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1997 MBNA 200


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 26 of 30
Saturday, September 20, 1997 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
200 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (200.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:06:26
Average speed: 94.912 mph
Pole speed: 147.656 mph
Cautions: 7 for 41 laps
Margin of victory: .495 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 66   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet20030260running15180
21674   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet20025700running99170
31517   Matt Kenseth Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet20015125running0165
41172   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet20012925running0160
5173   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20012750running0155
6 829   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet20010990running1150
73963   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet2008690running0146
82599   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet2008240running0142
9155   Terry Labonte Bayer / Alka-Seltzer   (Terry Labonte)Chevrolet2006035running0138
101334   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet20011185running0134
111837   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet2007635running6130
122277   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (John Walsh)Ford2005560running0127
132057   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet2009325running0124
14 533   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet2006885running0121
153036   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac2007160running0118
162438   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford2006785running0115
173135   Lyndon Amick Team Amick   (Bill Amick)Pontiac2005260running0112
182843   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet1996735running0109
193285   Shane Hall Luck's Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1986710running0106
202996   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford1977110running0103
213882   Kevin Grubb Crestar Bank   (Kevin Grubb)Chevrolet1965160running00
221010   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet1966575running097
23 700   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac1868800crash794
243689   John Preston Northstar Water   (Meredith Ruark)Ford1825025handling091
253746   Hal Browning Cypress Creek   (Donald Johnson)Chevrolet1695200running088
26211   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1606475crash085
271247   Robert Pressley Sunoco / 360 Communication   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1427200handling082
28 22   Ricky Craven Raybestos   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet1274925engine7279
292694   Ron Barfield, Jr. New Holland Tractors   (Bill Elliott)Ford1165900engine076
30 922   Scott Lagasse Pest Offense   (Allen Bloom)Chevrolet985100engine073
31 344   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Pontiac844850crash070
32 488   Kevin Lepage Northeastern Electric   (David Ridling)Chevrolet838075crash067
333480   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet825800crash064
34334   Dale Shaw Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet714775crash061
351945   Jeff Fuller Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet705720crash058
362721   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford704725crash055
373595   Tim Zock Blair Menswear   (Ron Zock)Ford694700crash052
38 164   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet465475engine049
39417   Danny Edwards, Jr. Llumar   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet354675handling046
404056   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet275675crash043
412348   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford154675crash040
424241   Joey McCarthy Rent-A-Wreck   (James Pritchard)Chevrolet24875handling037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Eddie Beahr39Fidelity PrintingWayne BeahrFord
Bill Hoff86Mawson & MawsonTim DurbinChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155  
683   #82 spun backstretch 
9168  
17215   #48 accident frontstretch 
227150  
72798   #4,45,63,95,21 accident turn 4 
80845  
85928   #37,80,47,10,44,88 accident turn 4 
9313745  
1381414   #46 spun turn 1 
14216120  
16217110   #1 accident frontstretch 
17218615  
1871893   #00 accident backstretch 
19020011  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.5%             Average green flag run: 19.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ricky Craven17272
  Randy LaJoie7313866
  Mark Green1391446
  Randy LaJoie1451495
  Elliott Sadler1501501
  Randy LaJoie15117828
  Buckshot Jones1791857
  Joe Bessey18620015

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 3856    
2   Todd Bodine 3625   -231  
3   Steve Park 3483   -373  
4   Phil Parsons 3168   -688  
5   Elliott Sadler 3131   -725  
6   Mike McLaughlin 3109   -747  
7   Buckshot Jones 3057   -799  
8   Elton Sawyer 3022   -834  
9   Tim Fedewa 3012   -844  
10   Hermie Sadler 2936   -920  
11   Kevin Lepage 2884   -972  
12   Jason Keller 2863   -993  
13   Mark Green 2815   -1041  
14   Dick Trickle 2730   -1126  
15   Mike Dillon 2600   -1256  
16   Tracy Leslie 2537   -1319  
17   Glenn Allen, Jr. 2451   -1405  
18   Joe Bessey 2376   -1480  
19   Stevie Reeves 2300   -1556  
20   Jeff Fuller 2187   -1669