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CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY

How They Finished

The order of finish Sunday for the California 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race at California Speedway:

No. (Start) Driver: 1. (3) Jeff Gordon

Hometown: Pittsboro, Ind.

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Car: Chevrolet

Laps (Reason Out): 250

Money: $144,600

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No. (Start) Driver: 2. (10) Terry Labonte

Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas

Car: Chevrolet

Laps (Reason Out): 250

Money: $100,825

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No. (Start) Driver: 3. (39) Ricky Rudd

Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.

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Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 250

Money: $78,525

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No. (Start) Driver: 4. (20) Ted Musgrave

Hometown: Franklin, Wis.

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 250

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Money: $64,975

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No. (Start) Driver: 5. (19) Jimmy Spencer

Hometown: Berwick, Pa.

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 250

Money: $54,775

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No. (Start) Driver: 6. (15) Bobby Labonte

Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas

Car: Pontiac

Laps (Reason Out): 250

Money: $48,950

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No. (Start) Driver: 7. (7) Jeff Green

Hometown: Owensboro, Ky.

Car: Chevrolet

Laps (Reason Out): 250

Money: $38,450

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No. (Start) Driver: 8. (9) Dale Jarrett

Hometown: Hickory, N.C.

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 250

Money: $58,750

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No. (Start) Driver: 9. (11) Ricky Craven

Hometown: Newburgh, Maine

Car: Chevrolet

Laps (Reason Out): 250

Money: $42,350

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No. (Start) Driver: 10. (12) Mark Martin

Hometown: Batesville, Ark.

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 249 (out of gas)

Money: $48,450

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No. (Start) Driver: 11. (18) Michael Waltrip

Hometown: Owensboro, Ky.

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 249

Money: $40,275

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No. (Start) Driver: 12. (21) Jeremy Mayfield

Hometown: Owensboro, Ky.

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 249

Money: $32,175

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No. (Start) Driver: 13. (13) Johnny Benson

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.

Car: Pontiac

Laps (Reason Out): 249

Money: $38,075

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No. (Start) Driver: 14. (16) Rusty Wallace

Hometown: St. Louis

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 249

Money: $42,975

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No. (Start) Driver: 15. (8) Darrell Waltrip

Hometown: Franklin, Tenn.

Car: Chevrolet

Laps (Reason Out): 249

Money: $37,725

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No. (Start) Driver: 16. (14) Dale Earnhardt

Hometown: Kannapolis, N.C.

Car: Chevrolet

Laps (Reason Out): 249

Money: $41,975

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No. (Start) Driver: 17. (41) Steve Grissom

Hometown: Gadsden, Ala.

Car: Chevrolet

Laps (Reason Out): 249

Money: $36,175

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No. (Start) Driver: 18. (1) Joe Nemechek

Hometown: Lakeland, Fla.

Car: Chevrolet

Laps (Reason Out): 248

Money: $40,375

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No. (Start) Driver: 19. (24) Chad Little

Hometown: Spokane, Wash.

Car: Pontiac

Laps (Reason Out): 248

Money: $28,575

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No. (Start) Driver: 20. (22) Lake Speed

Hometown: Jackson, Miss.

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 248

Money: $29,325

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No. (Start) Driver: 21. (35) John Andretti

Hometown: Indianapolis

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 248

Money: $34,975

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No. (Start) Driver: 22. (42) Dick Trickle

Hometown: Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 248

Money: $27,675

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No. (Start) Driver: 23. (30) Bobby Hamilton

Hometown: Nashville

Car: Pontiac

Laps (Reason Out): 247

Money: $39,175

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No. (Start) Driver: 24. (31) Morgan Shepherd

Hometown: Conover, N.C.

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 247

Money: $23,975.

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No. (Start) Driver: 25. (34) David Green

Hometown: Owensboro, Ky.

Car: Chevrolet

Laps (Reason Out): 247

Money: 23,775

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No. (Start) Driver: 26. (36) Brett Bodine

Hometown: Chemung, N.Y.

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 247

Money: $33,775

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No. (Start) Driver: 27. (26) Greg Sacks

Hometown: Mattituck, N.Y.

Car: Chevrolet

Laps (Reason Out): 246

Money: $33,975

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No. (Start) Driver: 28. (40) Ward Burton

Hometown: South Boston, Va.

Car: Pontiac

Laps (Reason Out): 246

Money: $33,175

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No. (Start) Driver: 29. (23) Derrike Cope

Hometown: Spanaway, Wash.

Car: Pontiac

Laps (Reason Out): 245

Money: $25,975

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No. (Start) Driver: 30. (25) Jeff Burton

Hometown: South Boston, Va.

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 244

Money: $37,775

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No. (Start) Driver: 31. (38) Kyle Petty

Hometown: Randleman, N.C.

Car: Pontiac

Laps (Reason Out): 243

Money: $25,100

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No. (Start) Driver: 32. (17) Bill Elliott

Hometown: Dawsonville, Ga.

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 241 (out of gas)

Money: $29,400.

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No. (Start) Driver: 33. (28) Mike Skinner

Hometown: Susanville, Calif.

Car: Chevrolet

Laps (Reason Out): 225

Money: $22,200

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No. (Start) Driver: 34. (5) Ken Schrader

Hometown: Fenton, Mo.

Car: Chevrolet

Laps (Reason Out): 219 (engine fail)

Money: $29,000

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No. (Start) Driver: 35. (6) Geoff Bodine

Hometown: Chemung, N.Y.

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 215 (engine fail)

Money: $28,800

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No. (Start) Driver: 36. (29) Sterling Marlin

Hometown: Columbia, Tenn.

Car: Chevrolet

Laps (Reason Out): 206 (engine fail)

Money: $37,700

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No. (Start) Driver: 37. (2) Ernie Irvan

Hometown: Salinas

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 202 (engine fail)

Money: $36,500

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No. (Start) Driver: 38. (33) Jerry Nadeau

Hometown: Danbury, Conn.

Car: Pontiac

Laps (Reason Out): 174

Money: $28,000

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No. (Start) Driver: 39. (4) Wally Dallenbach

Hometown: Basalt, Colo.

Car: Chevrolet

Laps (Reason Out): 173 (electrical)

Money: $21,000

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No. (Start) Driver: 40. (32) Dave Marcis

Hometown: Wausau, Wis.

Car: Chevrolet

Laps (Reason Out): 146 (engine fail)

Money: $21,000

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No. (Start) Driver: 41. (37) Rick Mast

Hometown: Lexington, Va.

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 94 (engine fail)

Money: $28,000

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No. (Start) Driver: 42. (27) Hut Stricklin

Hometown: Calera, Ala.

Car: Ford

Laps (Reason Out): 28 (crash)

Money: $28,000

THE BREAKDOWN

* Time of race: 3 hours 13 minutes 31 seconds.

* Margin of victory: 1.074 seconds (15 car-lengths).

* Winner’s average speed: 155.025 mph.

* Caution flags: Four for 22 laps.

* Lead changes: 21 among 12 drivers.

LAP LEADERS

* Driver: Laps Led

* Nemechek: 1

* Dallenbach: 2-7

* Gordon: 8-31

* B. Bodine: 32

* Schrader: 33-40

* Gordon: 41-70

* Martin: 71-72

* Gordon: 73-77

* Martin: 78-80

* Spencer: 81

* Craven: 82-84

* Gordon: 85-96

* Jarrett: 97-141

* Craven: 142-146

* Irvan: 147-152

* Jarrett: 153-156

* T.Labonte: 157-197

* Spencer: 198-200

* D.Waltrip: 201-202

* Gordon: 203-233

* Martin: 234-239

* Gordon: 240-250.

POINT LEADERS

1. Gordon: 2,295

2. Martin: 2,203

3. T. Labonte: 2,176

4. Jarrett: 2,123

5. J. Burton: 1,971

6. Earnhardt: 1,948

7. B. Labonte: 1,895

8. Rudd: 1,875

9. M. Waltrip: 1,753

10. Mayfield: 1,726

SERIES RESULTS, SCHEDULE

The 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup schedule with date, event and winner (in parentheses) :

* Feb. 9: x-Busch Clash of ’97 (Jeff Gordon)

* Feb. 16: Daytona 500 (Jeff Gordon)

* Feb. 23: Goodwrench Service 400 (Jeff Gordon)

* March 2: Pontiac Excitement 400 (Rusty Wallace)

* March 9: Primestar 500 (Dale Jarrett)

* March 23: TranSouth Financial 400 (Dale Jarrett)

* April 6: Interstate Batteries 500 (Jeff Burton)

* April 13: Food City 500 (Jeff Gordon)

* April 20: Goody’s Headache Powders 500 (Jeff Gordon)

* May 4: Save Mart Supermarkets 300 (Mark Martin)

* May 10: Winston 500 (Mark Martin)

* May 17: x-The Winston (Jeff Gordon)

* May 25: Coca-Cola 600 (Jeff Gordon)

* June 1: Miller 500 (Ricky Rudd)

* June 8: Pocono 500 (Jeff Gordon)

* June 15: Miller 400 (Ernie Irvan)

* Sunday: California 500 (Jeff Gordon).

* July 5: Pepsi 400, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.

* July 13: Jiffy Lube 300, New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, N.H.

* July 20: Pennsylvania 500, Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, Pa.

* Aug. 2: Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis

* Aug. 11: The Bud at the Glen, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y.

* Aug. 17: ITW Devilbiss 400, Michigan Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich.

* Aug. 23: Goody’s Headache Powders 500, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.

* Aug. 31: Mountain Dew Southern 500, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C.

* Sept. 6: Miller 400, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va.

* Sept. 14: New Hampshire 300, New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, N.H.

* Sept. 21: MBNA 400, Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, Del.

* Sept. 28: Hanes 500, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va.

* Oct. 5: UAW-GM Quality 500, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.

* Oct. 12: Sears DieHard 500, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala.

* Oct. 26: ACDelco 400, North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, N.C.

* Nov. 2: Dura Lube 500, Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix.

* Nov. 16: Napa 500, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga.

x-non-points race


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