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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 22 of 30
Saturday, August 16, 1997 at Michigan Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:15:15
Average speed: 159.681 mph
Pole speed: 175.511 mph
Cautions: 1 for 4 laps
Margin of victory: .682 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 43   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet10040675running14180
21620   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet10016850running0170
3 344   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Pontiac10012770running8165
4139   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford1008145running0160
51000   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac10015220running0155
63036   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac10011470running0150
71831   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Sikken's Car Refinishes   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet1006295running0146
82717   Matt Kenseth Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet10010145running0142
91410   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet1008995running0138
10154   Dale Shaw Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet1006745running0134
11 960   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford1007695running74130
123637   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1008595running0127
133434   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet10010745running0124
141145   Jeff Fuller Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet1008395running0121
152999   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1008720running0118
16 638   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford1008195running2115
172574   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet10010420running0112
183929   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet999395running0109
19 55   Terry Labonte Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Terry Labonte)Chevrolet995120running0106
20 11   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet999520running0103
211957   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet999320running0100
22232   Ricky Craven Raybestos   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet995045running097
233221   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford995020running094
242180   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet996995running091
251733   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet997195running088
263377   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (John Walsh)Ford994920running085
272689   Johnny Chapman Alarm South   (Meredith Ruark)Ford986895running082
28 788   Kevin Lepage TBA 10/4/97   (David Ridling)Chevrolet989120fuel079
293196   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford986895running076
302256   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet987045running073
313722   Scott Lagasse Pest Offense   (Allen Bloom)Chevrolet984795running070
323807   Morgan Shepherd Jasper   (Morgan Shepherd)Pontiac984790running00
334285   Shane Hall Luck's Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet975780running064
344063   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac975770running061
352947   Robert Pressley Sunoco / 360 Communication   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet977050running058
362470   Dale Fischlein Adrian Carriers   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet974750running055
374143   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet965745running052
38 872   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet907695running049
393540   David Bonnett Dunlop Golf   (Doug Taylor)Ford884715running046
403032   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford714715rear end043
41126   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet595715rear end040
42 264   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet445615engine237

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Larry Pearson11Speedvision NetworkCurtis KeyFord
Mark Day1631-W InsulationWayne DayPontiac
Lyndon Amick35Rockwell DodgeBill AmickPontiac
Kyle Petty49N.W.O.Kenneth ShaverChevrolet
Greg Sacks50RawlingsBobby JonesPontiac
Nathan Buttke78Carquest Auto PartsDan BrowderChevrolet
Ron Barfield, Jr.94New Holland TractorsBill ElliottFord
Doug Reid III97Godwin's GCIDoug Reid IIIChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13333  
34374   #40 accident turn 2 
3810063  
  Percent of race run under caution: 4.0%             Average green flag run: 48.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dick Trickle122
  Bobby Labonte331
  Elton Sawyer452
  Bobby Labonte6127
  Mark Martin138674
  Steve Park8710014

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 3247    
2   Todd Bodine 3135   -112  
3   Steve Park 2823   -424  
4   Phil Parsons 2798   -449  
5   Buckshot Jones 2706   -541  
6   Elliott Sadler 2703   -544  
7   Elton Sawyer 2652   -595  
8   Mike McLaughlin 2623   -624  
9   Tim Fedewa 2553   -694  
10   Jason Keller 2517   -730  
11   Hermie Sadler 2492   -755  
12   Kevin Lepage 2486   -761  
13   Mark Green 2358   -889  
14   Dick Trickle 2238   -1009  
15   Mike Dillon 2206   -1041  
16   Tracy Leslie 2124   -1123  
17   Glenn Allen, Jr. 2036   -1211  
18   Joe Bessey 1953   -1294  
19   Stevie Reeves 1905   -1342  
20   Jeff Green 1898   -1349