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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 4 of 30
Saturday, March 8, 1997 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
197 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (299.834 miles)

Time of race: 1:58:55
Average speed: 151.751 mph
Pole speed: 179.835 mph
Cautions: 2 for 10 laps
Margin of victory: 3.536 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11360   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford19742700running135180
2 338   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford19727190running45170
31044   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Pontiac19713400running1165
41600   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac19720180running0160
5 887   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet19710890running0155
6 936   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac19716105running2150
73533   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19713855running0146
82610   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet19712605running1142
9 229   Elliott Sadler Diamond Ridge   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet19611355running1138
10365   Terry Labonte Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Terry Labonte)Chevrolet1968465running0134
11 58   Jeff Green Diamond Ridge   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1969855running0130
122047   Jeff Fuller Sunoco   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet19611880running0127
131137   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1965615running0124
14129   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford1965115running0121
151921   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford1965390running8118
162374   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19611405running0115
172534   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet19610355running4112
18 464   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet1958055running0109
193075   Rick Wilson Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet1954765running0106
20 694   Ron Barfield, Jr. New Holland   (Bill Elliott)Ford1955140running0103
213288   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet1959155running0100
22297   Mike Wallace Clabber Girl   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet1956845running097
23 732   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford1954555running094
243357   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet1958995running091
25411   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1956920running088
263172   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet1956650running085
271589   Johnny Chapman Sherwin-Williams   (Meredith Ruark)Ford1935030running082
282896   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Chevrolet1935770running079
29346   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet1934380running076
301811   Jimmy Foster Speedvision / Outdoor Life   (Curtis Key)Ford1914580running073
312778   Dennis Setzer Mark III Financial   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet1916795running070
322170   Dale Fischlein Stihl Power Tools   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet1914305running067
334243   Rodney Combs Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet1906520running064
343797   Doug Reid III MedPartners   (Bart Walker)Chevrolet1904255running061
352235   Lyndon Amick Rockwell   (Bill Amick)Pontiac1884230running058
36394   Jeff Purvis Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet1888695running055
374063   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac1594180crash052
382485   Shane Hall Luck's / Bama Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1514105running049
393881   Stanton Barrett Pro-Tech Motorsports   (Ron Neal)Chevrolet1496355crash046
40 117   Tim Bender Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet1355405running043
411799   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1146545engine040
42143   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet724105engine037

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Loy Allen, Jr.19Allen RacingJim MillsFord
Doug Heveron40MHCO USADoug TaylorFord
Greg Sacks45Hunters SpecialtiesMike LaughlinChevrolet
Kyle Petty49N.W.O.Kenneth ShaverPontiac
Jeff McClure77Lear CorporationJohn WalshFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
19090  
91944   #34 spun backstretch 
9516470  
1651706   #63,81 accident turn 2 
17119727  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.1%             Average green flag run: 62.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Elton Sawyer14545
  Mark Martin466520
  Bobby Labonte66661
  Phil Parsons67671
  Mike McLaughlin68714
  Mark Martin7211948
  Michael Waltrip1201278
  Mark Martin12815831
  Todd Bodine1591602
  Elliott Sadler1611611
  Mark Martin16219736

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Todd Bodine 612    
2   Randy LaJoie 602   -10  
3   Mark Martin 598   -14  
4   Phil Parsons 596   -16  
5   Elton Sawyer 542   -70  
6   Buckshot Jones 535   -77  
7   Mark Green 514   -98  
8   Elliott Sadler 496   -116  
9   Jeff Green 482   -130  
10   Tim Fedewa 450   -162  
11   Hermie Sadler 424   -188  
12   Steve Park 415   -197  
13   Dick Trickle 412   -200  
14   Mike McLaughlin 400   -212  
15   Mike Dillon 385   -227  
16   Rodney Combs 382   -230  
16   Jeff Fuller 382   -230  
18   Stevie Reeves 358   -254  
18   Johnny Chapman 358   -254  
20   Ron Barfield, Jr. 347   -265