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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race number 3 of 26
Sunday, March 16, 1997 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL
167 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (250.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:34:13
Average Speed: 98.565 mph
Pole Speed: 140.221 mph
Cautions: 11 for 52 laps
Margin of Victory: .289 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Truck Laps Money Status Led Points
1 598   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Raybestos   (Jim Herrick)Ford16744,750running13180
2 62   Mike Bliss Team ASE Racing   (Jim Smith)Ford16731,511running26170
3 399   Chuck Bown Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford16717,550running0165
41893   Mike Skinner Llumar Window Films   (Dana Dorman)Chevrolet16715,211running33160
51424   Jack Sprague Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16715,286running47155
61916   Ron Hornaday, Jr. NAPA Brakes   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet16713,311running0150
7 835   Dave Rezendes Ortho Lawn & Garden   (Charles Hardy)Chevrolet16711,511running0146
8 76   Rick Carelli RE/MAX International   (Marshall Chesrown)Chevrolet16711,061running0142
91520   Butch Miller Orleans Hotel & Casino   (Walker Evans)Chevrolet16711,761running0138
102090   Lance Norick NHL   (Ron Norick)Ford16711,561running0134
111017   Rich Bickle Sears DieHard   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet16610,561running0130
121131   Tony Roper Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford1669,600running0127
132843   Jimmy Hensley Cummins Engines   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge16610,361running0124
141675   Dan Press Spears Manufacturing   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet1649,150running1121
152165   Kenny Allen AAG Racing   (Kenny Allen)Chevrolet16410,611running0118
163527   Rob Rizzo Rizzo Racing   (Rob Rizzo)Ford1649,200running0115
173212   Doug George ENKEI   (Bob Blake)Chevrolet1649,961running0112
182214   Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park   (Tom Mitchell)Ford1598,750running0109
19333   Jay Sauter GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1568,650crash8106
202552   Tobey Butler Purolator PureOne Filters   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet1568,775crash0103
21 98   John Nemechek Chek Racing   (John Nemechek)Chevrolet1439,461crash0100
222715   Mike Cope Penrose Meat Snacks   (Billy Ballew)Ford1428,150engine097
23347   Tammy Jo Kirk Lovable   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford1338,025engine094
242430   Kelly Denton Grandaddy Racing   (Grier Lackey)Chevrolet1297,725mechanical091
253872   Randy MacDonald MacDonald Racing   (Doc MacDonald)Chevrolet1147,875mechanical088
26 180   Joe Ruttman LCI Telecommunications   (Jack Roush)Ford1138,436engine3885
271207   Barry Bodine Bodine Motorsports   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford1047,125crash082
282629   Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance   (Ron Keselowski)Dodge1008,036engine079
293657   Brian Cunningham CSG Racing   (Ed Scherer)Chevrolet817,075crash076
301319   Tony Raines Pennzoil   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge805,625engine073
313166   Bryan Reffner Carlin Burners & Controls   (Dale Phelon)Ford706,736crash170
32 244   Boris Said Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford605,625engine067
333032   Curtis Markham Active Truck Team   (Joe Horner)Chevrolet445,625engine064
341786   Stacy Compton Valvoline Instant Oil Change   (David Hodson)Ford385,625engine061
35 418   Michael Dokken Dana Corporation   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge326,736crash058
363756   Dennis Setzer Husky Power Tools   (Harry Brix)Dodge235,875engine055
372322   Dave Smith Fore Travel Motor Homes   (Mike Thompson)Ford195,625crash052
382953   Lonnie Rush, Jr. Purolator PureOne Filters   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet35,625mechanical049

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Rob Rizzo27driver change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Frank Kimmel00Andy CampbellChevrolet
Toby Porter10Mag-LiteHarry RanierFord
T.J. Clark23American Racing WheelsT.J. ClarkChevrolet
Bob Brevak34Concor Tool & MachineBob BrevakFord
Michael Cohen45Cohen RacingMichael CohenChevrolet
Terry McCarthy51Rosenblum RacingJim RosenblumChevrolet
Jon Leavy54Jon Leavy RacingJon LeavyChevrolet
Jim Bown55Gloy RacingTom GloyFord
Randy Tolsma61IWX Motor FreightSteve CoulterChevrolet
Blaise Alexander62Lisa ExpressBlaise AlexanderChevrolet
Bobby Dotter68Lub-Tek Shock OilCarl WegnerChevrolet
Ronnie Newman68Harry JohnsonFord
Bob Schacht73Engineered ComponentsArne HenriksenFord
Jerry Glanville81Jerry GlanvilleFord
Terry Cook88Duke ThorsonChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11313  
14174   debris turn 4 
18192  
20234   #22 accident turn 2 
246340  
64674   #57 accident turn 2 
68703  
71788   #66 accident turn 2 
79802  
81844   #2 stalled backstretch 
85917  
92943   #7 spun turn 1 
9510511  
1061094   #18 stalled turn 2 
1101101  
1111122   #07 accident turn 2 
11312412  
1251284   debris turn 4 
12914315  
1441529   #8 accident turn 1 
1531564  
1571626   #3,52 accident turn 1 
1631675  
  Percent of race run under caution: 31.1%             Average green flag run: 9.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Ruttman13838
  Mike Bliss395113
  Mike Skinner52521
  Jack Sprague53542
  Bryan Reffner55551
  Mike Skinner566510
  Mike Bliss667813
  Jack Sprague7911436
  Kenny Irwin, Jr.1151162
  Jack Sprague1171226
  Mike Skinner1231253
  Jay Sauter1261283
  Dan Press1291291
  Jay Sauter1301345
  Mike Skinner13515319
  Kenny Irwin, Jr.1541629
  Jack Sprague1631653
  Kenny Irwin, Jr.1661672

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Butch Miller 468    
2   Rich Bickle 465   -3  
3   Kenny Irwin, Jr. 447   -21  
4   Jay Sauter 431   -37  
5   Chuck Bown 430   -38  
6   Jack Sprague 419   -49  
7   Jimmy Hensley 416   -52  
8   Mike Bliss 413   -55  
9   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 403   -65  
10   Dave Rezendes 401   -67  
11   Rick Carelli 370   -98  
12   Rick Crawford 366   -102  
13   Joe Ruttman 344   -124  
14   Stacy Compton 310   -158  
15   Doug George 309   -159  
16   Lonnie Rush, Jr. 285   -183  
17   Tony Roper 270   -198  
18   Dan Press 267   -201  
19   Kelly Denton 267   -201  
20   Rob Rizzo 265   -203