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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race number 13 of 26
Saturday, July 12, 1997 at Louisville Motor Speedway, Louisville, KY
225 laps on a 0.438 mile paved track (98.438 miles)

Time of race: 1:26:30
Average speed: 68.358 mph
Pole speed: 103.16 mph
Cautions: 13 for 66 laps
Margin of victory: .192 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverTruckLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 416   Ron Hornaday, Jr. NAPA Brakes   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet22536950running225180
2 380   Joe Ruttman LCI International   (Jack Roush)Ford22527975running0170
3 143   Jimmy Hensley Cummins Engines   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge22519175running0165
4 219   Tony Raines Pennzoil   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge22511940running0160
51117   Rich Bickle Sears DieHard   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet2259275running0155
6 686   Stacy Compton Valvoline Instant Oil Change   (David Hodson)Ford22513550running0150
71337   Scot Walters Red Man Golden Blend   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet2257150running0146
81924   Jack Sprague Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2257325running0142
9 944   Boris Said Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford2257300running0138
103152   Mike Wallace Purolator PureOne Filters   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet2257325running0134
112479   Kevin Harvick Spears Manufacturing   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet2246200running0130
123015   Mike Cope Penrose Meat Snacks   (Billy Ballew)Ford2246125running0127
13122   Mike Bliss Team ASE Racing   (Jim Smith)Ford2237100running0124
14147   Tammy Jo Kirk Lovable   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford2237025running0121
151588   Terry Cook PBA Tour   (Duke Thorson)Chevrolet2216550running0118
16 514   Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park   (Tom Mitchell)Ford2196675running0115
172018   Michael Dokken Dana Corporation   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge2185650running0112
181698   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Raybestos   (Jim Herrick)Ford2176575running0109
19 76   Rick Carelli RE/MAX International   (Marshall Chesrown)Chevrolet2126550overheating0106
202131   Tony Roper Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford2125700running0103
212565   Brian Cunningham Cunningham Historic Motorcars   (Kenny Allen)Ford1975425running0100
222299   Chuck Bown Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford1966375running097
23 866   Bryan Reffner Carlin Burners & Controls   (Dale Phelon)Ford1816350crash094
241029   Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance   (Ron Keselowski)Dodge1696325engine091
252935   Dave Rezendes Ortho Lawn & Garden   (Charles Hardy)Chevrolet1666400overheating088
262892   Doug George Rotary Lift   (Raymond Scanlan)Chevrolet1616275crash085
27324   Wayne Grubb Link-Belt Construction   (William Grubb)Chevrolet1365250crash082
281775   Dan Press Spears Manufacturing   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet1145200overheating079
291820   Butch Miller Orleans Hotel & Casino   (Walker Evans)Chevrolet916200handling076
302300   Bill Kimmel Rite-Way Industries   (Andy Campbell)Chevrolet805200overheating073
31263   Jay Sauter GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet646200overheating070
32275   Robbie Pyle Central Fastener   (Jerry Lawrence)Dodge135200transmission067

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Billy Pauch06
Eddie Johnson11
Tommy Humphries22
Jeff Spraker39Milo Januska
Bill Sedgwick41Tim BuckleyChevrolet
Gary Brooks91

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
188  
9146   #20,31 accident frontstretch 
153420  
35395   #98 spun turn 4 
405112  
52576   #7 spun turn 3 
587619  
77848   #2,18 accident dogleg 
859814  
991024   #92,4 spun turn 1 
10311311  
1141141   halfway break 
1151206  
1211255   #14 accident frontstretch 
1261272  
1281303   debris turn 4 
1311377  
1381436   #4 accident turn 1 
1441474  
1481547   #35,65,52 accident frontstretch 
15516814  
1691746   #92 accident turn 1 
1751817  
1821876   #66 accident turn 2 
1881903  
1911933   #66 stalled turn 3 
19422532  
  Percent of race run under caution: 29.3%             Average green flag run: 11.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.1225225

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rich Bickle 1993    
2   Jack Sprague 1931   -62  
3   Joe Ruttman 1857   -136  
4   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 1757   -236  
5   Chuck Bown 1749   -244  
6   Mike Bliss 1739   -254  
7   Jay Sauter 1691   -302  
8   Jimmy Hensley 1683   -310  
9   Kenny Irwin, Jr. 1682   -311  
10   Rick Carelli 1668   -325  
11   Butch Miller 1628   -365  
12   Rick Crawford 1570   -423  
13   Dave Rezendes 1560   -433  
14   Boris Said 1456   -537  
15   Stacy Compton 1408   -585  
16   Bob Keselowski 1370   -623  
17   Tammy Jo Kirk 1341   -652  
18   Bryan Reffner 1292   -701  
19   Tony Raines 1291   -702  
20   Doug George 1279   -714