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1997 Pennsylvania 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 18 of 32
Sunday, July 20, 1997 at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:31:10
Average Speed: 142.068 mph
Pole Speed: 168.881 mph
Cautions: 4 for 18 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.948 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 23

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 488   Dale Jarrett Quality Care / Ford Credit   (Yates Racing)Ford200104,570running108185
2 624   Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20056,745running53175
21 142   Joe Nemechek BellSouth   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet19922,715running11105
42216   Ted Musgrave Family Channel / Primestar   (Jack Roush)Ford20039,070running8165
83444   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Kyle Petty)Pontiac20019,090running4147
40 228   Ernie Irvan Texaco / Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford13625,450crash348
32099   Jeff Burton Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford20044,195running2170
101594   Bill Elliott McDonald's   (Bill Elliott)Ford20028,240running2139
12 53   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20029,490running2132
162936   Derrike Cope Skittles   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac20016,090running2120
17387   Geoffrey Bodine QVC   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford20022,890running2117
5 96   Mark Martin Valvoline   (Jack Roush)Ford20036,040running1160
71423   Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes   (Travis Carter)Ford20030,890running1151
134030   Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac20025,990running1129
61131   Mike Skinner Lowe's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20021,690running0150
91737   Jeremy Mayfield Kmart / RC Cola   (Michael Kranefuss)Ford20018,490running0138
111018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac20028,340running0130
14 733   Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet20023,690running0121
153222   Ward Burton MBNA America   (Bill Davis)Pontiac20024,490running0118
183725   Ricky Craven Budweiser   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20022,690running0109
192790   Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers / Simmons   (Junie Donlavey)Ford19915,440running0106
20234   Sterling Marlin Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet19919,765running0103
222521   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford19921,790running097
23248   Hut Stricklin Circuit City   (Stavola Brothers)Ford19921,565running094
241398   John Andretti RCA   (Cale Yarborough)Ford19921,415running091
252675   Rick Mast Remington Arms   (Butch Mock)Ford19921,840running088
261617   Darrell Waltrip Parts America   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet19920,790running085
273377   Morgan Shepherd Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul   (Doug Bawel)Ford19911,240running082
283697   Chad Little John Deere   (Greg Pollex)Pontiac19911,190running079
293111   Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Card   (Brett Bodine)Ford19818,115running076
301241   Steve Grissom Kodiak   (Larry Hedrick)Chevrolet19818,065running073
31 829   Jeff Green Cartoon Network   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet19711,015running070
322843   Bobby Hamilton STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac19725,965running067
33351   Jerry Nadeau R&L Carriers / Cruisin' America   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac19717,865running064
341881   Kenny Wallace Square D   (Fil Martocci)Ford19517,790running061
35215   Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19333,815running058
361910   Ricky Rudd Tide   (Ricky Rudd)Ford19225,640engine055
37392   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford17427,575engine052
38 346   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. First Union   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet15810,450engine049
394296   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet15710,450engine046
414171   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3510,450engine040
423040   Robby Gordon Coors Light   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet017,450engine037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
43Bobby Hillin, Jr.78HanesJim WilsonFord
44Steve Park14Burger KingDale Earnhardt, Inc.Chevrolet
45Greg Sacks91SpamJoe FalkChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
232   #17 spun turn 2 
4119116  
1201267   debris turn 2 
1271271  
1281314   #3,5,18,22,36,42,43,46,75,81,94 accident turn 2 
1321376  
1381425   #28 accident turn 1 
14320058  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.0%             Average green flag run: 36.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Nemechek11111
  Jeff Gordon123625
  Ernie Irvan37371
  Jimmy Spencer38381
  Geoffrey Bodine39402
  Jeff Gordon415414
  Dale Jarrett557218
  Ted Musgrave73753
  Ernie Irvan76772
  Jeff Gordon78836
  Dale Jarrett8411128
  Ted Musgrave1121165
  Dale Jarrett11712610
  Jeff Gordon1271337
  Dale Jarrett13416431
  Jeff Gordon1651651
  Mark Martin1661661
  Johnny Benson, Jr.1671671
  Kyle Petty1681714
  Bill Elliott1721732
  Derrike Cope1741752
  Dale Earnhardt1761772
  Jeff Burton1781792
  Dale Jarrett18020021

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 2669    
2   Mark Martin 2605   -64  
3   Terry Labonte 2555   -114  
4   Dale Jarrett 2517   -152  
5   Jeff Burton 2468   -201  
6   Dale Earnhardt 2415   -254  
7   Bobby Labonte 2241   -428  
8   Ricky Rudd 2129   -540  
9   Jeremy Mayfield 2100   -569  
10   Ted Musgrave 2095   -574  
11   Bill Elliott 2037   -632  
12   Michael Waltrip 1989   -680  
13   Johnny Benson, Jr. 1978   -691  
14   Rusty Wallace 1969   -700  
15   Ernie Irvan 1896   -773  
16   Darrell Waltrip 1877   -792  
17   Kyle Petty 1866   -803  
18   Jimmy Spencer 1866   -803  
19   Ken Schrader 1858   -811  
20   Sterling Marlin 1853   -816