NASCAR Winston Cup Bud at the Glen: Fact Sheet
5 August 1997
1997 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES FACT SHEET WHAT: The Bud at the Glen NASCAR Winston Cup Series Race #20 of 32 WHERE: Watkins Glen International 2.45-Mile Paved Road Course WHEN: Sunday, August 10, 1997 1:10 pm EDT DISTANCE: 90 Laps/220.5 Miles POSTED AWARDS: $1,452,913 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: Watkins Glen International TV: ESPN (Live) Airtime: 1:00 pm (EDT) Announcers: TBA Pit Reporters: TBA RADIO: MRN (Live) Airtime: 12:45 pm (EDT) Announcers: Allen Bestwick and Barney Hall SCHEDULE: Friday, August 8 5:00 am : Team Haulers Enter 6:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 8:00 am : Rookie Drivers' Meeting 8:30 am : Qualifying Draw 9:00 am - 1:00 pm : Practice 2:00 pm : Qualifying (Positions 1-25) Saturday, August 9 7:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 8:30 - 10:00 am : Practice 10:45 am : Qualifying (Positions 26-38) Final practice following NBN event for one 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: Dale Earnhardt; Chevrolet; 120.733 mph; 73.054 seconds; 8/9/96 Race: Mark Martin; Ford; 103.030 mph; 2 hours, 11 minutes, 54 seconds; 8/13/95 THE RACE: Watkins Glen International is a 2.45-mile paved road course. It has 11 turns with a variety of banking in turns ranging from 6 degrees to 10 degrees. The length of the frontstretch is 1,250 feet and the length of the backstretch is 2,600 feet. Watkins Glen International has hosted The Bud at the Glen since 1986.