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The Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Race #11 of 32 Sunday, May 26, 1997 6:15 pm EDT 400 Laps / 600 Miles Posted Awards: $2,147,074 Participants: 43 cars. Fastest 38 cars through time trials. Four provisional starting positions based on 1997 NWC owner points and one past champion provisional. TV: TBS (Live) Airtime: 6:00 pm (EDT) Announcers: Ken Squier and Buddy Baker Pit Reporters: Dick Berggren and Steve Byrnes Performance Racing Network (Live) Airtime: 6:00 pm (EDT) Doug Rice and Mark Garrow Pit Reporters: Rob Albright and Chuck Carland Corner Reporters: Ralph Sheheen, Brett McMillan, and Mark Allen

Charlotte Motor Speedway P.O. Box 600 Charlotte, NC 28026-0600 (704) 455-3200

1.5 mile         
24 degree Oval        
Race Record                 151.952 set on 5/25/95 by Bobby Labonte
Qualifying Record        185.759        set on 10/6/94 by Ward Burton

Average Pole Speed 183.024 mph Average Margin of Victory 7.38 sec Average Speed 146.342 mph Average Cautions 7 for 38 laps Average Lead Changes 25 among 9 different drivers

Who Qualifies in the Top 15 at the first Charlotte Race? (Averages since 1994)

Driver Qual Starts Since 94

Jeff Gordon        1.00                3        
Ricky Craven        2.50                2        
Greg Sacks        6.00                1        
Terry Labonte        9.00                3        
Bobby Labonte        10.67                3        
Johnny Benson        11.00                1        
Ken Schrader        11.00                3        
Chad Little        11.50                2        
Michael Waltrip        14.33                3        
Joe Nemechek        15.00                3

Who finishes in the Top 15 at the first Charlotte Race? (Averages since 1994)

Driver Finish Starts Since 94

Dale Earnhardt        5.67                3        
Harry Gant        7.00                1        
Ernie Irvan        7.00                2        
Michael Waltrip        7.00                3        
Sterling Marlin        8.33                3        
Ricky Rudd        8.67                3        
Dale Jarrett        12.33                3        
Jeff Gordon        12.67                3        
Geoff Bodine        13.00                3        
Terry Labonte        13.33                3        
Hut Stricklin        15.67                3

NASCAR Fans Picks

Jeff Gordon - He looked good in the Winston, can he back it up again? Mark Martin - Both he and Gordon are shooting for the million at this race. Dale Earnhardt - He is strong on this track and is Humpy Wheelers pick. Terry Labonte - Consistent Terry always does well at Charlotte and he is due a win. Dale Jarrett - Having a great season and Made Charlotte look easy last year.

Dark Horses

Ricky Craven Ward Burton

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Ward Burton , Jeff Gordon , Ernie Irvan , Dale Jarrett , Bobby Labonte , Terry Labonte , Michael Waltrip , Ken Schrader , Joe Nemechek , Sterling Marlin , Hut Stricklin , Johnny Benson , Ricky Craven , Chad Little , Greg Sacks , Buddy Baker , Harry Gant , Mark Martin