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1997 Advance Auto Parts 250


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 19 of 30
Saturday, July 12, 1997 at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Myrtle Beach, SC
250 laps on a .538 mile paved track (134.5 miles)

Time of race: 1:39:07
Average Speed: 81.419 mph
Pole Speed: 99.196 mph
Cautions: 6 for 30 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 129   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet25030,750running98180
21734   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet25017,325running4170
3 574   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet25014,500running0165
41536   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac2508,675running0160
52638   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford2507,600running0155
62072   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet2508,825running0150
71399   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet2505,975running0146
8 228   Jeff Purvis Opryland / Curb Records   (Larry Lockamy)Chevrolet2504,175running0142
9273   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet2508,425running0138
101000   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac2507,875running0134
113088   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet2507,675running0130
12 633   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet2506,900running83127
132810   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet2504,880running0124
142963   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac2504,855running0121
15 737   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet2505,255running0118
163164   Jim Sauter Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet2503,315running0115
17 917   Matt Kenseth Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet2504,805running24112
18 378   Nathan Buttke Carquest Auto Parts   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet2503,580running41109
19221   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet2504,730running0106
201843   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet2504,945running0103
21 485   Shane Hall Luck's Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet2504,905running0100
222432   Jason Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford2493,155running097
231948   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Chevrolet2484,130running094
243296   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford2474,605running091
253511   Larry Pearson Speedvision / Outdoor Life   (Curtis Key)Ford2463,280running088
263380   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet2424,535running085
27116   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet2424,025running082
281689   Johnny Chapman Alarm South   (Meredith Ruark)Ford2354,000running079
291257   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet2156,225running076
30 87   Danny Edwards, Jr. Llumar   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet1703,170running073
312356   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1442,945fuel pump070
321447   Robert Pressley Sunoco / 360 Communication   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1445,195rear end067
332545   Jeff Fuller Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet1443,945rear end064
343477   Brad Teague Lear Corporation / UAW   (John Walsh)Ford1172,945crash061
35214   Dale Shaw Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet73,145engine058

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Thomas Daw84MeineckeBobby SandsPontiac
Eddie Beahr39Fidelity Printing / Lowman ElectricalWayne BeahrFord
Chris Diamond68J & L MotorsJerry FrancisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
14848  
49535   #64,29,33 accident backstretch 
5410047  
1011066   #89 spun turn 2 
10714034  
1411444   #6,56,45 accident turn 3 
14517733  
1781836   #00,57 accident frontstretch 
18419512  
1962016   #32,48 accident turn 2 
20224746  
2482503   #6 spun turn 4 
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.0%             Average green flag run: 36.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Elliott Sadler14747
  Nathan Buttke488841
  Tim Fedewa8910214
  Elliott Sadler1031064
  Mike McLaughlin1071104
  Tim Fedewa11117969
  Matt Kenseth18020324
  Elliott Sadler20425047

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 2843    
2   Todd Bodine 2806   -37  
3   Phil Parsons 2487   -356  
4   Steve Park 2383   -460  
5   Buckshot Jones 2317   -526  
6   Mike McLaughlin 2292   -551  
7   Elliott Sadler 2244   -599  
8   Kevin Lepage 2213   -630  
9   Elton Sawyer 2212   -631  
10   Hermie Sadler 2183   -660  
11   Tim Fedewa 2155   -688  
12   Jason Keller 2113   -730  
13   Dick Trickle 2019   -824  
14   Mark Green 2004   -839  
15   Mike Dillon 1921   -922  
16   Jeff Green 1898   -945  
17   Tracy Leslie 1836   -1007  
18   Stevie Reeves 1692   -1151  
19   Glenn Allen, Jr. 1673   -1170  
20   Joe Bessey 1669   -1174