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1997 Stihl Outdoor Power Tools 300


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 4 of 30
Saturday, March 8, 1997 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
197 laps on a 1.522 mile paved track (299.8 miles)

Time of race: 1:58:55
Average Speed: 151.751 mph
Pole Speed: 179.835 mph
Cautions: 2 for 10 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.536 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
41600   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac19720,180running0160
25411   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1956,920running088
82610   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet19712,605running1142
301811   Jimmy Foster Speedvision / Outdoor Life   (Curtis Key)Ford1914,580running073
40 117   Tim Bender Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet1355,405running043
151921   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford1965,390running8118
9 229   Elliott Sadler Diamond Ridge   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet19611,355running1138
42143   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet724,105engine037
23 732   Dale Jarrett White Rain   (Dale Jarrett)Ford1954,555running094
73533   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19713,855running0146
172534   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet19610,355running4112
352235   Lyndon Amick Rockwell   (Bill Amick)Pontiac1884,230running058
6 936   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac19716,105running2150
131137   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1965,615running0124
2 338   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford19727,190running45170
36394   Jeff Purvis Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet1888,695running055
334243   Rodney Combs Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet1906,520running064
31044   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Pontiac19713,400running1165
122047   Jeff Fuller Sunoco   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet19611,880running0127
10365   Terry Labonte Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Terry Labonte)Chevrolet1968,465running0134
243357   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet1958,995running091
29346   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet1934,380running076
11360   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford19742,700running135180
374063   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac1594,180crash052
18 464   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet1958,055running0109
22297   Mike Wallace Clabber Girl   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet1956,845running097
322170   Dale Fischlein Stihl Power Tools   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet1914,305running067
263172   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet1956,650running085
162374   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19611,405running0115
193075   Rick Wilson Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet1954,765running0106
312778   Dennis Setzer Mark III Financial   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet1916,795running070
11 58   Jeff Green Diamond Ridge   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1969,855running0130
393881   Stanton Barrett Pro-Tech Motorsports   (Ron Neal)Chevrolet1496,355crash046
382485   Shane Hall Luck's / Bama Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1514,105running049
5 887   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet19710,890running0155
213288   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet1959,155running0100
271589   Johnny Chapman Sherwin-Williams   (Meredith Ruark)Ford1935,030running082
14129   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford1965,115running0121
20 694   Ron Barfield, Jr. New Holland   (Bill Elliott)Ford1955,140running0103
282896   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Chevrolet1935,770running079
343797   Doug Reid III MedPartners   (Bart Walker)Chevrolet1904,255running061
411799   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1146,545engine040

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Loy Allen, Jr.19Allen RacingJim MillsFord
Doug Heveron40MHCO USADoug TaylorFord
Greg Sacks45Hunters SpecialtiesMike LaughlinChevrolet
Kyle Petty49N.W.O.Kenneth ShaverPontiac
Jeff McClure77Lear CorporationJohn WalshFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
19090  
91944   #34 spun backstretch 
9516470  
1651706   #63,81 accident turn 2 
17119727  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.1%             Average green flag run: 62.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Elton Sawyer14545
  Mark Martin466520
  Bobby Labonte66661
  Phil Parsons67671
  Mike McLaughlin68714
  Mark Martin7211948
  Michael Waltrip1201278
  Mark Martin12815831
  Todd Bodine1591602
  Elliott Sadler1611611
  Mark Martin16219736

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Todd Bodine 612    
2   Randy LaJoie 602   -10  
3   Mark Martin 598   -14  
4   Phil Parsons 596   -16  
5   Elton Sawyer 542   -70  
6   Buckshot Jones 535   -77  
7   Mark Green 514   -98  
8   Elliott Sadler 496   -116  
9   Jeff Green 482   -130  
10   Tim Fedewa 450   -162  
11   Hermie Sadler 424   -188  
12   Steve Park 415   -197  
13   Dick Trickle 412   -200  
14   Mike McLaughlin 400   -212  
15   Mike Dillon 385   -227  
16   Rodney Combs 382   -230  
17   Jeff Fuller 382   -230  
18   Johnny Chapman 358   -254  
19   Stevie Reeves 358   -254  
20   Ron Barfield, Jr. 347   -265