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1997 Dodge California Truckstop 300


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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race number 23 of 26
Sunday, October 12, 1997 at Mesa Marin Raceway, Bakersfield, CA
300 laps on a 0.500 mile paved track (150.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:57:58
Average speed: 76.293 mph
Pole speed: 91.799 mph
Cautions: 8 for 37 laps
Margin of victory: .204 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverTruckLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
243046   Joe Bean Dollar Racing   (David Dollar)Ford2924950running091
5 217   Rich Bickle Sears DieHard   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet3007900running0155
3 12   Mike Bliss Team ASE Racing   (Jim Smith)Ford30016600running114165
14 999   Chuck Bown Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford2996450running0121
12216   Rick Carelli RE/MAX International   (Marshall Chesrown)Chevrolet2996550running0127
21786   Stacy Compton Valvoline Instant Oil Change   (David Hodson)Ford30023650running0170
62314   Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park   (Tom Mitchell)Ford3007200running0150
152018   Kevin Cywinski Dana Corporation   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge2995400running0118
291535   Kelly Denton Ortho Lawn & Garden   (Charles Hardy)Chevrolet1724525engine076
20259   Ron Esau Rhino Linings USA   (Wilbur Bunce)Chevrolet2975475running0103
221648   Ron Fellows AER Manufacturing   (Billy Hess)Chevrolet2955050running097
313285   Milan Garrett Champion Wheel   (Milan Garrett)Ford1174325handling070
343334   Doug George Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Chevrolet435225transmission061
8 575   Kevin Harvick Spears Manufacturing   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet3005850running0142
9 643   Jimmy Hensley Cummins Engines   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge3006800running0138
28 816   Ron Hornaday, Jr. NAPA Brakes   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet2448125rear end13979
16 498   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Raybestos   (Jim Herrick)Ford2986350running1115
212729   Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance   (Ron Keselowski)Dodge2976100running0100
273168   Donny Ling, Jr. Auto Palace   (Don Ling, Sr.)Chevrolet2774725running082
171920   Butch Miller Orleans Hotel & Casino   (Walker Evans)Chevrolet2985300running0112
252690   Lance Norick NHL   (Ron Norick)Dodge2884975running088
11 719   Tony Raines Pennzoil   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge3006700running0130
32 366   Bryan Reffner Carlin Burners & Controls   (Dale Phelon)Ford1035225exhaust067
302455   Dave Rezendes Gloy Racing   (Tom Gloy)Ford1275425transmission073
182227   Rob Rizzo Hastings Filters   (Rob Rizzo)Ford2985250running0109
132931   Tony Roper Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford2996500running0124
191180   Joe Ruttman LCI International   (Jack Roush)Ford2986200running0106
232844   Boris Said Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford2946000running094
4143   Jay Sauter GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3009800running0160
33124   Bill Sedgwick Soff-Cut International   (Tim Buckley)Chevrolet434225engine064
101024   Jack Sprague Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3006750running0134
11361   Randy Tolsma IWX Motor Freight / Dole   (Steve Coulter)Chevrolet30035550running12180
263412   Tony Toste Star Nursery   (Bob Blake)Chevrolet2884825running085
71852   Mike Wallace Purolator PureOne Filters   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet3005900running34146

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12525  
26305   debris turn 3 
314414  
45495   #4 spun turn 2 
506617  
67704   #90 accident turn 2 
718818  
89924   #68 spun turn 1 
9315058  
1511511   halfway break 
15217322  
1741796   fluid frontstretch 
18024465  
2452539   fluid turn 1 
25426512  
2662694   #20 spun turn 2 
27030031  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.7%             Average green flag run: 29.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mike Bliss11919
  Kenny Irwin, Jr.20201
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.21153133
  Randy Tolsma1541541
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.1551562
  Randy Tolsma1571637
  Mike Wallace16419229
  Mike Bliss19323947
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.2402434
  Mike Bliss24429148
  Mike Wallace2922965
  Randy Tolsma2973004

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jack Sprague 3484    
2   Rich Bickle 3428   -56  
3   Joe Ruttman 3300   -184  
4   Mike Bliss 3142   -342  
5   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 3133   -351  
6   Jimmy Hensley 3100   -384  
7   Jay Sauter 3073   -411  
8   Rick Carelli 3038   -446  
9   Chuck Bown 2897   -587  
10   Butch Miller 2856   -628  
11   Kenny Irwin, Jr. 2807   -677  
12   Rick Crawford 2757   -727  
13   Stacy Compton 2697   -787  
14   Bob Keselowski 2537   -947  
15   Boris Said 2438   -1046  
16   Dave Rezendes 2428   -1056  
17   Tony Raines 2366   -1118  
18   Tony Roper 2310   -1174  
19   Bryan Reffner 2244   -1240  
20   Tammy Jo Kirk 1944   -1540