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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 (200.349 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

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 860   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford19734075running78180
2 364   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet19712900running0170
3 72   Ricky Craven Raybestos   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet1979025running29165
4 19   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford1977000running85160
5 51   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet19712275running0155
6313   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet19711550running0150
7 934   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet19710150running0146
81337   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1977550running0142
9 244   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Pontiac1974700running0138
102947   Robert Pressley Sunoco / 360 Communication   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1975200running0134
112510   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet1976450running0130
123538   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford1976400running0127
131085   Shane Hall Luck's Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1976350running0124
142121   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford1974300running0121
151100   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac1978550running0118
162431   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Wrangler   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet1974175running0115
173678   Nathan Buttke Carquest Auto Parts   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet1974170running0112
181657   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet1976165running0109
191533   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet1976160running0106
203374   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet1978020running0103
211499   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1975640running0100
22266   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet1975630running097
232272   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet1977820running094
24 620   Blaise Alexander Rescue Engine Formula   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet1964050running091
252845   Brad Loney Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet1964245running088
262096   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford1965540running085
274043   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet1955535running082
281229   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1947780running579
292749   Greg Sacks WCW   (Kenneth Shaver)Chevrolet1894025running076
301980   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1865745running073
311889   Stanton Barrett Northstar Water   (Meredith Ruark)Ford1794010running070
322317   Matt Kenseth Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet1775505crash067
33174   Kevin Lepage Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet1565495running064
34 436   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac1557235crash061
354248   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford1164980running058
363835   Lyndon Amick Team Amick   (Bill Amick)Pontiac844975crash055
373463   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet724970spindle052
383988   Kevin Schwantz Ryder   (David Ridling)Chevrolet716215crash049
393022   Scott Lagasse Pest Offense   (Allen Bloom)Chevrolet543965crash046
403240   Jeff Fuller Hunters Specialties   (Doug Taylor)Chevrolet384965engine043
414177   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (John Walsh)Ford84165crash040
42377   Perry Tripp Manheim Auctions   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet23965crash037

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

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
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  
7   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