Another Andretti wins at Daytona

Saturday, July 5, 1997 – John Andretti, nephew of Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500 winner Mario Andretti, scored his first NASCAR premier series win with a victory in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Andretti led 113 of 160 laps in collecting his first win as well as the first victory for Cale Yarborough Motorsports.

The ’97 race was the last to be run in the morning at Daytona; beginning in ’98 the race was run under the lights on Saturday nights.

Andretti, who would win two times in Cup competition, picked up the victory in his 110th career start.

Terry Labonte, Sterling Marlin, Dale Earnhardt and Dale Jarrett completed the top five.

Mario Andretti had one win in 14 NASCAR starts, winning the 1967 Daytona 500.

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