Darlington results 97-08-31

Jeff Gordon wins the Million! Report from Motorsport News International NASCAR Public Relations 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Unofficial Race Results Mountain Dew Southern 500 Darlington Raceway Race No. 23/August 31 Pos Car Name ...

Jeff Gordon wins the Million!

Report from Motorsport News International

NASCAR Public Relations

1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Unofficial Race Results Mountain Dew Southern 500 Darlington Raceway Race No. 23/August 31

Pos Car Name Sponsor Make Lap Pts Bs Money Status 1 24 Jeff Gordon Dupont Auto Refinish Chv 367 180 5 $131,330* Running 2 99 Jeff Burton Exide Batteries Frd 367 175 5 57,280 Running 3 88 Dale Jarrett Quality Care/Ford Cd Frd 367 170 5 47,505 Running 4 94 Bill Elliott McDonalds Frd 367 180 10 49,965 Running 5 10 Ricky Rudd Tide Frd 367 155 39,345 Running 6 5 Terry Labonte Kellogg's Chv 367 150 41,315 Running 7 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries Pon 367 151 5 42,240 Running 8 6 Mark Martin Valvoline Frd 367 142 33,550 Running 9 21 Michael Waltrip Citgo Frd 367 143 5 29,020 Running 10 33 Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit Chv 366 134 32,280 Running 11 97 Chad Little John Deere Pon 366 130 22,515 Running 12 7 Geoff Bodine QVC Frd 366 127 27,220 Running 13 90 Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers/Simmon Frd 366 124 19,930 Running 14 36 Derrike Cope Skittles Pon 365 121 19,640 Running 15 11 Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Crd Frd 365 118 27,800 Running 16 37 Jeremy Mayfield Kmart/RC Cola Frd 365 115 18,980 Running 17 8 Hut Stricklin Circuit City Frd 365 112 25,710 Running 18 9 Lake Speed Melling Engines Frd 365 109 18,435 Running 19 30 Johnny Benson Pennzoil Pon 365 106 25,155 Running 20 43 Bobby Hamilton STP Pon 365 103 30,485 Running 21 41 Steve Grissom Kodiak Chv 365 100 24,525 Running 22 40 Robby Gordon Coors Light Chv 363 97 25,305 Running 23 42 Joe Nemechek BellSouth Chv 359 94 17,060 Running 24 81 Kenny Wallace Square D Frd 354 91 23,785 Running 25 78 Gary Bradberry Hanes Frd 354 88 13,575 Running 26 17 Darrell Waltrip Parts America Chv 353 85 23,415 Handling 27 22 Ward Burton MBNA America Pon 350 82 23,305 Handling 28 23 Jimmy Spencer Camel Frd 341 79 22,695 Running 29 16 Ted Musgrave Family Channel/PRIME Frd 296 81 5 20,085 Handling 30 3 Mike Dillon GM Goodwrench Svc Pl Chv 282 73 30,925 Running 31 25 Ricky Craven Budweiser Chv 236 70 19,840 Engine 32 44 Kyle Petty Hot Wheels Pon 202 67 12,750 Engine 33 28 Ernie Irvan Texaco Havoline Frd 183 64 27,685 Engine 34 75 Rick Mast Remington Arms/Stren Frd 177 61 19,650 Accident 35 1 Lance Hooper R+L Carriers Pon 175 58 19,540 Accident 36 31 Mike Skinner Lowe's Chv 130 55 12,480 Accident 37 98 John Andretti RCA Frd 117 52 19,416 Accident 38 12 Jeff Purvis Opryland USA Chv 114 49 12,270 Accident 39 29 Jeff Green Cartoon Network Chv 104 46 12,270 Electrical 40 4 Sterling Marlin Kodak Film Chv 102 43 28,270 Engine 41 46 Wally Dallenbach First Union Chv 85 40 12,270 Radiator 42 96 Todd Bodine Caterpillar Chv 5 37 12,270 Accident 43 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Frd 5 34 29,270 Accident * - Does not include $1,000,000 Bonus for winning the Winston Million Margin of Victory: .144 second Time of Race: 4 hours: 08 minutes: 17 seconds Average Speed: 121.149 mph Lead Changes: 9 among 7 drivers Cautions: 11 for 67 laps Unocal 76 Challenge ($91,200): Unclaimed $98,800 at Richmond, September 6 NASCAR Winston Cup Leader Bonus (30,000): Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes Chevrolet Gatorade Front Runner ($10,000): Bill Elliott -- McDonald's Ford MCI Fast Pace Award ($5,000): Jeff Gordon Lap 304 29.828 sec. 164.865 mph RCA Pit Strategy Award ($5,000): Tom Baldwin, crew chief Heilig-Meyers Ford Opryland Great Entertainment Award ($4,000): Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton Plasti-Kote Winning Finish Award ($3,000): Ray Evernham, crew chief DuPont Refinishes Chevrolet True Value Man of the Race ($2,000): Jeff Gordon Western Auto Mechanic of the Race ($2,000): Brian Whitesell DuPont Refinishes Chevrolet Exide All Charged Up Award ($2,000): Chad Little John Deere Pontiac Raybestos Top-Stopper Award ($2,000): Jeff Gordon Goody's Headache Award ($1,500): Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Plus Chevrolet NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rookie-of-the-Race ($1,000): Robby Gordon -- Coors Light Chevrolet Unofficial NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rookie-of-the-Year Standings: Mike Skinner 207 Robby Gordon 174 David Green 169 Jeff Green 119

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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 , Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Jimmy Spencer , Joe Nemechek , Kenny Wallace , Jeff Green , Sterling Marlin , Robby Gordon , Hut Stricklin , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , Ricky Craven , Chad Little , Jeff Purvis , David Green , Lance Hooper , Rick Mast , Steve Grissom , Gary Bradberry , Ray Evernham , Mark Martin