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1997 AC-Delco 200


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 29 of 30
Saturday, October 25, 1997 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
197 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (200.3 miles)

Time of race: 1:59:42
Average Speed: 100.426 mph
Pole Speed: 151.734 mph
Cautions: 8 for 50 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.747 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 860   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford19734,075running78180
2 364   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet19712,900running0170
5 51   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet19712,275running0155
6313   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet19711,550running0150
7 934   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet19710,150running0146
3 72   Ricky Craven Raybestos   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet1979,025running29165
151100   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac1978,550running0118
203374   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet1978,020running0103
232272   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet1977,820running094
281229   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1947,780running579
81337   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1977,550running0142
34 436   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac1557,235crash061
4 19   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford1977,000running85160
112510   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet1976,450running0130
123538   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford1976,400running0127
131085   Shane Hall Luck's Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1976,350running0124
383988   Kevin Schwantz Ryder   (David Ridling)Chevrolet716,215crash049
181657   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet1976,165running0109
191533   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet1976,160running0106
301980   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1865,745running073
211499   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1975,640running0100
22266   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet1975,630running097
262096   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford1965,540running085
274043   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet1955,535running082
322317   Matt Kenseth Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet1775,505crash067
33174   Kevin Lepage Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet1565,495running064
102947   Robert Pressley Sunoco / 360 Communication   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1975,200running0134
354248   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford1164,980running058
363835   Lyndon Amick Team Amick   (Bill Amick)Pontiac844,975crash055
373463   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet724,970spindle052
403240   Jeff Fuller Hunters Specialties   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet384,965engine043
9 244   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Pontiac1974,700running0138
142121   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford1974,300running0121
252845   Brad Loney Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet1964,245running088
162431   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Wrangler   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet1974,175running0115
173678   Nathan Buttke Carquest Auto Parts   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet1974,170running0112
414177   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (John Walsh)Ford84,165crash040
24 620   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet1964,050running091
292749   Greg Sacks WCW   (Kenneth Shaver)Chevrolet1894,025running076
311889   Stanton Barrett Northstar Water   (Meredith Ruark)Ford1794,010running070
393022   Scott Lagasse Pest Offense   (Allen Bloom)Chevrolet543,965crash046
42377   Perry Tripp Manheim Auctions   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet23,965crash037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jason Jarrett32CaradcoDale JarrettFord
Bill Hoff86Mawson & MawsonTim DurbinChevrolet
Mike Olsen61Little TreesMike OlsenChevrolet
Chris Diamond68J & L MotorsJerry FrancisChevrolet
Gary Laton93Tampico Citrus PunchThomas LatonChevrolet
Jeff Krogh56Clearwater Forest IndustriesRobert KroghChevrolet
Rick Wilson75Acutrim / AllarestCharlie HendersonChevrolet
L.W. Miller39Shoemaker RacingLeslie MillerChevrolet
J.D. Gibbs42Carolina TurkeyJ.D. GibbsPontiac
Kevin Simmons08HitachiBobby DotterChevrolet
Martin Truex59Blount SeafoodMartin Truex, Sr.Chevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
133  
4118   #7,77 accident turn 1 
124837  
49535   #49,88 accident turn 2 
54552  
56649   #22 accident turn 2 
657410  
75806   #88,35 accident backstretch 
819515  
96994   #96 accident turn 2 
10014142  
1421454   #45 accident turn 4 
14615611  
1571659   #31,4,38,80,96 accident turn 3 
16617813  
1791835   #17 accident turn 3 
18419714  
  Percent of race run under caution: 25.4%             Average green flag run: 16.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Burton13535
  Mark Martin368146
  Ricky Craven82843
  Mark Martin85851
  Ricky Craven86894
  Mark Martin90901
  Ricky Craven91922
  Jeff Burton93931
  Ricky Craven94963
  Elliott Sadler971015
  Mark Martin10211312
  Jeff Burton1141141
  Mark Martin1151195
  Jeff Burton12016647
  Ricky Craven1671671
  Jeff Burton1681681
  Ricky Craven16918416
  Mark Martin18519713

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 4211    
2   Todd Bodine 3969   -242  
3   Steve Park 3953   -258  
4   Mike McLaughlin 3517   -694  
5   Phil Parsons 3450   -761  
6   Elliott Sadler 3416   -795  
7   Elton Sawyer 3352   -859  
8   Buckshot Jones 3352   -859  
9   Tim Fedewa 3264   -947  
10   Hermie Sadler 3252   -959  
11   Jason Keller 3184   -1027  
12   Mark Green 3152   -1059  
13   Kevin Lepage 3136   -1075  
14   Dick Trickle 3034   -1177  
15   Mike Dillon 2908   -1303  
16   Glenn Allen, Jr. 2809   -1402  
17   Tracy Leslie 2777   -1434  
18   Joe Bessey 2697   -1514  
19   Stevie Reeves 2528   -1683  
20   Dennis Setzer 2411   -1800