1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

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1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
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The 1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series was the third season of the Craftsman Truck Series, the third highest stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. Jack Sprague of Hendrick Motorsports won the title.

Contents

Teams & Drivers

List of full-time teams at the start of 1997.

TeamTruck(s)#Driver(s)Listed owner(s)Crew chief
AAG Racing Chevrolet C/K 65 Kenny Allen Shiela Allen
Blake Motorsports Chevrolet C/K 12 Doug George Bob Blake
Brevak Racing Ford F-150 31 Tony Roper (R) Shelly Brevak Bob Brevak
Charles Hardy Motorsports Chevrolet C/K 35 Dave Rezendes Charles Hardy Tony Gibson
Chesrown Racing Chevrolet C/K 6 Rick Carelli Marshall Chesrown Rick Ren
Circle Bar Racing Ford F-150 14 Rick Crawford (R) Tom Mitchell Roland Wlodyka
Clark Racing Chevrolet C/K 23 T. J. Clark Debbie Clark
CSG Motorsports Ford F-150 57 Brian Cunningham Ed Scherer
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet C/K 16 Ron Hornaday, Jr. Dale Earnhardt Fred Graves
Darrell Waltrip Motorsports Chevrolet C/K 17 Rich Bickle Darrell Waltrip Dave McCarty
Geoff Bodine Racing Ford F-150 7 Tammy Jo Kirk (R) Geoff Bodine Ernie Cope
Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet C/K 24 Jack Sprague Rick Hendrick Dennis Connor
Impact Motorsports Ford F-150 86 Stacy Compton (R) David Hodson Troy Selberg
Irvan-Simo Racing Ford F-150 44 Boris Said (R) Mark Simo Jay Smith
K Automotive Racing Dodge Ram 29 Bob Keselowski Ron Keselowski Ron Keselowski
Ken Schrader Racing Chevrolet C/K 52 Tobey Butler Ken Schrader Tim Kohuth
L&R Racing Dodge Ram 90 Lance Norick Ron Norick
Liberty Racing Ford F-150 98 Kenny Irwin, Jr. (R) Jim Herrick Gary Showalter
Petty Enterprises Dodge Ram 43 Jimmy Hensley Dodge Motorsports Richard Petty
Phelon Motorsports Ford F-150 66 Bryan Reffner Dale Phelon
RGR Racing Ford F-150 27 Rob Rizzo (R) Rob Rizzo
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet C/K 3 Jay Sauter Richard Childress Todd Berrier
Roehrig Motorsports Dodge Ram 18 Michael Dokken Kurt Roehrig Mike Bodick
19 Tony Raines (R) Carmela Roehrig Bob Hustler
Roush Racing Ford F-150 80 Joe Ruttman Jack Roush Randy Goss
99 Chuck Bown
Spears Motorsports Chevrolet C/K 75 Dan Press Wayne Spears
ThorSport Racing Chevrolet C/K 88 Terry Cook (R) Duke Thorson
Ultra Motorsports Ford F-150 2 Mike Bliss Marlene Smith Barry Dodson
Walker Evans Racing Chevrolet C/K 20 Butch Miller Phyllis Evans
Xpress Motorsports Chevrolet C/K 61 Randy Tolsma (R) Steve Coulter

Races

Chevy Trucks Challenge

The inaugural Chevy Trucks Challenge was held January 19 at Walt Disney World Speedway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 80-Joe Ruttman
  2. 20-Butch Miller
  3. 17-Rich Bickle
  4. 3-Jay Sauter
  5. 6-Rick Carelli
  6. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  7. 98-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  8. 94-Ron Barfield
  9. 13-Curtis Markham
  10. 86-Stacy Compton

Failed to qualify: 01-Billy Ogle, 04-Thomas Spangler, 08-Felix Giles, 9-Greg Marlowe, 19-Tony Raines, 22-David Smith, 23-T. J. Clark, 25-Andy Genzman, 26-Andy Belmont, 27-Rob Rizzo, 39-Jeff Spraker, 41-Randy Renfrow, 45-Michael Cohen, 51-Perry Tripp, 52-Tobey Butler, 54-Jon Leavy, 56-Darin Brassfield, 59-Shane Doles, 61-Randy Tolsma, 64-Chad Dokken, 69-Jimmy Davis, 73-Bob Schacht, 88-Terry Cook, 92-Mark Kinser

NAPA 200

The NAPA 200 was held March 1 at Tucson Raceway Park. The #18 of Michael Dokken won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
  2. 17-Rich Bickle
  3. 3-Jay Sauter
  4. 20-Butch Miller
  5. 2-Mike Bliss
  6. 27-Rob Rizzo
  7. 24-Jack Sprague
  8. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  9. 99-Chuck Bown
  10. 7-Dave Rezendes

Failed to qualify: 07-Tammy Jo Kirk, 09-Tim Buckley, 9-Kevin Briscoe, 11-Mike Hurlbert, 15-Mike Cope, 23-T. J. Clark, 25-Andy Genzman, 26-Andy Belmont, 31-Tony Roper, 32-Curtis Markham, 45-Michael Cohen, 52-Tobey Butler, 53-Scott Hansen, 54-Jon Leavy, 55-Lance Hooper, 56-Darin Brassfield, 63-Carlos Serrano, 65-Kenny Allen, 73-Scott Grissom, 88-Terry Cook, 90-Lance Norick

Florida Dodge Dealers 400

The Florida Dodge Dealers 400 was held March 16 at Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex. Joe Ruttman won the pole. Tragedy struck during this race when John Nemechek struck the wall in turn 2 on lap 144, suffering massive head injuries. He died five days later.

Top ten results

  1. 98-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  2. 2-Mike Bliss
  3. 99-Chuck Bown
  4. 93-Mike Skinner
  5. 24-Jack Sprague
  6. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
  7. 35-Dave Rezendes
  8. 6-Rick Carelli
  9. 20-Butch Miller
  10. 90-Lance Norick

Failed to qualify: 00-Frank Kimmel, 10-Toby Porter, 23-T. J. Clark, 34-Bob Brevak, 45-Michael Cohen, 51-Terry McCarthy, 54-Jon Leavy, 55-Jim Bown, 61-Randy Tolsma, 62-Blaise Alexander, 68-Bobby Dotter, 68-Ronnie Newman, 73-Bob Schacht, 81-Jerry Glanville, 88-Terry Cook

Commentators: Mike Joy, Buddy Baker, Steve Brynes and Mike Hogewood

Chevy Desert Star Classic

The Chevy Desert Star Classic was held April 20 at Phoenix International Raceway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 24-Jack Sprague
  2. 80-Joe Ruttman
  3. 2-Mike Bliss
  4. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
  5. 17-Rich Bickle
  6. 29-Bob Keselowski
  7. 35-Dave Rezendes
  8. 99-Chuck Bown
  9. 10-Toby Porter
  10. 6-Rick Carelli

Failed to qualify: 13-Mike Colabucci, 19-Tony Raines, 25-Andy Genzman, 26-Andy Belmont, 27-Rob Rizzo, 38-Doug Adams, 54-Jon Leavy, 55-Jim Bown, 61-Randy Tolsma, 92-Mark Kinser, 04-Tommy Spangler

Craftsman 200

The Craftsman 200 was held May 3 at Portland Speedway. Rich Bickle won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 17-Rich Bickle
  2. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
  3. 20-Butch Miller
  4. 24-Jack Sprague
  5. 29-Bob Keselowski
  6. 2-Mike Bliss
  7. 19-Tony Raines
  8. 14-Rick Crawford
  9. 52-Tobey Butler
  10. 3-Jay Sauter

Failed to qualify: 10-Toby Porter, 23-T. J. Clark, 25-Andy Genzman, 56-Brandon Butler, 57-Brian Cunningham

NAPACARD 200

The NAPACARD 200 was held May 10 at Evergreen Speedway. Rich Bickle won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 17-Rich Bickle
  2. 24-Jack Sprague
  3. 18-Michael Dokken
  4. 80-Joe Ruttman
  5. 98-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  6. 29-Bob Keselowski
  7. 2-Mike Bliss
  8. 86-Stacy Compton
  9. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
  10. 20-Butch Miller

Failed to qualify: 01-Dave Goulet, 4-Bill Sedgwick, 57-Brian Cunningham, 77-Lonnie Rush, Jr., 87-Jim Bown, 92-Mark Kinser

Western Auto/Parts America 200

The Western Auto/Parts America 200 was held May 24 at I-70 Speedway. Rich Bickle won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 19-Tony Raines*
  2. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  3. 99-Chuck Bown
  4. 17-Rich Bickle
  5. 20-Butch Miller
  6. 80-Joe Ruttman
  7. 6-Rick Carelli
  8. 2-Mike Bliss
  9. 31-Tony Roper
  10. 24-Jack Sprague

Failed to qualify: 27-Rob Rizzo, 37-Scot Walters, 46-Marc Robe, 61-Randy Tolsma, 90-Lance Norick, 92-Mark Kinser

Pennzoil Discount Center 200

The Pennzoil Discount Center 200 was held May 31 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 3-Jay Sauter
  2. 24-Jack Sprague
  3. 6-Rick Carelli
  4. 44-Boris Said
  5. 98-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  6. 14-Rick Crawford
  7. 35-Dave Rezendes
  8. 66-Bryan Reffner
  9. 80-Joe Ruttman
  10. 99-Chuck Bown

Failed to qualify: 39-Jeff Spraker, 47-Danny Hieber

Pronto Auto Parts 400K

The inaugural Pronto Auto Parts 400K was held June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway. Mike Bliss won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 98-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  2. 44-Boris Said
  3. 14-Rick Crawford
  4. 99-Chuck Bown
  5. 2-Mike Bliss
  6. 29-Bob Keselowski
  7. 35-Dave Rezendes
  8. 61-Randy Tolsma
  9. 80-Joe Ruttman
  10. 42-Ken Bouchard

Failed to qualify: none

Loadhandler 200

The Loadhandler 200 was held June 21 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Ron Hornaday, Jr. won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
  2. 17-Rich Bickle
  3. 3-Jay Sauter
  4. 6-Rick Carelli
  5. 80-Joe Ruttman
  6. 14-Rick Crawford
  7. 24-Jack Sprague
  8. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  9. 99-Chuck Bown
  10. 66-Bryan Reffner

Failed to qualify: 0-James Boulton, 01-Billy Ogle, Jr., 11-Eddie Johnson, 22-Tommy Humphries, 25-Andy Genzman, 57-Brian Cunningham, 70-Joe Buford

NAPA 200

The NAPA AutoCare 200 was held June 29 at Nazareth Speedway. Mike Bliss won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 24-Jack Sprague
  2. 80-Joe Ruttman
  3. 2-Mike Bliss
  4. 17-Rich Bickle
  5. 18-Michael Dokken
  6. 6-Rick Carelli
  7. 99-Chuck Bown
  8. 37-David Green
  9. 3-Jay Sauter
  10. 19-Tony Raines

Failed to qualify: none

Sears DieHard 200

The Sears DieHard 200 was held July 5 at The Milwaukee Mile. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
  2. 3-Jay Sauter
  3. 17-Rich Bickle
  4. 24-Jack Sprague
  5. 6-Rick Carelli
  6. 52-Mike Wallace
  7. 19-Tony Raines
  8. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  9. 80-Joe Ruttman -1
  10. 99-Chuck Bown -1

Failed to qualify: 4-Bill Sedgwick, 25-Andy Genzman, 63-Cindy Peterson, 73-Bob Schacht

The Link-Belt Construction Equipment 225 was held July 12 at Louisville Motor Speedway. Jimmy Hensley won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.*
  2. 80-Joe Ruttman
  3. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  4. 19-Tony Raines
  5. 17-Rich Bickle
  6. 86-Stacy Compton
  7. 37-Scot Walters
  8. 24-Jack Sprague
  9. 44-Boris Said
  10. 52-Mike Wallace

Failed to qualify: 06-Billy Pauch, 11-Eddie Johnson, 22-Tommy Humphries, 39-Jeff Spraker, 41-Bill Sedgwick, 91-Gary Brooks

Colorado 250 By Snap-On Tools

The Colorado 250 By Snap-On Tools was held July 19 at Colorado National Speedway. Ron Hornaday, Jr. won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
  2. 2-Mike Bliss
  3. 86-Stacy Compton
  4. 3-Jay Sauter
  5. 17-Rich Bickle
  6. 14-Rick Crawford
  7. 6-Rick Carelli
  8. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  9. 19-Tony Raines
  10. 20-Butch Miller

Failed to qualify: none

Lund Look 275K

The Lund Look 275K was held July 27 at Heartland Park Topeka*. Joe Ruttman won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 80-Joe Ruttman
  2. 24-Jack Sprague
  3. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
  4. 55-Dorsey Schroeder
  5. 93-Mike Skinner
  6. 1-Bobby Hamilton
  7. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  8. 14-Rick Crawford
  9. 6-Rick Carelli
  10. 19-Tony Raines

Failed to qualify: 5-Robbie Pyle, 45-Michael Cohen, 54-Jon Leavy, 82-Randy Nelson

Cummins 200

The Cummins 200 was held July 31 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Jimmy Hensley won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
  2. 24-Jack Sprague
  3. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  4. 80-Joe Ruttman
  5. 53-Mike McLaughlin
  6. 61-Randy Tolsma
  7. 98-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  8. 6-Rick Carelli
  9. 35-Dave Rezendes
  10. 17-Rich Bickle

Failed to qualify: 9-Greg Marlowe, 26-Jerry Robertson, 39-Jeff Spraker, 47-Danny Hieber, 58-Chris Horn, 71-Gary St. Amant, 73-Bob Schacht, 77-Eliseo Salazar

Stevens Beil/Genuine Parts 200

The Stevens Beil/Genuine Parts 200 was held August 9 at Flemington Speedway. Terry Cook won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
  2. 80-Joe Ruttman
  3. 17-Rich Bickle
  4. 24-Jack Sprague
  5. 6-Rick Carelli
  6. 3-Jay Sauter
  7. 52-Mike Wallace
  8. 20-Butch Miller
  9. 31-Tony Roper
  10. 2-Mike Bliss

Failed to qualify: 02-Eric Norris, 06-Billy Pauch, 11-Eddie Johnson, 12-Andy Genzman, 47-Danny Hieber

Federated Auto Parts 300

The Federated Auto Parts 300 was held August 16 at Nashville Speedway USA. Mike Bliss won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 24-Jack Sprague
  2. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
  3. 20-Butch Miller
  4. 35-Dave Rezendes
  5. 86-Stacy Compton
  6. 17-Rich Bickle -1
  7. 99-Chuck Bown -1
  8. 14-Rick Crawford -1
  9. 2-Mike Bliss -1
  10. 6-Rick Carelli -1

Failed to qualify: 00-Frank Kimmel, 02-Eric Norris, 4-Bill Sedgwick, 13-Mike Colabucci, 57-Brian Cunningham, 62-Blaise Alexander, 77-Doug George

Parts America 150

The Parts America 150 was held August 24 at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Ron Fellows won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 48-Ron Fellows
  2. 2-Mike Bliss
  3. 24-Jack Sprague
  4. 80-Joe Ruttman
  5. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
  6. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  7. 18-Ted Christopher
  8. 63-Rick Johnson
  9. 62-Blaise Alexander
  10. 6-Rick Carelli

Failed to qualify: 12-Andy Genzman, 26-Doug George, 28-Lou Gigliotti, 54-Jon Leavy, 72-Tammy Jo Kirk, 88-Terry Cook, 90-Lance Norick

Virginia Is For Lovers 200

The Virginia Is For Lovers 200 was held September 4 at Richmond International Raceway. The #16 of Ron Hornaday, Jr. won the pole. Dodge's first win in the Truck Series.

Top ten results

  1. 29-Bob Keselowski*
  2. 24-Jack Sprague
  3. 3-Jay Sauter
  4. 17-Rich Bickle
  5. 98-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  6. 53-Ken Schrader
  7. 2-Mike Bliss
  8. 99-Chuck Bown
  9. 61-Randy Tolsma
  10. 20-Butch Miller

Failed to qualify: 02-Eric Norris, 05-John Blewett, 12-Greg Marlowe, 22-Tom Baldwin, 27-Rob Rizzo, 39-Jeff Spraker, 42-Mike Ewanitsko, 55-Kevin Grubb, 65-Andy Houston, 70-Joe Buford, 75-Kevin Harvick, 81-Philip Morris, 87-Robert Huffman, 88-Terry Cook, 92-Doug George, 93-Dana Dorman

Hanes 250

The Hanes 250 was held September 27 at Martinsville Speedway. Rich Bickle won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 17-Rich Bickle
  2. 28-Ernie Irvan
  3. 2-Mike Bliss
  4. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  5. 51-Bobby Hamilton
  6. 20-Butch Miller
  7. 3-Jay Sauter
  8. 98-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  9. 86-Stacy Compton
  10. 24-Jack Sprague

Failed to qualify: 03-Kirk Shelmerdine, 11-Ronnie Newman, 22-Tom Baldwin, 25-Andy Genzman, 26-Jerry Robertson, 39-Jeff Spraker, 40-Bill Sedgwick, 41-Randy Renfrow, 42-Mike Ewanitsko, 45-Michael Cohen, 55-Kevin Grubb, 62-Blaise Alexander, 72-Tammy Jo Kirk, 75-Rick Markle, 83-Joe Gaita, 88-Terry Cook, 90-Lance Norick

Kragen/Exide 151

The Kragen/Exide 151 was held October 5 at Sears Point International Raceway. The #55 of Dave Rezendes won the pole.

An incident between Boris Said and Rich Bickle with five laps to go (and subsequent retaliation) caused NASCAR to fine Said $5,000 and put him on probation for the rest of the year. Bickle was also put on probation.

Top ten results

  1. 80-Joe Ruttman
  2. 18-Tom Hubert
  3. 3-Jay Sauter
  4. 63-Rick Johnson
  5. 24-Jack Sprague
  6. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  7. 6-Rick Carelli
  8. 35-Doug George
  9. 46-Joe Bean
  10. 86-Stacy Compton

Failed to qualify: 4-Bill Sedgwick, 40-Bo Lemler, 83-Joe Huffaker, 85-Milan Garrett

Dodge California Truckstop 300

The Dodge California Truckstop 300 was held October 12 at Mesa Marin Raceway. Mike Bliss won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 61-Randy Tolsma*
  2. 86-Stacy Compton
  3. 2-Mike Bliss
  4. 3-Jay Sauter
  5. 17-Rich Bickle
  6. 14-Rick Crawford
  7. 52-Mike Wallace
  8. 75-Kevin Harvick
  9. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  10. 24-Jack Sprague

Failed to qualify: none

The No Fear Challenge

The No Fear Challenge was held October 18 at California Speedway for the first time. Mike Bliss won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 2-Mike Bliss
  2. 52-Mike Wallace
  3. 98-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  4. 28-Ernie Irvan
  5. 61-Randy Tolsma
  6. 24-Jack Sprague
  7. 1-Michael Waltrip
  8. 29-Bob Keselowski
  9. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
  10. 14-Rick Crawford

Failed to qualify: 9-Ron Esau, 46-Joe Bean, 63-Rick Johnson, 82-Randy Nelson

GM Goodwrench Delco 300

The GM Goodwrench Delco 300 was held November 1 at Phoenix International Raceway. Mike Bliss won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 80-Joe Ruttman
  2. 99-Chuck Bown
  3. 24-Jack Sprague
  4. 98-Kenny Irwin, Jr.
  5. 6-Rick Carelli
  6. 52-Mike Wallace
  7. 3-Jay Sauter
  8. 20-Butch Miller
  9. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
  10. 2-Mike Bliss

Failed to qualify: 06-Billy Pauch, 27-Kenny Hendrick, 40-Eddie Sharp, 77-Rob Morgan, 82-Randy Nelson, 84-Billy Wilburn, 85-Milan Garrett, 90-Lance Norick

Carquest Auto Parts 420K

The Carquest Auto Parts 420K was held November 9 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top ten results

  1. 80-Joe Ruttman
  2. 24-Jack Sprague
  3. 16-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
  4. 3-Jay Sauter
  5. 2-Mike Bliss
  6. 6-Rick Carelli
  7. 52-Mike Wallace
  8. 75-Kevin Harvick
  9. 99-Chuck Bown -1
  10. 14-Rick Crawford -1

Failed to qualify: 01-Dave Goulet, 02-Rick McCray, 4-Tim Buckley, 11-Brett Bodine, 12-Tony Toste, 15-Rob Morgan, 18-Kevin Cywinski, 22-Kenny Hendrick, 23-T. J. Clark, 26-Perry Tripp, 27-Tammy Jo Kirk, 36-Jerry Robertson, 40-Eddie Sharp, 46-Joe Bean, 58-Wayne Jacks, 60-Tobey Butler, 65-Andy Houston, 69-Jimmy Davis, 82-Randy Nelson, 84-Billy Wilburn, 85-Milan Garrett, 88-Terry Cook

Final points standings

Pos.DriverRaces Points
WDW TUS HOM PHX POR EVG I70 NHA TEX BRI NZH MLW LVL CNS HPT IRP FLM NSV GLN RCH MAR SON MMR FON PHX LVS
1 Jack Sprague 15*75*1*42102*3171*4*81622413*2105106323969
2 Rich Bickle 321151*1*42021243552310361641*1252618163737
3 Joe Ruttman 128262134699529212142194121211929113736
4 Mike Bliss 25523678175*3032313217191092732231*105*3611
5 Ron Hornaday Jr. 30164292229271*2411*1*3*11*2*516322628*9933574
6 Jay Sauter 431911103031111392314163161312373425743467
7 Rick Carelli 530810281973224651979851010111571215563461
8 Jimmy Hensley 68131411252231282583873*13156134693419153385
9 Chuck Bown 129382714310497102226201212734816141416293320
10 Kenny Irwin Jr. (R)7141171551451262715181418725212858311634253220
11 Butch Miller 24930310514152023142910291783261061517188283186
12 Rick Crawford (R)111218218231563618341668131581434242561013103149
13 Stacy Compton (R)10163433128301516251421631326145251891021714123057
14 Bob Keselowski 34222865627126313620242112161123151*281321817132915
15 Tony Raines (R)DNQ1530DNQ7181*343222107491027161133222324111336112773
16 Boris Said (R)26183224262712421820119222214202711172620233320372657
17 Dave Rezendes 1410771713137711313025112791743021*3015322613
18 Tony Roper (R)322912362315919201733172013253391724272117131424272604
19 Bryan Reffner 2131313421242083010111323151915212919152932323230382433
20 Tammy Jo Kirk (R)24DNQ23121416251313191616141711341914DNQ30DNQ35DNQ2174
21 Doug George 182517201917112629361719262924DNQDNQDNQ8343621212057
22 Randy Tolsma (R)DNQ19DNQDNQ26DNQ8311563232914181533301802
23 Mike Wallace 6101814287342219222972671788
24 Terry Cook (R)DNQDNQDNQ19232533271527151924241833DNQDNQDNQ2328DNQ1651
25 Lance Norick 33DNQ10152031DNQ211728353334DNQDNQ192521DNQ141620
26 Kevin Harvick (R)2111203023231623DNQ338203481355
27 Tobey Butler 20DNQ20189112927183534123512DNQ1355
28 Michael Dokken 3513*35282932631242353217221331
29 Rob Rizzo (R)DNQ616DNQ25DNQ391630303031DNQ231828DNQ1306
30 Brian Cunningham (R)2922DNQDNQ40DNQ1921282528DNQ29282422401265
31 Dan Press 283214271821283026211225281189
32 Lonnie Rush Jr. (R)1317382531DNQ192824321829351087
33 Bill Sedgwick 24DNQ18DNQDNQ243222DNQDNQDNQ3327928
34 Kenny Allen 17DNQ152330202122283828911
35 Kelly Denton (R)2327241612311829764
36 Barry Bodine 27202517121634688
37 Bobby Dotter 1623DNQ3116242723677
38 Curtis Markham 9DNQ3313163420651
39 Ron Barfield, Jr. 81229192729618
40 Mike Cope (R)DNQ223218262812613
41 Ron Fellows 253311122559
42 Eric Norris 3722DNQ2213DNQ31553
43 Tom Hubert 233128211543
44 Toby Porter (R)2211DNQ9DNQ451
45 Andy Houston 1824DNQ1132DNQ441
46 Billy Pauch 21DNQDNQ2025DNQ441
47 Mike Skinner 453236437
48 Rick Johnson 84DNQ17414
49 Wayne Grubb 3627232722410
50 Brad Teague 13252419409
51 Brandon Butler (R)29DNQ291735386
52 Ernie Irvan 3624385
53 Blaise Alexander DNQ14DNQ9DNQ373
54 Randy MacDonald 19253329371
55 T. J. Clark DNQDNQDNQ26DNQ28DNQ367
56 Scot Walters DNQ72629362
57 Kenny Hendrick (R)29243219DNQ353
58 Rick McCray 32222731DNQ350
59 Rob Morgan 211830DNQDNQ326
60 Jeff Spraker DNQDNQ37DNQDNQ20DNQDNQ320

Rookie of the Year

Former sprint car driver Kenny Irwin, Jr., driving the #98 for Liberty Racing, took home Rookie of the Year honors in 1997, winning two of the first nine races of the season, and finishing tenth in points. Runner-up was Rick Crawford, who had made his debut in a major NASCAR series that season and posted ten top-tens, while Stacy Compton finished 92 points behind him in the new Impact Motorsports ride. Tony Raines finished 15th in points and picked up a win as well, while Tony Roper had two top-tens, and Tammy Jo Kirk became the first female to make a start in the series. The rest of the candidates only made part-time bids at the award, the most notable being Rob Rizzo, who had one top-ten finish.

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The 2004 NASCAR Busch Series season began on February 14 and ended on November 20. Martin Truex Jr. of Chance 2 Motorsports won the championship.

Xpress Motorsports was a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team. The team won the Truck Series championship in 2002 and 2003 with Mike Bliss and Travis Kvapil, respectively. The team was owned by Steve Coulter until 2004, when he sold the team to then team manager Dave Fuge, who owned the team until 2007 when the team was sold to J. B. Scott. In late 2009 the team was again sold to Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch.

2000 NASCAR Busch Series

The 2000 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series season began on February 19 and ended on November 11. Jeff Green of ppc Racing was crowned series champion.

2003 NASCAR Busch Series

The 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series season began February 15 and ended November 15. Brian Vickers of Hendrick Motorsports won the championship.

2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

The 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series was the eighth season of the Craftsman Truck Series, the third highest stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. Mike Bliss of Xpress Motorsports was crowned the champion at season's end.

2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

The 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series was the seventh season of the Craftsman Truck Series, the third highest stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. Jack Sprague of Hendrick Motorsports was crowned drivers' champion.

2002 NASCAR Busch Series

The 2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series season began February 16 and ended November 16. Greg Biffle of Roush Racing was crowned champion.

The 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series was the sixth season of the Craftsman Truck Series, the third highest stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. Greg Biffle of Roush Racing was crowned the series champion.

2001 NASCAR Busch Series

The 2001 NASCAR Busch Series season began February 17 and ended November 10. Kevin Harvick of Richard Childress Racing was champion.

The 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series was the fifth season of the Craftsman Truck Series, the third highest stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. Jack Sprague of Hendrick Motorsports was crowned champion.

The 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series was the fourth season of the Craftsman Truck Series, the third highest stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. Ron Hornaday, Jr. of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. won the championship.

1996 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

The 1996 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series was the second season of the Craftsman Truck Series, the third highest stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. Ron Hornaday, Jr. of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. won the championship.

1993 NASCAR Busch Series

The 1993 NASCAR Busch Series season began February 13 and ended November 13, with Steve Grissom of Grissom Racing Enterprises winning the championship.

2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

The 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season was the thirteenth season of the third highest stock car racing series in North America. Sanctioned by NASCAR, the season began on February 16, 2007, at Daytona International Speedway with the Chevy Silverado HD 250, and ended on November 16, 2007, with the Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Ron Hornaday, Jr. of Kevin Harvick Incorporated was crowned champion.

The 1995 Total Petroleum 200 took place on July 15 at Colorado National Speedway in Erie, Colorado.

2000 Daytona 250 Auto race held at Daytona International Speedway in 2000

The 2000 Daytona 250 was a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race held at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida on February 18, 2000. The inaugural running of the event, Joe Ruttman won the pole, while Mike Wallace won the race, the third win of his Truck Series career.