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NASCARFans E-Mail List AC-Delco 400 Date: Sunday, October 26th Site: North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, North Carolina Track: 1.017 Mile Banked Paved Speedway Annual: 33rd Television: TNN Announcers: Eli Gold, Dick Berggren, Buddy...

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AC-Delco 400

Date: Sunday, October 26th Site: North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, North Carolina Track: 1.017 Mile Banked Paved Speedway Annual: 33rd Television: TNN Announcers: Eli Gold, Dick Berggren, Buddy Baker, Glenn Jarrett Start: 12:30 p.m. (et) Defending Champion: Ricky Rudd Runner-up: Dale Jarrett 1996 Pole Sitter: Dale Jarrett (finished 2nd) Laps: 393 Miles: 400 Race Record: 122.320 m.p.h. (Ricky Rudd, 1996) Qualifying Record: 157.885 m.p.h. (Mark Martin, 1997) Total Purse: $1,445,336 Payoffs: Winner: $90,025; Second: 62,125; Third: 46,725 (1996 Figures)

Ford has won 18 races this year, while Chevrolet has captured 11...Dale Earnhardt has now gone 56 races without a victory, the longest winless streak of his career...Pole-sitters have had little luck this year, winning only four times in 29 races...Kyle Petty was the last pole sitter to win this race (1992)...Ricky Rudd kept alive his streak of winning at least one race a season, making his mark for the 14th consecutive year by winning last year's race...Darrell Waltrip was the last driver to win this race two straight years (1981-82)...Terry Labonte has finished in the top-five at this race three straight years...Dale Jarrett has four top-five runs in the last five races at "The Rock"...Only five times in the race history has the pole sitter won this race...The next race on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit is the Dura Lube 500 on November 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Darrell Waltrip , Kyle Petty , Buddy Baker , Mark Martin