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1997 Virginia Is For Lovers 200


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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race number 20 of 26
Thursday, September 4, 1997 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
200 laps on a 0.750 mile paved track (150.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:26:21
Average speed: 104.227 mph
Pole speed: 121.276 mph
Cautions: 5 for 20 laps
Margin of victory: 3.059 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverTruckLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11029   Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance   (Ron Keselowski)Dodge20034175running82180
2 424   Jack Sprague Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20026675running0170
3253   Jay Sauter GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20015425running16165
4 917   Rich Bickle Sears DieHard   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet2009325running0160
5 398   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Raybestos   (Jim Herrick)Ford20010300running0155
6 753   Ken Schrader Penda Truck Accessories   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet2008525running48150
7 22   Mike Bliss Team ASE Racing   (Jim Smith)Ford2009375running49146
81999   Chuck Bown Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford2006625running0142
91261   Randy Tolsma IWX Motor Freight / Dole   (Steve Coulter)Chevrolet2006575running0138
102620   Butch Miller Orleans Hotel & Casino   (Walker Evans)Chevrolet2006575running0134
11296   Rick Carelli RE/MAX International   (Marshall Chesrown)Chevrolet2006475running0130
12 680   Joe Ruttman LCI International   (Jack Roush)Ford2006375running0127
132243   Jimmy Hensley Cummins Engines   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge1996275running0124
141785   B.A. Wilson ICSE Control Systems   (B.A. Wilson)Ford1995225running0121
151166   Bryan Reffner Carlin Burners & Controls   (Dale Phelon)Ford1996425running0118
16 116   Ron Hornaday, Jr. NAPA Brakes   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet1996825running5115
172844   Boris Said Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford1986326running0112
18 886   Stacy Compton Valvoline Instant Oil Change   (David Hodson)Ford1986025running0109
191452   Mike Wallace Purolator PureOne Filters   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet1984975running0106
202306   Billy Pauch Greenfield Racing   (Dick Greenfield)Dodge1975150running0103
213283   Joe Gaita Lamb & Robinson Drywall   (Joe Gaita)Ford1974900running0100
223319   Tony Raines Pennzoil   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge1965875running097
23214   Wayne Grubb Link-Belt Construction   (William Grubb)Chevrolet1954850running094
242004   Brad Teague M-R Motorsports   (Mike Rose)Chevrolet1924825running091
25 57   Barry Bodine Bodine Racing   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford1894900running088
261541   Randy Renfrow Itco Tires / Ultra Wheels   (Greg Turnage)Ford1864775engine085
273431   Tony Roper Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford1635750engine082
283618   Jerry Marquis Dana Corporation   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge1624725engine079
293037   Scot Walters Red Man Golden Blend   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1204675steering076
302472   Tammy Jo Kirk Rogers Construction   (Doc MacDonald)Chevrolet755650engine073
313535   Kelly Denton Ortho Lawn & Garden   (Charles Hardy)Chevrolet674625engine070
322703   Kirk Shelmerdine Community Cash   (Kenneth Appling)Chevrolet574600engine067
331647   Jeff Green Red Man Golden Blend   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet474600handling064
343114   Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park   (Tom Mitchell)Ford345600engine061
351360   Tobey Butler Farris Concrete   (Mike Farris)Chevrolet195600engine058
361828   Ernie Irvan Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford184800clutch055

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Eric Norris02Wolverine Vinyl SidingJim SmithFord
John Blewett III05Bob Maguire Auto PartsJohn BlewettChevrolet
Greg Marlowe12Bob Blake RacingBob BlakeChevrolet
Tom Baldwin22Thompson RacingMike ThompsonFord
Rob Rizzo27Hastings FiltersRob RizzoFord
Jeff Spraker39M.J. SoftwareMilo JanuskaChevrolet
Mike Ewanitsko42Universal WeldingJoe AmbroseChevrolet
Kevin Grubb55Virginia Is For LoversKevin GrubbChevrolet
Andy Houston65Addington RacingKenny AllenChevrolet
Joe Buford70Cone Oil CompanyJames BufordFord
Kevin Harvick75Spears ManufacturingWayne SpearsChevrolet
Philip Morris81Beatty ConstructionSam BeattyChevrolet
Robert Huffman87HiltiTed PhillipsFord
Terry Cook88PBA TourDuke ThorsonChevrolet
Doug George92Rotary LiftRaymond ScanlanChevrolet
Dana Dorman93Llumar Window FilmsDana DormanChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14545  
46505   #47 accident turn 1 
518333  
84885   fluid turn 3 
89968  
97993   #37 accident turn 4 
1001001  
1011011   halfway break 
10215049  
1511555   debris turn 3 
15620045  
  Percent of race run under caution: 9.5%             Average green flag run: 30.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.155
  Mike Bliss65449
  Ken Schrader5510248
  Bob Keselowski10315654
  Jay Sauter15717216
  Bob Keselowski17320028

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jack Sprague 3061    
2   Rich Bickle 2966   -95  
3   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 2902   -159  
4   Joe Ruttman 2887   -174  
5   Mike Bliss 2715   -346  
6   Jimmy Hensley 2652   -409  
7   Rick Carelli 2647   -414  
8   Jay Sauter 2602   -459  
9   Chuck Bown 2540   -521  
10   Kenny Irwin, Jr. 2480   -581  
11   Butch Miller 2476   -585  
12   Rick Crawford 2428   -633  
13   Stacy Compton 2255   -806  
13   Dave Rezendes 2255   -806  
15   Bob Keselowski 2234   -827  
16   Boris Said 2198   -863  
17   Tony Raines 2051   -1010  
18   Bryan Reffner 2034   -1027  
19   Tony Roper 1974   -1087  
20   Tammy Jo Kirk 1944   -1117