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NASCARFans E-Mail List Preview of Talladega Date: October 11, 1997 Track: Talladega Superspeedway City: Talladega, Alabama Race 28 of 32 on Winston Cup Circuit TV: CBS, 1:00 p.m. EDT Laps: 188 Track length: 2.66 miles Race length: 500 ...

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Preview of Talladega

Date: October 11, 1997 Track: Talladega Superspeedway City: Talladega, Alabama Race 28 of 32 on Winston Cup Circuit

TV: CBS, 1:00 p.m. EDT

Laps: 188 Track length: 2.66 miles Race length: 500 miles Banking: 33 degrees

Event qualifying record: Bill Elliott, 209.005 mph, 1986

Race record: Ernie Irvan, 176.309 mph, 1992

1996 Top 10 Finishers 1. Jeff Gordon (24), Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2. Dale Jarrett (88), Ford Thunderbird 3. Mark Martin (6), Ford Thunderbird 4. Ernie Irvan (28), Ford Thunderbird 5. Jimmy Spencer (23), Ford Thunderbird 6. Geoff Bodine (7), Ford Thunderbird 7. Jeff Burton (99), Ford Thunderbird 8. Bobby Labonte (18), Chevrolet Monte Carlo 9. Darrell Waltrip (17), Chevrolet Monte Carlo 10. Rusty Wallace (2), Ford Thunderbird

Past Champions:

1996  Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 133.387 mph
1995  Sterling Marlin, Chevrolet, 173.188 mph
1994  Jimmy Spencer, Ford, 163.217 mph
1993  Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 153.858 mph
1992  Ernie Irvan, Chevrolet, 176.309 mph
1991  Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 147.383 mph
1990* Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 174.430 mph  
1989  Terry Labonte, Ford, 157.354 mph
1988  Ken Schrader, Chevrolet, 154.505 mph
1987  Bill Elliot, Ford, 171.293 mph
1986  Bobby Hillin, 151.552 mph
1985  Cale Yarborough, Ford, 148.772 mph
1984  Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 155.485 mph
1983  Dale Earnhardt, Ford, 170.611 mph
1982  Darrell Waltrip, Buick, 168.157 mph
1981  Ron Bouchard, Buick, 156.737 mph
1980  Neil Bonnett, Mercury, 166.894 mph
1979  Darrell Waltrip, Oldsmobile, 161.229 mph
1978  Lennie Pond, Oldsmobile, 174.700 mph
1977  Donnie Allison, Chevrolet, 162.524 mph
1976  Dave Marcis, Dodge, 157.547 mph
1975  Buddy Baker, Ford, 130.892 mph
1974  Richard Petty, 74 Dodge, 148.637 mph
1973  Dick Brooks, 72 Plymouth, 145.454 mph
1972  James Hylton, 71 Mercury, 148.728 mph
1971  Bobby Allison, 69 Mercury, 145.945 mph
1970  Pete Hamilton, 70 Plymouth, 158.517 mph
1969  Richard Brickhouse, 69 Dodge, 153.778 mph

Thanks to xdemp ========== Top 20 in Winston Cup points, from Chaz:

1. Jeff Gordon, 4,258. 2. Mark Martin, 4,133. 3. Dale Jarrett, 4,061. 4. Jeff Burton, 3,920. 5. Dale Earnhardt, 3,713. 6. Terry Labonte, 3,611. 7. Bobby Labonte, 3,512. 8. Bill Elliott, 3,412. 9. Ted Musgrave, 3,192. 10. Jeremy Mayfield, 3,132. 11. Johnny Benson, 3,129. 12. Ricky Rudd, 3,119. 13. Rusty Wallace, 3,103. 14. Ken Schrader, 3,075. 15. Ernie Irvan, 3,054. 16. Kyle Petty, 2,914. 17. Bobby Hamilton, 2,851. 18. Michael Waltrip, 2,764. 19. Jimmy Spencer, 2,732. 20. Ward Burton, 2,722.

Top 20 in Busch Series points, from Chaz:

1. Randy LaJoie, 3,974. 2. Todd Bodine, 3,728. 3. Steve Park, 3,633. 4. Phil Parsons, 3,253. 5. Elliott Sadler, 3,252. 6. Mike McLaughlin, 3,233. 7. Buckshot Jones, 3,191. 8. Elton Sawyer, 3,119. 9. Tim Fedewa, 3,094. 10. Hermie Sadler, 3,015. 11. Mark Green, 2,970. 12. Jason Keller, 2,963. 13. Kevin Lepage, 2,945. 14. Dick Trickle, 2,776. 15. Mike Dillon, 2,664. 16. Tracy Leslie, 2,607. 17. Glenn Allen, 2,563. 18. Joe Bessey, 2,485. 19. Stevie Reeves, 2,391. 20. Jeff Fuller, 2,221.

Top 20 in Craftsman Truck points, from Chaz:

1. Jack Sprague, 3,350. 2. Rich Bickle, 3,273. 3. Joe Ruttman, 3,194. 4. Ron Hornaday, 3,054. 5. Mike Bliss, 2,977. 6. Jimmy Hensley, 2,962. 7. Jay Sauter, 2,913. 8. Rick Carelli, 2,911. 9. Chuck Bown, 2,776. 10. Butch Miller, 2,744. 11. Kenny Irwin, 2,692. 12. Rick Crawford, 2,607. 13. Stacy Compton, 2,527. 14. Bob Keselowski, 2,437. 15. Boris Said, 2,386. 16. Dave Rezendes, 2,355. 17. Tony Raines, 2,334. 18. Tony Roper, 2,186. 19. Bryan Reffner, 2,177. 20. Tammy Jo Kirk, 2,079. ========== Ken tells me that his local newspaper had an ad today for tickets to the first ever IRL race at Dover Downs Int'l Raceway on July 19, 1998. ========== Happy Birthday Bill Elliott (Oct 8)!! McDonald's has signed a multi-year agreement with Elliott to remain the teams sponsor for years to come on the #94 Ford. No word on the second team yet(RPM2Nite/Jayski) ========== Dale Shaw has been let go as the driver of the #4 BGN Phoenix Chevy and Kevin LePage will drive the car at California (Jayski) ========== Andy Graves has taken over as Gary DeHart's full-time replacement as crew chief for Terry Labonte and the #5 Kelloggs Chevy, not sure who will take Graves spot as the #25 Bud crew chief(Fayetteville, NC Observer-Times)/Jayski ========== Look for WWW.JAYSKI.COM on the rear decklid of Billy Standridge's #47 Ford at Talladega. ==========

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Rich Bickle , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , 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 , Steve Park , Jason Keller , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Jeff Fuller , Boris Said , Jimmy Spencer , Kevin Lepage , Jay Sauter , Elton Sawyer , Sterling Marlin , Buckshot Jones , Stacy Compton , Johnny Benson , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Ted Musgrave , Mike McLaughlin , Tony Raines , Jack Sprague , Rick Crawford , Mark Green , Joe Ruttman , Dave Marcis , Hermie Sadler , Richard Petty , Bryan Reffner , Jimmy Hensley , Rick Carelli , Mike Bliss , James Hylton , Phil Parsons , Bobby Allison , Donnie Allison , Tammy Jo Kirk , Elliott Sadler , Butch Miller , Stevie Reeves , Buddy Baker , Cale Yarborough , Mark Martin