NASCAR Trucks: Tony Raines Wins Pronto Auto Parts 400

6 June 1998

By Terry Callahan
The Auto Channel

FORT WORTH, TX: Tony Raines of Laporte, Ind. has won the Pronto Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Craftsman truck race held at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night. Raines, driving a Ford, completed the distance with an average speed of 111.018 mph. Raines switched from Dodge to Ford at the beginning of the year.


Tony Raines in 1997 Dodge

The complete results follow with finishing position, (starting position), driver, hometown, truck make, laps completed, reason out (if any), and money won:

1. (12) Tony Raines, Laporte, Ind. , Ford, 167, $56,400
2. (6) Andy Houston, Hickory, N.C., Chevrolet, 167, $44,550
3. (31) Joe Ruttman, Upland, Calif., Ford, 167, $3,100
4. (21) Kevin Harvick, Bakersfield, Calif. , Chevrolet, 167, $18,500
5. (28) Stacy Compton, Hurt, Va., Ford, 167, $14,950
6. (1) Jack Sprague, Spring Lake, Mich., Chevrolet, 167, $16,050
7. (10) Ron Fellows, Canada, Chevrolet, 167, $11,500
8. (30) Dave Rezendes, Assonet, Mass., Chevrolet, 167, $10,950
9. (34) Rick Carelli, Denver, Chevrolet, 167, $11,800
10. (9) Terry Cook, Sandusky, Ohio, Chevrolet, 167, $11,975
11. (20) Tony Roper, Fair Grove, Mo., Ford, 167, $11,550
12. (4) Mike Wallace, St. Louis, Mo., Chevrolet, 167, $11,450
13. (14) Butch Miller, Coopersville, Mich., Dodge, 167, $11,350
14. (36) Dennis Setzer, Newton, N.C., Ford, 166, $10,250
15. (27) Tammy Jo Kirk, Dalton, Ga., Ford, 166, $10,550
16. (2) Jay Sauter, West Salem, Wis., Chevrolet, 165, $11,950
17.. (23) Dominic Dobson, Seattle, Dodge, 164, $10,100
18. (32) David Starr, Arlington, Texas, Chevrolet, 163, $9,750
19. (18) Lance Norick, Oklahoma City, Dodge, 159, $9,650
20. (37) Rob Morgan, Conway, Ark., Ford, 158, $9,875
21. (11) Wayne Anderson, Wildwood, Fla., Ford, 147, accident, $10,450
22. (17) Greg Biffle, Vancouver, Wash., Ford, 147, accident, $10,350
23. (7) Toby Porter, Greenville, S.C., Chevrolet, 147, accident, $9,250
24. (22) Ron Hornaday, Palmdale, Calif., Chevrolet, 144, engine, $10,150
25. (13) Randy Tolsma, Meridian, Idaho, Chevrolet, 138, engine, $10,050
26. (26) Rick Crawford, Mobile, Ala., Ford, 135, engine, $9,950
27. (3) Barry Bodine, Julian, N.C., Chevrolet, 116, engine, $8,850
28. (35) Kenny Allen, Shelby, N.C., Ford, 108, engine, $9,500
29. (19) Bob Keselowski, Rochester, Mich., Dodge, 102, engine, $9,650
30. (25) Ron Barfield, Florence, S.C., Chevrolet, 88, engine, $9,550
31. (29) Lonnie Rush, Pickerington, Ohio, Chevrolet, 59, transmission, $8,450
32. (38) Randy MacDonald, Canada, Ford, 58, engine, $8,350
33. (15) Jimmy Hensley, Ridgeway, Va., Dodge, 57, accident, $8,250
34. (33) B.A. Wilson, Bonham, Texas, Ford, 55, radiator, $8,250
35. (24) Bryan Reffner, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Ford, 46, accident, $9,250
36. (8) Scot Walters, Louisville, Ky., Chevrolet, 3, accident, $8,250
37. (5) Mike Bliss, Milwaukie, Ore., Ford, 3, accident, $9,250
38. (16) Boris Said, Carlsbad, Calif., Ford, 3, accident, $9,250

Race statistics

Time of race: 2 hours 15 minutes 23 seconds
Margin of victory: 0.241 second
Caution flags: 9 for 46 laps (4-9, 26-30, 47-51, 58-63, 67-71, 85, 103-105, 136-142, 148-155)

Lap leaders: Jack Sprague 1-17, Jay Sauter 18-24, Sprague 25-27, Kevin Harvick 28-30, David Starr 31, Ron Hornaday 32-36, Sprague 37-94, Tony Raines 95-98, Andy Houston 99-107, Randy Tolsma 108-116, Sprague 117-134, Greg Biffle 135-137, Wayne Anderson 138-146, Raines 147-167. 13 lead changes among 10 drivers

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series standings (unofficial, eight of 27 events): 1. Sprague 1,300; 2. Hornaday 1,223; 3. Ruttman 1,193; 4. Compton 1,119; 5. Sauter 1,118; 6. Raines 1,092; 7. Carelli 981; 8. Tolsma 962; 9. Houston 961; 10. Reffner 951

Editors Note: The images displayed in this article are available for larger viewing in The Racing Image Galleries and The Visions of Speed Art Gallery

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