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Jeff Gordon wins the Winston Cup Championship Report from Motorsport News International Thanks to NASCAR Online 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Unofficial Race Results NAPA 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway Race No. 32/November 16 Pos Car...

Jeff Gordon wins the Winston Cup Championship

Report from Motorsport News International

Thanks to NASCAR Online

1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Unofficial Race Results NAPA 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway Race No. 32/November 16

Pos Car Name Sponsor Make Pts Bs Winnings Status 1 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries Pon 185 10 158,600 Running 2 88 Dale Jarrett Quality Care/Ford Cd Frd 175 5 79,600 Running 3 6 Mark Martin Valvoline Frd 170 5 60,300 Running 4 29 Jeff Green Cartoon Network Chv 160 43,475 Running 5 36 Derrike Cope Skittles Pon 160 5 38,100 Running 6 44 Kyle Petty Hot Wheels Pon 155 5 34,075 Running 7 43 Bobby Hamilton STP Pon 146 43,030 Running 8 42 Joe Nemechek BellSouth Chv 147 5 35,950 Running 9 22 Ward Burton MBNA America Pon 143 5 39,425 Running 10 30 Johnny Benson Pennzoil Pon 134 38,950 Running 11 4 Sterling Marlin Kodak Film Chv 130 41,975 Running 12 28 Ernie Irvan Texaco Havoline Frd 132 5 41,050 Running 13 21 Michael Waltrip Citgo Frd 124 38,425 Running 14 90 Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers/Simmon Frd 121 28,975 Running 15 14 Steve Park Burger King Chv 118 25,650 Running 16 3 Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Svc Pl Chv 120 5 43,075 Running 17 24 Jeff Gordon Dupont Auto Refinish Chv 112 41,155 Running 18 97 Chad Little John Deere Pon 114 5 27,440 Running 19 37 Jeremy Mayfield Kmart/RC Cola Frd 106 27,100 Running 20 33 Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit Chv 103 33,685 Running 21 5 Terry Labonte Kellogg's Chv 100 44,470 Running 22 98 John Andretti RCA Frd 97 33,055 Running 23 31 Mike Skinner Lowe's Chv 94 25,740 Running 24 23 Jimmy Spencer Winston - No Bull Frd 91 32,425 Running 25 27 Kenny Irwin Jr Winner's Circle Frd 88 21,910 Running 26 9 Lake Speed Melling Engines Frd 85 24,995 Running 27 1 Morgan Shepherd R+L Carriers Pon 82 31,780 Running 28 41 Steve Grissom Kodiak Chv 79 31,565 Running 29 91 Kevin Lepage Pionite Chv 76 21,505 Running 30 81 Kenny Wallace Square D Frd 73 31,430 Running 31 16 Ted Musgrave Family Channel/PRIME Frd 70 30,865 Running 32 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Frd 67 38,300 Running 33 7 Geoff Bodine QVC Frd 69 5 43,735 Running 34 99 Jeff Burton Exide Batteries Frd 61 36,170 Running 35 75 Rick Mast Remington Arms/Stren Frd 58 28,105 Running 36 94 Bill Elliott McDonalds Frd 55 28,040 Clutch 37 10 Ricky Rudd Tide Frd 52 36,030 Handling 38 46 Wally Dallenbach First Union Chv 49 20,875 Running 39 25 Ricky Craven Budweiser Chv 46 27,875 Handling 40 17 Darrell Waltrip Parts America Chv 43 27,875 Ignition 41 11 Brett Bodine BDR Motorsports Frd 40 29,375 Accident 42 78 Gary Bradberry Hanes Frd 37 20,875 Accident 43 00 Buckshot Jones Aquafresh Pon 34 20,875 Accident

Margin of Victory: 3.801 seconds Time of Race: 3 hours: 07 minutes: 48 seconds Average Speed: 159.905 mph Lead Changes: 24 among 11 drivers Cautions: 4 for 25 laps Unocal 76 Challenge ($45,600): Unclaimed $53,200 when season starts at Daytona in February 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Leader Bonus (70,000): To be added to point fund for distribution at NASCAR Winston Cup Series banquet Gatorade Front Runner ($10,000): Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries Pontiac MCI Fast Pace Award ($5,000): Geoff Bodine QVC Ford Lap 4 29.146 seconds 190.215 mph RCA Pit Strategy Award ($5,000): Jimmy Makar, crew chief Interstate Batteries Pontiac Opryland Great Entertainment Award ($4,000): Jeff Green Cartoon Network Chevrolet and Derrike Cope Skittles Pontiac Plasti-Kote Winning Finish Award ($3,000): Jimmy Makar True Value Man of the Race ($2,000): Bobby Labonte Western Auto Mechanic of the Race ($2,000): Jimmy Makar Exide All Charged Up Award ($2,000): Michael Waltrip CITGO Ford Raybestos Top-Stopper Award ($2,000): Bobby Labonte Goody's Headache Award ($1,500): Brett Bodine Scandia-Bodine Racing Ford NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rookie-of-the-Race ($1,000): Jeff Green Unofficial NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rookie-of-the-Year Standings: Mike Skinner 257; David Green 227; Jeff Green 214; Robby Gordon 208

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