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  • Inaugural Brickyard 400 - 1994

    BRICKYARD 400 RESULTS

    Winston Cup veteran Rick Mast was the first driver to put his name in the record books by taking the pole for the inaugural Brickyard 400 with a lap of 172.414 mph. Earnhardt started next to Mast, in second, but brushed the Turn 4 wall on Lap 2. Earnhardt continued, however, and finished fifth. On Lap 101, a trade of bumps between Bodine brothers Brett and Geoffrey resulted in Geoffrey spinning and the brothers feuding publicly after the race.

    Gordon and Ernie Irvan traded the lead four times in the last 21 laps. But Irvan's day would end in heartbreak wh! en his car suffered a cut tire on Lap 156, forcing him to the pits and a 17th-place finish.

    Gordon, who had just turned 23 on Aug. 4, would beat second-place Brett Bodine to the checkered flag, winning by .53 of a second to collect $613,000 of the NASCAR-record $3,213,849 purse. The race average speed was 131.932 mph.

    "Without tears coming up, I tell you, this is the greatest thing in the world," Gordon said. "It's far past our expectations. I never thought it would happen. I'm a kid in a candy store. I don't know what to say.

    "As bad as my memory is, I still remember Ray Harroun's name (the inaugural Indianapolis 500 winner). Everyone wanted to win this race. There wasn't anyone who wanted it any more than us."

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    FIN (STR CAR                                                RACE TOT
    POS POS) NUM Driver Name (State)                            PTS  PTS
                  Sponsor Manufacturer-Body Style
    
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     1. ( 3) 24+ JEFF GORDON (NC)...............................185  2263
                  DuPont Auto Finishes Chevrolet-Lumina
     2. ( 7) 26* BRETT BODINE (NC)..............................175  1939
                  Budweiser/QuakerState Ford-Thunderbird
     3. ( 6) 11* BILL ELLIOTT (GA)..............................170  2156
                  Budweiser Ford-Thunderbird
     4. (12)  2* RUSTY WALLACE (NC).............................165  2615
                  Miller Genuine Draft Ford-Thunderbird
     5. ( 2)  3* DALE EARNHARDT (NC)............................160  2883
                  GM Goodwrench Chevrolet-Lumina
     6. (27) 17  DARRELL WALTRIP (TN)...........................150  2067
                  Western Auto Chevrolet-Lumina
     7. (23) 25  KEN SCHRADER (NC)..............................146  2528
                  Kodiak Chevrolet-Lumina
     8. (15) 30  MICHAEL WALTRIP (NC)...........................142  2294
                  Pennzoil Pontiac-Grand Prix
     9. (25) 75* TODD BODINE (NC)...............................143  1986
                  Factory Stores Ford-Thunderbird
    10. (11) 21  MORGAN SHEPHERD (NC)...........................134  2482
                  Citgo Oil Ford-Thunderbird
    11. ( 8) 10  RICKY RUDD (NC)................................130  2469
                  Tide Ford-Thunderbird
    12. (21)  5  TERRY LABONTE (NC).............................127  2131
                  Kellogg's Corn Flakes Chevrolet-Lumina
    13. (37) 16* TED MUSGRAVE (NC)..............................129  2123
                  The Family Channel Ford-Thunderbird
    14. ( 9)  4  STERLING MARLIN (TN)...........................121  2175
                  Kodak Chevrolet-Lumina
    15. (41) 15* LAKE SPEED (MS)................................123  2214
                  Quality Care Ford-Thunderbird
    16. ( 5) 22  BOBBY LABONTE (NC).............................115  1965
                  Maxwell House Coffee Pontiac-Grand Prix
    17. (17) 28* ERNIE IRVAN (NC)...............................117  2856
                  Texaco-Havoline Ford-Thunderbird
    18. (13) 77* GREG SACKS (FL)................................114  1768
                  Jasper Engines/US Air Ford-Thunderbird
    19. (38)  8  JEFF BURTON (VA)...............................106  1763
                  Raybestos Brakes Ford-Thunderbird
    20. (30) 41  JOE NEMECHEK (FL)..............................103  1592
                  Meineke Mufflers Chevrolet-Lumina
    21. (35) 44  BOBBY HILLIN JR. (NC)..........................100  549
                  Buss Fuses Ford-Thunderbird
    22. ( 1)  1* RICK MAST (VA).................................102  1933
                  Skoal Classic Ford-Thunderbird
    23. (22) 43  WALLY DALLENBACH (NC)...........................94  1372
                  STP Pontiac-Grand Prix
    24. (32) 40  BOBBY HAMILTON (TN).............................91  1734
                  Kendall Oil Pontiac-Grand Prix
    25. (36) 42  KYLE PETTY (NC).................................88  2137
                  Mello Yello Pontiac-Grand Prix
    26. (31) 98  JEREMY MAYFIELD (TN)............................85  878
                  Fingerhut Ford-Thunderbird
    27. (39) 02  DERRIKE COPE (NC)...............................82  1418
                  Children's Miracle Net Ford-Thunderbird
    28. (28) 14  JOHN ANDRETTI (IN)..............................79  1217
                  Bryant HaC/Byrd's Cafe Chevrolet-Lumina
    29. (19)  9  RICH BICKLE (WI)................................76  739
                  Orkin Ford-Thunderbird
    30. (40) 50  A. J. FOYT (Tx).................................73   73
                  Copenhagen Ford-Thunderbird
    31. (33) 31  WARD BURTON (NC)................................70  1013
                  Hardees Chevrolet-Lumina
    32. (24) 55  JIMMY HENSLEY (VA)..............................67  1155
                  Bondo/Mar-Hyde Ford-Thunderbird
    33. (26) 99  DANNY SULLIVAN (CO).............................64   64
                  Corporate Car of Indy Chevrolet-Lumina
    34. (29) 51  JEFF PURVIS (TN)................................61  405
                  Country Time Chevrolet-Lumina
    35. (10)  6  MARK MARTIN (NC)................................58  2539
                  Valvoline/Reese's Ford-Thunderbird
    36. (20) 23  HUT STRICKLIN (AL)..............................55  1730
                  Smokin Joe's Ford-Thunderbird
    37. (42) 33* HARRY GANT (NC).................................57  1560
                  Skoal Bandit Chevrolet-Lumina
    38. (18) 07  GEOFF BRABHAM (AUS).............................49   49
                  Kmart Ford-Thunderbird
    39. ( 4)  7* GEOFF BODINE (NC)...............................51  1939
                  Exide Batteries Ford-Thunderbird
    40. (14) 18  DALE JARRETT (NC)...............................43  1948
                  Interstate Batteries Chevrolet-Lumina
    41. (16) 71  DAVE MARCIS (NC)................................40  1284
                  Terramite  Chevrolet-Lumina
    42. (43) 58  MIKE CHASE (CA).................................37  107
                  Tyson/Star Race Chevrolet-Lumina
    43. (34) 27  JIMMY SPENCER (NC)..............................34  1826
                  McDonald's Ford-Thunderbird
    
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               + = most laps led
               * = led at least one lap
    
    

    NASCAR WINSTON CUP QUALIFYING

    QUAL CAR
    POS  NUM Driver Name (State)     Sponsor Manufacturer-Body Style
    
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     1.   1  RICK MAST (VA)          Skoal Classic Ford-Thunderbird
     2.   3  DALE EARNHARDT (NC)     GM Goodwrench Chevrolet-Lumina
     3.  24  JEFF GORDON (NC)        DuPont Auto Finishes Chevrolet-Lumina
     4.   7  GEOFF BODINE (NC)       Exide Batteries Ford-Thunderbird
     5.  22  BOBBY LABONTE (NC)      Maxwell House Coffee Pontiac-Grand Prix
     6.  11  BILL ELLIOTT (GA)       Budweiser Ford-Thunderbird
     7.  26  BRETT BODINE (NC)       Budweiser/QuakerState Ford-Thunderbird
     8.  10  RICKY RUDD (NC)         Tide Ford-Thunderbird
     9.   4  STERLING MARLIN (TN)    Kodak Chevrolet-Lumina
    10.   6  MARK MARTIN (NC)        Valvoline/Reese's Ford-Thunderbird
    11.  21  MORGAN SHEPHERD (NC)    Citgo Oil Ford-Thunderbird
    12.   2  RUSTY WALLACE (NC)      Miller Genuine Draft Ford-Thunderbird
    13.  77  GREG SACKS (FL)         Jasper Engines/US Air Ford-Thunderbird
    14.  18  DALE JARRETT (NC)       Interstate Batteries Chevrolet-Lumina
    15.  30  MICHAEL WALTRIP (NC)    Pennzoil Pontiac-Grand Prix
    16.  71  DAVE MARCIS (NC)        Terramite  Chevrolet-Lumina
    17.  28  ERNIE IRVAN (NC)        Texaco-Havoline Ford-Thunderbird
    18.  07  GEOFF BRABHAM (AUS)     Kmart Ford-Thunderbird
    19.   9  RICH BICKLE (WI)        Orkin Ford-Thunderbird
    20.  23  HUT STRICKLIN (AL)      Smokin Joe's Ford-Thunderbird
    21.   5  TERRY LABONTE (NC)      Kellogg's Corn Flakes Chevrolet-Lumina
    22.  43  WALLY DALLENBACH (NC)   STP Pontiac-Grand Prix
    23.  25  KEN SCHRADER (NC)       Kodiak Chevrolet-Lumina
    24.  55  JIMMY HENSLEY (VA)      Bondo/Mar-Hyde Ford-Thunderbird
    25.  75  TODD BODINE (NC)        Factory Stores Ford-Thunderbird
    26.  99  DANNY SULLIVAN (CO)     Corporate Car of Indy Chevrolet-Lumina
    27.  17  DARRELL WALTRIP (TN)    Western Auto Chevrolet-Lumina
    28.  14  JOHN ANDRETTI (IN)      Bryant HaC/Byrd's Cafe Chevrolet-Lumina
    29.  51  JEFF PURVIS (TN)        Country Time Chevrolet-Lumina
    30.  41  JOE NEMECHEK (FL)       Meineke Mufflers Chevrolet-Lumina
    31.  98  JEREMY MAYFIELD (TN)    Fingerhut Ford-Thunderbird
    32.  40  BOBBY HAMILTON (TN)     Kendall Oil Pontiac-Grand Prix
    33.  31  WARD BURTON (NC)        Hardees Chevrolet-Lumina
    34.  27  JIMMY SPENCER (NC)      McDonald's Ford-Thunderbird
    35.  44  BOBBY HILLIN JR. (NC)   Buss Fuses Ford-Thunderbird
    36.  42  KYLE PETTY (NC)         Mello Yello Pontiac-Grand Prix
    37.  16  TED MUSGRAVE (NC)       The Family Channel Ford-Thunderbird
    38.   8  JEFF BURTON (VA)        Raybestos Brakes Ford-Thunderbird
    39.  02  DERRIKE COPE (NC)       Children's Miracle Net Ford-Thunderbird
    40.  50  A. J. FOYT (Tx)         Copenhagen Ford-Thunderbird
    41.  15  LAKE SPEED (MS)         Quality Care Ford-Thunderbird
    42.  33  HARRY GANT (NC)         Skoal Bandit Chevrolet-Lumina
    43.  58  MIKE CHASE (CA)         Tyson/Star Race Chevrolet-Lumina
    
    
    


    1995 Brickyard 400

    BRICKYARD 400 RESULTS

    With the remnants of Hurricane Erin pushing across Indiana on race day, it appeared the only winner on Aug. 5, 1995! , would be Mother Nature. But after a four-hour rain delay and a fast race slowed by only one caution, Dale Earnhardt was crowned 1995 Brickyard 400 champion.

    Jeff Gordon returned from his 1994 victory to take the pole at 172.536. Elliott lead the most laps, with 47, but Earnhardt led only once for 28 laps, and it was the ones that counted at the end.

    Rusty Wallace had a commanding lead over second-place Earnhardt when he pitted on Lap 129, but he got caught behind a pit-lane accident involving Joe Nemechek and Rich Bickle, allowing Earnhardt, who had already pitted, to take the lead. Earnhardt would outrun Wallace to the finish, winning the race by .37 of a second with a blistering 155.218 race average speed.


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    Scott Brayton Update
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    Indy 500 veteran driver Scott Brayton has recently been released from the Methodist Hospital following treatment for a concussion and a broken left ankle sustained while practicing for the Brickyard 400. Brayton, who drives the Sadler Brothers owned Winston Cup car, spun in turn one sending him first into the outside wall and then into the inside guardrail. The crash appears to have been caused by a tire going down, which knocked Brayton unconscious and caused severe damage forcing the safety crew to have to cut Brayton from the car. Thus ending Brayton's and Sadler's effort to run this year's BY 400 event and leaves Scott with a cast on his leg for several weeks.

    Another popular name has been added toon the entry list for this weekend's Brickyard 400, and it is that of 1972 Daytona 500 and four-time Indianapolis 500 champion A.J. Foyt. Foyt, who finished 30th in last year's inaugural event.

    NASCAR Winston Cup Series Race # 19
                                     Brickyard 400
                                     Aug.  5, 1995
                       Indianapolis Motor Speedway--Speedway, IN
                         2.5 Mile Oval   160 Laps   400 Miles
    
    Fn  St  Driver           Sponsor/Car                    Lap Pnt Reason
     1 (13) Dale Earnhardt   GM Goodwrench Serv./Chevrolet  160 180 
     2 (24) Rusty Wallace    Miller Genuine Draft/Ford      160 175 
     3 (26) Dale Jarrett     Texaco-Havoline/Ford           160 165 
     4 ( 4) Bill Elliott     McDonald's/Ford                160 170 
     5 (14) Mark Martin      Valvoline/Ford                 160 155 
     6 ( 1) Jeff Gordon      DuPont/Chevrolet               160 155 
     7 ( 3) Sterling Marlin  Kodak Film/Chevrolet           160 151 
     8 ( 9) Rick Mast        Skoal Classic/Ford             160 142 
     9 ( 5) Bobby Labonte    Interstate Batteries/Chevrolet 160 143 
    10 (33) Morgan Shepherd  Citgo/Ford                     160 134 
    11 ( 2) Bobby Hamilton   STP/Pontiac                    160 135 
    12 (23) John Andretti    Kmart-Little Caesars/Ford      160 132 
    13 (15) Terry Labonte    Kellogg's/Chevrolet            160 124 
    14 ( 7) Michael Waltrip  Pennzoil/Pontiac               160 126 
    15 (25) Geoff Bodine     Exide Batteries/Ford           160 118 
    16 (19) Ted Musgrave     Family Channel/Ford            160 115 
    17 (20) Darrell Waltrip  Western Auto/Chevrolet         160 112 
    18 (11) Dick Trickle     Quality Care/Ford              160 109 
    19 (10) Ken Schrader     Budweiser/Chevrolet            160 111 
    20 (22) Ricky Rudd       Tide/Ford                      159 103 
    21 (34) Todd Bodine      Factory Stores/Ford            159 100 
    22 (29) Hut Stricklin    Quaker State/Ford              159  97 
    23 (38) Jimmy Spencer    Smokin' Joe's/Ford             159  94 
    24 (12) Brett Bodine     Lowe's/Ford                    159  91 
    25 (32) Kyle Petty       Coors Light/Pontiac            159  88 
    26 (40) Mike Wallace     Heilig-Meyers/Ford             158  85 
    27 ( 6) Joe Nemechek     Burger King/Chevrolet          158  82 
    28 (21) Robert Pressley  Skoal Bandit/Chevrolet         158  79 
    29 (16) Greg Sacks       Fina Lube/Chevrolet            158  76 
    30 ( 8) Jeremy Mayfield  RCA DSS/Ford                   158  73 
    31 (39) Steve Grissom    Meineke/Chevrolet              158  70 
    32 (28) Ricky Craven     Kodiak/Chevrolet               158  67 
    33 (35) Jimmy Hensley    MBNA America/Pontiac           158  64 
    34 (27) Lake Speed       SPAM Luncheon Meat/Ford        157  61 
    35 (30) Ward Burton      Hardee's/Chevrolet             154  58 
    36 (31) Kenny Wallace    TIC Financial/Ford             154  55 
    37 (36) Rich Bickle      Kendall/Pontiac                152  52 
    38 (18) Jeff Burton      Raybestos/Ford                 141  49 
    39 (17) Bobby Hillin     US Air-Jasper Engines/Ford     107  51 Engine
    40 (37) Derrike Cope     Straight Arrow/Ford            104  43 Engine
    41 (41) Elton Sawyer     Hooters/Ford                    17  40 Valve Spring
    
    Busch Pole Award:  Jeff Gordon--172.536 mph
    
    Time of Race: 2:34:37
    Average Speed: 155.218 mph
    Margin of Victory:  0.426 seconds
    Cautions:  1 for 4 laps
    Lead Changes:  17 among 11 drivers
    
    Lap Leaders: Gordon 1 - 31 , Elliott 32 - 33 , Andretti 34 , 
                 Hillin 35 , Marlin 36 - 50 , Elliott 51 - 66 , 
                 B. Labonte 67 - 68 , Andretti 69 , R. Wallace 70 - 71 , 
                 Elliott 72 - 100 , Schrader 101 - 102 , M. Waltrip 103 , 
                 Andretti 104 , Gordon 105 - 108 , R. Wallace 109 - 128 , 
                 Hamilton 129 , Andretti 130 - 132 , Earnhardt 133 - 160 
    
    Total Laps Led: Bill Elliott 47 , Jeff Gordon 35 , Dale Earnhardt 28 , 
                    Rusty Wallace 22 , Sterling Marlin 15 , John Andretti 6 , 
                    Bobby Labonte 2 , Ken Schrader 2 , Bobby Hillin 1 , 
                    Michael Waltrip 1 , Bobby Hamilton 1 
    


    1996 Brickyard 400

    Dale Jarrett and Ernie Irvan, at the time teammates at Robert Yates Racing, provided the story of the day with a duel to the finish at the Brickyard 400, but defending race winner Dale Earnhar! dt showed equal courage under great duress.

    Earnhardt suffered a broken collarbone and cracked sternum in a serious accident at Talladega Superspeedway only six days before the 1995 Brickyard 400 yet he managed to qualify 13th at Indy's challenging 2.5-mile oval on Thursday (four days after the accident) and complete six laps of the race before Mike Skinner took over the No. 3 Goodwrench Chevrolet.

    Jarrett made contact with the wall in qualifying and started 24th, yet had a dominating car on race day and took the lead for the first time on Lap 135. Irvan lead the race from Lap 139-153, when Jarrett passed him on the inside of Turn 2.

    Robert Pressley hit the Turn 4 wall with two laps to go, and Jarrett won his first Brickyard 400 under caution. The average speed of the race was 139.508. Jarrett also won the Daytona 500 and Coca-Cola 600 that year, making him the only driver to win those three major events in the same year.

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway
        NASCAR Winston Cup Series
        1996 Race No. 19
        Unofficial Results 
         
    
    Ps Car Driver          Sponsor                 Make      Lps Pts Bns Money
    
    1  88 Dale Jarrett     Ford Quality Care       Ford      160 180  5 564,035
    2  28 Ernie Irvan      Texaco/Havoline         Ford      160 175  5 267,285
    3   5 Terry Labonte    Kellogg's Corn Flakes   Chevrolet 160 170  5 209,535
    4   6 Mark Martin      Valvoline               Ford      160 165  5 195,235
    5  75 Morgan Shepherd  Remington Arms          Ford      160 155    140,135
    6  10 Ricky Rudd       Tide                    Ford      160 150    118,385
    7   2 Rusty Wallace    Miller                  Ford      160 146    112,985
    8  30 Johnny Benson    Pennzoil                Pontiac   160 152 10 166,485
    9   1 Rick Mast        Hooters                 Pontiac   160 138     99,485
    10 94 Bill Elliott     McDonald's              Ford      160 139  5  99,585
    11 99 Jeff Burton      Exide Batteries         Ford      160 130     98,585
    12 23 Jimmy Spencer    Camel Cigarettes        Ford      160 127     82,260
    13  9 Lake Speed       Spam                    Ford      160 129  5  87,660
    14 12 Derrike Cope     Badcock Home Furnishing Ford      160 121     82,360
    15  3 Dale Earnhardt   GM Goodwrench Service   Chevrolet 160 123  5  77,960
    16 25 Ken Schrader     Budweiser               Chevrolet 160 120  5  84,460
    17 15 Wally Dallenbach Hayes Modems            Ford      160 112     77,440
    18  8 Hut Stricklin    Circuit City            Ford      160 109     74,660
    19 37 John Andretti    Kmart/Little Caesars    Ford      160 106     66,560
    20  7 Geoff Bodine     QVC                     Ford      160 103     72,460
    21 16 Ted Musgrave     The Family Channel      Ford      160 100     73,160
    22 11 Brett Bodine     Lowe's                  Ford      159  97     70,260
    23 90 Dick Trickle     Heilig-Meyers           Ford      159  94     69,160
    24 18 Bobby Labonte    Interstate Batteries    Chevrolet 159  91     61,060
    25 98 Jeremy Mayfield  RCA                     Ford      159  88     72,960
    26 77 Bobby Hillin     Jasper Engines          Ford      159  85     59,160
    27 87 Joe Nemechek     Burger King             Chevrolet 159  82     54,935
    28 21 Michael Waltrip  Citgo                   Ford      159  79     63,935
    29 95 Gary Bradberry   Shoney's Inn            Ford      158  76     62,435
    30 33 Robert Pressley  Skoal Bandit            Chevrolet 157  73     54,935
    31 43 Bobby Hamilton   STP                     Pontiac   156  70     58,935
    32 29 Greg Sacks       Cartoon Network         Chevrolet 154  67     58,435
    33 81 Kenny Wallace    Square D                Ford      151  64     50,865
    34 41 Ricky Craven     Kodiak                  Chevrolet 142  61     57,435
    35 71 Dave Marcis      Prodigy                 Chevrolet 112  58     50,185
    36 22 Ward Burton      MBNA America            Pontiac    82  55     64,935
    37 24 Jeff Gordon      DuPont Refinishes       Chevrolet  40  57  5 137,591
    38 42 Kyle Petty       Coors Light             Pontiac    37  54  5  56,780
    39  4 Sterling Marlin  Kodak                   Chevrolet  37  51  5  67,380
    40 17  Darrell Waltrip Parts America           Chevrolet   9  43     56,780
    

    Official Starting Lineup
    
    SP    Driver                Car Name                              Time
    Speed
     1 24 Jeff Gordon           DuPont Refinishes Chevrolet         51.015 176.419*
     2  6 Mark Martin           Valvoline Ford                      51.159 175.922
     3  9 Lake Speed            Spam Ford                           51.183 175.840
     4 25 Ken Schrader          Budweiser Chevrolet                 51.298 175.445
     5 77 Bobby Hillin          Jasper Engines/Federal-Mogul Ford   51.328 175.343
     6 87 Joe Nemechek          Burger King Chevrolet               51.331 175.333
     7 94 Bill Elliott          McDonald's Ford                     51.390 175.131
     8  1 Rick Mast             Hooters Pontiac                     51.406 175.077
     9  5 Terry Labonte         Kellogg's Corn Flakes Chevrolet     51.413 175.053
    10 29 Greg Sacks            Cartoon Network Chevrolet           51.439 174.965
    11  4 Sterlin Marlin        Kodak Film Chevrolet                51.443 174.951
    12  3 Dale Earnhardt        GM Goodwrench Service Chevrolet     51.455 174.910
    13 42 Kyle Petty            Coors Light Pontiac                 51.455 174.910
    14 30 Johnny Benson         Pennzoil Pontiac                    51.465 174.876
    15 28 Ernie Irvan           Texaco Havoline Ford                51.502 174.750
    16  8 Hut Stricklin         Circuit City Ford                   51.513 174.713
    17  2 Rusty Wallace         Miller Ford                         51.515 174.706
    18 15 Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Hayes Modems Ford                   51.589 174.456
    19 98 Jeremy Mayfield       RCA Ford                            51.592 174.446
    20 23 Jimmy Spencer         Camel Cigarettes Ford               51.597 174.429
    21 16 Ted Musgrave          Family Channel/PRIMSTAR Ford        51.600 174.419
    22 11 Brett Bodine          Lowe's Ford                         51.607 174.395
    23 18 Bobby Labonte         Interstate Batteries Chevrolet      51.628 174.324
    24 88 Dale Jarrett          Quality Care/Ford Credit Ford       51.647 174.260
    25 90 Dick Trickle          Heilig-Meyers Ford                  51.664 174.203
    26 95 Gary Bradberry        Shoney's Restaurant Ford            51.551 174.584
    27 37 John Andretti         Kmart/Little Caesars Ford           51.676 174.162
    28 99 Jeff Burton           Exide Batteries Ford                51.715 174.031
    29  7 Geoff Bodine          QVC Ford                            51.785 173.796
    30 21 Michael Waltrip       Citgo Ford                          51.873 173.501
    31 81 Kenny Wallace         Square D / TIC Ford                 51.877 173.487
    32 22 Ward Burton           MBNA America Pontiac                51.941 173.274
    33 17 Darrell Waltrip       Parts America Chevrolet             51.960 173.210
    34 33 Robert Pressley       Skoal Bandit Chevrolet              51.971 173.174
    35 10 Ricky Rudd            Tide Ford                           51.977 173.154
    36 12 Derrike Cope          Badcock Ford                        51.977 173.154
    37 43 Bobby Hamilton        STP Pontiac                         52.037 172.954
    38 75 Morgan Shepherd       Remington Arms Ford                 52.045 172.927
    39 41 Ricky Carven          Kodiak Chevrolet                    Provisional
    40 71 Dave Marcis           Prodigy Chevrolet                   Provisional
    
                                    * New Track Record
    


    1997 Brickyard 400

    It is widely known in the racing community that the fastest car doesn't always win, and Ricky Rudd and his No. 10 Tide Ford team put that wisdom to use at the 1997 Brickyard 400 to give Rudd the biggest win of his career.

    Ernie Irvan won the pole in the No. 28 Robert Yates Racing Ford at 177.736. Irvan, his teammate, Dale Jarrett, and Jeff Gordon collectively dominated the race, together leading 95 of the 160 laps. Rudd pitted for fuel and tires on Lap 114, and when the leaders made their final stop on Lap 147, Rudd stayed out.

    While Jarrett, Irvan and Gordon had horsepower, Rudd had fuel mileage, and thanks to a final caution on Lap 155, he made it to the end, beating Bobby Labonte to the finish line by .138 of a second, the closest finish in Brickyard 400 history.

    The Tide Ford ran out of the gas as Rudd entered Victory Lane, appropriately enough.

    4TH BRICKYARD 400 - AUGUEST 2, 1997 - PURSE: $4,965,217
    INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY / NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES
    
    
    FP SP Car Driver             Sponsor/Make            Comp Status  Money
    1  7  10 Ricky Rudd          Tide                 Frd 160 Running 571,000
    2  25 18 Bobby Labonte       Interstate Batteries Pon 160 Running 242,275
    3  3  88 W Dale Jarrett      Quality Care/Frd Crd Frd 160 Running 223,900
    4  24 24  W Jeff Gordon       DuPont Refinishes Chv    160 Running 223,670
    5  16 37 Jeremy Mayfield     Kmart/RC Cola Frd        160 Running 142,445
    6  31 6  Mark Martin         Valvoline Frd            160 Running 125,960
    7  20 30 Johnny Benson Jr    Pennzoil Pon             160 Running 121,760
    8  15 94 Bill Elliott        McDonald's Frd           160 Running 110,460
    9  6  31 #R Mike Skinner     Lowe's Chv               160 Running 132,560
    10 1  28 Ernie Irvan         Texaco Havoline Frd      160 Running 143,560
    11 8  33 Ken Schrader        Skoal Chv                160 Running 95,235
    12 27 9  Lake Speed          Melling Engine Parts Frd 160 Running 83,135
    13 39 44 Kyle Petty          Hot Wheels Pon           160 Running 78,035
    14 4  17 Darrell Waltrip     Parts America Chv        160 Running 85,085
    15 33 99 Jeff Burton         Exide Batteries Frd      160 Running 96,885
    16 41 25 Ricky Craven        Budweiser Chv            160 Running 82,135
    17 35 98 John Andretti       RCA Frd                  160 Running 80,095
    18 42 11 Brett Bodine        Close Call Frd           160 Running 79,535
    19 36 22 Ward Burton         MBNA America Pon         160 Running 78,435
    20 12 43 Bobby Hamilton      STP Pon                  160 Running 82,935
    21 34 27 # Rick Wilson       Indianapolis Colts Frd   160 Running 65,935
    22 23 92 # Ron Barfield Jr   New Holland Frd          160 Running 64,935
    23 17 75 Rick Mast           Remington Arms Frd       160 Running 74,335
    24 40 23 Jimmy Spencer       Camel Frd                159 Running 74,435
    25 26 29 #R Jeff Green       Cartoon Network Chv      159 Running 67,735
    26 19 41 Steve Grissom       Kodiak Chv               159 Running 71,010
    27 30 95 # Ed Berrier        Realtree Chv             159 Running 59,910
    28 11 40 #R Robby Gordon     Coors Light Chv          159 Running 68,910
    29 5  3  W Dale Earnhardt    GM Goodwrench Serv  Chv  158 Running 76,310
    30 29 81 Kenny Wallace       SquareD Frd              158 Running 67,910
    31 37 91 Greg Sacks          Kruse International Chv  158 Running 57,410
    32 2  42 Joe Nemechek        BellSouth Chv            156 Running 67,910
    33 22 16 Ted Musgrave        Family Channel/PRIME Frd 155 Running 63,660
    34 10 26 Rich Bickle         KFC Team Twister Chv     153 Accident T3 56,410
    35 9  96 #R David Green      Caterpillar Chv          137 Engine  56,160
    36 14 46 Wally Dallenbach Jr First Union Chv          120 Ignition 61,510
    37 28 12 Jeff Purvis         Gazelle/QVC Chv          112 Running  55,876
    38 43 2  Rusty Wallace       Miller Lite Frd          91  Engine   72,755
    39 18 21 Michael Waltrip     CITGO Frd                89  Running  62,755
    40 38 5  Terry Labonte       Kellogg's Chv            83  Engine  77,755
    41 32 36 Derrike Cope        Skittles Pon             12  Accident T2 55,755
    42 21 97 # Chad Little       John Deere Pon           2   Accident T1 55,755
    43 13 4  Sterling Marlin     Kodak Film Chv           2   Engine  71,755
    
    Time of Race: 3:03:26.841                
    Average Speed:130.828                
    Margin of Victory: 0.183 of a second                
    Fastest Lap: #24 Jeff Gordon, Lap 10 - 172.639                
    Fastest Leading Lap: #28 Ernie Irvan, Lap 22 - 172.506                
    
    Legend: W- Former Winner;  
    # - First-Time Brickyard 400 Starter; 
    R - NASCAR
    Rookie                
    
    Lap Leaders:    
    1-39     #28  Ernie Irvan
    40       #24  Jeff Gordon
    41       #30  Johnny Benson, Jr.
    42-54    #46  Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
    55       #23  Jimmy Spencer
    56       #5  Terry Labonte
    57       #25  Ricky Craven
    58-77    #88  Dale Jarrett
    78-80    #24  Jeff Gordon
    81       #30  Johnny Benson, Jr.
    82-83    #23  Jimmy Spencer
    84       #46  Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
    85-88    #24  Jeff Gordon
    89-109   #99  Jeff Burton
    110-113  #24   Jeff Gordon
    114      #10  Ricky Rudd
    115-122  #31  Mike Skinner
    123-135  #24  Jeff Gordon
    136-146  #88  Dale Jarrett
    147-160  #10  Ricky Rudd
        
      19 changes among 11 drivers.  
    
    Lap Leader Recap:  
    Ernie Irvan          1 - 39
    Dale Jarrett         2 - 31
    Jeff Gordon          4 - 25
    Jeff Burton          1 - 21
    Ricky Rudd           2 - 15
    Wally Dallenbach, Jr.  2 - 14
    Mike Skinner         1 - 8
    Jimmy Spencer        1 - 3
    Johnny Benson, Jr.   1 - 2
    Terry Labonte        1 - 1
    Ricky Craven         1 - 1
    
    
    Caution Flags:  6 for 25 laps    
    4-6    (3)  Accident Turn 1: #97  
    15-20    (6)  Accident Turn 2: #36, #21, #94, #16  
    84-88    (5)  Blown Engine #5  
    114-117    (4)  Accident Short Chute:#42  
    147 - 150 (4)  Debris on track: #40  
    155 - 157 (3)  Accident Turn 3: #26  
    
    


    1998 Brickyard 400

    From dominance, to disbelief, to heartache in a matter of seconds. That was Dale Jarrett's day at the 1998 Brickyard 400.

    Ernie Irvan took the race pole for the second-consecutive year, setting a track record in the No. 36 Skittles Pontiac at 179.394 mph.

    With a clearly dominant car in the race, Jarrett was leading by several seconds when he ran out of gas on the backstretch on Lap 80, the halfway point of the race.

    The car coasted around to the pit entrance where members of his pit crew and that of his Robert Yates Racing teammate, Kenny Irwin Jr., hurriedly pushed the car to his pit stall.

    Jarrett was away on Lap 84, but four laps down.

    Jeff Gordon arguably had the second-fastest car of the day, and he would lead a total of 97 laps. He took the lead from Dale Earnhardt between Turns 1 and 2 on Lap 127 and never relinquished it, winning his second B! rickyard 400 under caution and earning a $1 million No Bull Five bonus from Winston. He also became the first two-time winner of the event.

    The race also saw an event-record number of caution flags: nine cautions for 34 laps.

    Further demonstrating the dominance of his car that day, Jarrett came back to finish on the lead lap, in 16th place.

    Race No.  19/August 01, 1998
    
    
    P Car  Name               Sponsor            Make Lap Pts Bns Money    Status
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    1  24 Jeff Gordon         DuPont Auto Finish Chv  160 185 10  $637,625 Running
    2  6  Mark Martin         Valvoline/Cummins  Frd  160 175  5  $248,375 Running
    3  18 Bobby Labonte       Interstate Batteri Pon  160 165     $224,525 Running
    4  31 Mike Skinner        Lowe's             Chv  160 160     $187,325 Running
    5  3  Dale Earnhardt      GM Goodwrench Serv Chv  160 160  5  $169,275 Running
    6  36 Ernie Irvan         Skittles           Pon  160 155  5  $159,260 Running
    7  43 John Andretti       STP                Pon  160 146     $138,160 Running
    8  2  Rusty Wallace       Miller Lite        Frd  160 142     $126,360 Running
    9  5  Terry Labonte       Kellogg's          Chv  160 143  5  $133,135 Running
    10 33 Ken Schrader        Skoal Bandit       Chv  160 134     $119,835 Running
    11 40 Sterling Marlin     Coors Light        Chv  160 130     $100,760 Running
    12 94 Bill Elliott        McDonald's         Frd  160 127     $102,110 Running
    13 35 Darrell Waltrip     Tabasco            Chv  160 124     $89,610  Running
    14 44 Kyle Petty          Hot Wheels         Pon  160 121     $96,010  Running
    15 91 Morgan Shepherd     Little Joe's Auto  Chv  160 118     $91,810  Running
    16 88 Dale Jarrett        Quality Care/Ford  Frd  160 120  5  $140,260 Running
    17 50 Ricky Craven        Budweiser          Chv  160 112     $92,810  Running
    18 90 Dick Trickle        Heilig-Meyers      Frd  160 109     $91,610  Running
    19 16 Ted Musgrave        PRIMESTAR          Frd  160 106     $90,910  Running
    20 4  Bobby Hamilton      Kodak Maxx Film    Chv  160 103     $95,960  Running
    21 21 Michael Waltrip     Citgo              Frd  160 100     $93,410  Running
    22 75 Rick Mast           Remington Arms     Frd  160 97      $81,310  Running
    23 41 Steve Grissom       Kodiak             Chv  160 94      $86,210  Running
    24 42 Joe Nemechek        BellSouth          Chv  160 91      $85,110  Running
    25 26 Johnny Benson       Cheerios           Frd  159 88      $84,310  Running
    26 9  Jerry Nadeau        Cartoon Network    Frd  159 85      $81,885  Running
    27 00 Buckshot Jones      Realtree           Chv  158 82      $72,285  Running
    28 97 Chad Little         John Deere         Frd  157 79      $73,985  Accident
    29 77 Robert Pressley     Jasper Engines     Frd  157 81   5  $84,085  Accident 
    30 46 Jeff Green          The Money Store    Chv  157 73      $69,785  Accident 
    31 10 Ricky Rudd          Tide               Frd  155 70      $85,685  Accident 
    32 23 Jimmy Spencer       Winston/No Bull    Frd  154 67      $78,285  Accident
    33 11 Brett Bodine        Paychex            Frd  152 64      $75,535  Running
    34 22 Ward Burton         MBNA America       Pon  151 61      $75,285  Running
    35 1  Steve Park          Pennzoil           Chv  148 58      $68,025  Accident
    36 99 Jeff Burton         Exide Batteries    Frd  145 55      $84,385  Running
    37 7  Geoff Bodine        Philips Consumer C Frd  124 52      $74,745  Handling
    38 28 Kenny Irwin         Texaco Havoline    Frd  116 49      $98,805  Accident
    39 98 Rich Bickle         Thorn Apple Valley Frd  112 46      $74,650  Running
    40 13 Wally Dallenbach    First Plus Financi Frd  102 43      $67,645  Engine
    41 71 Dave Marcis         Realtree Racing    Chv  102 40      $67,635  Engine
    42 12 Jeremy Mayfield     Mobil 1            Frd  67  37      $74,630  Handling
    43 81 Kenny Wallace       Square D           Frd  65  34      $67,630  Engine
    

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