Atlanta first round qualifying

Report from Motorsport News International NASCAR Public Relations 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Series PRIMESTAR 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway Qualifying Round: 1 of 2 / March 7 Ps Car Driver Sponsor Make Time ...

Report from Motorsport News International

NASCAR Public Relations

1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Series

PRIMESTAR 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway Qualifying Round: 1 of 2 / March 7

Ps Car Driver          Sponsor                     Make Time   Speed
 1 40 Robby Gordon     Coors Light                  Chv 29.378 186.507
 2  6 Mark Martin      Valvoline                    Frd 29.471 185.918
 3 17 Darrell Waltrip  Parts America                Chv 29.564 185.334
 4 90 Dick Trickle     Heilig-Meyers                Frd 29.607 185.064
 5  8 Hut Stricklin    Circuit City                 Frd 29.620 184.983
 6  9 Lake Speed       Melling Auto Parts           Frd 29.640 184.858
 7 16 Ted Musgrave     The Family Channel/PRIMESTAR Frd 29.655 184.765
 8  7 Geoff Bodine     QVC                          Frd 29.670 184.671
 9 88 Dale Jarrett     Quality Care/ Ford Credit    Frd 29.675 184.640
10 81 Kenny Wallace    Square D                     Frd 29.710 184.423
11 78 Billy Standridge NC Diamond Rio/Hanes         Frd 29.731 184.292
12 23 Jimmy Spencer    Camel Cigarettes             Chv 29.735 184.268
13 25 Ricky Craven     Budweiser                    Chv 29.747 184.193
14 37 Jeremy Mayfield  Kmart/RC Cola                Frd 29.759 184.119
15 94 Bill Elliott     McDonald's                   Frd 29.761 184.107
16 75 Rick Mast        Remington Arms               Frd 29.764 184.088
17 28 Ernie Irvan      Texaco/Havoline              Frd 29.772 184.039
18 43 Bobby Hamilton   STP                          Pon 29.784 183.965
19 96 David Green      Caterpillar                  Chv 29.802 183.853
20  4 Sterling Marlin  Kodak Film                   Chv 29.806 183.829
21  1 Morgan Shepherd  Delco Remy America           Pon 29.812 183.792
22  5 Terry Labonte    Kellogg's Corn Flakes        Chv 29.813 183.786
23 24 Jeff Gordon      DuPont Refinishes            Chv 29.830 183.681
24 31 Mike Skinner     Lowe's                       Chv 29.835 183.650
25 10 Ricky Rudd       Tide                         Frd 29..837 183.638

The top 25 drivers earn positions in Sundays race. The remaining entries may stand on their first-round times or attempt to re-qualify in a second-round session on Saturday

26 99 Jeff Burton      Exide Batteries              Frd 29.840 183.619
27 18 Bobby Labonte    Interstate Batteries         Pon 29.885 183.343
28 44 Kyle Petty       Hot Wheels                   Pon 29.889 183.318
29 21 Michael Waltrip  Citgo                        Frd29.905 183.220
30 97 Chad Little      John Deere                   Pon 29.906 183.214
31 98 John Andretti    RCA                          Frd 29.928 183.079
32 19 Gary Bradberry   Child Support Recovery 
                                  International     Frd 29.945 182.975
33 33 Ken Schrader     Skoal Bandit                 Chv 29.960 182.884
34 91 Mike Wallace     Spam                         Chv 29.974 182.798
35  2 Rusty Wallace    Miller Lite                  Frd 29.978 182.774
36 11 Brett Bodine     Close Call Phone Card        Chv 29.982 182.750
37 29 Robert Pressley  Cartoon Network              Chv 29.991 182.695
38 36 Derrike Cope     Skittles                     Pon 30.010 182.579
39 42 Joe Nemechek     BellSouth                    Chv 30.017 182.537
40 41 Steve Grissom    Kodiak                       Chv 30.079 182.160
41 20 Greg Sacks       Hardee's                     Frd 30.087 182.112
42 22 Ward Burton      MBNA America                 Pon 30.091 182.088
43  3 Dale Earnhardt   GM Goodwrench                Chv 30.167 181.629
44 30 Johnny Benson    Pennzoil                     Pon 30.175 181.581
45 95 Ed Berrier       FTC                          Chv 30.192 181.479
46 77 Bobby Hillin     Jasper                       Frd 30.216 181.334
47 71 Dave Marcis      Realtree                     Chv 30.337 180.611
48 46 W. Dallenbach    First Union                  Chv 30.352 180.522
49 08 Mike Miller      Miller Racing                Chv 30.531 179.463

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Brett Bodine , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Derrike Cope , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Hamilton , Ernie Irvan , Dale Jarrett , Darrell Waltrip , Bobby Labonte , Terry Labonte , Jeremy Mayfield , Dick Trickle , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Mike Skinner , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Jimmy Spencer , Joe Nemechek , Kenny Wallace , Sterling Marlin , Robby Gordon , Mike Wallace , Hut Stricklin , Robert Pressley , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , Ricky Craven , Chad Little , David Green , Dave Marcis , Rick Mast , Ed Berrier , Steve Grissom , Gary Bradberry , Morgan Shepherd , Mike Miller , Greg Sacks , Mark Martin