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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race number 7 of 26
Saturday, May 24, 1997 at I-70 Speedway, Odessa, MO
200 laps on a 0.543 mile paved track (108.600 miles)

Time of race: 1:18:46
Average speed: 82.725 mph
Pole speed: 113.125 mph
Cautions: 8 for 39 laps
Margin of victory: .584 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverTruckLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 219   Tony Raines Pennzoil   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge20029775running149180
21043   Jimmy Hensley Cummins Engines   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge20026625running19170
31199   Chuck Bown Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford20022775running0165
4 117   Rich Bickle Sears DieHard   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet20012650running30160
52920   Butch Miller Orleans Hotel & Casino   (Walker Evans)Chevrolet20011975running0155
63080   Joe Ruttman LCI International   (Jack Roush)Ford20010350running0150
7 46   Rick Carelli RE/MAX International   (Marshall Chesrown)Chevrolet2009525running0146
8172   Mike Bliss Team ASE Racing   (Jim Smith)Ford2008550running0142
9 731   Tony Roper Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford2007325running0138
10 324   Jack Sprague Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2008350running0134
112612   Doug George Red Line Oil   (Bob Blake)Chevrolet2007025running0130
12 544   Boris Said Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford2005950running0127
133135   Dave Rezendes Ortho Lawn & Garden   (Charles Hardy)Chevrolet1996925running0124
14 898   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Raybestos   (Jim Herrick)Ford1997350running2121
15 614   Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park   (Tom Mitchell)Ford1997175running0118
161413   Curtis Markham Key Federal Savings VISA   (Mike Colabucci)Chevrolet1985500running0115
171656   Brandon Butler Husky Power Tools   (Harry Brix)Dodge1965475running0112
18274   Bill Sedgwick Soff-Cut International   (Tim Buckley)Chevrolet1955400running0109
192477   Lonnie Rush, Jr. A & G Coal   (Kevin Doran)Chevrolet1955375running0106
201966   Bryan Reffner Carlin Burners & Controls   (Dale Phelon)Ford1935300running0103
212365   Kenny Allen AAG Racing   (Kenny Allen)Chevrolet1905250running0100
222816   Ron Hornaday, Jr. NAPA Brakes   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet1897200running097
232188   Terry Cook PBA Tour   (Duke Thorson)Chevrolet1845175running094
24 926   Rick Beebe Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool   (Mike Mittler)Ford1715150running091
25127   Tammy Jo Kirk Lovable   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford1346125crash088
262018   Michael Dokken Dana Corporation   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge1176100running085
271329   Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance   (Ron Keselowski)Dodge886075crash082
283275   Dan Press Spears Manufacturing   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet846025mechanical079
292552   Tobey Butler Purolator PureOne Filters   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet806025mechanical076
301586   Stacy Compton Valvoline Instant Oil Change   (David Hodson)Ford746025mechanical073
31183   Jay Sauter GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet736025crash070
322215   Mike Cope Penrose Meat Snacks   (Billy Ballew)Ford695025crash067

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Rob Rizzo27RGR RacingRob RizzoFord
Scot Walters37Red Man Golden BlendClarence BrewerChevrolet
Marc Robe46Dollar RacingDavid DollarFord
Randy Tolsma61IWX Motor FreightSteve CoulterChevrolet
Lance Norick90NHL St. Louis BluesRon NorickFord
Mark Kinser92Rotary LiftRaymond ScanlanChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
243   #65,52 accident turn 4 
5139  
14163   #15,88 accident backstretch 
174428  
45495   #16 accident frontstretch 
50512  
52565   debris turn 4 
576610  
67737   #18,86,3 accident turn 3 
7410027  
1011011   halfway break 
10213433  
1351439   #7 accident turn 1 
14416320  
1641685   #98 spun turn 4 
16920032  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.0%             Average green flag run: 18.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Raines15656
  Kenny Irwin, Jr.57582
  Jimmy Hensley597719
  Rich Bickle7810730
  Tony Raines10820093

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rich Bickle 1140    
2   Jack Sprague 1063   -77  
3   Mike Bliss 1016   -124  
4   Butch Miller 995   -145  
5   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 968   -172  
6   Kenny Irwin, Jr. 953   -187  
7   Joe Ruttman 948   -192  
8   Chuck Bown 940   -200  
9   Jimmy Hensley 925   -215  
10   Dave Rezendes 907   -233  
11   Jay Sauter 838   -302  
12   Rick Carelli 835   -305  
13   Rick Crawford 820   -320  
14   Bob Keselowski 774   -366  
15   Doug George 760   -380  
16   Stacy Compton 716   -424  
17   Tony Roper 675   -465  
18   Tobey Butler 659   -481  
19   Boris Said 646   -494  
20   Michael Dokken 645   -495