OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

INTERSTATE BATTERIES 500

Jeff Burton won the 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Interstate Batteries 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Texas Motor Speedway
  • LOCATION: Fort Worth
  • LENGTH: 1.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $3,354,425

RACE

  • NUMBER: 6
  • NAME: Interstate Batteries 500
  • DATE: 04-06-1997
  • LAPS / MILES: 334 / 501
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 10 / 73

WINNER

  • NAME: Jeff Burton
  • CAR MAKE: Ford
  • AVG SPEED: 125.111
  • START POSITION: 5th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 19
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 5 99 Jeff Burton Ford Exide Batteries 180 334 60 Running 354,350
2 1 88 Dale Jarrett Ford Quality Care / Ford Credit 175 334 42 Running 232,800
3 4 18 Bobby Labonte Pontiac Interstate Batteries 170 334 2 Running 174,500
4 3 5 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Kellogg's Corn Flakes 170 334 104 Running 170,600
5 8 10 Ricky Rudd Ford Tide 160 334 26 Running 118,775
6 15 3 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet GM Goodwrench Service 150 334 0 Running 111,700
7 12 22 Ward Burton Pontiac MBNA America 146 334 0 Running 89,000
8 22 4 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Kodak Film 147 334 2 Running 93,000
9 21 21 Michael Waltrip Ford Citgo 138 333 0 Running 87,000
10 35 41 Steve Grissom Chevrolet Kodiak 134 332 0 Running 89,800
11 16 94 Bill Elliott Ford McDonald's 130 332 0 Running 82,400
12 30 98 John Andretti Ford RCA 127 332 0 Running 80,300
13 31 81 Kenny Wallace Ford Square D 124 332 0 Running 78,200
14 7 7 Geoffrey Bodine Ford QVC 121 331 0 Running 76,100
15 36 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet RealTree Camouflage 118 331 0 Running 67,000
16 24 9 Lake Speed Ford Melling Engine Parts 115 331 0 Running 72,800
17 42 91 Mike Wallace Chevrolet Spam 112 330 0 Running 63,000
18 27 33 Ken Schrader Chevrolet Skoal Bandit 109 330 0 Running 70,700
19 26 11 Brett Bodine Ford Close Call Phone Card 106 327 0 Running 69,600
20 17 43 Bobby Hamilton Pontiac STP 103 325 0 Running 75,450
21 43 78 Billy Standridge Ford Diamond Rio 100 325 0 Running 52,000
22 25 31 Mike Skinner Chevrolet Lowe's 102 324 10 Running 52,000
23 32 90 Dick Trickle Ford Heilig-Meyers / Simmons 94 319 0 Running 53,500
24 19 1 Morgan Shepherd Pontiac Delco Remy America 91 304 0 Running 59,400
25 18 25 Todd Bodine Chevrolet Budweiser 93 284 9 Running 58,550
26 38 97 Chad Little Pontiac John Deere 85 283 0 Running 47,000
27 23 44 Kyle Petty Pontiac Hot Wheels 82 266 0 Running 46,000
28 13 30 Johnny Benson, Jr. Pontiac Pennzoil 79 256 0 Crash 55,200
29 40 42 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet BellSouth 76 255 0 Crash 47,100
30 2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont Refinishes 78 247 69 Running 60,200
31 28 75 Rick Mast Ford Remington Arms 70 246 0 Engine 52,000
32 20 37 Jeremy Mayfield Ford Kmart / RC Cola 67 200 0 Handling 44,000
33 34 8 Hut Stricklin Ford Circuit City 64 192 0 Clutch 47,000
34 29 40 Robby Gordon Chevrolet Coors Light 61 174 0 Running 48,500
35 11 16 Ted Musgrave Ford Family Channel / Primestar 58 167 0 Engine 45,000
36 10 28 Ernie Irvan Ford Texaco / Havoline 55 161 0 Crash 52,000
37 9 2 Rusty Wallace Ford Miller Lite 52 160 0 Crash 53,000
38 6 6 Mark Martin Ford Valvoline 54 143 10 Engine 42,000
39 33 23 Jimmy Spencer Ford Camel Cigarettes 46 95 0 Crash 42,000
40 39 20 Greg Sacks Ford Hardee's 43 84 0 Crash 35,000
41 37 36 Derrike Cope Pontiac Skittles 40 21 0 Crash 35,000
42 41 77 Bobby Hillin, Jr. Ford Jasper Engines / Federal Mogul 37 17 0 Crash 35,000
43 14 17 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Parts America 34 0 0 Crash 35,900