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NASCAR Winston Cup Pepsi 400 -- First Round Qualifying Results

4 July 1997

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - First round qualifying results for the NASCAR Winston Cup 
Series, Pepsi 400:
          
Ps.No.  Driver                 Sponsor                   Make Lap Time M.P.H.
-- ---- ----------------------------------------------------- -------- -------
 1  31  * Mike Skinner         Lowe's                    Chev 0:47.424 189.777
 2   3  Dale Earnhardt         GM Goodwrench Serv Plus   Chev 0:47.428 189.761
 3  98  John Andretti          RCA                       Ford 0:47.513 189.422
 4  24  Jeff Gordon            DuPont Automotive Finish  Chev 0:47.529 189.358
 5  23  Jimmy Spencer          Camel Cigarettes          Ford 0:47.618 189.004
 6   2  Rusty Wallace          Miller Lite               Ford 0:47.656 188.853
 7  78  Billy Standridge       Hanes/Diamond Rio         Ford 0:47.672 188.790
 8  21  Michael Waltrip        Citgo                     Ford 0:47.673 188.786
 9  75  Rick Mast              Remington Arms            Ford 0:47.678 188.766
10   9  Lake Speed             Melling Racing            Ford 0:47.720 188.600
11  42  Joe Nemechek           Bell South                Chev 0:47.751 188.478
12  90  Dick Trickle           Heilig-Meyers/Simmons     Ford 0:47.755 188.462
13  10  Ricky Rudd             Tide                      Ford 0:47.815 188.225
14  33  Ken Schrader           Skoal                     Chev 0:47.854 188.072
15  30  Johnny Benson          Pennzoil                  Pont 0:47.859 188.052
16  88  Dale Jarrett           Quality Care/Ford Credit  Ford 0:47.878 187.978
17  94  Bill Elliott           McDonald's                Ford 0:47.913 187.840
18   6  Mark Martin            Valvoline                 Ford 0:47.915 187.833
19   8  Hut Stricklin          Circuit City              Ford 0:47.954 187.680
20  18  Bobby Labonte          Interstate Batteries      Pont 0:47.958 187.664
21  22  Ward Burton            MBNA America              Pont 0:47.971 187.613
22  16  Ted Musgrave           Family Channel/Primestar  Ford 0:48.020 187.422
23  99  Jeff Burton            Exide Batteries           Ford 0:48.027 187.395
24  28  Ernie Irvan            Texaco Havoline           Ford 0:48.027 187.395
25  43  Bobby Hamilton         STP                       Pont 0:48.066 187.243

DID NOT QUALIFY:

26  40  * Robby Gordon         Coors Light               Chev 0:48.071 187.223
27  81  Kenny Wallace          Square D                  Ford 0:48.095 187.130
28  36  Derrike Cope           Skittles                  Pont 0:48.124 187.017
29  37  Jeremy Mayfield        KMart/RC Cola             Ford 0:48.187 186.772
30  46  Wally Dallenbach, Jr.  First Union               Chev 0:48.271 186.447
31  17  Darrell Waltrip        Western Auto              Chev 0:48.318 186.266
32   5  Terry Labonte          Kellogg's Corn Flakes     Chev 0:48.334 186.204
33  96  * David Green          Caterpillar               Chev 0:48.345 186.162
34  97  Chad Little            John Deere                Pont 0:48.364 186.089
35  91  Loy Allen              Spam/Hormel Foods         Chev 0:48.427 185.847
36  41  Steve Grissom          Kodiak                    Chev 0:48.452 185.751
37  25  Ricky Craven           Budweiser                 Chev 0:48.486 185.621
38  71  Dave Marcis            RealTree                  Chev 0:48.504 185.552
39   1  Jerry Nadeau           R & L Carriers            Pont 0:48.509 185.533
40  44  Kyle Petty             Hot Wheels                Pont 0:48.616 185.124
41   7  Geoff Bodine           QVC                       Ford 0:48.934 183.921
42  29  * Jeff Green           Cartoon Network           Chev 0:49.034 183.546
43  77  Morgan Shepherd        Jasper Engines            Ford 0:50.104 179.626
44  11  Brett Bodine           Close Call                Ford  No Time   0.000
45   4  Sterling Marlin        Kodak Gold Film           Chev  No Time   0.000
    
* Rookie of the Year Contender
     
Weather Conditions: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 90's
Track Length      :  2.5000 Miles

NOTES: - Positions 1-25 are locked in for Saturday's Pepsi 400.
       - Second round qualifying is scheduled for Friday, July 4, at  
         1:00 pm (EDT).