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1997 Food City 250


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 23 of 30
Friday, August 22, 1997 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
250 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (133.250 miles)

Time of race: 2:02:02
Average speed: 65.515 mph
Pole speed: 121.267 mph
Cautions: 13 for 87 laps
Margin of victory: .139 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11620   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet25025755running154180
2143   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet25022730running0170
32947   Robert Pressley Sunoco / 360 Communication   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet25012115running0165
4 174   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet25015840running56160
52375   Rick Wilson Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet2507415running0155
61144   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Pontiac2505340running0150
71796   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford2508090running0146
83036   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac2507440running0142
91045   Jeff Fuller Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet2506890running0138
102488   Kevin Lepage TBA 10/4/97   (David Ridling)Chevrolet2509540running0134
11 778   Nathan Buttke Carquest Auto Parts   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet2504640running0130
123789   Johnny Chapman Alarm South   (Meredith Ruark)Ford2506590running0127
131337   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet2506530running0124
143356   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet2506510running0121
15 564   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet2494915running0118
16 934   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet2498730running0115
17426   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet2498730running0112
184143   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet2495940running0109
194063   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac2485930running0106
202017   Matt Kenseth Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet2486340running0103
212577   Brad Teague Lear Corporation / UAW   (John Walsh)Ford2474365running0100
22 27   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Church Brothers   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet2474355running2297
233535   Lyndon Amick Team Amick   (Bill Amick)Pontiac2474345running094
242894   Ron Barfield, Jr. New Holland Tractors   (Bill Elliott)Ford2474835running091
252248   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford2475025running088
26 300   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac2388065penalty1635
27 433   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet2375805running282
28151   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet2115795crash079
292157   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet2108035running076
303172   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet1857750running073
31185   Terry Labonte Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Terry Labonte)Chevrolet1734265handling070
323910   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet1735255running067
332780   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1675245running064
34 838   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford1535235crash061
353616   Mark Day 31-W Insulation   (Wayne Day)Pontiac1474225engine058
362650   Chris Diamond J & L Motors   (Bobby Jones)Pontiac1454215crash055
373899   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet835205handling052
38 685   Shane Hall Luck's Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet815170crash049
391932   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford564170radiator046
401221   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford504170rotor043
413229   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet437420overheating040
42344   Dale Shaw Piggly Wiggly   (James Finch)Chevrolet124370crash037

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Chris Diamond50driver change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Chris Diamond68J & L MotorsJerry FrancisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11313  
142310   #4,80,72 accident frontstretch 
24329  
334614   #99 accident turn 2 
47493  
50534   #56,85,48,36,57 accident turn 2 
546916  
70756   #7,50 accident turn 2 
76827  
83897   #7,85 accident turn 4 
9013041  
1311355   #88 spun backstretch 
13615419  
1551639   #50,38 accident turn 1 
16418219  
1831875   #1,34 spun backstretch 
1881925  
1931997   #56 spun turn 2 
20021314  
2142174   #1 accident turn 2 
2182203  
2212255   #35,33 spun turn 3 
2262305  
2312366   #64 spun turn 2 
2372393  
2402445   #00 accident turn 1 
2452506  
  Percent of race run under caution: 34.8%             Average green flag run: 11.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Randy LaJoie14646
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.476822
  Tim Fedewa69702
  Jimmy Spencer7113161
  Randy LaJoie13214110
  Buckshot Jones14215716
  Jimmy Spencer15825093

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 3407    
2   Todd Bodine 3277   -130  
3   Steve Park 2993   -414  
4   Phil Parsons 2865   -542  
5   Elliott Sadler 2743   -664  
6   Buckshot Jones 2741   -666  
7   Mike McLaughlin 2738   -669  
8   Elton Sawyer 2713   -694  
9   Tim Fedewa 2635   -772  
10   Kevin Lepage 2620   -787  
11   Jason Keller 2593   -814  
12   Hermie Sadler 2571   -836  
13   Mark Green 2482   -925  
14   Dick Trickle 2356   -1051  
15   Mike Dillon 2279   -1128  
16   Tracy Leslie 2230   -1177  
17   Glenn Allen, Jr. 2088   -1319  
18   Joe Bessey 2065   -1342  
19   Stevie Reeves 2051   -1356  
20   Jeff Fuller 2028   -1379