NASCAR BGN Series Jiffy Lube Miami 300: Fact Sheet
5 November 1997
1997 NASCAR BUSCH SERIES, GRAND NATIONAL DIVISION RACE FACTS WHAT: Jiffy Lube Miami 300 NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division Race #30 of 30 WHERE: Metro-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex Homestead, FL 1.5-Mile Paved Speedway WHEN: Sunday, November 9, 1997 12:00 pm (EST) DISTANCE: 300 Miles (200 Laps) POSTED AWARDS: $748,460 FIELD: Up to 43 cars. Fastest 38 cars through time trials. Up to five provisional starting positions, including four based on 1997 NBS owner points and one for a former champion of the NBS. SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) PROMOTER: Homestead-Miami Speedway LLC TV: CBS (Live) Air time: 12:00 pm (EST) Announcers: Ken Squier, Ned Jarrett, Buddy Baker Pit Reporters: Dick Berggren and Ralph Sheheen RADIO: MRN (Live) Air time : 11:45 am (EST) Announcers: Allen Bestwick and Joe Moore SCHEDULE: Thursday, November 6 7:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 11:00 am - 3:30 pm : Open Practice Friday, November 7 7:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 8:00 am : Mandatory Rookie Meeting 8:30 - 9:45 am : Practice 11:00 am - 12:00 pm : Practice 1:30 pm : Qualifying (Positions 1-28) Saturday, November 8 8:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 9:00 - 10:00 am : Practice 10:30 am : Mandatory Drivers' Meeting 1:00 pm : Qualifying Race (Positions 33-42) TBD : Final Practice Following NAP Event Sunday, November 9 7:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 10:00 am : Mandatory Drivers' & Crew Chiefs' Meeting 12:00 pm : Jiffy Lube Miami 300 RECORDS: Qualifying: Bobby Labonte; Corpus Christi, TX; Chevrolet; 139.074 mph; 39.087 seconds, 11/2/96 Race: Kevin Lepage; Shelburne, VT; Chevrolet; 119.158 mph; 2 hours, 32 minutes, 4 seconds; 11/3/96 PARTICIPATING AWARDS SPONSORS: Anheuser-Busch, Inc., AE Clevite, Aeroquip, Autolite Spark Plugs, Champion Spark Plugs, Competition Cam, Edelbrock Intake Manifolds, Fram Oil Filters, Ford Motor Corporation, Gatorade, Goodyear Tires & Belts & Hoses, Griffin Mufflers, Goody's, Holley Carburetors, JE Pistons, Jesel Rocker Arms, Kar Products, Lincoln Electric, MCI, Moog Chassis Parts, Moroso Blue Max Ignition Wires, Motorsports Designs, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks, Precision Gear, Raybestos Brakes, Richmond Gear, Simpson Helmets, STP Oil Treatment & Oil Filters, Unocal 76 Gasoline, Vantare, Winston Cup Scene, Wiseco Pistons, Wix Filters.