Saturday 19th April 1997
Steve Park recorded his first career NASCAR Xfinity (Busch) Series win in the BellSouth Mobility/Opryland 320 at Nashville Speedway. Park led 123 laps, including the final 71, to capture his first of three wins that season driving the No. 3 Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Matt Kenseth made his first start in the No. 17 Chevrolet for Robbie Reiser and finished 11th.