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1997 Kroger NASCAR 200 Presented by ZipLoc


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 21 of 30
Friday, August 1, 1997 at Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN
200 laps on a .686 mile paved track (137.2 miles)

Time of race: 2:18:00
Average Speed: 59.652 mph
Pole Speed: 111.193 mph
Cautions: 11 for 80 laps
Margin of Victory: .42 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 174   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet20048,800running172180
21929   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet20018,900running0170
31438   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford20014,525running0165
4 333   Tim Fedewa Kleenex / Kroger   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet2009,275running0160
53183   Wayne Grubb Link-Belt Construction   (William Grubb)Chevrolet20010,275running28155
61017   Matt Kenseth Kraft Singles / Kroger   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet2007,775running0150
73500   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac2008,850running0146
8163   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet2008,625running0142
93756   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet2005,300running0138
10 557   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet2009,425running0134
112872   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet2008,100running0130
12127   Danny Edwards, Jr. Clabber Girl   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet2003,800running0127
13 899   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet2005,750running0124
141543   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet2005,200running0121
153835   Lyndon Amick Rockwell   (Bill Amick)Pontiac2004,115running0118
16 978   Nathan Buttke Carquest Auto Parts   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet2003,680running0115
171163   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac2005,170running0112
181747   Robert Pressley Sunoco / 360 Communication   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1995,910running0109
19 46   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet1995,125running0106
203677   Brad Teague Lear Corporation / UAW   (John Walsh)Ford1984,040running0103
212096   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford1985,105running0100
22 645   Jeff Fuller Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet1985,095running097
233348   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford1955,085running094
24134   Dale Shaw Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet1933,575crash091
252136   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac1925,265running088
262437   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1925,055running085
272964   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet1893,545running082
282310   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet1885,035crash079
29181   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1825,025running076
303480   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1814,740running073
313911   Larry Pearson Speedvision / Outdoor Life   (Curtis Key)Ford1743,505running070
323088   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet1716,745running067
332792   Joe Nott Phoenix Sign   (Mac Martin)Chevrolet1503,485crash064
34 744   Tony Stewart Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Pontiac1413,475crash061
352685   Shane Hall Luck's Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1404,475crash058
363282   Kevin Grubb Genuine Link-Belt   (Kevin Grubb)Chevrolet1373,475crash055
37 234   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet1296,725crash052
382540   Rick Fuller KFC   (Doug Taylor)Ford1143,475crash049
392222   Scott Lagasse Pest Offense   (Allen Bloom)Chevrolet33,675crash046

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mark Day1631-W InsulationWayne DayPontiac
Kenny Irwin, Jr.98KFC Team TwisterJim HerrickChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
5117   #11,22 accident backstretch 
122615  
27304   #35,64 accident backstretch 
31311  
324312   #1,44,80 accident turn 3 
44452  
46494   #96 spun turn 1 
508940  
90978   #92 accident turn 3 
9811316  
1141196   #40 accident turn 1 
12013011  
1311399   #34 accident frontstretch 
1401412  
14215110   #44,48,82,85,1,6,96,63 accident frontstretch 
1521532  
1541596   #99,35,92 accident turn 1 
16018223  
1831897   #29,45,33 accident turn 4 
1901901  
1911977   #37,4,10,29,78 accident turn 1 
1982003  
  Percent of race run under caution: 40.0%             Average green flag run: 10.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Randy LaJoie19191
  Wayne Grubb9211928
  Randy LaJoie12020081

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 3135    
2   Todd Bodine 2985   -150  
3   Phil Parsons 2660   -475  
4   Steve Park 2643   -492  
5   Elliott Sadler 2594   -541  
6   Buckshot Jones 2551   -584  
7   Elton Sawyer 2537   -598  
8   Mike McLaughlin 2499   -636  
9   Tim Fedewa 2465   -670  
10   Jason Keller 2417   -718  
11   Kevin Lepage 2407   -728  
12   Hermie Sadler 2389   -746  
13   Mark Green 2231   -904  
14   Dick Trickle 2201   -934  
15   Mike Dillon 2157   -978  
16   Tracy Leslie 2063   -1072  
17   Glenn Allen, Jr. 1918   -1217  
18   Joe Bessey 1913   -1222  
19   Jeff Green 1898   -1237  
20   Stevie Reeves 1829   -1306