245running5170
9 75   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20035,675running3143
52737   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford20033,070running2160
8247   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford20025,975running2147
253711   Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Card   (Brett Bodine)Ford19921,605running293
414131   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet7910,265engine245
162225   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20023,075running1120
40 998   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford12117,265engine148
21899   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford20052,550running0170
4146   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford20039,620running0160
10123   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20034,025running0134
113836   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac20019,525running0130
12201   Morgan Shepherd R&L Carriers / Cruisin' America   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac20024,175running0127
133221   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford20023,875running0124
144044   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac20016,575running0121
15284   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet20030,225running0118
171346   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet20012,175running0112
183541   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet20022,775running0109
193423   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford20022,525running0106
201075   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford20024,750running0103
21 610   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford19926,505running0100
22162   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford19928,405running097
233933   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet19921,680running094
24158   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford19921,530running091
264290   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford19914,205running085
272130   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac19821,055running082
282596   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet19812,005running079
291928   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford19725,930running076
301791   Mike Wallace Spam   (Joe Falk)Chevrolet19710,880running073
312318   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac19725,830running070
333619   Gary Bradberry Child Support Recovery   (Mark Smith)Ford19610,730running064
343081   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford19620,105running061
362642   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet16610,955engine055
373377   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford14610,390running052
42 440   Greg Sacks Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet817,265crash037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
43Chad Little97John DeereGreg PollexPontiac
44Billy Standridge78Diamond Rio / HanesJim WilsonFord
45Dave Marcis71RealTree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
199  
10134   #40 accident turn 1 
145946  
60656   #18 spun turn 1 
6613166  
1321387   #43 accident turn 1 
1391413  
1421465   oil on track 
14720054  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.0%             Average green flag run: 35.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Hamilton11919
  Jeff Gordon20201
  Bobby Hamilton21233
  Ward Burton243512
  Terry Labonte36383
  Ricky Craven39391
  Mike Skinner40412
  Bill Elliott42476
  John Andretti48481
  Jeff Green49535
  Darrell Waltrip54585
  Dale Jarrett59602
  Brett Bodine61622
  Dale Jarrett63653
  Darrell Waltrip66661
  Jeff Green67737
  Darrell Waltrip74763
  Ward Burton779519
  Jeremy Mayfield96972
  Ted Musgrave98981
  Jeff Green991013
  Geoffrey Bodine1021032
  Ward Burton10413229
  Jeff Gordon13317442
  Ted Musgrave17518410
  Jeff Gordon18520016

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 1955    
2   Terry Labonte 1955   0  
3   Mark Martin 1894   -61  
4   Dale Jarrett 1826   -129  
5   Jeff Burton 1772   -183  
6   Dale Earnhardt 1687   -268  
7   Bobby Labonte 1602   -353  
8   Ricky Rudd 1586   -369  
9   Michael Waltrip 1508   -447  
10   Jeremy Mayfield 1467   -488  
11   Bill Elliott 1437   -518  
12   Rusty Wallace 1400   -555  
13   Ted Musgrave 1388   -567  
14   Darrell Waltrip 1383   -572  
15   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1367   -588  
16   Bobby Hamilton 1360   -595  
17   Ken Schrader 1336   -619  
18   Ernie Irvan 1326   -629  
19   Sterling Marlin 1316   -639  
20   Kyle Petty 1289   -666