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1997 Dura Lube 200 Presented by Trak Auto


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 24 of 30
Saturday, August 30, 1997 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
147 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (200.8 miles)

Time of race: 1:42:02
Average Speed: 118.08 mph
Pole Speed: 163.745 mph
Cautions: 5 for 27 laps
Margin of Victory: 5.011 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
323800   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac956,810running067
303708   Kevin Simmons Hitachi   (Bobby Dotter)Chevrolet1313,805handling073
7281   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet14710,675running5146
283210   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet1445,600running079
121417   Matt Kenseth Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet1477,050running0127
10 62   Ricky Craven Raybestos   (Ricky Craven)Chevrolet1474,725running0134
331321   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford923,550engine064
40 922   Scott Lagasse Pest Offense   (Allen Bloom)Ford373,460crash043
92029   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1479,625running0138
5213   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet14715,575running0155
151633   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet1477,400running0118
21134   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet14722,125running0170
293635   Lyndon Amick Team Amick   (Bill Amick)Chevrolet1413,590running076
81736   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac1478,775running0142
223137   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1465,760running097
132638   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford1477,025running0124
31394   Dale Shaw Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Chevrolet1063,570crash070
352943   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet864,535crash058
4 344   Bobby Labonte Shell Oil   (Bobby Labonte)Pontiac1476,450running0160
411545   Jeff Fuller Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet174,460crash040
143447   Robert Pressley Sunoco / 360 Communication   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet1476,250running0121
384248   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford553,460engine049
42245   Terry Labonte Alka-Seltzer / Bayer   (Terry Labonte)Chevrolet63,660engine037
34 251   Jim Bown Barefoots   (Dick Bown)Chevrolet883,540axle161
272256   Jeff Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1445,610running082
372757   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet57 handling00
23 66   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet1455,715running094
6 160   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford1475,850running23150
191963   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac1465,860running0106
3 464   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet1479,325running0165
391872   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet396,710engine046
18 774   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet1469,135running0109
253577   Ed Berrier Lear Corporation / UAW   (John Walsh)Chevrolet1453,870running088
213378   Nathan Buttke Mark III Financial   (Dan Browder)Chevrolet1463,785running0100
242580   Mark Krogh Clearwater Forest Industries   (Robert Krogh)Chevrolet1455,705running091
264185   Shane Hall Luck's Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1455,660running085
201288   Kevin Lepage TBA 10/4/97   (David Ridling)Chevrolet1468,285running0103
363089   Johnny Chapman Alarm South   (Meredith Ruark)Ford844,515crash055
1109   Jeff Burton Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford14736,000running118180
162394   Ron Barfield, Jr. New Holland Tractors   (Bill Elliott)Ford1475,950running0115
174096   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford1465,920running0112
11 599   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet1477,075running0130
Car #57 made an illegal driver change before the start of the race. No driver points, start, or money were credited to Jason Keller.

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Chris Diamond68J & L MotorsJerry FrancisChevrolet
Rick Wilson75Food Country USACharlie HendersonChevrolet
Bill Hoff86Mawson & MawsonTim DurbinChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11010  
11155   #22,89 accident turn 4 
16183  
19224   #45 spun turn 4 
23264  
27326   #00,4,78 accident turn 2 
338250  
83864   #08 accident turn 2 
87871  
88958   #89,43,22 accident turn 2 
9614752  
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.4%             Average green flag run: 20.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin12323
  Jeff Burton247754
  Jim Bown78781
  Hermie Sadler79835
  Jeff Burton8414764

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 3516    
2   Todd Bodine 3419   -97  
3   Steve Park 3148   -368  
4   Phil Parsons 2944   -572  
5   Mike McLaughlin 2908   -608  
6   Elliott Sadler 2881   -635  
7   Elton Sawyer 2837   -679  
8   Buckshot Jones 2808   -708  
9   Tim Fedewa 2753   -763  
10   Kevin Lepage 2723   -793  
11   Hermie Sadler 2717   -799  
12   Jason Keller 2593   -923  
13   Mark Green 2579   -937  
14   Dick Trickle 2521   -995  
15   Tracy Leslie 2336   -1180  
16   Mike Dillon 2325   -1191  
17   Glenn Allen, Jr. 2218   -1298  
18   Stevie Reeves 2163   -1353  
19   Joe Bessey 2159   -1357  
20   Jeff Fuller 2068   -1448