NASCAR Winston Cup Jiffy Lube 300 -- Fact Sheet
8 July 1997
1997 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES FACT SHEET WHAT: Jiffy Lube 300 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Race #17 of 32 WHERE: New Hampshire International Speedway 1.058-Mile Banked Paved Speedway WHEN: Sunday, July 13, 1997 1:15 pm EDT DISTANCE: 300 Laps / 317.4 Miles POSTED AWARDS: $1,809,295 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: New Hampshire Speedway, Inc. TV: TNN (Live) Airtime: 1:00 pm (EDT) Announcers: Eli Gold, Buddy Baker, and Dick Berggren Pit Reporters: Glen Jarrett, Steve Byrnes, and Matt Yocum RADIO: MRN (Live) Airtime: 12:45 pm (EDT) Announcers: Allen Bestwick and Barney Hall SCHEDULE: Friday, July 11 6:00 am : Team Haulers Enter 7:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 9:00 am : Rookie Drivers' Meeting 9:30 am : Qualifying Draw 11:00 am - 1:00 pm : Practice 2:00 - 3:00 pm : Practice 4:00 pm : Qualifying (Positions 1-25) Saturday, July 12 8:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 9:00 - 10:30 am : Practice 11:00 am : Qualifying (Positions 26-38) Final Practice following the Featherlite Modified Tour event 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: Ricky Craven; Chevrolet; 129.379 mph; 29.439 seconds; 6/12/96 Race: Jeff Gordon; Chevrolet; 107.029 mph; 2 hours, 57 minutes, 56 seconds; 6/9/95 THE RACE: New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1.058-mile paved speedway with 12 degrees banking in all four turns. The length of the front and backstretches are 1,500 feet each. New Hampshire International Speedway has hosted the Jiffy Lube 300 since 1993.