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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 2 of 30
Saturday, February 22, 1997 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, NC
197 laps on a 1.017 mile paved track (200.349 miles)

Time of race: 1:43:24
Average speed: 116.256 mph
Pole speed: 151.264 mph
Cautions: 5 for 26 laps
Margin of victory: .16 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 160   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford19730895running133180
22132   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford19716420running27170
3 874   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19718735running6165
42310   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet19710810running0160
5 629   Elliott Sadler Diamond Ridge   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1979985running0155
6 32   Ricky Craven Raybestos   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet1975270running4150
71736   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac1977860running0146
8 434   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet1979260running2142
9 999   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1976905running0138
10 533   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet1977845running0134
11 264   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet1966645running0130
121038   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford1965542running0127
132500   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac1968795running0124
143137   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1964355running0121
151143   Rodney Combs Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet1966870running0118
163245   Greg Sacks Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet1964280running0115
172047   Jeff Fuller Sunoco   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1968165running0112
18151   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1955910running2109
192494   Ron Barfield, Jr. New Holland Tractors   (Bill Elliott)Ford1954265running0106
204078   Dennis Setzer Mark III Financial   (Dan Browder)Ford1956320running0103
212896   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford1945332running3100
221640   Doug Heveron Taylor Motorsports   (Doug Taylor)Ford1945975running097
23386   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet1944225running094
242648   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford1935292running091
253781   Stanton Barrett Power Bar   (Ron Neal)Chevrolet1934945running088
261817   Tim Bender Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet1934140running085
273589   Johnny Chapman Sherwin-Williams   (Meredith Ruark)Ford1934135running082
281463   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac1924130running079
293397   Doug Reid III MedPartners   (Bart Walker)Chevrolet1914125running076
304277   Jeff McClure Lear Corporation   (John Walsh)Ford1904345running073
313472   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet1888000running070
32303   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet1814105running067
33274   Jeff Purvis Phoenix Construction   (James Finch)Chevrolet1807990running064
34128   Jeff Green Diamond Ridge   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1665730running1761
353611   Jimmy Foster Speedvision / Outdoor Life   (Curtis Key)Ford1604085running058
363920   Ed Spencer III Zippo   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet1584080handling155
37 788   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet1457965running252
381985   Shane Hall Luck's / Bama Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet594070fuel pump049
391357   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet207960engine046
402980   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet164070crash043
412244   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Pontiac154070ignition040
424141   Joey McCarthy Rent-A-Wreck   (James Pritchard)Chevrolet24070oil leak037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jeff Krogh56Clearwater Forest IndustriesRobert KroghChevrolet
Mike Olsen61Olsen RacingMike OlsenChevrolet
Brad Payne79Perry RacingBryan PerryFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11818  
19279   #80 spun turn 4 
284215  
43475   #3,4,88 turn 1 
48149102  
1501545   #17 spun turn 4 
1551584  
1591613   #8 turn 1 
16217211  
1731764   #63 spun turn 2 
17719721  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.2%             Average green flag run: 28.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin188
  Kevin Lepage9102
  Mark Martin112717
  Ricky Craven28314
  Mark Martin32409
  Randy LaJoie41433
  Ed Spencer III44441
  Stevie Reeves45473
  Randy LaJoie48503
  Jeff Green516717
  Mark Martin6812962
  Dale Jarrett1301301
  Mike McLaughlin1311322
  Hermie Sadler1331342
  Mark Martin13516935
  Dale Jarrett17019526
  Mark Martin1961972

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 345    
2   Todd Bodine 316   -29  
3   Phil Parsons 294   -51  
4   Elliott Sadler 273   -72  
5   Greg Sacks 265   -80  
6   Mark Green 263   -82  
7   Buckshot Jones 251   -94  
8   Rodney Combs 248   -97  
9   Elton Sawyer 242   -103  
10   Mark Martin 238   -107  
11   Dick Trickle 236   -109  
12   Tracy Leslie 234   -111  
13   Stevie Reeves 224   -121  
14   Hermie Sadler 221   -124  
15   Steve Park 213   -132  
16   Glenn Allen, Jr. 208   -137  
17   Mike McLaughlin 206   -139  
18   Jeff Purvis 202   -143  
19   Dale Jarrett 198   -147  
20   Jeff Fuller 197   -148