NASCAR BGN Series ACDelco 200: Fact Sheet
22 October 1997
1997 NASCAR BUSCH SERIES, GRAND NATIONAL DIVISION RACE FACTS WHAT: ACDelco 200 NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division Race #29 of 30 WHERE: North Carolina Motor Speedway Rockingham, NC 1.017-Mile Paved Speedway WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 1997 2:00 pm (EDT) DISTANCE: 200 Miles (197 Laps) POSTED AWARDS: $348,060 FIELD: Up to 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: North Carolina Motor Speedway TV: TNN (Live) Air time: 2:00 pm (EDT) Announcers: Rick Benjamin, DArrell Waltrip and Buddy Baker Pit Reporters: Glenn Jarrett, Steve Byrnes and Larry McReynolds RADIO: MRN (Live) Air time : 1:45 pm (EDT) Announcers: Allen Bestwick and Joe Moore SCHEDULE: Friday, October 24 7:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 8:00 am : Rookie Drivers' Meeting 8:30 - 10:00 am : Practice 11:30 - 12:00 pm : Practice 1:00 pm : Qualifying (Positions 1-38) TBD : Practice following NWC Qualifying Saturday, October 25 7:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 12:00 pm : Mandatory Drivers' & Crew Chiefs' Meeting 2:00 pm : ACDelco 200 RECORDS: Qualifying: David Green; Owensboro, KY; Chevrolet; 153.419 mph; 23.864 seconds, 10/20/94 Race: Mark Martin; Batesville, AR; Ford; 124.397 mph; 1 hour, 36 minutes, 38 seconds THE TRACK: Degree of Banking in Turns 1 and 2 - 22 degrees Degree of Banking in Turns 3 and 4 - 25 degrees Degree of Banking on Straights - 8 degrees Length of Frontstretch - 1,300 feet Length of Backstretch - 1,367 feet PARTICIPATING AWARDS SPONSORS: Anheuser-Busch, Inc., AE Clevite, Aeroquip, Autolite Spark Plugs, Champion Spark Plugs, Competition Cam, Edelbrock Intake Manifolds, Fram Oil Filters, Ford Motor Corporation, Gatorade, Goodyear Tires & Belts & Hoses, Griffin Mufflers, Goody's, Holley Carburetors, JE Pistons, Jesel Rocker Arms, Kar Products, Lincoln Electric, MCI, Moog Chassis Parts, Moroso Blue Max Ignition Wires, Motorsports Designs, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks, Precision Gear, Raybestos Brakes, Richmond Gear, Simpson Helmets, STP Oil Treatment & Oil Filters, Unocal 76 Gasoline, Vantare, Winston Cup Scene, Wiseco Pistons, Wix Filters.