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1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Unofficial Race Results Virginia Is For Lovers 200 Richmond International Raceway Race No. 20/September 4

Pos Truck Name        Sponsor                 Make Lap Pts Money Status
1  29  Bob Keselowski Mopar Performance        Dge 200 180 33,175 Running
2  24  Jack Sprague   Quaker State/GMAC        Chv 200 170 24,475 Running
3  3   Jay Sauter     GM Goodwrench Serv       Chv 200 165 14,625 Running
4  98  Kenny Irwin    Raybestos                Frd 200 160 8,625 Running
5  17  Rich Bickle    Sears DieHard            Chv 200 155 8,500 Running
6  53  Ken Schrader   Penda Truck Access       Chv 200 150 5,925 Running
7  2   Mike Bliss     Team ASE Racing          Frd 200 146 7,675 Running
8  99  Chuck Bown     Exide Batteries          Frd 200 142 6,625 Running
9  61  Randy Tolsma   IWX /Dole                Chv 200 138 6,825 Running
10 20  Butch Miller   Orleans Hotel/Casino     Chv 200 134 6,575 Running
11 6   Rick Carelli   REMAX International      Chv 200 130 6,475 Running
12 80  Joe Ruttman    LCI International        Frd 200 127 6,325 Running
13 43  Jimmy Hensley  Cummins Eng/Touch 1      Dge 199 124 6,275 Running
14 85  B.A. Wilson    ICSE Control Systems     Frd 199 121 5,225 Running
15 66  Bryan Reffner  Carlin Burner/Cntrls     Frd 199 118 6,425 Running
16 16  Ron Hornaday   NAPA Brakes              Chv 199 115 6,825 Running
17 44  Boris Said     Federated Auto Parts     Frd 198 112 6,075 Running
18 86  Stacy Compton  Valvoline Instnt Oil     Frd 198 109 6,025 Running
19 52  Mike Wallace   Purolator PureOne        Chv 198 106 4,975 Running
20 06  Billy Pauch    Dick Greenfield Rzg      Dge 197 103 5,150 Running
21 83  Joe Gaita      Lamb & Robinson Comm     Frd 197 100 4,900 Running
22 19  Tony Raines    Pennzoil                 Dge 196 97  5,875 Running
23 4   Wayne Grubb    Line-Belt Constructn     Chv 195 94  4,850 Running
24 04  Brad Teague    M-R Motorsports          Chv 192 91  4,825 Running
25 7   Barry Bodine   Bodine Motorsports       Frd 189 88  4,900 Running
26 41  Randy Renfrow  ITCO Tire/T & H Elec     Frd 186 85  4,775 Engine
27 31  Tony Roper     Concor Tool & Machin     Frd 163 82  5,750 Engine
28 18  Jerry Marquis  DANA Corp                Dge 162 79  4,725 Engine
29 37  Scot Walters   Red Man Golden Blend     Chv 120 76  4,675 Steering
30 72  Tammy Jo Kirk  Roger Constr/Dole Pr     Frd 75  73  5,650 Engine
31 35  Kelly Denton   Ortho Lawn & Garden      Chv 67  70  4,625 Engine
32 03  Kirk Shelmerdine Appling Boring Co      Chv 57  67  4,600 Engine
33 47  Jeff Green     Red Man Golden Blend     Chv 47  64  4,600 Handling
34 14  Rick Crawford  Circle Bar Motel/RV      Frd 34  61  5,600 Engine
35 60  Tobey Butler   Farris Concrete          Chv 19  58  5,600 Engine
36 28  Ernie Irvan    Federated Auto Parts     Frd 18  55  4,800 Clutch

Margin of Victory: 3.059 seconds Time of Race: 1 hour: 26 minutes: 21 seconds Average Speed: 104.227 mph Lead Changes: 5 among 5 drivers Cautions: 5 for 20 laps Busch Pole Award: Ron Hornaday, NAPA Chevrolet; Time 22.181 sec; Speed 121.726mph AE Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Gary Stanton 29 Mopar Dodge Cintas Rookie-of-the-Race: Kenny Irwin, Raybestos Ford Featherlite Trailers Long Haul: Jack Sprague, Quaker State Chevrolet Gatorade Front Runner: Ken Schrader, Penda Truck Accessories Chevrolet MCI Fast Pace: Mike Bliss, Ultra Wheels Ford, Lap 10, 23.046 sec.; 117.157 mph Plasti-Kote Winning Finish: Dennis Connor, Quaker State Chevrolet Raybestos Top Stopper: Jack Sprague Ventvisor Brand Super Deflector: Mike Bliss