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Report from Motorsport News International NASCAR Public Relations 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Unofficial Race Results California 500 presented by NAPA California Speedway Race 15 / June 22 Pos Car Name Sponsor ...

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1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Unofficial Race Results California 500 presented by NAPA California Speedway Race 15 / June 22

Pos Car Name           Sponsor             Make Lps Pts Bs  Money   Status
1  24 Jeff Gordon      Dupont Auto Refinish Chv 250 185 10 144,600  Running
2  5  Terry Labonte    Kellogg's            Chv 250 175  5 100,825  Running
3  10 Ricky Rudd       Tide                 Frd 250 165     78,525  Running
4  16 Ted Musgrave     Family Channel/PRIME Frd 250 160     64,975  Running
5  23 Jimmy Spencer    Camel                Frd 250 160   5 54,775  Running
6  18 Bobby Labonte    Interstate Batteries Pon 250 150     48,950  Running
7  29 Jeff Green       Cartoon Network      Chv 250 146     38,450  Running
8  88 Dale Jarrett     Quality Care/Ford Cd Frd 250 147   5 58,750  Running
9  25 Ricky Craven     Budweiser            Chv 250 143   5 42,350  Running
10 6  Mark Martin      Valvoline            Frd 249 139   5 48,450  Out of Gas
11 21 Michael Waltrip  Citgo                Frd 249 130     40,275  Running
12 37 Jeremy Mayfield  Kmart/RC Cola        Frd 249 127     32,175  Running
13 30 Johnny Benson    Pennzoil             Pon 249 124     38,075  Running
14 2  Rusty Wallace    Miller Lite          Frd 249 121     42,975  Running
15 17 Darrell Waltrip  Parts America        Chv 249 123   5 37,725  Running
16 3  Dale Earnhardt   GM Goodwrench Svc Pl Chv 249 115     41,975  Running
17 41 Steve Grissom    Kodiak               Chv 249 112     36,175  Running
18 42 Joe Nemechek     BellSouth            Chv 248 114   5 40,375  Running
19 97 Chad Little      John Deere           Pon 248 106     28,575  Running
20 9  Lake Speed       Melling              Frd 248 103     29,325  Running
21 98 John Andretti    RCA                  Frd 248 100     34,975  Running
22 90 Dick Trickle     Heilig-Meyers/Simmon Frd 248  97     27,675  Running
23 43 Bobby Hamilton   STP                  Pon 247  94     39,175  Running
24 77 Morgan Shepherd  Jasper Eng/Fed Mogul Frd 247  91     23,975  Running
25 96 David Green (R)  Caterpillar          Chv 247  88     23,775  Running
26 11 Brett Bodine     Close Call Phone Crd Frd 247  90   5 33,775  Running
27 40 Greg Sacks       Coors Light          Chv 246  82     33,975  Running
28 22 Ward Burton      MBNA America         Pon 246  79     33,175  Running
29 36 Derrike Cope     Skittles             Pon 245  76     25,975  Running
30 99 Jeff Burton      Exide Batteries      Frd 244  73     37,775  Running
31 44 Kyle Petty       Hot Wheels           Pon 243  70     25,100  Running
32 94 Bill Elliott     McDonalds            Frd 241  67     29,400  Out of Gas
33 31 Mike Skinner (R) Lowe's               Chv 225  64     22,200  Running
34 33 Ken Schrader     Skoal Bandit         Chv 219  66   5 29,000  Engine
35 7  Geoff Bodine     QVC                  Frd 215  58     28,800  Engine
36 4  Sterling Marlin  Kodak Film           Chv 206  55     37,700  Engine
37 28 Ernie Irvan      Texaco Havoline      Frd 202  57   5 36,500  Engine
38 1  Jerry Nadeau     R+L Carriers         Pon 174  49     28,000  Running
39 46 Wally Dallenbach First Union          Chv 173  51   5 21,000  Electrical
40 71 Dave Marcis      Realtree             Chv 146  43     21,000  Engine
41 75 Rick Mast        Remington Arms/Stren Frd 94   40     28,000  Engine
42 8  Hut Stricklin    Circuit City         Frd 28   37     28,000  Accident

Unocal 76 Challenge ($30,400): Unclaimed $38,000 at Daytona, July 5 NASCAR Winston Cup Leader Bonus ($20,000): Unclaimed $30,000 at Daytona Gatorade Front Runner Award ($10,000): Dale Jarrett Quality Care/Ford Credit Ford MCI Fast Pace Award ($5,000): Jeff Gordon - lap 86 - 39.890 sec. - 180.496 mph RCA Pit Strategy Award ($5,000): Jim Long, crew chief Tide Ford Opryland Great Entertainment Award ($4,000): Jeff Gordon and Terry Labonte Plasti-Kote Winning Finish Award ($3,000): Ray Evernham, crew chief - DuPont Chevrolet True Value Man of the Race ($2,000): Jeff Gordon - DuPont Chevrolet Western Auto Mechanic of the Race ($2,000): Brian Whitesell - DuPont Chevrolet Exide All Charged up Award ($2,000): Ted Musgrave - Family Channel/Primestar Ford Raybestos Top-Stopper Award ($2,000): Jeff Gordon Goody's Headache Award ($1,500): Joe Nemechek - BellSouth Chevrolet NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Race ($1,000): Jeff Green - Cartoon Network Chevrolet Unofficial NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year point standings following the California 500 presented by NAPA: Mike Skinner 167 David Green 117 Robby Gordon 107 Jeff Green 44

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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 , Jeff Green , Sterling Marlin , Robby Gordon , Jerry Nadeau , Hut Stricklin , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , Ricky Craven , Chad Little , David Green , Dave Marcis , Rick Mast , Steve Grissom , Morgan Shepherd , Ray Evernham , Greg Sacks , Mark Martin