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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 1 of 30
Saturday, February 15, 1997 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
120 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:00:15
Average speed: 149.688 mph
Pole speed: 190.508 mph
Cautions: 4 for 17 laps
Margin of victory: .163 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11474   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet12082337running56180
22436   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac12055162running0170
31821   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford12034500running3165
4 387   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet12026825running0160
5 763   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac12028778running3155
63045   Greg Sacks Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet12023309running0150
7203   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet12019600running0146
84437   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet12017850running0142
9264   Jeff Purvis Phoenix Construction   (James Finch)Chevrolet12027412running0138
102110   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet12023562running0134
11 843   Rodney Combs Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet12020203running0130
12 500   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac12021853running0127
133496   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford12015025running0124
14 68   Jeff Green Team Monte Carlo   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet12019937running5121
15 129   Elliott Sadler Team Monte Carlo   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet12020262running30118
16 438   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford11914525running0115
17191   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet11919112running0112
182872   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet11920062running0109
191064   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet11914400running17106
20415   Andy Hillenburg Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Terry Labonte)Chevrolet11913325running0103
214240   Doug Heveron Taylor Motorsports   (Doug Taylor)Ford11814353running0100
222788   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet11817837running097
234389   Johnny Chapman Sherwin-Williams   (Meredith Ruark)Ford11712100fuel094
242949   Kyle Petty N.W.O.   (Kenneth Shaver)Chevrolet11712050running091
254068   Jamie Aube Wegner Motorsports   (Carl Wegner)Chevrolet11712700running00
263247   Jeff Fuller Sunoco   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet11618162running085
271217   Tim Bender Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet11211750running082
282397   Doug Reid III MedPartners   (Bart Walker)Chevrolet10911700running079
29 96   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet9812184running076
304548   Dale Shaw Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford9411875running00
313199   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet9314037running070
321370   Dale Fischlein Titan Wheel   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet8810875running067
33 234   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet8116412engine064
341633   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet6413937crash061
352560   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford6311759crash058
363851   Jim Bown Bown Racing   (Dick Bown)Chevrolet5812703radiator055
373657   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet5515987rear end052
383585   Shane Hall Luck's / Bama Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet5110500running049
391520   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet4510500crash646
40229   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford4410500crash043
41177   Mike Wallace Clabber Girl   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet4210500crash040
423324   David Hutto Gateway Shell   (James Hutto)Chevrolet2810500crash037
433981   Stanton Barrett Power Bar   (Ron Neal)Chevrolet2810500crash034
443735   Lyndon Amick Dodge Reliance / Rockwell Automation   (Bill Amick)Pontiac2810500crash031
451132   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford1110800crash028

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
46Mark Day1631-W InsulationWayne DayPontiac
47Jimmy Foster11Speedvision / Outdoor LifeCurtis KeyFord
48Kenny Irwin, Jr.98Wix FiltersJim HerrickFord
49Chris Diamond68J & L MotorsJerry FrancisChevrolet
50Ron Barfield, Jr.94New Holland TractorBill ElliottFord
51Jeff McClure77Lear Corporation / UAWJohn WalshFord
52Dennis Setzer71South Coast RacingJonathan AbernethyFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11212  
13164   #6,32,35,49,85,96,97 accident backstretch 
172913  
30345   #24,35,81,99 accident turn 2 
354410  
45484   #3,9,17,20,29,38,51,57,63,88 accident turn 1 
496517  
66694   #33,60,70 accident backstretch 
7012051  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.2%             Average green flag run: 20.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Elliott Sadler13030
  Jimmy Spencer31366
  Randy LaJoie376630
  Tracy Leslie67693
  Michael Waltrip70723
  Jeff Green73775
  Dick Trickle789417
  Randy LaJoie9512026

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 180    
2   Todd Bodine 170   -10  
3   Michael Waltrip 165   -15  
4   Joe Nemechek 160   -20  
5   Tracy Leslie 155   -25  
6   Greg Sacks 150   -30  
7   Steve Park 146   -34  
8   Mark Green 142   -38  
9   Jeff Purvis 138   -42  
10   Phil Parsons 134   -46  
11   Rodney Combs 130   -50  
12   Buckshot Jones 127   -53  
13   Stevie Reeves 124   -56  
14   Jeff Green 121   -59  
15   Elliott Sadler 118   -62  
16   Elton Sawyer 115   -65  
17   Hermie Sadler 112   -68  
18   Mike Dillon 109   -71  
19   Dick Trickle 106   -74  
20   Andy Hillenburg 103   -77