Contact Us !
Home | Drivers | Owners | Tracks | Sprint Cup | Nationwide | CWTS | KNPSW | KNPSE | IndyCar | ARCA | F1 | Tudor | Random
Links for this race (some data may be unavailable):
    Race Results     Qualifying Results   Loop Data Stats   Pit Stops
  Comments (12)   Video Links (1)     Crew Chiefs
Page Sponsorship ($5)

1997 Gateway 300


Previous race results / Next race results                     Next at this track

NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 20 of 30
Saturday, July 26, 1997 at Gateway International Raceway, Madison, IL
240 laps on a 1.250 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:48:25
Average Speed: 78.803 mph
Pole Speed: 130.993 mph
Cautions: 14 for 81 laps
Margin of Victory: .223 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11229   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet24048,925running33180
23457   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet24032,900running0170
3194   Dale Shaw Graybar / Buss Fuses   (James Finch)Chevrolet24019,750running10165
41738   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford24022,825running16160
52034   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet24024,150running0155
62233   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet24019,125running0150
71545   Jeff Fuller Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet24018,425running0146
82937   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet24017,725running0142
9 16   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet24019,840running0138
104143   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet24018,280running0134
11401   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet23817,370running0130
123988   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet23518,510fuel pump0127
132777   Brad Teague Lear Corporation / UAW   (John Walsh)Ford23514,150running0124
14 399   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet23317,040running0121
15 83   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet23019,105running21118
163063   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac22615,820running0115
171474   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet22418,960ignition0112
18 685   Shane Hall Luck's Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet22115,600engine0109
19 772   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet21517,740crash21106
202344   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Pontiac20813,605crash41103
21 564   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet20813,570running0100
223689   Johnny Chapman Alarm South   (Meredith Ruark)Ford20515,160crash097
231610   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet20215,050crash094
242436   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac19814,940running091
251000   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac19416,180running088
26325   Terry Labonte Bayer   (Terry Labonte)Chevrolet19212,720crash085
271117   Matt Kenseth Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet16413,610engine082
283735   Lyndon Amick Team Amick   (Bill Amick)Pontiac13012,500handling079
29 487   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet12814,890crash7476
303580   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet12513,505crash073
313168   Chris Diamond J & L Motors   (Jerry Francis)Chevrolet10912,170oil leak070
32 22   Ricky Craven Raybestos   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet8714,810crash2467
332178   Nathan Buttke Carquest Auto Parts   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet8311,950engine064
342722   Scott Lagasse Pest Offense   (Allen Bloom)Chevrolet8111,840overheating061
353849   Kyle Petty N.W.O.   (Kenneth Shaver)Chevrolet7511,730crash058
362670   Dale Fischlein Patriot Seeds   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet7511,620crash055
371347   Robert Pressley Sunoco / 360 Communication   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet6113,760crash052
381831   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Sikken's Car Refinishes   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet6111,400crash049
392584   Randy Porter Sammy Kershaw / 84 Lumber   (James Porter)Ford4612,400overheating046
403320   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet3711,400crash043
41 97   Danny Edwards, Jr. Clabber Girl   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet711,400crash040
424296   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford712,600crash037

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Kenny Wallace12GraybarFil MartocciFord
Mark Day1631-W InsulationWayne DayPontiac
Michael Waltrip21Band-AidMichael WaltripFord
Bobby Hillin, Jr.50RawlingsBobby JonesPontiac
Scot Walters55Brewco Collision ProductsClarence BrewerChevrolet
Jeff Krogh56Clearwater Forest IndustriesRobert KroghChevrolet
Perry Tripp66Pizza WorldRay DeWittFord
Brad Payne79Triangle MotorsportsBryan PerryFord
Bill Hoff86Mawson & MawsonTim DurbinChevrolet
Doug Reid III97Godwin's GCIDoug Reid IIIChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
188  
9157   #7,85,96 accident turn 2 
163823  
39446   #20 accident turn 2 
455511  
56605   #63 accident turn 2 
61622  
63708   #31,35,47 accident backstretch 
71766  
77815   #43,49,70,99 accident turn 2 
82887  
89924   #2 accident turn 2 
93942  
95984   #80 accident turn 2 
9912123  
1221276   #36 accident turn 2 
1281303  
1311399   #80 accident frontstretch 
14015415  
1551595   #00 accident turn 2 
16018223  
1831908   #77 spun turn 4 
19120313  
2042085   #10,89 accident backstretch 
2092091  
2102134   #3,44 accident turn 2 
2142152  
2162205   #72 accident turn 2 
22124020  
  Percent of race run under caution: 33.8%             Average green flag run: 10.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ricky Craven12222
  Joe Nemechek234119
  Dale Shaw42454
  Joe Nemechek467025
  Ricky Craven71722
  Mike Dillon739321
  Joe Nemechek9412330
  Elton Sawyer12413916
  Steve Park1401401
  Elliott Sadler1411411
  Steve Park14215615
  Dale Shaw1571626
  Steve Park1631675
  Bobby Labonte16820841
  Elliott Sadler20924032

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 2955    
2   Todd Bodine 2897   -58  
3   Phil Parsons 2581   -374  
4   Steve Park 2501   -454  
5   Mike McLaughlin 2447   -508  
6   Elliott Sadler 2424   -531  
7   Buckshot Jones 2405   -550  
8   Elton Sawyer 2372   -583  
9   Kevin Lepage 2340   -615  
10   Hermie Sadler 2313   -642  
11   Tim Fedewa 2305   -650  
12   Jason Keller 2283   -672  
13   Mark Green 2146   -809  
14   Dick Trickle 2119   -836  
15   Mike Dillon 2027   -928  
16   Tracy Leslie 1951   -1004  
17   Jeff Green 1898   -1057  
18   Joe Bessey 1807   -1148  
19   Glenn Allen, Jr. 1794   -1161  
20   Stevie Reeves 1729   -1226