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NASCAR Winston Cup Goody's Headache Powders 500: Fact Sheet

19 August 1997


WHAT: Goody's Headache Powders 500
      NASCAR Winston Cup Series Race #22 of 32

WHERE: Bristol Motor Speedway
       0.533-Mile Banked Speedway

WHEN: Saturday, August 23, 1997
       7:30 pm EDT

DISTANCE: 500 Laps/266.5 Miles

POSTED AWARDS: $1,566,036

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: Bristol Motor Speedway, Inc.

TV: ESPN (Live)
    Airtime: 7:30 pm (EDT)
    Announcers: Bob Jenkins, Benny Parsons and Ned Jarrett
    Pit Reporters: Dr. Jerry Punch, Bill Weber and John Kernan

       Airtime: 7:15 pm (EDT)
       Announcers: Allen Bestwick and Barney Hall

          Friday, August 22
             6:00 am : Team Haulers Enter
             8:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
            11:00 am : Rookie Drivers' Meeting
            11:30 am : Qualifying Draw
     12:00 - 2:00 pm : Practice
      3:00 - 4:00 pm : Practice
             5:30 pm : Qualifying (Positions 1-25)

          Saturday, August 23
             9:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
 10:30 am - 12:00 pm : Practice
            12:30 pm : Qualifying (Positions 26-38)
             1:00 pm : Final Practice

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: Mark Martin; Ford 126.093 mph;
                       15.339 seconds; 8/25/95
          Race: Charlie Glotzbach; 101.074 mph;
                2 hours, 38 minutes, 12 seconds; 7/11/71
 Degree of Banking in Corners - 36 degrees
 Degree of Banking on Straights - 16 degrees
 Length of Frontstretch - 650 feet
 Length of Backstretch - 650 feet
 1996 REVIEW: Rusty Wallace led the last 161 laps, but still finished just
0.630-second ahead of Jeff Gordon to win the 1996 Goody's Headache Powders
500. Mark Martin started from the Busch Pole, his fourth straight at Bristol
Motor Speedway, and led the first nine laps, but he wouldn't lead again.
Wallace dominated the evening, leading four times for 353 laps to earn his
sixth career win at Bristol.