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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race number 18 of 26
Saturday, August 16, 1997 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
250 laps* on a 0.596 mile paved track (149.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:55:33
Average speed: 79.226 mph
Pole speed: 110.495 mph
Cautions: 9 for 53 laps
Margin of victory: .417 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverTruckLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 324   Jack Sprague Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet25643275running80180
2 216   Ron Hornaday, Jr. NAPA Brakes   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet25624575running166170
3 620   Butch Miller Orleans Hotel & Casino   (Walker Evans)Chevrolet25618275running0165
41235   Dave Rezendes Ortho Lawn & Garden   (Charles Hardy)Chevrolet25611425running0160
5 986   Stacy Compton Valvoline Instant Oil Change   (David Hodson)Ford25612150running0155
62517   Rich Bickle Sears DieHard   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet2557675running0150
71399   Chuck Bown Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford2557075running0146
81014   Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park   (Tom Mitchell)Ford2557275running0142
9 12   Mike Bliss Team ASE Racing   (Jim Smith)Ford2557625running10138
10316   Rick Carelli RE/MAX International   (Marshall Chesrown)Chevrolet2558000running0134
112419   Tony Raines Pennzoil   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge2556675running0130
121660   Tobey Butler Farris Concrete   (Mike Farris)Chevrolet2555650running0127
13283   Jay Sauter GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2556675running0124
142907   Tammy Jo Kirk Bodine Racing   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford2546550running0121
152743   Jimmy Hensley Cummins Engines   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge2546725running0118
161475   Kevin Harvick Spears Manufacturing   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet2535425running0115
171931   Tony Roper Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford2536375running0112
18 570   Joe Buford Cone Oil   (James Buford)Ford2535325running0109
191780   Joe Ruttman LCI International   (Jack Roush)Ford2526275running0106
20337   Barry Bodine Bodine Racing   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford2495350running0103
213298   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Raybestos   (Jim Herrick)Ford2466050running0100
223412   Eric Norris Wolverine Vinyl Siding   (Jim Smith)Ford2355000running097
231829   Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance   (Ron Keselowski)Dodge2045950running094
243065   Andy Houston Addington Racing   (Kenny Allen)Chevrolet1724900electrical091
252604   Brad Teague M-R Motorsports   (Mike Rose)Chevrolet1614975running088
26 837   Scot Walters Red Man Golden Blend   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1494850overheating085
27 744   Boris Said Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford1345825crash082
281518   Tom Hubert Dana Corporation   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge1334800crash079
29 466   Bryan Reffner Carlin Burners & Controls   (Dale Phelon)Ford1265775crash076
302027   Rob Rizzo Hastings Filters   (Rob Rizzo)Ford1204750engine073
312397   Wayne Anderson Porter-Cable Power Tools   (Jim Herrick)Ford894750crash070
321161   Randy Tolsma IWX Motor Freight   (Steve Coulter)Chevrolet844750crash067
332288   Terry Cook Sealmaster / PBA Tour   (Duke Thorson)Chevrolet624750rear end064
342152   Mike Wallace Dayco No-Slack Belts   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet304750engine061
* Race extended to 256 laps due to green/white/checker.

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Frank Kimmel00Andy CampbellChevrolet
Eric Norris02Jim SmithFord
Bill Sedgwick4Tim BuckleyChevrolet
Mike Colabucci13
Brian Cunningham57Ed Scherer
Blaise Alexander62
Doug George77

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12929  
30378   #62 engine turns 1/2 
385619  
57615   #18 spun turn 2 
627918  
80889   #61 accident turn 1 
89957   #29,97,3,43 accident frontstretch 
9612530  
1261261   halfway break 
1271348  
1351439   #44,18 accident frontstretch 
1441463  
1471515   #07 spun turn 4 
15217524  
1761794   #70 spun turn 4 
18024869  
2492546   debris turn 1 
2552562  
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.1%             Average green flag run: 22.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mike Bliss11010
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.11127117
  Jack Sprague12815124
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.15220049
  Jack Sprague20125656

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jack Sprague 2726    
2   Rich Bickle 2691   -35  
3   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 2632   -94  
4   Joe Ruttman 2600   -126  
5   Mike Bliss 2399   -327  
6   Rick Carelli 2383   -343  
7   Jimmy Hensley 2378   -348  
8   Chuck Bown 2337   -389  
9   Jay Sauter 2310   -416  
10   Butch Miller 2257   -469  
11   Kenny Irwin, Jr. 2246   -480  
11   Rick Crawford 2246   -480  
13   Dave Rezendes 2182   -544  
14   Stacy Compton 2058   -668  
15   Boris Said 1956   -770  
16   Bob Keselowski 1936   -790  
17   Tony Raines 1890   -836  
18   Tammy Jo Kirk 1871   -855  
19   Bryan Reffner 1810   -916  
20   Tony Roper 1801   -925