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1997 GM Goodwrench / Delco Batteries 200


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 15 of 30
Saturday, May 31, 1997 at Dover Downs International Speedway, Dover, DE
200 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:44:56
Average Speed: 114.358 mph
Pole Speed: 148.926 mph
Cautions: 4 for 21 laps
Margin of Victory: .596 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 244   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Pontiac20028,410running97180
2149   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford20018,350running27170
3 974   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet20027,025running44165
41988   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet20013,925running0160
5133   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20014,250running2155
61832   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford2006,825running0150
7 836   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac2009,025running9146
8 35   Terry Labonte Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Terry Labonte)Chevrolet1996,325running0142
9 438   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford1998,620running0138
102921   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford1997,020running0134
113217   Matt Kenseth Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet1995,635running0130
12 729   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet19910,310running0127
132357   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet19910,235running0124
14381   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1998,825running0121
151133   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet1988,260running0118
16212   Ricky Craven Raybestos   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet1985,285running0115
171700   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac19810,010running0112
18 610   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet1986,735running8109
192772   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet1978,960running0106
20156   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet1977,110running0103
21 596   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford1976,660running0100
221694   Ron Barfield, Jr. New Holland Tractors   (Bill Elliott)Ford1976,575running097
232234   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet1978,800running094
241237   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1976,525running091
252099   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1966,700running088
263747   Jeff Fuller Sunoco / 360 Communication   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1958,725running085
272863   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac1946,450running082
283143   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet1945,925running079
291048   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford1915,900running076
302656   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1895,100running073
312485   Shane Hall Luck's Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1835,850running070
323080   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1745,825running067
33394   Sterling Marlin Northeastern Supply   (James Finch)Chevrolet1194,800handling064
343625   Andy Hillenburg Fast Track   (Andy Hillenburg)Chevrolet1084,775vibration061
353489   Johnny Chapman Northstar Motorsports   (Meredith Ruark)Ford995,750engine058
363577   Jeff McClure Lear Corporation / UAW   (John Walsh)Ford924,725engine055
37 164   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet725,500crash1352
382545   Greg Sacks Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet714,675crash049
393314   Patty Moise Pure Silk   (Elton Sawyer)Chevrolet54,675crash046

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Eddie Beahr39Fidelity PrintingWayne BeahrFord
Ed Spencer III20Spencer Motor VenturesAllen CretsingerChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
166  
7126   #14,56,43 accident turn 3 
135038  
51566   debris 
57637  
64663   #56 spun frontstretch 
67726  
73786   #64,85,45 accident turn 2 
79200122  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.5%             Average green flag run: 35.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dick Trickle11313
  Bobby Labonte148067
  Randy LaJoie819515
  Jeff Burton96972
  Randy LaJoie981069
  Jeff Burton1071115
  Randy LaJoie11212817
  Jeff Burton12914820
  Randy LaJoie1491513
  Steve Park1521532
  Todd Bodine1541629
  Phil Parsons1631708
  Bobby Labonte17120030

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 2218    
2   Todd Bodine 2208   -10  
3   Phil Parsons 1990   -228  
4   Jeff Green 1898   -320  
5   Steve Park 1816   -402  
6   Buckshot Jones 1755   -463  
7   Tim Fedewa 1721   -497  
8   Dick Trickle 1713   -505  
9   Kevin Lepage 1711   -507  
10   Hermie Sadler 1692   -526  
11   Mike McLaughlin 1676   -542  
12   Elliott Sadler 1667   -551  
13   Jason Keller 1658   -560  
14   Elton Sawyer 1646   -572  
15   Mark Green 1556   -662  
16   Mike Dillon 1474   -744  
17   Stevie Reeves 1404   -814  
18   Jeff Fuller 1389   -829  
19   Tracy Leslie 1344   -874  
20   Joe Bessey 1262   -956