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NASCAR Winston Cup Bud at the Glen: Fact Sheet

5 August 1997

 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
           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.