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NASCAR Winston Cup Series CMT 300: Fact Sheet

8 September 1997


      NASCAR Winston Cup Series Race #25 of 32

WHERE: New Hampshire International Speedway
       Loudon, NH
       1.058-Mile Banked Paved Speedway

WHEN: Sunday, September 14, 1997
       12:40 pm EDT

DISTANCE: 300 Laps/317.4 Miles

POSTED AWARDS: $2,186,805

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: New Hampshire Speedway, Inc.

TV: TNN (Live)
    Airtime: 12:30 pm (EDT)
    Announcers: Eli Gold, Buddy Baker and Dick Berggren
    Pit Reporters: Glen Jarrett, Steve Byrnes and Matt Yocum

       Airtime: 12:15 pm (EDT)
       Announcers: Allen Bestwick and Barney Hall

          Friday, September 12
             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 - 12:45 pm : Practice
      2:00 - 3:00 pm : Practice
             4:00 pm : Qualifying (Positions 1-25)

          Saturday, September 13
             8:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
     9:00 - 10:30 am : Practice
            11:00 am : Qualifying (Positions 26-38)
                 TBD : Final Practice following NFM event

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: Ricky Craven; Chevrolet; 129.379 mph;
                      29.439 seconds; 7/12/96

         Race: Jeff Gordon; Chevrolet; 107.029 mph;
               2 hours, 57 minutes, 56 seconds; 7/9/95

Degree of Banking in Corners - 12 degrees
Length of Frontstretch - 1500 feet
Length of Backstretch - 1500 feet

1996 REVIEW: This will be the first year that New Hampshire International
Speedway has hosted two NASCAR Winston Cup events.