NASCAR Winston Cup ITW DeVilbiss 400: Fact Sheet
13 August 1997
1997 NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES FACT SHEET 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 RADIO: MRN (Live) Airtime: 12:15 pm (EDT) Announcers: Allen Bestwick and Barney Hall SCHEDULE: 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.