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1997 NAPA 200


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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race number 2 of 26
Saturday, March 1, 1997 at Tucson Raceway Park, Tucson, AZ
200 laps on a 0.375 mile paved track (75.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:03:54
Average speed: 70.423 mph
Pole speed: 87.896 mph
Cautions: 6 for 28 laps
Margin of victory: 1.304 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverTruckLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 716   Ron Hornaday, Jr. NAPA Brakes   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20039391running20180
2 317   Rich Bickle Sears DieHard   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet20022216running85170
3 83   Jay Sauter GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20019266running0165
41720   Butch Miller Orleans Hotel & Casino   (Walker Evans)Chevrolet20013791running0160
5 52   Mike Bliss Team ASE Racing   (Jim Smith)Ford20014141running0155
62827   Rob Rizzo Rizzo Racing   (Rob Rizzo)Ford20010125running0150
7 924   Jack Sprague Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2008491running0146
8 243   Jimmy Hensley Cummins Engines   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge2007641running0142
9 499   Chuck Bown Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford2005925running0138
10107   Dave Rezendes Bodine Motorsports   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford2008391running0134
111410   Toby Porter Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Ford2006075running0130
121814   Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park   (Tom Mitchell)Ford2005775running0127
13 118   Michael Dokken Dana Corporation   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge2008091running95124
143298   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Raybestos   (Jim Herrick)Ford2005625running0121
15 619   Tony Raines Pennzoil   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge2005725running0118
162086   Stacy Compton Valvoline Instant Oil Change   (David Hodson)Ford1995675running0115
172235   Lonnie Rush, Jr. Ortho Lawn & Garden   (Charles Hardy)Chevrolet1995300running0112
182544   Boris Said Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford1995250running0109
191961   Randy Tolsma IWX Motor Freight   (Steve Coulter)Chevrolet1995200running0106
20138   John Nemechek Cintas   (John Nemechek)Chevrolet1997041running0103
211579   Kevin Harvick Flo-Control   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet1995100running0100
222429   Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance   (Ron Keselowski)Dodge1996716running097
232768   Bobby Dotter Lub-Tek Shock Oil   (Carl Wegner)Chevrolet1995000running094
241221   Kenny Hendrick Ultra Shield   (Walker Evans)Chevrolet1994950running091
252912   Doug George ENKEI   (Bob Blake)Chevrolet1976183running088
262613   Mike Colabucci Key Federal Savings VISA   (Mike Colabucci)Chevrolet1974825running085
273130   Kelly Denton Grandaddy Racing   (Grier Lackey)Chevrolet1974800running082
281680   Joe Ruttman LCI Telecommunications   (Jack Roush)Ford1976391running079
293034   Tony Roper Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford1914775running076
30236   Rick Carelli RE/MAX International   (Marshall Chesrown)Chevrolet1486441running073
312166   Bryan Reffner Carlin Combustion   (Dale Phelon)Ford1386441crash070
321175   Dan Press Spears Manufacturing   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet1084775running067

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Tony Roper34driver change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Tammy Jo Kirk07LovableGeoffrey BodineFord
Kevin Briscoe9Triangle MotorsportsBryan PerryFord
Tim Buckley09Soff-Cut InternationalTim BuckleyChevrolet
Mike Hurlbert11RPM RacingMike HurlbertFord
Mike Cope15Penrose Meat SnacksBilly BallewFord
T.J. Clark23American Racing WheelsT.J. ClarkChevrolet
Andy Genzman25De's LP GasDeWilton GenzmanFord
Andy Belmont26Delco Oil / Fina ExpressMike MittlerFord
Tony Roper31Concor Tool & MachineBob BrevakFord
Curtis Markham32Active Truck TeamJoe HornerChevrolet
Michael Cohen45Cohen RacingMichael CohenChevrolet
Tobey Butler52Purolator PureOne FiltersKen SchraderChevrolet
Scott Hansen53Purolator PureOne FiltersKen SchraderChevrolet
Jon Leavy54Jon Leavy RacingJon LeavyChevrolet
Lance Hooper55Gloy RacingTom GloyFord
Darin Brassfield56Husky Power ToolsHarry BrixDodge
Carlos Serrano63Jim ClarkChevrolet
Kenny Allen65AAG RacingKenny AllenChevrolet
Scott Grissom73Dynamic MotorsportsArne HenriksenChevrolet
Terry Cook88Duke ThorsonChevrolet
Lance Norick90L & R RacingRon NorickFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12222  
23286   #6 stalled turn 4 
293911  
40445   #6 stalled turn 3 
457026  
71766   #29 spun turn 2 
779620  
97993   #75 stalled turn 2 
1001001  
1011011   halfway break 
10213938  
1401467   #66 accident turn 1 
14720054  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.0%             Average green flag run: 24.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Michael Dokken19595
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.961027
  Rich Bickle10313230
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.1331342
  Rich Bickle13619055
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.19120010

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rich Bickle 335    
2   Butch Miller 330   -5  
3   Jay Sauter 325   -10  
4   Jimmy Hensley 292   -43  
5   Kenny Irwin, Jr. 267   -68  
6   Chuck Bown 265   -70  
7   Jack Sprague 264   -71  
8   Joe Ruttman 259   -76  
9   Rick Crawford 257   -78  
10   Dave Rezendes 255   -80  
11   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 253   -82  
12   Stacy Compton 249   -86  
13   Mike Bliss 243   -92  
14   Lonnie Rush, Jr. 236   -99  
15   Rick Carelli 228   -107  
16   Toby Porter 227   -108  
17   Bobby Dotter 209   -126  
18   Doug George 197   -138  
19   Boris Said 194   -141  
20   Michael Dokken 182   -153