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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race number 22 of 26
Sunday, October 5, 1997 at Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma, CA
60 laps on a 2.520 mile road course (151.200 miles)

Time of race: 2:24:35
Average speed: 70.199 mph
Pole speed: 91.026 mph
Cautions: 6 for 15 laps
Margin of victory: 1.451 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverTruckLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11080   Joe Ruttman LCI International   (Jack Roush)Ford6040675running4180
2 418   Tom Hubert Dana Corporation   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge6019175running14170
3123   Jay Sauter GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet6018175running0165
41163   Rick Johnson Precision Gear   (Jim Clark)Chevrolet6013325running1160
5 224   Jack Sprague Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet6010850running0155
61943   Jimmy Hensley Cummins Engines   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge608375running0150
7 76   Rick Carelli RE/MAX International   (Marshall Chesrown)Chevrolet606875running0146
82735   Doug George Ortho Lawn & Garden   (Charles Hardy)Chevrolet606825running0142
92846   Joe Bean Dollar Racing   (David Dollar)Ford605725running0138
101886   Stacy Compton Valvoline Instant Oil Change   (David Hodson)Ford608675running0134
11 848   Ron Fellows AER Manufacturing   (Billy Hess)Chevrolet605525running0130
12 917   Rich Bickle Sears DieHard   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet606475running0127
132329   Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance   (Ron Keselowski)Dodge606425running0124
142599   Chuck Bown Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford606375running0121
153120   Butch Miller Orleans Hotel & Casino   (Walker Evans)Chevrolet606550running0118
163412   Tony Toste Star Nursery   (Bob Blake)Chevrolet605275running0115
173331   Tony Roper Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford596475crash0112
182261   Randy Tolsma IWX Motor Freight / Dole   (Steve Coulter)Chevrolet595175running0109
192190   Lance Norick NHL San Jose Sharks   (Ron Norick)Dodge595150running0106
20 344   Boris Said Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford596250running261
21 155   Dave Rezendes Gloy Racing   (Tom Gloy)Ford567700running34100
22152   Mike Bliss Team ASE Racing   (Jim Smith)Ford565975running097
231427   Rob Rizzo Hastings Filters   (Rob Rizzo)Ford544950penalty094
242019   Tony Raines Pennzoil   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge525925running091
253214   Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park   (Tom Mitchell)Ford495975running088
26 616   Ron Hornaday, Jr. NAPA Brakes   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet496850running585
273002   Rick McCray McCray Racing   (Rick McCray)Chevrolet454825handling082
281357   Brian Cunningham Cunningham Historic Motorcars   (Ed Scherer)Ford434800rear end079
291752   Mike Wallace Purolator PureOne Filters   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet424775transmission076
302977   Rob Morgan Acxiom / Loadhandler   (Kevin Doran)Chevrolet334750transmission073
312698   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Raybestos   (Jim Herrick)Ford315750engine070
321666   Bryan Reffner Carlin Burners & Controls   (Dale Phelon)Ford295750crash067
33 575   Kevin Harvick Spears Manufacturing   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet284750handling064
342482   Randy Nelson Core Motorsports   (Steve Lucore)Ford264750rear end061

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill Sedgwick4Tim BuckleyChevrolet
Bo Lemler40
Joe Huffaker83
Milan Garrett85

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12020  
21233   #77 stalled turn 8 
24329  
33342   fluid turn 10 
354410  
45462   #57 stalled turn 6 
47482  
49513   #14 stalled turn 2 
52521  
53542   #19 stalled turn 2 
55562  
57593   #55 accident turn 9 
60601  
  Percent of race run under caution: 25.0%             Average green flag run: 6.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Boris Said111
  Dave Rezendes232
  Boris Said441
  Dave Rezendes5139
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.14185
  Rick Johnson19191
  Tom Hubert203314
  Dave Rezendes345623
  Joe Ruttman57604

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jack Sprague 3350    
2   Rich Bickle 3273   -77  
3   Joe Ruttman 3194   -156  
4   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 3054   -296  
5   Mike Bliss 2977   -373  
6   Jimmy Hensley 2962   -388  
7   Jay Sauter 2913   -437  
8   Rick Carelli 2911   -439  
9   Chuck Bown 2776   -574  
10   Butch Miller 2744   -606  
11   Kenny Irwin, Jr. 2692   -658  
12   Rick Crawford 2607   -743  
13   Stacy Compton 2527   -823  
14   Bob Keselowski 2437   -913  
15   Dave Rezendes 2355   -995  
16   Boris Said 2344   -1006  
17   Tony Raines 2236   -1114  
18   Tony Roper 2186   -1164  
19   Bryan Reffner 2177   -1173  
20   Tammy Jo Kirk 1944   -1406