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1997 NAPA Autocare 200


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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race number 11 of 26
Sunday, June 29, 1997 at Nazareth Speedway, Nazareth, PA
200 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (200.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:10:00
Average speed: 92.308 mph
Pole speed: 127.298 mph
Cautions: 12 for 52 laps
Margin of victory: .761 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverTruckLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 324   Jack Sprague Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20047300running123180
21680   Joe Ruttman LCI International   (Jack Roush)Ford20027250running30170
3 12   Mike Bliss Team ASE Racing   (Jim Smith)Ford20021400running31165
4 217   Rich Bickle Sears DieHard   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet20010100running0160
5 818   Michael Dokken Dana Corporation   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge2007900running0155
6106   Rick Carelli RE/MAX International   (Marshall Chesrown)Chevrolet20012075running0150
7 999   Chuck Bown Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford2008850running0146
8 437   David Green Red Man Golden Blend   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet2007100running0142
9273   Jay Sauter GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2008025running0138
10 719   Tony Raines Pennzoil   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge2008175running0134
112566   Bryan Reffner Carlin Burners & Controls   (Dale Phelon)Ford2006925running0130
123175   Dan Press Spears Manufacturing   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet2006875running0127
132155   Kevin Grubb Grubb Motorsports   (Kevin Grubb)Chevrolet2006825running0124
141186   Stacy Compton Valvoline Instant Oil Change   (David Hodson)Ford2008025running0121
152988   Terry Cook PBA Tour   (Duke Thorson)Chevrolet1997175running0118
16207   Tammy Jo Kirk Lovable   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford1987225running0115
172892   Doug George Rotary Lift   (Raymond Scanlan)Chevrolet1987175running0112
181914   Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park   (Tom Mitchell)Ford1977125running0109
192465   Brian Cunningham Cunningham Historic Motorcars   (Kenny Allen)Ford1976075running0106
203244   Boris Said Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford1967250running0103
213006   Billy Pauch Greenfield Racing   (Dick Greenfield)Dodge1946000running0100
223647   Danny Hieber Bucks County International   (Eugene Hieber)Chevrolet1935975running097
231420   Butch Miller Orleans Hotel & Casino   (Walker Evans)Chevrolet1926950running094
24 516   Ron Hornaday, Jr. NAPA Brakes / Truck Series Champion   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet1887925crash1691
25 643   Jimmy Hensley Cummins Engines   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1807000running088
263515   Mike Cope Penrose Meat Snacks   (Billy Ballew)Ford1755875suspension085
271898   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Raybestos   (Jim Herrick)Ford1546850running082
282613   Morgan Shepherd Key Federal Savings VISA   (Mike Colabucci)Chevrolet1475825engine079
293412   Randy MacDonald Blake Racing   (Bob Blake)Chevrolet1465800crash076
301727   Rob Rizzo Easy Care   (Rob Rizzo)Ford1025775crash073
311235   Dave Rezendes Ortho Lawn & Garden   (Charles Hardy)Chevrolet1016750engine070
322377   Lonnie Rush, Jr. A & G Coal   (Kevin Doran)Chevrolet995725engine067
332231   Tony Roper Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford996725crash064
343352   Tobey Butler Purolator PureOne Filters   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet886725engine061
351590   Lance Norick NHL Philadelphia Flyers   (Ron Norick)Ford665725crash058
361329   Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance   (Ron Keselowski)Dodge26725crash055

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
265   #20,98,29 accident turn 2 
72519  
26305   #65 accident turn 2 
31322  
33353   #55 accident turn 2 
366732  
68725   #90 spun turn 2 
739119  
92943   #52 fluid turn 3 
951006  
1011011   halfway break 
1021021  
1031097   #27,31 accident turn 1 
11013526  
1361405   debris backstretch 
1411499  
1501556   #12,44 spun backstretch 
15617520  
1761783   #15 engine 
1791813   fluid on track 
1821887  
1891946   #99,16,86 accident turn 2 
1952006  
  Percent of race run under caution: 26.0%             Average green flag run: 12.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mike Bliss11414
  Jack Sprague152612
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.274216
  Jack Sprague4311977
  Mike Bliss12013617
  Joe Ruttman13716630
  Jack Sprague16720034

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rich Bickle 1673    
2   Jack Sprague 1629   -44  
3   Joe Ruttman 1549   -124  
4   Mike Bliss 1521   -152  
5   Chuck Bown 1518   -155  
6   Kenny Irwin, Jr. 1455   -218  
7   Jay Sauter 1451   -222  
8   Butch Miller 1431   -242  
9   Rick Carelli 1407   -266  
10   Dave Rezendes 1399   -274  
11   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 1397   -276  
12   Rick Crawford 1394   -279  
13   Jimmy Hensley 1376   -297  
14   Boris Said 1188   -485  
15   Bob Keselowski 1176   -497  
16   Stacy Compton 1158   -515  
17   Tammy Jo Kirk 1105   -568  
18   Doug George 1088   -585  
19   Bryan Reffner 1074   -599  
20   Tony Roper 1060   -613