1997 Food City 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on April 13, 1997 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN
500 L, 266.5 M, 429 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 5 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes Chevy 500 125 running
2 1 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Ford 500 240 running
3 17 5 Terry Labonte Kellogg's Corn Flakes Chevy 500 0 running
4 6 88 Dale Jarrett Quality Care, Ford Credit Ford 500 0 running
5 23 6 Mark Martin Valvoline Ford 500 0 running
6 29 3 Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Chevy 500 0 running
7 18 94 Bill Elliott McDonald's Ford 500 90 running
8 21 97 Chad Little John Deere Pontiac 500 0 running
9 32 37 Jeremy Mayfield Kmart, RC Cola Ford 500 0 running
10 12 11 Brett Bodine Close Call Phone Card Ford 500 0 running
11 19 90 Dick Trickle Heilig-Meyers, Simmons Ford 500 0 running
12 16 33 Ken Schrader Skoal Bandit Chevy 500 0 running
13 34 43 Bobby Hamilton STP Pontiac 500 0 running
14 15 29 Robert Pressley Cartoon Network Chevy 500 2 running
15 10 23 Jimmy Spencer Camel Cigarettes Ford 499 36 running
16 36 36 Derrike Cope Skittles Pontiac 499 0 running
17 25 75 Rick Mast Remington Arms Ford 499 0 running
18 35 22 Ward Burton MBNA America Pontiac 499 0 running
19 24 42 Joe Nemechek BellSouth Chevy 499 0 running
20 2 4 Sterling Marlin Kodak Film Chevy 498 7 running
21 39 21 Michael Waltrip Citgo Ford 497 0 running
22 27 96 David Green Caterpillar Chevy 496 0 running
23 30 95 Ed Berrier Feed The Children Chevy 495 0 running
24 26 98 John Andretti RCA Ford 491 0 running
25 43 17 Darrell Waltrip Parts America Chevy 485 0 running
26 7 8 Hut Stricklin Circuit City Ford 484 0 running
27 22 10 Ricky Rudd Tide Ford 483 0 running
28 41 1 Morgan Shepherd Cruisin' America Phone Card Pontiac 479 0 running
29 14 44 Kyle Petty Hot Wheels Pontiac 477 0 running
30 42 71 Dave Marcis Realtree Chevy 468 0 running
31 33 30 Johnny Benson, Jr. Pennzoil Pontiac 455 0 running
32 9 41 Steve Grissom Kodiak Chevy 441 0 crash
33 8 7 Geoffrey Bodine QVC Ford 432 0 crash
34 13 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries Pontiac 425 0 running
35 28 31 Mike Skinner Lowe's Chevy 365 0 engine
36 31 9 Lake Speed Melling Engine Parts Ford 325 0 crash
37 37 19 Gary Bradberry Child Support Recovery Ford 317 0 running
38 3 16 Ted Musgrave Family Channel, Primestar Ford 296 0 crash
39 38 28 Ernie Irvan Texaco, Havoline Ford 281 0 engine
40 40 25 Jack Sprague Budweiser Chevy 256 0 crash
41 4 81 Kenny Wallace Square D Ford 223 0 crash
42 11 99 Jeff Burton Exide Batteries Ford 157 0 engine
43 20 40 Robby Gordon Coors Light Chevy 91 0 crash
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Bobby Hillin, Jr., Billy Standridge, Mike Wallace, Greg Sacks
Time of Race: 3h:33:36
Fast Qualifier:
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Margin of Victory: 0.499 seconds
Average Speed: 75.035 mph
Cautions: 20 for 132 laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available