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Pepsi 400 -- Lap 105 Update

5 July 1997


Lap 71: Andretti, WBurton, Earnhardt, Irvan, MWaltrip, Schrader, Jarrett,
RWallace, Martin, JBurton

Irvan and Earnhardt are side-by-side on the backstretch. Irvan makes the
pass for third.

MWaltrip loses a position to Schrader.

Lap 73: The leaders put Dallenbach a lap down.

Earnhardt loses positions back to sixth.

Lap 75: Andretti, WBurton, Irvan, Schrader, MWaltrip, Earnhardt, RWallace,
Stricklin, Jarrett, Martin

Earnhardt starts to move back to the front and takes fifth from MWaltrip.

Now give Earnhardt fourth as he gets around Schrader.

After having a strong start, Elliott loses a lap to the leaders.

Andretti collects the $10,000 from Gatorade for leading at halfway.

Lap 81: Andretti, WBurton, Irvan, Earnhardt, MWaltrip, Schrader, RWallace,
Stricklin, Jarrett, Martin

JGordon is currently in 18th.

Lap 82: Mast is on pit road for a scheduled stop.

Lap 83: Lead lap drivers: Andretti, WBurton, Irvan, Earnhardt, MWaltrip,
RWallace, Schrader, Stricklin, Jarrett, Martin, JBurton, Cope, Trickle,
Rudd, TLabonte, Mayfield, KWallace, JGordon, Hamilton, Petty, Benson,
Musgrave, BLabonte, Speed, Nemechek, BBodine, RGordon, Shepherd, Green,
Marcis, DWaltrip, Nadeau

Nadeau and Marcis are in the pits.

Lap 86: Stricklin comes down pit road all by himself. He'll have no
drafting help once he completes his stop.

Andretti and JGordon are in for service. Andretti gets back on the track

WBurton has inherited the lead.

Lap 88: TLabonte is on pit road. Nemechek

Lap 89: Earnhardt takes the lead from WBurton.

Andretti made it back on the track amidst the front pack and he'll unlap
himself as he bypasses Earnhardt.

Elliott is in the pits. The hood is up.

Martin, BLabonte, Jarrett, Musgrave are all in the pits.

MWaltrip, Schrader, RWallace, Spencer, and Marlin come down pit road in a

WBurton is in for tires and fuel.

Earnhardt stays on the track for now and continues to lead.

Top four: Earnhardt, Irvan, JBurton, Rudd

Irvan peels off the track and comes down pit road with JBurton and Rudd
right behind him.

Lap 97: Earnhardt gives up the lead and comes down pit road for his
green-flag stop. The GM Goodwrench crew thinks he may be able to go all the
way to the end on fuel. He went 63 laps on that tank of fuel and there are
63 laps to go.

Petty has assumed the lead.

Lap 98: Running order: Petty, MWaltrip, Andretti, JGordon, RWallace, Martin

MWaltrip takes the lead for a lap and here comes Andretti. Petty is
shuffled back to 11th.

Andretti reassumes the lead.

Lap 102: Andretti, RWallace, MWaltrip, Martin, Schrader, WBurton, JGordon,
Irvan, Jarrett, Cope

Earnhardt is back in 16th but if we go green the rest of the way, he'll be
the driver in the catbird seat.

Martin takes fourth.

Lap 105: Andretti, RWallace, Martin, MWaltrip, Schrader, WBurton, JGordon,
Irvan, Jarrett, Cope