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1997 Las Vegas 300


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 5 of 30
Sunday, March 16, 1997 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:37:41
Average speed: 114.153 mph
Pole speed: 159.311 mph
Cautions: 8 for 47 laps
Margin of victory: 2.8 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 25

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 18   Jeff Green Diamond Ridge   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet20089250running71180
22364   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet20048875running15170
3 936   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac20041375running20165
43521   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford20024600running4160
5124   Tim Steele Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet20024275running24155
62745   Greg Sacks Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet20019000running2150
71710   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet20023000running6146
8283   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20021600running4142
91099   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet20019000running0138
101572   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet20021850running1134
113132   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford20015000running0130
122544   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Pontiac20014500running0127
132088   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet20019250running0124
142485   Shane Hall Luck's Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet20014500running0121
15 833   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet20016725running0118
163796   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Chevrolet19916000running1115
171843   Rodney Combs Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet19916000running0112
182163   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac19914900running0109
193648   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford19912800running0106
203989   Johnny Chapman Sherwin-Williams   (Meredith Ruark)Ford19915025running0103
21 41   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet19914600running0100
221940   Jerry Robertson MHCO USA   (Doug Taylor)Ford19712500running397
234077   Jeff McClure Lear Corporation   (John Walsh)Ford19712400running094
241434   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet19416550running091
25 737   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet18814400running088
264279   Brad Payne Perry Racing   (Bryan Perry)Ford18512100running085
273420   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet17012000running082
28225   Terry Labonte Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Terry Labonte)Chevrolet16411900running079
293274   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet16117050running076
30 229   Elliott Sadler Diamond Ridge   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet14013925crash073
31 638   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford12513600handling070
321357   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet12215750crash067
33 387   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet12211400crash4964
343817   Tim Bender Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet12213300crash061
35307   Mike Wallace Clabber Girl   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet12111200crash058
361647   Jeff Fuller Sunoco   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet9714375engine055
37266   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet8412075engine052
381194   Ron Barfield, Jr. New Holland   (Bill Elliott)Ford5812000crash049
39 500   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac5714450crash046
403311   Jimmy Foster Outdoor Life / Speedvision   (Curtis Key)Ford3511000crash043
41290   Doug Taylor MHCO USA   (Doug Taylor)Ford3011000brakes00
42412   Ed Spencer III Zippo   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet211000transmission037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Joe Bean03C&R TransferJoe BeanChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11818  
19235   #40 spun turn 2 
243714  
38414   #11 accident turn 4 
425817  
59668   #94,00 accident turn 4 
67715  
72743   #38 spun turn 2 
758511  
86927   #6 oil on track 
9311119  
1121154   debris 
1161238  
1241307   #7,57,87,17,40 accident turn 4 
1311399  
1401489   #29,40 accident turn 2 
14920052  
  Percent of race run under caution: 23.5%             Average green flag run: 17.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Nemechek13838
  Jerry Robertson39413
  Greg Sacks42432
  Joe Nemechek445411
  Jeff Green557420
  Todd Bodine75773
  Jeff Green78869
  Todd Bodine87871
  Jeff Green8811225
  Phil Parsons1131186
  Todd Bodine1191235
  Michael Waltrip1241274
  Steve Park1281314
  Tim Steele1321332
  Mike Dillon1341341
  Tim Steele1351384
  Todd Bodine1391391
  Tim Steele1401434
  Stevie Reeves1441441
  Tim Steele14515511
  Jeff Green1561572
  Tim Steele1581603
  Todd Bodine16117010
  Dick Trickle17118515
  Jeff Green18620015

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Todd Bodine 777    
2   Phil Parsons 742   -35  
3   Randy LaJoie 678   -99  
4   Jeff Green 662   -115  
5   Elton Sawyer 612   -165  
6   Mark Green 602   -175  
7   Mark Martin 598   -179  
8   Dick Trickle 582   -195  
9   Buckshot Jones 581   -196  
10   Elliott Sadler 569   -208  
11   Tim Fedewa 568   -209  
12   Steve Park 557   -220  
13   Hermie Sadler 524   -253  
14   Mike Dillon 519   -258  
15   Rodney Combs 494   -283  
16   Mike McLaughlin 491   -286  
17   Greg Sacks 488   -289  
18   Glenn Allen, Jr. 474   -303  
19   Stevie Reeves 473   -304  
20   Kevin Lepage 467   -310  
21   Bobby Labonte 466   -311