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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 11 of 30
Saturday, April 26, 1997 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
117 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (311.2 miles)

Time of race: 1:50:32
Average Speed: 168.937 mph
Pole Speed: 193.517 mph
Cautions: 1 for 7 laps
Margin of Victory: .1 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
403411   Jimmy Foster Outdoor Life / Speedvision   (Curtis Key)Ford97,420crash043
41 187   Joe Nemechek BellSouth Mobility   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet87,670crash040
421338   Elton Sawyer Barbasol   (Bob Sutton)Ford87,420crash037
343945   Greg Sacks Hunters Specialties   (Mike Laughlin)Chevrolet756,555engine061
39 310   Phil Parsons Channellock   (Phil Parsons)Chevrolet357,770engine2446
373743   Dennis Setzer Lance Snacks   (David Ridling)Chevrolet467,730handling052
381100   Buckshot Jones Aquafresh   (Billy Jones)Pontiac469,670handling049
12360   Mark Martin Winn-Dixie   (Jack Roush)Ford11737,685running62180
2123   Steve Park AC Delco   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet11729,525running6170
3 98   Jeff Green Diamond Ridge   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet11724,225running0165
42449   Kyle Petty N.W.O.   (Kenneth Shaver)Chevrolet11713,650running0160
52833   Tim Fedewa Kleenex   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet11718,425running0155
6 24   Tim Steele HS Die / CLIMINC   (James Finch)Chevrolet11717,950running2150
72017   Matt Kenseth Kraft Singles   (Robbie Reiser)Chevrolet11710,125running0146
8 436   Todd Bodine Stanley   (Scott Welliver)Pontiac11712,625running6142
92594   Ron Barfield, Jr. New Holland Tractors   (Bill Elliott)Ford11712,125running0138
10 664   Dick Trickle Dura Lube   (Dennis Shoemaker)Chevrolet11712,980running2134
111457   Jason Keller Slim Jim   (Joe Keller)Chevrolet11714,030running0130
121874   Randy LaJoie Fina   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet11714,930running0127
131588   Kevin Lepage Hype   (David Ridling)Chevrolet11713,830running0124
141621   Michael Waltrip Band-Aid   (Michael Waltrip)Ford11710,480running14121
151072   Mike Dillon Detroit Gasket   (Ron Parker)Chevrolet11714,055running0118
16 729   Elliott Sadler Phillips 66   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet11610,280running0115
17 863   Tracy Leslie Lysol   (Hubert Hensley)Pontiac11610,180running1112
183092   Sterling Marlin Racing Milestones   (Mac Martin)Chevrolet1168,080running0109
19191   Hermie Sadler DeWalt Tools   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1169,980running0106
202696   Stevie Reeves Big A Auto Parts   (Donald Laird)Ford11610,305running0103
213320   Jimmy Spencer Zippo   (Allen Cretsinger)Chevrolet1167,730running0100
223185   Shane Hall Bama Jellies / Luck's Foods   (Don Stegall)Chevrolet1158,630running097
23277   Mike Wallace Clabber Girl   (Ed Whitaker)Chevrolet1157,530running094
241737   Mark Green Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet1159,430running091
252270   Dale Fischlein STG   (Ivan Murphy)Chevrolet1157,505running088
263647   Jeff Fuller Sunoco   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet11511,455running085
273597   Doug Reid III MedPartners   (Bart Walker)Chevrolet1147,105running082
28326   Joe Bessey Power Team   (Joe Bessey)Chevrolet1149,005running079
294089   Johnny Chapman Sherwin-Williams   (Meredith Ruark)Ford1147,905running076
304277   Jeff McClure UAW / Lear Corporation   (John Walsh)Ford1127,105running00
313816   Mark Day 31-W Insulation   (Wayne Day)Pontiac1126,880running070
324148   Randy Porter Unifirst Uniforms   (James Porter)Ford1116,630running067
332999   Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire   (Bill Papke)Chevrolet848,605running064
35 534   Mike McLaughlin Royal Oak Charcoal   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet579,780running058
36219   Ted Musgrave Track Gear   (Jack Roush)Ford496,505transmission055

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Ted Musgrave9driver change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jerry Nadeau01Jackson RacingRichard JacksonChevrolet
Jerry Robertson40Taylor MotorsportsDoug TaylorFord
Rodney Combs78Mark III FinancialDan BrowderChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
199  
10167   #1,87,43,38,00,34,11,99,96 accident turn 1 
17117101  
  Percent of race run under caution: 6.0%             Average green flag run: 55.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Steele122
  Phil Parsons32624
  Todd Bodine27293
  Tracy Leslie30301
  Steve Park31366
  Mark Martin375115
  Michael Waltrip526514
  Dick Trickle66672
  Mark Martin689831
  Todd Bodine991013
  Mark Martin10211716

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Randy LaJoie 1608    
2   Todd Bodine 1596   -12  
3   Jeff Green 1544   -64  
4   Phil Parsons 1468   -140  
5   Dick Trickle 1449   -159  
6   Tim Fedewa 1369   -239  
7   Buckshot Jones 1315   -293  
8   Steve Park 1300   -308  
9   Hermie Sadler 1242   -366  
10   Elton Sawyer 1220   -388  
11   Elliott Sadler 1199   -409  
12   Mike McLaughlin 1196   -412  
13   Jason Keller 1176   -432  
14   Mark Martin 1167   -441  
15   Kevin Lepage 1157   -451  
16   Mark Green 1141   -467  
17   Mike Dillon 1089   -519  
18   Stevie Reeves 1070   -538  
19   Tracy Leslie 1053   -555  
20   Jeff Fuller 1008   -600