NASCAR Winston Cup Pepsi 400 -- Fact Sheet
1 July 1997
1997 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES FACT SHEET WHAT: Pepsi 400 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Race #16 of 32 WHERE: Daytona International Speedway 2.5-Mile High-Banked, Asphalt Speedway WHEN: Saturday, July 5, 1997 11:00 am EDT DISTANCE: 160 Laps / 400 Miles POSTED AWARDS: $1,629,024 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: International Speedway Corporation TV: ESPN (Live) Airtime: 11:00 am (EDT) Announcers: TBA Pit Reporters: TBA RADIO: MRN (Live) Airtime: 10:45 am (EDT) Announcers: Allen Bestwick and Barney Hall SCHEDULE: Thursday, July 3 6:00 am : Team Haulers Enter 7:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 8:30 am : Rookie Drivers' Meeting 10:00 am : Qualifying Draw 10:30 am - 1:00 pm : Practice 3:00 pm : Qualifying (Positions 1-25) Friday, July 4 8:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 9:00 - 11:30 am : Practice 1:00 pm : Qualifying (Positions 16-38) Final Practice following time trials for 1 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: Bill Elliott; Ford 210.364 mph; 42.783 seconds; 2/9/87 Race: Bobby Allison; Mercury; 173.473 mph; 2 hours, 18 minutes, 21 seconds; 7/4/80 THE RACE: Daytona International Speedway, a tri-oval with 31 degrees banking on the curves, 18 degrees in the tri-oval and six degrees on the straightaway. DIS has hosted the Pepsi 400 since 1959. This is the 39th running of the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway.