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NASCAR Winston Cup ITW DeVilbiss 400: Fact Sheet

13 August 1997


WHAT: ITW DeVilbiss 400
      NASCAR Winston Cup Series Race #21 of 32

WHERE: Michigan Speedway
       2-Mile Banked Asphalt Speedway

WHEN: Sunday, August 17, 1997
      12:30 pm EDT

DISTANCE: 200 Laps/400 Miles

POSTED AWARDS: $1,654,764

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: Penske Motorsports, Inc.

TV: ESPN (Live)
    Airtime: 12:30 pm (EDT)
    Announcers: Bob Jenkins, Benny Parsons and Ned Jarrett
    Pit Reporters: Dr. Jerry Punch, Bill Weber and John Kernan

       Airtime: 12:15 pm (EDT)
       Announcers: Allen Bestwick and Barney Hall

          Friday, August 15
             6:00 am : Team Haulers Enter
             7:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
            10:00 am : Rookie Drivers' Meeting
            10:30 am : Qualifying Draw
  11:00 am - 2:00 pm : Practice
             3:00 pm : Qualifying (Positions 1-25)

          Saturday, August 16
             7:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
     9:00 - 10:00 am : Practice
            10:45 am : Qualifying (Positions 26-38)
                       Final practice following NBS 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: Jeff Gordon; Chevrolet; 186.611 mph;
                       38.583 seconds; 6/16/95
          Race: Rusty Wallace, Ford; 166.033 mph
                2 hours, 24 minutes, 23 seconds; 6/21/96
THE RACE: Michigan Speedway is a 2-mile banked asphalt oval with 18 degrees 
banking in all four turns. The length of the frontstretch is 3,600 feet and 
the length of the backstretch is 2,242 feet. Michigan Speedway has hosted 
the ITW DeVilbiss 400 since 1969.