NASCAR® Winston Cup® Series 1997
Daytona 500
Race 1 of 32 - February 16, 1997
Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, FL


Finish
Qual
Driver
Team
Laps
Points
Status
1 6 Jeff Gordon 24 DuPont / Quaker State Chevrolet 200180 Running
218 Terry Labonte   5 Kellogg's / Quaker State Chevrolet 200170 Running
340 Ricky Craven 25 Budweiser / Quaker State Chevrolet 200165 Running
4 8 Bill Elliott 94 McDonald's / Super 8 Motels Ford 200165 Running
5 9 Sterling Marlin   4 Kodak Film Chevrolet 200160 Running
621 Jeremy Mayfield 37 K Mart / RC Cola Ford 200150 Running
711 Mark Martin   6 Valvoline / Cummins Ford 200156 Running
817 Ward Burton 22 MBNA / MasterCard Pontiac 200142 Running
913 Ricky Rudd 10 Tide / Whirlpool Ford 200138 Running
1022 Darrell Waltrip 17 Parts America / DieHard Chevrolet 200134 Running
1123 Jeff Burton 99 Exide / Parts Plus Ford 200130 Running
12 1 Mike Skinner 31 Lowe's / Owens-Corning Chevrolet 200132 Running
1341 Ted Musgrave 16 Family Channel / Primestar Ford 200124 Running
1430 Kyle Petty 44 Hot Wheels / Spree Pontiac 200121 Running
1539 Bobby Hamilton 43 STP / Kohler Pontiac 200118 Running
1620 Robby Gordon 40 Coors Light / BellSouth Chevrolet 200115 Running
1724 Dave Marcis 71 Realtree Chevrolet 200112 Running
1837 Brett Bodine 11 Close Call / Cruisin' America Ford 200109 Running
1928 Hut Stricklin   8 Circuit City / Kendall Ford 200106 Running
20 5 Ernie Irvan 28 Havoline / Raybestos Ford 200108 Running
2115 Bobby Labonte 18 Interstate / Shell Pontiac 200100 Running
2236 Kenny Wallace 81 Square D Ford 200 97 Running
23 3 Dale Jarrett 88 Quality Care / Ford Credit Ford 200 94 Running
2435 Lake Speed   9 MHCO USA / Melling Ford 199 91 Running
2532 John Andretti 98 RCA / RadioShack Ford 198 88 Running
2633 Loy Allen Jr. 19 Remington / Child Support Recovery Ford 198 85 Running
2738 Joe Nemechek 73 BellSouth / X-1R Chevrolet 196 82 Accident
2816 Johnny Benson 30 Pennzoil / Gumout Pontiac 195 79 Accident
2942 Morgan Shepherd   1 Delco Remy / Cruisin' America Pontiac 195 76 Accident
3027 Dick Trickle 90 Heilig-Meyers / Beautyrest Ford 195 73 Accident
31 4 Dale Earnhardt   3 Goodwrench / Burger King Chevrolet 195 75 Running
3212 Michael Waltrip 21 Citgo / Grand Ford 188 72 Running
3310 Ken Schrader 33 Skoal Bandit / Dayco Chevrolet 173 64 Running
3425 Geoff Bodine   7 QVC / Tanya Tucker's Salsa Ford 148 61 Running
35 7 Jimmy Spencer 23 Camel / Zippo Ford 146 58 Running
3629 Derrike Cope 36 Skittles / Starburst Pontiac 124 55 Handling
3734 Greg Sacks 20 Hardee's Ford 120 57 Accident
3831 Bobby Hillin Jr. 77 Jasper / Federal-Mogul Ford 111 49 Engine
3919 Robert Pressley 29 Cartoon Network / Crayola Chevrolet 91 46 Handling
40 2 Steve Grissom 41 Kodiak / Manheim Chevrolet 88 43 Accident
4114 Rusty Wallace   2 Miller Lite / Fleetwood Ford 47 40 Engine
4226 Wally Dallenbach Jr. 46 First Union Chevrolet 32 37 Engine
 
Relief drivers: Todd Bodine (#29)
 
Time of race : 3h 22m 18s
Average speed : 148.295 mph
Margin of victory: Under caution
Caution flags : 8 for 29 laps
Lead changes : 12 among 9 drivers
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