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1997 All Pro Bumper To Bumper 300


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 27 of 30
Saturday, October 4, 1997 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:21:38
Average speed: 127.089 mph
Pole speed: 176.378 mph
Cautions: 7 for 38 laps
Margin of victory: .231 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 420   Jimmy Spencer All Pro Bumper to Bumper   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet20053200running124180
2 360   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford20041525running54170
31344   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Pontiac20027650running0165
4 59   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford20019225running12160
53637   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet20024443running0155
6193   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20022298running0150
7 832   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford20011950running0146
8 187   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet20016700running9142
91118   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac2009900running0138
101500   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac20016598running0134
11375   Terry Labonte Bayer 100 Years / Alka-Seltzer   (Terry Labonte)Chevrolet2008860running0130
123817   Matt Kenseth Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet20012198running0127
132134   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet20012448running0124
141829   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet20012098running0121
152974   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet20013248running0118
163947   Robert Pressley Sunoco / 360 Communication   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet2009015running0115
172899   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire / Bama   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet2009178running0112
18126   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet2008988running0109
194076   Robbie Faggart Mark III Financial   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet2006225running0106
203036   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac2009158running0103
214257   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet19910288running0100
222238   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford1997523running097
23 793   Gary Laton Tampico Citrus Punch   (Thomas Laton)Chevrolet1995420running094
241796   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford1997338running091
252722   Scott Lagasse Pest Offense   (Allen Bloom)Chevrolet1995410running088
262310   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet1987188running085
273133   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet1987123running082
28321   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1967058running079
29 965   Kevin Schwantz Boxberger Inc.   (Frank Schwantz)Chevrolet1954985running076
302521   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford1945045crash073
311063   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet1916958running070
324348   Larry Pearson Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford1874865steering067
331472   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet1879143running064
343488   Kevin Lepage Ryder   (David Ridling)Chevrolet1489613crash061
353535   Lyndon Amick Team Amick   (Bill Amick)Pontiac1035285crash058
362475   Rick Wilson Acutrim / Allerest   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet824785crash055
374143   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet777243crash052
382078   Nathan Buttke Carquest Auto Parts   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet774770running049
39 264   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet675065crash146
40 651   Jim Bown Barefoots / Rose Auto Parts   (Dick Bown)Chevrolet674825handling043
41162   Ricky Craven Raybestos   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet554765rear end040
423349   Greg Sacks WCW   (Kenneth Shaver)Chevrolet265265crash037
432645   Jeff Fuller Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet186013crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Jeff Burton9backup car
Jim Bown51backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dale Shaw4Phoenix ConstructionJames FinchChevrolet
Morgan Shepherd07HusqvarnaMorgan ShepherdChevrolet
Mike Skinner7ManheimEd WhitakerChevrolet
Kevin Simmons08HitachiBobby DotterChevrolet
Jason Jarrett12CaradcoDale JarrettFord
Mark Day1631-W InsulationWayne DayPontiac
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.31WranglerDale Earnhardt, Inc.Chevrolet
L.W. Miller39Miller TransportLeslie MillerChevrolet
Jeff Krogh56Clearwater Forest IndustriesRobert KroghChevrolet
Chris Diamond68J & L MotorsJerry FrancisChevrolet
Ed Berrier77Lear Corporation / UAWJohn WalshFord
Mark Krogh80Clearwater Forest IndustriesRobert KroghChevrolet
Shane Hall85Luck's FoodsDon StegallChevrolet
John Preston89Northstar WaterMeredith RuarkFord
Ron Barfield, Jr.94New Holland TractorsBill ElliottFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12727  
28325   #49,75 accident turn 4 
336836  
69746   #64 accident turn 1 
75828  
83919   #63,72,75 accident frontstretch 
9210413  
1051117   #35,43 accident turn 1 
1121154  
1161183   #29 spun backstretch 
11915032  
1511555   #88 accident backstretch 
15619540  
1961983   #21 accident turn 4 
1992002  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.0%             Average green flag run: 20.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dick Trickle111
  Joe Nemechek243
  Jimmy Spencer55551
  Mark Martin567520
  Jimmy Spencer7610126
  Mark Martin1021109
  Joe Nemechek1111166
  Jeff Burton11712610
  Mark Martin1271359
  Jeff Burton1361372
  Mark Martin13815114
  Jimmy Spencer15218635
  Mark Martin1871871
  Jimmy Spencer1881925
  Mark Martin1931931
  Jimmy Spencer1942007

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 3974    
2   Todd Bodine 3728   -246  
3   Steve Park 3633   -341  
4   Phil Parsons 3253   -721  
5   Elliott Sadler 3252   -722  
6   Mike McLaughlin 3233   -741  
7   Buckshot Jones 3191   -783  
8   Elton Sawyer 3119   -855  
9   Tim Fedewa 3094   -880  
10   Hermie Sadler 3015   -959  
11   Mark Green 2970   -1004  
12   Jason Keller 2963   -1011  
13   Kevin Lepage 2945   -1029  
14   Dick Trickle 2776   -1198  
15   Mike Dillon 2664   -1310  
16   Tracy Leslie 2607   -1367  
17   Glenn Allen, Jr. 2563   -1411  
18   Joe Bessey 2485   -1489  
19   Stevie Reeves 2391   -1583  
20   Jeff Fuller 2221   -1753