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1997 The No Fear Challenge


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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race number 24 of 26
Saturday, October 18, 1997 at California Speedway, Fontana, CA
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:37:28
Average speed: 137.195 mph
Pole speed: 173.198 mph
Cautions: 4 for 16 laps
Margin of victory: 1.63 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverTruckLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 12   Mike Bliss Team ASE Racing   (Jim Smith)Ford10074400running93180
21852   Mike Wallace Purolator PureOne Filters   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet10027600running0170
3 498   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Raybestos   (Jim Herrick)Ford10018750running0165
4 828   Ernie Irvan Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford10013400running2160
51361   Randy Tolsma IWX Motor Freight / Dole   (Steve Coulter)Chevrolet10012550running0155
6 224   Jack Sprague Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet10011225running1150
7271   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford1009800running0146
8 729   Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance   (Ron Keselowski)Dodge1008400running0142
92516   Ron Hornaday, Jr. NAPA Brakes   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet1009100running0138
10 914   Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park   (Tom Mitchell)Ford1009350running0134
112642   Kyle Petty Hot Wheels   (Rick McCray)Chevrolet1006550running0130
12117   Barry Bodine Bodine Racing   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford1006700running0127
133119   Tony Raines Pennzoil   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge1007550running0124
141431   Tony Roper Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford1007600running0121
15306   Rick Carelli RE/MAX International   (Marshall Chesrown)Chevrolet1007950running0118
161599   Chuck Bown Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford10011150running4115
172986   Stacy Compton Valvoline Instant Oil Change   (David Hodson)Ford1007275running0112
183320   Butch Miller Orleans Hotel & Casino   (Walker Evans)Chevrolet997250running0109
192035   Ron Barfield, Jr. Ortho Lawn & Garden   (Charles Hardy)Chevrolet996225running0106
202875   Kevin Harvick Spears Manufacturing   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet996425running0103
21 390   Lance Norick NHL Los Angeles Kings   (Ron Norick)Dodge996125running0100
22244   Wayne Grubb Link-Belt Construction   (William Grubb)Chevrolet996100running097
232388   Terry Cook Pioneer Electronics   (Duke Thorson)Chevrolet996075running094
242257   Brian Cunningham Cunningham Historic Motorcars   (Ed Scherer)Ford996050running091
25103   Jay Sauter GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet997125running088
26 517   Rich Bickle Sears DieHard   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet987000running085
273641   Bill Sedgwick Vintage Motorsports   (Tim Buckley)Chevrolet955975running082
282127   Rob Rizzo Auto Value   (Rob Rizzo)Ford885950crash079
29 680   Joe Ruttman LCI International   (Jack Roush)Ford826925running076
301718   Robby Gordon Dana Corporation   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge725900engine073
313202   Eric Norris Prolong   (Jim Smith)Ford725875oil line070
321966   Bryan Reffner Carlin Burners & Controls   (Dale Phelon)Ford656850engine067
331644   Boris Said Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford406850engine064
341243   Jimmy Hensley Cummins Engines   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge376850engine061
353474   Tammy Jo Kirk Circle Bar Motel & RV Park   (Tom Mitchell)Ford106850handling058
363565   Doug George Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford56850handling055

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ron Esau9Wilbur BunceChevrolet
Joe Bean46Dollar RacingDavid DollarFord
Rick Johnson63
Randy Nelson82

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14242  
43475   #44 stalled turn 4 
485912  
60601   mid-race break 
618222  
83864   #27 spun turn 2 
87893  
90956   #27 accident turn 2 
961005  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.0%             Average green flag run: 16.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jack Sprague111
  Mike Bliss23938
  Ernie Irvan40412
  Chuck Bown42454
  Mike Bliss4610055

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jack Sprague 3634    
2   Rich Bickle 3513   -121  
3   Joe Ruttman 3376   -258  
4   Mike Bliss 3322   -312  
5   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 3271   -363  
6   Jay Sauter 3161   -473  
6   Jimmy Hensley 3161   -473  
8   Rick Carelli 3156   -478  
9   Chuck Bown 3012   -622  
10   Kenny Irwin, Jr. 2972   -662  
11   Butch Miller 2965   -669  
12   Rick Crawford 2891   -743  
13   Stacy Compton 2809   -825  
14   Bob Keselowski 2679   -955  
15   Boris Said 2502   -1132  
16   Tony Raines 2490   -1144  
17   Tony Roper 2431   -1203  
18   Dave Rezendes 2428   -1206  
19   Bryan Reffner 2311   -1323  
20   Tammy Jo Kirk 2002   -1632