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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 19 of 30
Saturday, July 12, 1997 at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Myrtle Beach, SC
250 laps on a 0.538 mile paved track (134.500 miles)

Time of race: 1:39:07
Average speed: 81.419 mph
Pole speed: 99.196 mph
Cautions: 6 for 30 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 129   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet25030750running98180
21734   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet25017325running4170
3 574   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet25014500running0165
41536   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac2508675running0160
52638   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford2507600running0155
62072   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet2508825running0150
71399   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet2505975running0146
8 228   Jeff Purvis Opryland / Curb Records   (Larry Lockamy)Chevrolet2504175running0142
9273   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet2508425running0138
101000   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac2507875running0134
113088   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet2507675running0130
12 633   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet2506900running83127
132810   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet2504880running0124
142963   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac2504855running0121
15 737   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet2505255running0118
163164   Jim Sauter Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet2503315running0115
17 917   Matt Kenseth Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet2504805running24112
18 378   Nathan Buttke Carquest Auto Parts   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet2503580running41109
19221   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet2504730running0106
201843   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet2504945running0103
21 485   Shane Hall Luck's Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet2504905running0100
222432   Jason Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford2493155running097
231948   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Chevrolet2484130running094
243296   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford2474605running091
253511   Larry Pearson Speedvision / Outdoor Life   (Curtis Key)Ford2463280running088
263380   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet2424535running085
27116   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet2424025running082
281689   Johnny Chapman Alarm South   (Meredith Ruark)Ford2354000running079
291257   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet2156225running076
30 87   Danny Edwards, Jr. Llumar   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet1703170running073
312356   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1442945fuel pump070
321447   Robert Pressley Sunoco / 360 Communication   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1445195rear end067
332545   Jeff Fuller Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet1443945rear end064
343477   Brad Teague Lear Corporation / UAW   (John Walsh)Ford1172945crash061
35214   Dale Shaw Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet73145engine058

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Eddie Beahr39Fidelity Printing / Lowman ElectricalWayne BeahrFord
Chris Diamond68J & L MotorsJerry FrancisChevrolet
Thomas Daw84MeineckeBobby SandsPontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14848  
49535   #64,29,33 accident backstretch 
5410047  
1011066   #89 spun turn 2 
10714034  
1411444   #6,56,45 accident turn 3 
14517733  
1781836   #00,57 accident frontstretch 
18419512  
1962016   #32,48 accident turn 2 
20224746  
2482503   #6 spun turn 4 
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.0%             Average green flag run: 36.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Elliott Sadler14747
  Nathan Buttke488841
  Tim Fedewa8910214
  Elliott Sadler1031064
  Mike McLaughlin1071104
  Tim Fedewa11117969
  Matt Kenseth18020324
  Elliott Sadler20425047

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 2843    
2   Todd Bodine 2806   -37  
3   Phil Parsons 2487   -356  
4   Steve Park 2383   -460  
5   Buckshot Jones 2317   -526  
6   Mike McLaughlin 2292   -551  
7   Elliott Sadler 2244   -599  
8   Kevin Lepage 2213   -630  
9   Elton Sawyer 2212   -631  
10   Hermie Sadler 2183   -660  
11   Tim Fedewa 2155   -688  
12   Jason Keller 2113   -730  
13   Dick Trickle 2019   -824  
14   Mark Green 2004   -839  
15   Mike Dillon 1921   -922  
16   Jeff Green 1898   -945  
17   Tracy Leslie 1836   -1007  
18   Stevie Reeves 1692   -1151  
19   Glenn Allen, Jr. 1673   -1170  
20   Joe Bessey 1669   -1174