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1997 Gargoyles 300


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 1 of 30
Saturday, February 15, 1997 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
120 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:00:15
Average Speed: 149.688 mph
Pole Speed: 190.508 mph
Cautions: 4 for 17 laps
Margin of Victory: .163 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
12 500   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac12021,853running0127
17191   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet11919,112running0112
102110   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet12023,562running0134
271217   Tim Bender Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet11211,750running082
391520   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet4510,500crash646
31821   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford12034,500running3165
423324   David Hutto Gateway Shell   (James Hutto)Chevrolet2810,500crash037
15 129   Elliott Sadler Team Monte Carlo   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet12020,262running30118
7203   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet12019,600running0146
451132   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford1110,800crash028
341633   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet6413,937crash061
33 234   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet8116,412engine064
443735   Lyndon Amick Dodge Reliance / Rockwell Automation   (Bill Amick)Pontiac2810,500crash031
22436   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac12055,162running0170
84437   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet12017,850running0142
16 438   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford11914,525running0115
9264   Jeff Purvis Phoenix Construction   (James Finch)Chevrolet12027,412running0138
214240   Doug Heveron Taylor Motorsports   (Doug Taylor)Ford11814,353running0100
11 843   Rodney Combs Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet12020,203running0130
63045   Greg Sacks Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet12023,309running0150
263247   Jeff Fuller Sunoco   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet11618,162running085
304548   Dale Shaw Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford9411,875running00
242949   Kyle Petty N.W.O.   (Kenneth Shaver)Chevrolet11712,050running091
20415   Andy Hillenburg Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Terry Labonte)Chevrolet11913,325running0103
363851   Jim Bown Bown Racing   (Dick Bown)Chevrolet5812,703radiator055
373657   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet5515,987rear end052
29 96   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet9812,184running076
352560   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford6311,759crash058
5 763   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac12028,778running3155
191064   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet11914,400running17106
254068   Jamie Aube Wegner Motorsports   (Carl Wegner)Chevrolet11712,700running00
41177   Mike Wallace Clabber Girl   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet4210,500crash040
321370   Dale Fischlein Titan Wheel   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet8810,875running067
182872   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet11920,062running0109
11474   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet12082,337running56180
14 68   Jeff Green Team Monte Carlo   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet12019,937running5121
433981   Stanton Barrett Power Bar   (Ron Neal)Chevrolet2810,500crash034
383585   Shane Hall Luck's / Bama Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet5110,500running049
4 387   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet12026,825running0160
222788   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet11817,837running097
234389   Johnny Chapman Sherwin-Williams   (Meredith Ruark)Ford11712,100fuel094
40229   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford4410,500crash043
133496   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford12015,025running0124
282397   Doug Reid III MedPartners   (Bart Walker)Chevrolet10911,700running079
313199   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet9314,037running070

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
46Mark Day1631-W InsulationWayne DayPontiac
47Jimmy Foster11Speedvision / Outdoor LifeCurtis KeyFord
48Kenny Irwin, Jr.98Wix FiltersJim HerrickFord
49Chris Diamond68J & L MotorsJerry FrancisChevrolet
50Ron Barfield, Jr.94New Holland TractorBill ElliottFord
51Jeff McClure77Lear Corporation / UAWJohn WalshFord
52Dennis Setzer71South Coast RacingJonathan AbernethyFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11212  
13164   #6,32,35,49,85,96,97 accident backstretch 
172913  
30345   #24,35,81,99 accident turn 2 
354410  
45484   #3,9,17,20,29,38,51,57,63,88 accident turn 1 
496517  
66694   #33,60,70 accident backstretch 
7012051  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.2%             Average green flag run: 20.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Elliott Sadler13030
  Jimmy Spencer31366
  Randy LaJoie376630
  Tracy Leslie67693
  Michael Waltrip70723
  Jeff Green73775
  Dick Trickle789417
  Randy LaJoie9512026

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 180    
2   Todd Bodine 170   -10  
3   Michael Waltrip 165   -15  
4   Joe Nemechek 160   -20  
5   Tracy Leslie 155   -25  
6   Greg Sacks 150   -30  
7   Steve Park 146   -34  
8   Mark Green 142   -38  
9   Jeff Purvis 138   -42  
10   Phil Parsons 134   -46  
11   Rodney Combs 130   -50  
12   Buckshot Jones 127   -53  
13   Stevie Reeves 124   -56  
14   Jeff Green 121   -59  
15   Elliott Sadler 118   -62  
16   Elton Sawyer 115   -65  
17   Hermie Sadler 112   -68  
18   Mike Dillon 109   -71  
19   Dick Trickle 106   -74  
20   Andy Hillenburg 103   -77