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1997 NASCAR Thunder Special Suzuka

Exhibition or unclassified race
Sunday, November 23, 1997 at Suzuka Circuitland, Suzuka City, Japan
125 laps on a 1.394 mile road course (174.2 miles)

Time of race: 2:20:22
Average Speed: 74.537 mph
Pole Speed: 80.608 mph
Cautions: 5 for 18 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.742 sec
Attendance: 35,000
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    Other Exhibition / Unclassified Races

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 431   Mike Skinner Lowe's / Snap-On   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet12598,750running26
2 16   Mark Martin Valvoline / Kosei   (Jack Roush)Ford12566,725running51
31174   Randy LaJoie Staff America   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet12548,000running0
41296   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet12528,750running9
192624   Ricky Craven Budweiser / DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet11420,450running35
51521   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford12517,875running0
6 209   Jim Richards Pyroil   (Dick Midgley)Pontiac12514,500running0
10 67   Geoffrey Bodine Get Well Bill   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford12413,950running0
72372   Kenny Wallace EA Sports   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet12512,500running0
152837   Larry Gunselman Lucas Oil   (Tamara Turner)Ford12212,000running0
8 55   Jack Sprague Rain-X   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet12511,500running0
91938   Butch Gilliland Stroppe Motorsports   (Bill Stroppe)Ford12510,950running0
11 701   Keiichi Tsuchiya Hot Version   (Team DD)Ford12310,850running0
20211   Lance Hooper R+L Carriers   (Richard Jackson)Pontiac10810,850running1
121467   Scott Gaylord SMS Motorsports   (Scott Gaylord)Ford12310,800running0
13 945   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Xtreme-J   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet12310,750running0
14164   Bobby Hamilton Kodak Gold Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet12310,700running0
162507   Sean Woodside Cinema Vehicles   (Dick Midgley)Pontiac12110,600running0
173008   John Kinder PowerBase Motorsports   (Dick Midgley)Chevrolet12010,550running0
181728   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Caltex / Texaco / Havoline   (Robert Yates)Ford11610,500running0
212423   Hideo Fukuyama Million Card   (Travis Carter)Ford10310,350ignition0
222261   Rick Carelli RE/MAX International   (Marshall Chesrown)Chevrolet7910,300engine0
231002   Akihiko Nakaya Mooneyes   (Jim Smith)Ford7610,250running0
24 846   Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Universal Studios   (Felix Sabates)Chevrolet6510,200crash3
252929   Kazuteru Wakida Gunblaster   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet6510,150engine0
262714   Jeff Davis Ultra Shield Products   (Jeff Davis)Ford6210,100running0
27133   Dale Earnhardt AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2910,050overheating0
282098   Kevin Culver Wholesale Truck Parts   (Jeff Davis)Chevrolet810,000engine0
29 32   Rusty Wallace Miller Special   (Roger Penske)Ford810,000engine0
30189   Bill Sedgwick ADL   (Bill Sedgwick)Chevrolet510,000oil leak0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin14545
  Mike Skinner46483
  Wally Dallenbach, Jr.49513
  Lance Hooper52521
  David Green53619
  Mark Martin62676
  Ricky Craven6810235
  Mike Skinner10312523