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1997 International Race of Champions
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Mark Martin (seen in 1998), the IROC XXI champion

The twenty-first season of the International Race of Champions started on February 17, 1997. The series used identically prepared Pontiac Firebird Trans Am race cars, and contested races at Daytona International Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, California Speedway, and Michigan International Speedway. Mark Martin won the IROC championship, his second straight and third in four seasons.

The roster of drivers and final points standings were as follows:[1]

Position Driver Points Winnings Series
1 United States Mark Martin 72 $225,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
2 United States Robby Gordon 63 $100,000 CART
3 United States Randy LaJoie 58 $60,000 NASCAR Busch Series
4 United States Al Unser, Jr. 57 $50,000 CART
5 United States Terry Labonte 43 $45,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
6 United States Jeff Gordon 39 $40,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
7 United States Dale Earnhardt 35 $40,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
8 United States Dale Jarrett 34 $40,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
9 United States Tommy Kendall 34 $40,000 SCCA Trans-Am Series
10 United States Jimmy Vasser 30 $40,000 CART
11 United States Darrell Waltrip 18 $40,000 NASCAR Winston Cup
12 Italy Alex Zanardi 17 $40,000 CART

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Race resultsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Bobby Labonte drove for Robby Gordon in Race 3.

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