California first round qualifying

Report from Motorsport News International NASCAR Public Relations 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Unofficial Qualifying Results California 500 presented by NAPA California Speedway Qualifying round 1 of 2 / June 20 Pos No Name ...

Report from Motorsport News International NASCAR Public Relations

1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Unofficial Qualifying Results California 500 presented by NAPA California Speedway Qualifying round 1 of 2 / June 20

Pos No Name                Make                  Time      Speed
1  42  Joe Nemechek        Chv                   00:39.341 183.015
2  28  Ernie Irvan         Frd                   00:39.360 182.927
3  24  Jeff Gordon         Chv                   00:39.367 182.894
4  46  Wally Dallenbach Jr Chv                   00:39.397 182.755
5  33  Ken Schrader        Chv                   00:39.432 182.593
6  7   Geoff Bodine        Frd                   00:39.456 182.482
7  29  Jeff Green          Chv                   00:39.499 182.283
8  17  Darrell Waltrip     Chv                   00:39.515 182.209
9  88  Dale Jarrett        Frd                   00:39.525 182.163
10 5   Terry Labonte       Chv                   00:39.579 181.915
11 25  Ricky Craven        Chv                   00:39.599 181.823
12 6   Mark Martin         Frd                   00:39.636 181.653
13 30  Johnny Benson       Pon                   00:39.646 181.607
14 3   Dale Earnhardt      Chv                   00:39.671 181.493
15 18  Bobby Labonte       Pon                   00:39.671 181.493
16 2   Rusty Wallace       Frd                   00:39.695 181.383
17 94  Bill Elliott        Frd                   00:39.744 181.159
18 21  Michael Waltrip     Frd                   00:39.775 181.018
19 23  Jimmy Spencer       Frd                   00:39.801 180.900
20 16  Ted Musgrave        Frd                   00:39.820 180.814
21 37  Jeremy Mayfield     Frd                   00:39.824 180.796
22 9   Lake Speed          Frd                   00:39.831 180.764
23 36  Derrike Cope        Pon                   00:39.836 180.741
24 97  Chad Little         Pon                   00:39.855 180.655
25 99  Jeff Burton         Frd                   00:39.864 180.614

Positions 1 through 25 are guaranteed starting positions. The remainder of the field will be determined following second round qualifying.

26 98  John Andretti       Frd                   00:39.877 180.555
27 43  Bobby Hamilton      Pon                   00:39.892 180.487
28 1   Jerry Nadeau        Pon                   00:39.918 180.370
29 8   Hut Stricklin       Frd                   00:39.921 180.356
30 44  Kyle Petty          Pon                   00:39.966 180.153
31 77  Morgan Shepherd     Frd                   00:39.976 180.108
32 71  Dave Marcis         Chv                   00:40.001 179.996
33 40  Greg Sacks          Chv                   00:40.081 179.636
34 96  David Green (R)     Chv                   00:40.089 179.600
35 90  Dick Trickle        Frd                   00:40.188 179.158
36 81  Kenny Wallace       Frd                   00:40.193 179.136
37 41  Steve Grissom       Chv                   00:40.227 178.984
38 22  Ward Burton         Pon                   00:40.267 178.806
39 75  Rick Mast           Frd                   00:40.342 178.474
40 4   Sterling Marlin     Chv                   00:40.355 178.417
41 78  Billy Standridge    Frd                   00:40.371 178.346
42 10  Ricky Rudd          Frd                   00:40.392 178.253
43 11  Brett Bodine        Frd                   00:40.418 178.138
44 91  Mike Wallace        Chv                   00:40.472 177.901
45 31  Mike Skinner  (R)   Chv                   00:41.608 173.044

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Brett Bodine , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Derrike Cope , Wally Dallenbach Sr. , 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 , Jeff Green , Sterling Marlin , Jerry Nadeau , Mike Wallace , Hut Stricklin , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , Ricky Craven , Chad Little , David Green , Dave Marcis , Rick Mast , Steve Grissom , Morgan Shepherd , Greg Sacks , Mark Martin