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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 .500 mile paved track (150.0 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

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Truck Laps Money Status Led Points
11361   Randy Tolsma IWX Motor Freight / Dole   (Steve Coulter)Chevrolet30035,550running12180
21786   Stacy Compton Valvoline Instant Oil Change   (David Hodson)Ford30023,650running0170
3 12   Mike Bliss Team ASE Racing   (Jim Smith)Ford30016,600running114165
4143   Jay Sauter GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3009,800running0160
5 217   Rich Bickle Sears DieHard   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet3007,900running0155
62314   Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park   (Tom Mitchell)Ford3007,200running0150
71852   Mike Wallace Purolator PureOne Filters   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet3005,900running34146
8 575   Kevin Harvick Spears Manufacturing   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet3005,850running0142
9 643   Jimmy Hensley Cummins Engines   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge3006,800running0138
101024   Jack Sprague Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3006,750running0134
11 719   Tony Raines Pennzoil   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge3006,700running0130
12216   Rick Carelli RE/MAX International   (Marshall Chesrown)Chevrolet2996,550running0127
132931   Tony Roper Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford2996,500running0124
14 999   Chuck Bown Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford2996,450running0121
152018   Kevin Cywinski Dana Corporation   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge2995,400running0118
16 498   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Raybestos   (Jim Herrick)Ford2986,350running1115
171920   Butch Miller Orleans Hotel & Casino   (Walker Evans)Chevrolet2985,300running0112
182227   Rob Rizzo Hastings Filters   (Rob Rizzo)Ford2985,250running0109
191180   Joe Ruttman LCI International   (Jack Roush)Ford2986,200running0106
20259   Ron Esau Rhino Linings USA   (Wilbur Bunce)Chevrolet2975,475running0103
212729   Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance   (Ron Keselowski)Dodge2976,100running0100
221648   Ron Fellows AER Manufacturing   (Billy Hess)Chevrolet2955,050running097
232844   Boris Said Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford2946,000running094
243046   Joe Bean Dollar Racing   (David Dollar)Ford2924,950running091
252690   Lance Norick NHL   (Ron Norick)Ford2884,975running088
263412   Tony Toste Star Nursery   (Bob Blake)Chevrolet2884,825running085
273168   Donny Ling, Jr. Auto Palace   (Don Ling, Sr.)Chevrolet2774,725running082
28 816   Ron Hornaday, Jr. NAPA Brakes   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet2448,125rear end13979
291535   Kelly Denton Ortho Lawn & Garden   (Charles Hardy)Chevrolet1724,525engine076
302455   Dave Rezendes Gloy Racing   (Tom Gloy)Ford1275,425transmission073
313285   Milan Garrett Champion Wheel   (Milan Garrett)Ford1174,325handling070
32 366   Bryan Reffner Carlin Burners & Controls   (Dale Phelon)Ford1035,225exhaust067
33124   Bill Sedgwick Soff-Cut International   (Tim Buckley)Chevrolet434,225engine064
343334   Doug George Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Chevrolet435,225transmission061

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
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