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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race number 4 of 26
Sunday, April 20, 1997 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
150 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (150.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:27:20
Average speed: 103.053 mph
Pole speed: 121.236 mph
Cautions: 6 for 23 laps
Margin of victory: 13.186 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverTruckLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 124   Jack Sprague Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet15043936running108180
2 780   Joe Ruttman LCI Telecommunications   (Jack Roush)Ford15022785running0170
3 22   Mike Bliss Team ASE Racing   (Jim Smith)Ford15018286running42165
4 816   Ron Hornaday, Jr. NAPA Brakes   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet15010686running0160
5 417   Rich Bickle Sears DieHard   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet1508136running0155
62029   Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance   (Ron Keselowski)Dodge1508436running0150
71635   Dave Rezendes Ortho Lawn & Garden   (Charles Hardy)Chevrolet1508386running0146
83199   Chuck Bown Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford1505875running0142
93610   Toby Porter Mag-Lite   (Harry Ranier)Ford1506475running0138
10136   Rick Carelli RE/MAX International   (Marshall Chesrown)Chevrolet1508486running0134
11243   Jay Sauter GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1506536running0130
12117   Tammy Jo Kirk Lovable   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford1505525running0127
13 332   Curtis Markham Active Truck Team   (Joe Horner)Chevrolet1495225running0124
142543   Jimmy Hensley Cummins Engines   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1496286running0121
151990   Lance Norick NHL Phoenix Coyotes   (Ron Norick)Ford1496361running0118
162630   Kelly Denton Grandaddy Racing   (Grier Lackey)Chevrolet1495075running0115
17 698   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Raybestos   (Jim Herrick)Ford1495025running0112
18 552   Tobey Butler Purolator PureOne Filters   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet1484975running0109
192988   Terry Cook Koch XP   (Duke Thorson)Chevrolet1484925running0106
201712   Doug George ENKEI   (Bob Blake)Chevrolet1476068running0103
211414   Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park   (Tom Mitchell)Ford1474800running0100
223257   Brian Cunningham CSG Racing   (Ed Scherer)Chevrolet1474750running097
233465   Kenny Allen AAG Racing   (Kenny Allen)Chevrolet1445761running094
241044   Boris Said Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford1414550running091
252277   Lonnie Rush, Jr. Doran Racing Enterprises   (Kevin Doran)Chevrolet1344450running088
262123   T.J. Clark American Racing Wheels   (T.J. Clark)Chevrolet1045461running085
271575   Dan Press Spears Manufacturing   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet844250crash082
281218   Michael Dokken Dana Corporation   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge835261engine079
292856   Brandon Butler Husky Power Tools   (Harry Brix)Dodge824050engine076
301820   Butch Miller Orleans Hotel & Casino   (Walker Evans)Chevrolet805061engine073
313068   Bobby Dotter Lub-Tek Shock Oil   (Carl Wegner)Chevrolet593850mechanical070
32 981   Jerry Glanville Ceres Trading Group   (Jerry Glanville)Ford323750crash067
332786   Stacy Compton Valvoline Instant Oil Change   (David Hodson)Ford313750crash064
342366   Bryan Reffner Carlin Burners & Controls   (Dale Phelon)Ford304861crash061
353334   Bob Brevak Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford114861engine058
363531   Tony Roper Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford93750engine055

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
37Tony Raines19PennzoilKurt RoehrigDodge
38Tommy Spangler04M-R MotorsportsMike RoseChevrolet
39Jim Bown55Gloy RacingTom GloyFord
40Randy Tolsma61IWX Motor FreightSteve CoulterChevrolet
41Rob Rizzo27Rizzo RacingRob RizzoFord
42Mike Colabucci13Key Federal Savings VISAMike ColabucciChevrolet
43Jon Leavy54Jon Leavy RacingJon LeavyChevrolet
44Andy Genzman25De's LP GasDeWilton GenzmanFord
45Mark Kinser92Rotary LiftRaymond ScanlanChevrolet
46Andy Belmont26Delco Oil / Fina ExpressMike MittlerFord
47Doug Adams38Don AdamsFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
463   debris frontstretch 
73125  
32354   #23,66,77,81,90 accident 
364712  
48514   #44 stalled turn 4 
52554  
56583   #77 spun frontstretch 
597517  
76761   halfway break 
77859  
86938   #75 accident turn 4 
9415057  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.3%             Average green flag run: 18.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jack Sprague13535
  Mike Bliss367742
  Jack Sprague7815073

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rich Bickle 620    
2   Jack Sprague 599   -21  
3   Mike Bliss 578   -42  
4   Chuck Bown 572   -48  
5   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 563   -57  
6   Jay Sauter 561   -59  
7   Kenny Irwin, Jr. 559   -61  
8   Dave Rezendes 547   -73  
9   Butch Miller 541   -79  
10   Jimmy Hensley 537   -83  
11   Joe Ruttman 514   -106  
12   Rick Carelli 504   -116  
13   Rick Crawford 466   -154  
14   Doug George 412   -208  
15   Bob Keselowski 387   -233  
16   Kelly Denton 382   -238  
17   Stacy Compton 374   -246  
18   Lonnie Rush, Jr. 373   -247  
19   Toby Porter 365   -255  
20   Boris Said 352   -268