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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race number 1 of 26
Sunday, January 19, 1997 at Walt Disney World Speedway, Orlando, FL
200 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (200.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:16:08
Average speed: 88.159 mph
Pole speed: 126.859 mph
Cautions: 13 for 55 laps
Margin of victory: .542 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverTruckLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11680   Joe Ruttman LCI Telecommunications   (Jack Roush)Ford20055800running3180
21820   Butch Miller Orleans Hotel & Casino   (Walker Evans)Ford20037000running0170
31217   Rich Bickle Sears DieHard   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet20026500running17165
4213   Jay Sauter GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20023400running0160
5206   Rick Carelli RE/MAX International   (Marshall Chesrown)Chevrolet20022400running0155
61343   Jimmy Hensley Cummins Engines   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge20017100running0150
7 798   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Raybestos   (Jim Herrick)Ford20013250running0146
81994   Ron Barfield, Jr. Super 8 Motel   (Bill Elliott)Ford20013000running0142
91413   Curtis Markham Key Federal Savings VISA   (Mike Colabucci)Chevrolet20011500running0138
103286   Stacy Compton Valvoline Instant Oil Change   (David Hodson)Ford20012550running0134
112414   Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park   (Tom Mitchell)Ford20010800running0130
121599   Chuck Bown Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford20010600running0127
132735   Lonnie Rush, Jr. Ortho Lawn & Garden   (Charles Hardy)Chevrolet20010400running0124
14287   Dave Rezendes Bodine Motorsports   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford20011200running2121
15 124   Jack Sprague Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20013050running177118
162368   Bobby Dotter Lub-Tek Shock Oil   (Carl Wegner)Chevrolet1999900running0115
173665   Kenny Allen Ultra Shield   (Kenny Allen)Chevrolet19810800running0112
183312   Doug George ENKEI   (Bob Blake)Chevrolet19810700running0109
19310   Randy MacDonald Mansion Motorsports   (Thee Dixon)Ford1979600running0106
203434   Tobey Butler Purolator PureOne Filters   (Bob Brevak)Ford1969725running0103
212666   Bryan Reffner Carlin Combustion & Controls   (Dale Phelon)Ford19010400crash0100
22 410   Toby Porter Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford1899300running097
23 530   Kelly Denton Grandaddy Racing   (Grier Lackey)Chevrolet1849200running094
24 907   Tammy Jo Kirk Lovable   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford1838850running091
25252   Mike Bliss Team ASE Racing   (Jim Smith)Ford1819850running088
263544   Boris Said Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford1658650running085
27 887   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet1498550engine082
282975   Dan Press Spears Manufacturing   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet1478450running079
292232   Kenny Hendrick Ultra Shield   (Joe Horner)Chevrolet1418350crash076
30 316   Ron Hornaday, Jr. NAPA Brakes   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet13410250crash173
31 21   Michael Waltrip MW Windows   (Michael Waltrip)Ford928150crash070
321131   Tony Roper Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford788050engine067
331790   Lance Norick L & R Racing   (Ron Norick)Ford759050engine064
34 629   Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance   (Ron Keselowski)Dodge629050engine061
351018   Michael Dokken Dana Corporation   (Kurt Roehrig)Chevrolet629050crash058
36308   John Nemechek Cintas   (John Nemechek)Chevrolet479050crash055

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Toby Porter10backup truck
Tobey Butler34driver change
Tobey Butler34driver change
Lonnie Rush, Jr.35unknown

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Billy Ogle, Jr.01Billy Ogle, Jr.Chevrolet
Tommy Spangler04M-R MotorsportsMike RoseChevrolet
Felix Giles08Panasonic Car AudioFelix GilesFord
Greg Marlowe9USA RacingThomas StumpChevrolet
Tony Raines19PennzoilKurt RoehrigDodge
David Smith22Mike ThompsonFord
T.J. Clark23American Racing WheelsT.J. ClarkChevrolet
Andy Genzman25De's LP GasDeWilton GenzmanFord
Andy Belmont26Delco Oil / Fina ExpressMike MittlerFord
Rob Rizzo27Rizzo RacingRob RizzoFord
Jeff Spraker39Academic SoftwareMilo JanuskaChevrolet
Randy Renfrow41Itco TiresGreg TurnageFord
Michael Cohen45Cohen RacingMichael CohenChevrolet
Perry Tripp51Rosenblum RacingJim RosenblumChevrolet
Tobey Butler52Purolator PureOne FiltersKen SchraderChevrolet
Jon Leavy54Jon Leavy RacingJon LeavyChevrolet
Darin Brassfield56Husky Power ToolsHarry BrixDodge
Shane Doles59Art HermannDodge
Randy Tolsma61IWX Motor FreightSteve CoulterChevrolet
Chad Dokken64Dokken RacingWayne DokkenChevrolet
Jimmy Davis69Jimmy DavisFord
Bob Schacht73Engineered ComponentsArne HenriksenFord
Terry Cook88Duke ThorsonChevrolet
Mark Kinser92Rotary LiftRaymond ScanlanChevrolet
DCBob Brevak34Purolator PureOne FiltersBob BrevakFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
463   #07 accident turn 2 
7104  
11144   #07,8,75 accident turn 2 
154228  
43464   #87,99 spun turn 1 
47471  
48536   #8,90 accident backstretch 
54618  
62698   #18,44 spun turn 1 
709223  
93975   #1 accident turn 3 
981003  
1011011   halfway break 
1021054  
1061083   #2,3 accident turn 1 
10913628  
1371415   #16 accident turn 3 
1421432  
1441485   #07,32 accident turn 1 
14917022  
1711744   #12 spun backstretch 
1751751  
1761783   #10,34,44,98 accident turn 1 
17919012  
1911944   #66,99 accident turn 1 
1952006  
  Percent of race run under caution: 27.5%             Average green flag run: 10.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jack Sprague11414
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.15151
  Jack Sprague168368
  Rich Bickle84863
  Jack Sprague87882
  Rich Bickle8910214
  Joe Ruttman1031042
  Jack Sprague10512218
  Dave Rezendes1231242
  Jack Sprague12519975
  Joe Ruttman2002001

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Joe Ruttman 180    
2   Butch Miller 170   -10  
3   Rich Bickle 165   -15  
4   Jay Sauter 160   -20  
5   Rick Carelli 155   -25  
6   Jimmy Hensley 150   -30  
7   Kenny Irwin, Jr. 146   -34  
8   Ron Barfield, Jr. 142   -38  
9   Curtis Markham 138   -42  
10   Stacy Compton 134   -46  
11   Rick Crawford 130   -50  
12   Chuck Bown 127   -53  
13   Lonnie Rush, Jr. 124   -56  
14   Dave Rezendes 121   -59  
15   Jack Sprague 118   -62  
16   Bobby Dotter 115   -65  
17   Kenny Allen 112   -68  
18   Doug George 109   -71  
19   Randy MacDonald 106   -74  
20   Tobey Butler 103   -77