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1997 Moore's Snacks 250


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 9 of 30
Saturday, April 12, 1997 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
250 laps on a .533 mile paved track (133.2 miles)

Time of race: 1:46:58
Average Speed: 74.743 mph
Pole Speed: 120.938 mph
Cautions: 9 for 67 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
182099   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet2475,850running0109
392394   Ron Barfield, Jr. New Holland   (Bill Elliott)Ford1024,000crash046
36296   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet1414,055handling055
302636   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac2235,160crash073
1 39   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford25030,735running139180
252766   Nathan Buttke Carquest Auto Parts   (Arlin Buttke)Chevrolet2294,345radiator088
153489   Johnny Chapman Sherwin-Williams   (Meredith Ruark)Ford2486,340running0118
203378   Rodney Combs Mark III Financial   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet2464,690running0103
311072   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet2177,085running070
72433   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet2507,535running0146
292547   Jeff Fuller Sunoco   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet2237,805crash076
12 58   Jeff Green Diamond Ridge   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet2508,795running0127
401437   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet494,000crash043
24 685   Shane Hall Bama Jellies   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet2375,655crash091
103500   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac25010,090running0134
91957   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet2509,090running0138
264256   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet2284,115running085
343680   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1993,095running061
3 874   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet25016,860running1165
281288   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet2257,830running079
353863   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac1634,075engine058
423940   Curtis Markham MHCO USA   (Doug Taylor)Ford143,000crash037
381760   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford1033,000crash049
374177   Jeff McClure Lear Corporation   (John Walsh)Ford1053,035handling052
2 234   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet25025,010running82170
6153   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet2508,885running0150
82110   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet2506,935running0142
111348   Larry Pearson Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford2504,590running14130
13 996   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford2496,490running0124
414017   Robbie Reiser Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet243,000engine040
333745   Greg Sacks Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet2043,135crash064
142829   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet2496,455running0121
21 11   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet2457,515oil pump14100
323138   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford2054,235running067
233043   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet2405,680running094
161150   Morgan Shepherd Blomet   (Bobby Jones)Pontiac2484,395running00
19184   Tim Steele HS Die / CLIMINC   (James Finch)Chevrolet2478,035running0106
222215   Brad Teague Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Ford2434,205running097
5 464   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet2507,360running0155
17 77   Mike Wallace Piggly Wiggly   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet2484,375running0112
43221   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford2507,385running0160
271675   Rick Wilson Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet2274,105engine082

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ed Spencer III20ZippoAllen CretsingerChevrolet
Joey McCarthy41Rent-A-WreckJames PritchardChevrolet
Lyndon Amick35RockwellBill AmickPontiac
Chris Diamond68J & L MotorsJerry FrancisChevrolet
Dale Jarrett32White RainDale JarrettFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
13131  
32365   #72 spun turn 3 
375014  
516010   #37 accident frontstretch 
617212  
73797   #77 accident backstretch 
80812  
82909   #47,63,75,57,6,99,43,72 accident turn 2 
9110515  
1061105   #6,4,94,60 accident backstretch 
11118676  
18719711   oil on track 
19822427  
22523612   #9,36,47,45,7,72,15,85 accident backstretch 
2372393  
2402434   #85 accident turn 2 
2442474  
2482503   #1 accident frontstretch 
  Percent of race run under caution: 26.4%             Average green flag run: 20.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Hermie Sadler11414
  Jeff Burton1510591
  Mike McLaughlin10618782
  Larry Pearson18820114
  Jeff Burton20221110
  Randy LaJoie2122121
  Jeff Burton21325038

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 1331    
2   Todd Bodine 1299   -32  
3   Phil Parsons 1295   -36  
4   Jeff Green 1209   -122  
5   Dick Trickle 1197   -134  
6   Buckshot Jones 1132   -199  
7   Elton Sawyer 1071   -260  
8   Tim Fedewa 1049   -282  
9   Mike McLaughlin 1014   -317  
10   Elliott Sadler 1011   -320  
11   Hermie Sadler 990   -341  
12   Mark Martin 987   -344  
13   Mark Green 950   -381  
14   Steve Park 950   -381  
15   Jason Keller 931   -400  
16   Mike Dillon 910   -421  
17   Greg Sacks 906   -425  
18   Kevin Lepage 891   -440  
19   Tracy Leslie 853   -478  
20   Jeff Fuller 853   -478