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1997 Pontiac Excitement 400


Race 3 of 32


Richmond
400 laps
Time of race: 2:45:54
Average speed of winner: 108.499 mph
Margin of victory: 0.453 sec.
Lead changes: 15 among 8 leaders
Cautions: 3 for 12 laps
Lap leaders: T. Labonte pole, J. Gordon 1-65, Jarrett 66-104, B. Labonte 105, Jarrett 106-119, G. Bodine 120-137, Jarrett 138-158, R. Wallace 159-201, Jarrett 202-203, Hamilton 204, Elliott 205-209, Jarrett 210-300, Elliott 301-303, R. Wallace 304-392, Jarrett 393-397, R. Wallace 398-400

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FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorCarOwnerCrew ChiefQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
17Rusty Wallace2Miller LiteFordPenskePemberton4003135running86775180
218Geoff Bodine7QVCFordGeoff BodineTryson400118running56875175
33Dale Jarrett88Quality Care/Ford CreditFordYatesTodd Parrott4006172running50750175
42Jeff Gordon24DuPont Automotive FinishesChevroletHendrickEvernham399165running46200165
59Bobby Hamilton43STPPontiacPettyLoomis39911running35595160
66Ricky Rudd10TideFordRuddLong39900running30770150
71Terry Labonte5Kellogg's Corn FlakesChevroletHendrickDeHart39900running35845146
811Bobby Labonte18Interstate BatteriesPontiacGibbsMakar39911running28945147
923Johnny Benson, Jr.30PennzoilPontiacBahariHewitt39900running25745138
1037Kyle Petty44Hot WheelsPontiacPettyKennedy39800running18545134
1121Steve Grissom41KodiakChevroletHedrickPressley39800running24345130
1226Lake Speed9Melling Auto PartsFordMellingBuice39800running24045127
135Mark Martin6ValvolineFordRoushFennig39800running23870124
1412Ricky Craven25BudweiserChevroletHendrickGraves39800running23670121
1517Bill Elliott94McDonald'sFordElliottBeam39828running25330123
1630Darrell Waltrip17Parts AmericaChevroletWaltripHammond39800running16215115
1733Jeremy Mayfield37Kmart/RC ColaFordKranefussAndrews39800running15415112
1820Rick Mast75Remington ArmsFordMockCharpentier39800running22265109
198Sterling Marlin4Kodak FilmChevroletMorgan-McClureBrewer39700running27540106
2016Ted Musgrave16The Family Channel/PrimeStarFordRoushInce39700running24565103
2139Robert Pressley29Cartoon NetworkChevroletDiamond Ridge39700running16965100
2215Jimmy Spencer23Camel CigarettesFordCarterWingo39700running2184097
2327Brett Bodine11Close Call Phone CardFordBrett BodineRicheson39700running2166594
2431Ward Burton22MBNA AmericaPontiacBill DavisHussey39700running1454091
254Dale Earnhardt3GM Goodwrench ServiceChevroletChildressMcReynolds39700running2794088
2636Mike Skinner31Lowe'sChevroletChildressHamlin39700running1226585
2714Michael Waltrip21CITGOFordWood BrothersEddie Wood39600running2134082
2824Robby Gordon40Coors LightChevroletSABCOGlover39600running2121579
2940Dick Trickle90Heilig-MeyersFordDonlaveyBob Johnson39500running1419076
3038Derrike Cope36SkittlesPontiacMB2Ryan Pemberton39500running1116073
3122John Andretti98RCAFordYarboroughFurr39500running2061570
3225Hut Stricklin8Circuit CityFordStavola BrothersLopez39500running1809067
3341David Green96CaterpillarChevroletBuz McCallJohns39500running1107564
3442Chad Little97John DeerePontiacppcHolly39500running1930461
3528Ken Schrader33Skoal BanditChevroletPetreePetree39300running1806558
3610Ernie Irvan28Texaco/HavolineFordYatesReno39100accident2606555
3734Dave Marcis71Realtree CamouflageChevroletMarcisMarcis39100running1106552
3843Gary Bradberry19Child Support Recovery InternationalFordMark Smith38900running1950449
3932Joe Nemechek42BellSouthChevroletSABCOHillman38000running1106546
4029Kenny Wallace81Square DFordFilMarMartin37600engine1806543
4135Bobby Hillin, Jr.77Jasper Engines/Federal MogulFordJasper33600rear end1106540
4213Jeff Burton99Exide BatteriesFordRoushBuddy Parrott24800running1906537
4319Morgan Shepherd1Delco Remy AmericaPontiacRichard Jackson13100engine1196534

Points standings

RankDriverPointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5sTop 10s
1Jeff Gordon52530233
2Terry Labonte46230013
3Dale Jarrett44930022
4Ricky Rudd44830013
5Ricky Craven44130022
6Mark Martin40931001
7Bill Elliott38530011
8Geoff Bodine37830012
9Jeremy Mayfield37730001
10Rusty Wallace37030112
11Sterling Marlin36930011
12Bobby Labonte36830001
13Bobby Hamilton35730011
14Ted Musgrave35430000
15Jeff Burton33730011
16Lake Speed33630000
17Kyle Petty33130001
18Ward Burton32730001
19Darrell Waltrip31630001
20Brett Bodine31530000
21Ernie Irvan30630001
22Mike Skinner30531000
23Johnny Benson, Jr.29930001
24Dale Earnhardt29330000
25Steve Grissom26430000

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