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1997 BellSouth Mobility / Opryland 320


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 10 of 30
Saturday, April 19, 1997 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
320 laps on a .596 mile paved track (190.7 miles)

Time of race: 2:57:16
Average Speed: 64.554 mph
Pole Speed: 109.935 mph
Cautions: 14 for 89 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.012 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1183   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32031,885running123180
2 98   Jeff Green Diamond Ridge   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet32024,610running104170
3 533   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet32014,910running1165
42228   Jeff Purvis Opryland / Georgia Boot   (Larry Lockamy)Chevrolet3208,235running15160
6 774   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet32010,810running0150
7 41   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet3206,560running0146
8 288   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet3208,560running57142
92043   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet3204,010running0138
11 317   Matt Kenseth Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet3203,325running0130
122910   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet3204,275running20127
13 134   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet3207,775running0124
152764   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet3193,550running0118
163357   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet3187,075running0115
182645   Larry Pearson Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet3182,975running0109
191387   Chad Chaffin BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet3152,925running0106
213137   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet3144,375running0100
24 885   Shane Hall Bama Jellies   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet3084,315running091
26 64   Tim Steele HS Die / CLIMINC   (James Finch)Chevrolet3046,545crash085
273456   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet3032,785crash082
282178   Rodney Combs Mark III Financial   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet3024,275crash079
301229   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet2863,970running073
311047   Jeff Fuller Sunoco   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet2815,985running070
32406   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet2593,725running067
331468   Chris Diamond J & L Motors   (Jerry Francis)Chevrolet2552,715crash064
341772   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet2355,955crash061
352499   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet2293,695crash058
363875   Rick Wilson Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet2102,685crash055
373080   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1612,675crash052
391931   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Gargoyles   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet932,665oil pump046
412366   Nathan Buttke Carquest Auto Parts   (Arlin Buttke)Chevrolet322,865crash040
423627   Johnny Rumley RGM Erectors   (Carolyn Laugeni)Chevrolet72,665crash037
143796   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford3194,675running0121
171138   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford3184,525running0112
223511   Jimmy Foster Speedvision / Outdoor Life   (Curtis Key)Ford3142,860running097
232589   Johnny Chapman Sherwin-Williams   (Meredith Ruark)Ford3124,325running094
294177   Jeff McClure Lear Corporation   (John Walsh)Ford2992,765running076
403248   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford872,665crash043
51536   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac32011,205running0155
101600   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac3208,960running0134
202835   Lyndon Amick Rockwell   (Bill Amick)Pontiac3153,325running0103
253963   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac3074,505crash088
384216   Mark Day 31-W Insulation   (Wayne Day)Pontiac1232,665running049

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Dick Trickle64driver change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Brad Payne79Perry RacingBryan PerryFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
199  
10123   #27,77,89 accident turn 4 
13208  
21244   #17 spun turn 4 
25328  
33364   #47,66,68,78 accident frontstretch 
376327  
64707   #35,37,64,89 accident backstretch 
718818  
89979   #17,35,37,38,48,75,80,89 accident turn 2 
9813841  
1391435   #35 accident turn 2 
14417128  
1721787   #72,80 accident frontstretch 
17919517  
1962005   #11,89 accident turn 4 
20121111  
2122187   #00,6,45,47,56,72,75,85 accident turn 4 
21923214  
2332408   #4,43,72,88,99 accident frontstretch 
24125010  
2512588   #6,11,33,57,87 accident turn 2 
2592613  
2622698   #29,35,68,77 accident turn 4 
27028112  
2822854   #4,27,63 accident turn 2 
28630419  
3053139   #4,37,56,63,78 accident turn 4 
3143207  
  Percent of race run under caution: 27.5%             Average green flag run: 15.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kevin Lepage14949
  Jeff Green508233
  Kevin Lepage83908
  Phil Parsons9111020
  Jeff Green11118171
  Steve Park18223352
  Tim Fedewa2342341
  Jeff Purvis23524915
  Steve Park25032071

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 1481    
2   Todd Bodine 1454   -27  
3   Phil Parsons 1422   -59  
4   Jeff Green 1379   -102  
5   Dick Trickle 1315   -166  
6   Buckshot Jones 1266   -215  
7   Tim Fedewa 1214   -267  
8   Elton Sawyer 1183   -298  
9   Mike McLaughlin 1138   -343  
10   Hermie Sadler 1136   -345  
11   Steve Park 1130   -351  
12   Elliott Sadler 1084   -397  
13   Mark Green 1050   -431  
14   Jason Keller 1046   -435  
15   Kevin Lepage 1033   -448  
16   Mark Martin 987   -494  
17   Mike Dillon 971   -510  
18   Stevie Reeves 967   -514  
19   Tracy Leslie 941   -540  
20   Jeff Fuller 923   -558