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NASCAR Winston Cup Jiffy Lube 300 -- Fact Sheet

8 July 1997


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

       Airtime: 12:45 pm (EDT)
       Announcers: Allen Bestwick and Barney Hall

          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;
          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.