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1997 Diamond Hill Plywood 200


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 6 of 30
Saturday, March 22, 1997 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
147 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (200.8 miles)

Time of race: 1:44:15
Average Speed: 115.569 mph
Pole Speed: 166.051 mph
Cautions: 7 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: .209 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11174   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet14736,975running54180
2 59   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford14718,550running46170
3 764   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet1478,900running0165
4 460   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford1476,625running17160
51510   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet14713,600running0155
63300   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac14712,325running0150
72047   Jeff Fuller Sunoco   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet14711,050running0146
8 28   Jeff Green Diamond Ridge   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1479,700running29142
92463   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac1477,300running0138
10 936   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac1478,300running0134
11 81   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1475,930running0130
121940   Ted Musgrave MHCO USA   (Doug Taylor)Ford1474,100running0127
13 694   Ron Barfield, Jr. New Holland   (Bill Elliott)Ford1477,075running0124
141433   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet1477,055running0121
15 32   Ricky Craven Raybestos   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet1474,030running0118
162945   Greg Sacks Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet1477,430running0115
173438   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford1465,905running0112
181357   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet1468,130running0109
191037   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1465,855running0106
203666   Nathan Buttke Carquest Auto Parts   (Arlin Buttke)Chevrolet1464,430running0103
211888   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet1458,030running0100
221799   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1455,755running097
233743   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet1453,710running094
243524   David Hutto Hutto Racing   (James Hutto)Chevrolet1454,300running091
252317   Tim Bender Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet1455,865running088
262656   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1453,655running085
271672   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet1447,895running082
28306   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet1445,625running079
29 129   Elliott Sadler Diamond Ridge   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1446,415running176
303896   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford1434,830running073
314011   Jimmy Foster Speedvision / Outdoor Life   (Curtis Key)Ford1433,595running070
322778   Rodney Combs Mark III Financial   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet1374,585running067
332534   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet1346,825running064
34223   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet1134,565running061
353280   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1103,555crash058
363175   Rick Wilson Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet1023,545crash055
37214   Tim Steele HS Die / CLIMINC   (James Finch)Chevrolet675,785overheating052
381235   Lyndon Amick Rockwell   (Bill Amick)Pontiac593,505engine049
393989   Johnny Chapman Sherwin-Williams   (Meredith Ruark)Ford144,505electrical046
402885   Shane Hall Bama Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet103,505crash043

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Ricky Craven2post-qualifying tech
Jeff Krogh56backup car
Mike Dillon72backup car

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Loy Allen, Jr.19Mills RacingJim MillsFord
Ed Spencer III20Spencer Motor VenturesAllen CretsingerChevrolet
Jeff McClure77Lear CorporationJohn WalshFord
Brad Payne79Triangle MotorsportsBryan PerryFord
Stanton Barrett81Pro-Tech MotorsportsRon NealChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12828  
29335   #4,38 accident backstretch 
34374  
38414   #56 spun backstretch 
429251  
931019   #17 spun turn 1 
1021032  
1041074   #75 accident turn 1 
1081158  
1161194   #43,80 accident turn 4 
12013112  
1321354   #29,34,45 accident turn 1 
1361383  
1391424   debris 
1431475  
  Percent of race run under caution: 23.1%             Average green flag run: 14.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Green12929
  Elliott Sadler30301
  Mark Martin314717
  Jeff Burton489346
  Randy LaJoie9414754

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Todd Bodine 911    
2   Phil Parsons 897   -14  
3   Randy LaJoie 858   -53  
4   Jeff Green 804   -107  
5   Mark Martin 758   -153  
6   Dick Trickle 747   -164  
7   Buckshot Jones 731   -180  
8   Elton Sawyer 724   -187  
9   Mark Green 708   -203  
10   Tim Fedewa 689   -222  
11   Hermie Sadler 654   -257  
12   Elliott Sadler 645   -266  
13   Steve Park 618   -293  
14   Greg Sacks 603   -308  
15   Mike Dillon 601   -310  
16   Jeff Fuller 583   -328  
17   Tracy Leslie 576   -335  
18   Glenn Allen, Jr. 571   -340  
19   Kevin Lepage 567   -344  
20   Rodney Combs 561   -350