Current Nascar driver Tony Stewart won both championships.Nascar championships - (2002, 2005, 2011)IRL championship - (1997)
'Maachis' won the National Award for Best Popular film in 1997.
Randy Moss of Marshall won the award in 1997.
Golem by David Wisniewski won the Caldecott Award in 1997.
Roger Award was created in 1997.
Nike Award was created in 1997.
Veronika Award was created in 1997.
Derringer Award was created in 1997.
CableACE Award ended in 1997.
1997 Eric Davis
Andy Katzenmoyer of Ohio State won the Dick Butkus Award in 1997.
In 1997, the Detroit Tigers won the Baseball Organization of the Year Award.