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1997 Colorado 250 By Snap-On Tools


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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race number 14 of 26
Saturday, July 19, 1997 at Colorado National Speedway, Erie, CO
250 laps on a .375 mile paved track (93.8 miles)

Time of race: 1:29:19
Average Speed: 62.978 mph
Pole Speed: 77.537 mph
Cautions: 6 for 27 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.295 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Truck Laps Money Status Led Points
1 116   Ron Hornaday, Jr. NAPA Brakes   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet25036,200running106180
2 52   Mike Bliss Team ASE Racing   (Jim Smith)Ford25030,775running76170
31386   Stacy Compton Valvoline Instant Oil Change   (David Hodson)Ford25020,625running0165
4123   Jay Sauter GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet25011,975running0160
5 317   Rich Bickle Sears DieHard   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet2509,875running0155
6 614   Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park   (Tom Mitchell)Ford25011,400running7150
7206   Rick Carelli RE/MAX International   (Marshall Chesrown)Chevrolet2508,275running0146
8 843   Jimmy Hensley Cummins Engines   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge2507,375running0142
9 419   Tony Raines Pennzoil   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge2507,275running0138
10 720   Butch Miller Orleans Hotel & Casino   (Walker Evans)Chevrolet2508,175running0134
111435   Dave Rezendes Ortho Lawn & Garden   (Charles Hardy)Chevrolet2507,175running0130
121680   Joe Ruttman LCI International   (Jack Roush)Ford2497,125running0127
131131   Tony Roper Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford2496,075running0124
142698   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Raybestos   (Jim Herrick)Ford2497,025running0121
151066   Bryan Reffner Carlin Burners & Controls   (Dale Phelon)Ford2497,225running0118
162124   Jack Sprague Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2496,875running0115
17177   Tammy Jo Kirk Lovable   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford2496,625running0112
18 252   Mike Wallace Purolator PureOne Filters   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet2496,575running61109
192588   Terry Cook PBA Tour   (Duke Thorson)Chevrolet2485,625running0106
201975   Kevin Harvick Spears Manufacturing   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet2485,700running0103
211829   Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance   (Ron Keselowski)Dodge2476,450running0100
223044   Boris Said Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford2476,425running097
232418   Tom Hubert Dana Corporation   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge2455,400running094
24234   Bill Sedgwick Soff-Cut International   (Tim Buckley)Chevrolet2445,375running091
252782   Randy Nelson Core Motorsports   (Steve Lucore)Ford2445,450running088
262299   Chuck Bown Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford2426,325running085
27155   Gary Higgs Better Built   (Gary Higgs)Ford755,300engine082
282965   Kenny Allen Orleans Hotel & Casino   (Kenny Allen)Chevrolet95,250handling079
292832   Doug George Core Motorsports   (Steve Lucore)Ford46,250suspension076
30 926   Jerry Robertson Lucas Oil   (Mike Mittler)Ford35,250engine073

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155  
694   #26 stalled on track 
103324  
34374   debris backstretch 
388346  
84929   debris frontstretch 
9312533  
1261261   halfway break 
12721589  
2162205   #82 spun turn 2 
22123212  
2332364   #7 accident turn 2 
23725014  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.8%             Average green flag run: 31.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mike Wallace16161
  Mike Bliss62643
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.6513268
  Rick Crawford1331397
  Mike Bliss14021273
  Ron Hornaday, Jr.21325038

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Rich Bickle 2148    
2   Jack Sprague 2046   -102  
3   Joe Ruttman 1984   -164  
4   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 1937   -211  
5   Mike Bliss 1909   -239  
6   Jay Sauter 1851   -297  
7   Chuck Bown 1834   -314  
8   Jimmy Hensley 1825   -323  
9   Rick Carelli 1814   -334  
10   Kenny Irwin, Jr. 1803   -345  
11   Butch Miller 1762   -386  
12   Rick Crawford 1720   -428  
13   Dave Rezendes 1690   -458  
14   Stacy Compton 1573   -575  
15   Boris Said 1553   -595  
16   Bob Keselowski 1470   -678  
17   Tammy Jo Kirk 1453   -695  
18   Tony Raines 1429   -719  
19   Bryan Reffner 1410   -738  
20   Tony Roper 1399   -749