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NASCAR Winston Cup Pepsi 400 -- Fact Sheet

1 July 1997


WHAT: Pepsi 400
      NASCAR Winston Cup Series Race #16 of 32

WHERE: Daytona International Speedway
       2.5-Mile High-Banked, Asphalt Speedway

WHEN: Saturday, July 5, 1997
      11:00 am EDT

DISTANCE: 160 Laps / 400 Miles

POSTED AWARDS: $1,629,024

FIELD: 43 cars possible. Fastest 38 cars through time trials. Four 
provisional starting positions based on 1997 NWC owner points and one past
champion provisional.

SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc.

PROMOTER: International Speedway Corporation

TV: ESPN (Live)
    Airtime: 11:00 am (EDT)
    Announcers: TBA
    Pit Reporters: TBA

       Airtime: 10:45 am (EDT)
       Announcers: Allen Bestwick and Barney Hall

          Thursday, July 3
             6:00 am : Team Haulers Enter
             7:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
             8:30 am : Rookie Drivers' Meeting
            10:00 am : Qualifying Draw
  10:30 am - 1:00 pm : Practice
             3:00 pm : Qualifying (Positions 1-25)

          Friday, July 4
             8:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
     9:00 - 11:30 am : Practice
             1:00 pm : Qualifying (Positions 16-38)
                       Final Practice following time trials for 1 hour
                        time permitting.

PARTICIPATING AWARDS SPONSORS: Winston, AE Clevite Engine Parts, Aeroquip,
Auto Meter Products, Bowman Distribution, Busch Beer, Champion Spark Plugs,
Competition Cams, Craftsman Tools, Crane Cams, DuPont Automotive Finishes,
Edelbrock Manifolds, Fram Fuel Filters, Gatorade Sports Beverage, Goodyear
Tires, Goody's Headache Powders, Holley Carburetors, Hurst Shifters, JE
Pistons, Jesel Rocker Arms, Longacre Computerscales, MCI, Mac Tools, Mechanix
Wear, Moog Chassis Parts, Motorcraft Batteries, Opryland, Plasti-Kote Spray
Paint, RCA, Raybestos Brakes, Simpson Helmets, Spicer Drive Shafts, Stant
Radiator Caps, STP Oil Treatment & Oil Filters, 3M Automotive Products, True
Value Hardware, Unocal Gasoline, 76/NASCAR High Performance Motor Oil, Western
Auto Stores, Wiseco Pistons, Wix Air Filters
 RECORDS: Qualifying: Bill Elliott; Ford 210.364 mph; 42.783 seconds;
          Race: Bobby Allison; Mercury; 173.473 mph;
                2 hours, 18 minutes, 21 seconds; 7/4/80
THE RACE: Daytona International Speedway, a tri-oval with 31 degrees banking
on the curves, 18 degrees in the tri-oval and six degrees on the straightaway.
DIS has hosted the Pepsi 400 since 1959. This is the 39th running of the Pepsi
400 at Daytona International Speedway.