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NASCAR BGN Series Dura-Lube 200: Fact Sheet

28 August 1997

                           RACE FACTS

WHAT: Dura-Lube 200 Presented by Trak Auto
      NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division Race #24 of 30

WHERE: Darlington Raceway
       Darlington, SC
       1.366-Mile Banked Paved Speedway

WHEN: Saturday, August 30, 1997
         1:00 pm (EDT)

DISTANCE: 147 Laps (200 Miles)


FIELD: 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: South Carolina International Speedway Corporation

TV: ESPN (Taped-Delay)
    Air time: 5:00 pm (EDT)
    Announcers: Dr. Jerry Punch, Benny Parsons and Ned Jarrett
    Pit Reporters: Bill Weber, Ray Dunlap and Kyle Petty

       Air time : 12:45 pm (EDT)
       Announcers: Allen Bestwick and Joe Moore


 Friday, August 29
              7:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
              8:00 am : Rookie Drivers' Meeting
      9:00 - 11:00 am : Practice
      12:30 - 1:00 pm : Practice
              2:10 pm : Qualifying (All Positions)
                  TBD : Practice following NWC Qualifying

 Saturday, August 30
              8:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
             11:00 am : Drivers' & Crew Chiefs' Meeting
              1:09 pm : Start of the Dura-Lube 200


Qualifying: Jeff Green; Owensboro, KY; Chevrolet; 166.337 mph;
             29.564 secpmds; 3/22/96

Race: Michael Waltrip; Owensboro, KY; Pontiac; 138.140 mph;
      1 hour, 27 minutes, 13 seconds; 9/5/92

1996 REVIEW: Terry Labonte held off Mark Martin, en route to his third win
of the 1996 season by 0.81-second. Labonte led 65 of the 147 laps of the
Dura-Lube 200 at Darlington Raceway. With five races remaining, David Green
had a 100-point advantage over second-place Randy LaJoie in the NASCAR Busch
Series points battle.
 Degree of Banking in Turns 1 & 2 - 25 degrees
 Degree of Banking in Turns 3 & 4 - 23 degrees
 Degree of Banking on Straights - 2 degrees
 Length of Frontstretch - 1,229 feet
 Length of Backstretch - 1,229 feet
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