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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 11 of 30
Saturday, April 26, 1997 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
117 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (311.220 miles)

Time of race: 1:50:32
Average speed: 168.937 mph
Pole speed: 193.517 mph
Cautions: 1 for 7 laps
Margin of victory: .1 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
12360   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford11737685running62180
2123   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet11729525running6170
3 98   Jeff Green Diamond Ridge   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet11724225running0165
42449   Kyle Petty N.W.O.   (Kenneth Shaver)Chevrolet11713650running0160
52833   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet11718425running0155
6 24   Tim Steele HS Die / CLIMINC   (James Finch)Chevrolet11717950running2150
72017   Matt Kenseth Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet11710125running0146
8 436   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac11712625running6142
92594   Ron Barfield, Jr. New Holland Tractors   (Bill Elliott)Ford11712125running0138
10 664   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet11712980running2134
111457   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet11714030running0130
121874   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet11714930running0127
131588   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet11713830running0124
141621   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford11710480running14121
151072   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet11714055running0118
16 729   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet11610280running0115
17 863   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac11610180running1112
183092   Sterling Marlin Racing Milestones   (Mac Martin)Chevrolet1168080running0109
19191   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1169980running0106
202696   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford11610305running0103
213320   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet1167730running0100
223185   Shane Hall Bama Jellies / Luck's Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1158630running097
23277   Mike Wallace Clabber Girl   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet1157530running094
241737   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1159430running091
252270   Dale Fischlein STG   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet1157505running088
263647   Jeff Fuller Sunoco   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet11511455running085
273597   Doug Reid III MedPartners   (Bart Walker)Chevrolet1147105running082
28326   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet1149005running079
294089   Johnny Chapman Sherwin-Williams   (Meredith Ruark)Ford1147905running076
304277   Jeff McClure UAW / Lear Corporation   (John Walsh)Ford1127105running00
313816   Mark Day 31-W Insulation   (Wayne Day)Pontiac1126880running070
324148   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford1116630running067
332999   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet848605running064
343945   Greg Sacks Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet756555engine061
35 534   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet579780running058
36219   Ted Musgrave Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford496505transmission055
373743   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet467730handling052
381100   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac469670handling049
39 310   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet357770engine2446
403411   Jimmy Foster Outdoor Life / Speedvision   (Curtis Key)Ford97420crash043
41 187   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet87670crash040
421338   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford87420crash037

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Ted Musgrave9driver change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jerry Nadeau01Jackson RacingRichard JacksonChevrolet
Jerry Robertson40Taylor MotorsportsDoug TaylorFord
Rodney Combs78Mark III FinancialDan BrowderChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
199  
10167   #1,87,43,38,00,34,11,99,96 accident turn 1 
17117101  
  Percent of race run under caution: 6.0%             Average green flag run: 55.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Steele122
  Phil Parsons32624
  Todd Bodine27293
  Tracy Leslie30301
  Steve Park31366
  Mark Martin375115
  Michael Waltrip526514
  Dick Trickle66672
  Mark Martin689831
  Todd Bodine991013
  Mark Martin10211716

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 1608    
2   Todd Bodine 1596   -12  
3   Jeff Green 1544   -64  
4   Phil Parsons 1468   -140  
5   Dick Trickle 1449   -159  
6   Tim Fedewa 1369   -239  
7   Buckshot Jones 1315   -293  
8   Steve Park 1300   -308  
9   Hermie Sadler 1242   -366  
10   Elton Sawyer 1220   -388  
11   Elliott Sadler 1199   -409  
12   Mike McLaughlin 1196   -412  
13   Jason Keller 1176   -432  
14   Mark Martin 1167   -441  
15   Kevin Lepage 1157   -451  
16   Mark Green 1141   -467  
17   Mike Dillon 1089   -519  
18   Stevie Reeves 1070   -538  
19   Tracy Leslie 1053   -555  
20   Jeff Fuller 1008   -600