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1997 Hanes 250


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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race number 21 of 26
Saturday, September 27, 1997 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
250 laps* on a .526 mile paved track (131.5 miles)

Time of race: 1:47:18
Average Speed: 75.296 mph
Pole Speed: 92.796 mph
Cautions: 8 for 42 laps
Margin of Victory: .573 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Truck Laps Money Status Led Points
1 117   Rich Bickle Sears DieHard   (Darrell Waltrip)Chevrolet25631,875running204180
2 228   Ernie Irvan Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford25625,600running52170
3 32   Mike Bliss Team ASE Racing   (Jim Smith)Ford25619,075running0165
41343   Jimmy Hensley Cummins Engines   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge25611,175running0160
51451   Bobby Hamilton Southern Pride Trucking   (Bobby Hamilton Racing)Chevrolet25610,500running0155
61820   Butch Miller Orleans Hotel & Casino   (Walker Evans)Chevrolet2567,875running0150
7333   Jay Sauter GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2566,675running0146
81998   Kenny Irwin, Jr. Raybestos   (Jim Herrick)Ford2567,375running0142
9 786   Stacy Compton Valvoline Instant Oil Change   (David Hodson)Ford2566,825running0138
10 824   Jack Sprague Quaker State   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2567,925running0134
112165   Andy Houston Addington Racing   (Kenny Allen)Chevrolet2555,475running0130
12 580   Joe Ruttman LCI International   (Jack Roush)Ford2556,325running0127
13 637   David Green Red Man Golden Blend   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet2555,275running0124
142061   Randy Tolsma IWX Motor Freight / Dole   (Steve Coulter)Chevrolet2556,225running0121
15106   Rick Carelli RE/MAX International   (Marshall Chesrown)Chevrolet2546,625running0118
162999   Chuck Bown Exide Batteries   (Jack Roush)Ford2536,125running0115
17267   Barry Bodine Bodine Racing   (Geoffrey Bodine)Ford2525,075running0112
181635   Kelly Denton Ortho Lawn & Garden   (Charles Hardy)Chevrolet2525,025running0109
192304   Brad Teague M-R Motorsports   (Mike Rose)Chevrolet2504,975running0106
202812   Ernie Cope Kroger   (Bob Blake)Chevrolet2505,150running0103
213631   Tony Roper Concor Tool & Machine   (Bob Brevak)Ford2465,900running0100
223152   Mike Wallace Purolator PureOne Filters   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet2415,875running097
231119   Tony Raines Pennzoil   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge2355,850running094
243414   Rick Crawford Circle Bar Motel & RV Park   (Tom Mitchell)Ford2355,825running091
253006   Billy Pauch Greenfield Racing   (Dick Greenfield)Dodge2214,900running088
263244   Boris Said Federated Auto Parts   (Mark Simo)Ford1995,775running085
27224   Wayne Grubb Link-Belt Construction   (William Grubb)Chevrolet1874,750crash082
282729   Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance   (Ron Keselowski)Dodge1825,725rear end079
293566   Bryan Reffner Carlin Burners & Controls   (Dale Phelon)Ford1815,675engine076
30 993   Jamie Skinner Llumar Window Films   (Dana Dorman)Chevrolet1774,650crash073
311785   B.A. Wilson ICSE Control Systems   (B.A. Wilson)Ford1094,625transmission070
32 416   Ron Hornaday, Jr. NAPA Brakes   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet996,600rear end067
332505   John Blewett III Maguire Auto Parts   (John Blewett)Chevrolet894,600engine064
341518   Johnny Benson, Jr. Dana Corporation   (Kurt Roehrig)Dodge754,600crash061
35121   Michael Waltrip Citgo   (Michael Waltrip)Ford594,600engine058
362481   Philip Morris Beatty Construction   (Sam Beatty)Chevrolet344,600engine055
* Race extended to 256 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Philip Morris81missed drivers meeting

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill Sedgwick40Soff-Cut InternationalTim BuckleyChevrolet
Michael Cohen45Martinsville Food CourtMichael CohenChevrolet
Rick Markle75Spears ManufacturingWayne SpearsChevrolet
Kevin Grubb55Virginia Is For LoversKevin GrubbChevrolet
Jeff Spraker39Academic SoftwareMilo JanuskaChevrolet
Ronnie Newman11Shenandoah Valley MotorsportsHarry JohnsonFord
Mike Ewanitsko42Universal WeldingJoe AmbroseChevrolet
Tammy Jo Kirk72Rogers ConstructionDoc MacDonaldChevrolet
Jerry Robertson26Lucas Oil / Mittler MachineMike MittlerFord
Terry Cook88Sealmaster / PBA TourDuke ThorsonChevrolet
Andy Genzman25Kroger / De's LP GasDeWilton GenzmanFord
Joe Gaita83Lamb & Robinson DrywallJoe GaitaFord
Tom Baldwin22Thompson RacingMike ThompsonFord
Lance Norick90NHLRon NorickDodge
Blaise Alexander62Lisa Express / SunocoBlaise AlexanderChevrolet
Randy Renfrow41Itco Tires / T&H ElectricGreg TurnageFord
Kirk Shelmerdine03Appling BoringKenneth ApplingChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
11717  
18214   #19,1 spun turn 3 
226847  
69735   #05,06 spun turn 2 
74752  
768712   #18,14 accident turn 4 
8810316  
1041085   #06 lost tire turn 2 
10912618  
1271271   halfway break 
12818760  
1881925   #4 accident backstretch 
19323240  
2332364   #19 stalled turn 4 
23724812  
2492546   #24,6 accident frontstretch 
2552562  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.4%             Average green flag run: 23.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ernie Irvan15252
  Rich Bickle53256204

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jack Sprague 3195    
2   Rich Bickle 3146   -49  
3   Joe Ruttman 3014   -181  
4   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 2969   -226  
5   Mike Bliss 2880   -315  
6   Jimmy Hensley 2812   -383  
7   Rick Carelli 2765   -430  
8   Jay Sauter 2748   -447  
9   Chuck Bown 2655   -540  
10   Butch Miller 2626   -569  
11   Kenny Irwin, Jr. 2622   -573  
12   Rick Crawford 2519   -676  
13   Stacy Compton 2393   -802  
14   Bob Keselowski 2313   -882  
15   Boris Said 2283   -912  
16   Dave Rezendes 2255   -940  
17   Tony Raines 2145   -1050  
18   Bryan Reffner 2110   -1085  
19   Tony Roper 2074   -1121  
20   Tammy Jo Kirk 1944   -1251