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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 18 of 30
Sunday, July 6, 1997 at Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
250 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:31:18
Average speed: 99.141 mph
Pole speed: 118.468 mph
Cautions: 6 for 35 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11074   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet25041050running20180
21129   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet25028575running41170
3 21   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet25019875running27165
4 300   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac25017550running32160
5123   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet25017500running78155
61638   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford25011525running0150
72210   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet25011675running0146
8214   Dale Shaw Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet2508325running0142
92863   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac25011225running0138
10 133   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet25013725running0134
11 736   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac24911025crash0130
122717   Matt Kenseth Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet2499925running0127
133334   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet24912075running0124
14 964   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet2497725running9121
152637   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet24910050running0118
162999   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet2499525running0115
171957   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet24911675running0112
18 444   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Pontiac2497325running0109
19156   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet2499225running0106
203456   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet2497550running0103
213647   Robert Pressley Sunoco   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet2499275running0100
222340   Rick Fuller Specialty Motorsports   (Doug Taylor)Ford2486925running097
23 508   Bobby Dotter Lub Tek   (Bobby Dotter)Chevrolet2486800running094
241785   Shane Hall Luck's Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet2488700running091
251489   Johnny Chapman Alarm South   (Meredith Ruark)Ford2488900running088
26 688   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet24712650crash4385
271396   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford2478300running082
282043   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet2467200running079
293180   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet2467100running076
301845   Jeff Fuller Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet2457225ignition073
313272   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet2459150running070
322535   Lyndon Amick Rockwell   (Bill Amick)Pontiac2435800running067
332448   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford2416700running064
343068   Chris Diamond J & L Motors   (Jerry Francis)Chevrolet2415600crash061
353841   Joey McCarthy Rent-A-Wreck   (James Pritchard)Chevrolet2275500running058
364078   Nathan Buttke Carquest Auto Parts   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet1505400engine055
37 82   Ricky Craven Raybestos   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet1435300brakes052
383716   Mark Day 31-W Insulation   (Wayne Day)Pontiac465060crash049
393577   Jeff McClure Lear Corporation / UAW   (John Walsh)Ford355060crash046
403997   Doug Reid III Godwin's   (Doug Reid III)Chevrolet315260crash043

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Ricky Craven2driver change
Dale Shaw4backup car
Bobby Labonte44driver change
Dick Trickle64driver change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCJack Sprague2RaybestosRicky CravenChevrolet
DCRon Hornaday, Jr.44Shell OilBobby LabontePontiac
DCJim Sauter64Dura LubeDennis ShoemakerChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11919  
20256   #97 spun turn 2 
26349  
35406   #35,97,77 accident turn 2 
41499  
50578   #16 accident frontstretch 
587821  
79857   #41 spun turn 2 
8612035  
1211266   #00 spun turn 2 
127248122  
2492502   #88,36,64,68 accident turns 3/4 
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.0%             Average green flag run: 35.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Hermie Sadler12727
  Steve Park288659
  Kevin Lepage87871
  Elliott Sadler88881
  Kevin Lepage8913042
  Elliott Sadler13117040
  Steve Park17118919
  Buckshot Jones19022132
  Dick Trickle2222309
  Randy LaJoie23125020

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 2678    
2   Todd Bodine 2646   -32  
3   Phil Parsons 2363   -315  
4   Steve Park 2245   -433  
5   Buckshot Jones 2183   -495  
6   Mike McLaughlin 2122   -556  
7   Kevin Lepage 2083   -595  
8   Hermie Sadler 2077   -601  
9   Elliott Sadler 2064   -614  
10   Elton Sawyer 2057   -621  
11   Jason Keller 2037   -641  
12   Tim Fedewa 2028   -650  
13   Dick Trickle 2019   -659  
14   Jeff Green 1898   -780  
15   Mark Green 1886   -792  
16   Mike Dillon 1771   -907  
17   Tracy Leslie 1715   -963  
18   Stevie Reeves 1601   -1077  
19   Joe Bessey 1587   -1091  
20   Glenn Allen, Jr. 1527   -1151