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2002 NAPA 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 33 of 36
Sunday, October 27, 2002 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
325 laps* on a 1.540 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:59:42
Average Speed: 127.519 mph
Pole Speed: no time trials
Cautions: 5 for 50 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 110,000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2002 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 897   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid / Sharpie   (Jack Roush)Ford248212,100running84185
23625   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet248153,400running57175
31188   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford248136,250running0165
4 120   Tony Stewart Home Depot / Peanuts   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac248137,178running39165
5138   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet24897,950running4160
6 724   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet248124,978running41155
7 440   Jamie McMurray Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge248110,742running0146
8 36   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford248103,533running0142
9 917   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford24882,275running0138
10 612   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Ford24892,900running1139
111515   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet24877,850running1135
121499   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford248106,817running0127
131718   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries / 3M   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac248106,628running0124
142245   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge24867,025running17126
15331   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet24896,350running0118
162722   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge248102,625running4120
17 52   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford247103,075running0112
182821   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford24783,425running0109
191977   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford24780,400running0106
202031   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet24790,556running0103
211632   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford24769,350running0100
22 248   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet24760,500running097
232510   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline / University of Kentucky Basketball   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac24686,850running094
241830   Jeff Green America Online 8.0   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet24659,700running091
25235   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet24688,533running088
26354   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet24667,389running085
272619   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge24666,650running082
283944   Ted Musgrave Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge24658,450running079
294274   Tony Raines Staff America   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet24655,300running076
302441   Jimmy Spencer Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge24658,150running073
313714   Mike Wallace Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac24655,000running070
321028   Ricky Rudd Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford24699,237running067
33129   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge24580,106running064
344011   Brett Bodine Hooters Restaurants   (Brett Bodine)Ford24554,525running061
352955   Bobby Hamilton Schneider Electric / Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet24562,400running058
363223   Kenny Wallace Hills Brothers Coffee   (Bill Davis)Dodge24354,325running055
374149   Derrike Cope BAM Racing   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge24354,200running052
38387   Casey Atwood Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge24154,150running049
394359   Carl Long Check-to-Cash   (Foster Price)Dodge23754,100running046
402129   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet22199,818engine043
413426   Todd Bodine Discover Card   (Travis Carter)Ford21479,187engine040
423136   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac11361,950engine037
433043   John Andretti Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge481,243crash034
* Race shortened to 248 laps due to rain.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Kyle Petty45engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Geoffrey Bodine09Miccosukee Gaming & ResortsJames FinchFord
45Frank Kimmel66Pork, The Other White MeatCarl HaasFord
46Scott Wimmer27SiemensBill DavisDodge
47Greg Biffle16GraingerJack RoushFord
48Buckshot Jones00Charter PipelineMichael WaltripChevrolet
49Jack Sprague60Haas AutomationGene HaasChevrolet
50Kerry Earnhardt83Aaron'sArmando FitzChevrolet
51Ron Hornaday, Jr.54National GuardTinsley HughesChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
155  
694   #43 accident backstretch 
10178  
184528   rain 
4613893  
1391446   #48 spun turn 4 
14523187  
2322376   #48 spun backstretch 
2382425  
2432486   rain 
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.2%             Average green flag run: 39.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Stewart11919
  Kyle Petty203415
  Joe Nemechek354612
  Jeff Gordon47482
  Kurt Busch49491
  Jeff Gordon508536
  Kurt Busch86894
  Ryan Newman90901
  Michael Waltrip91911
  Tony Stewart92954
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.96972
  Ward Burton981014
  Kyle Petty1021032
  Kurt Busch10413936
  Joe Nemechek1401445
  Jeff Gordon1451473
  Joe Nemechek14818740
  Tony Stewart18820316
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.2042052
  Kurt Busch20624843

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tony Stewart 4428    
2   Mark Martin 4282   -146  
3   Jimmie Johnson 4278   -150  
4   Ryan Newman 4225   -203  
5   Rusty Wallace 4201   -227  
6   Kurt Busch 4131   -297  
7   Jeff Gordon 4127   -301  
8   Matt Kenseth 4067   -361  
9   Dale Jarrett 4027   -401  
10   Ricky Rudd 3990   -438  
11   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3944   -484  
12   Bill Elliott 3888   -540  
13   Jeff Burton 3807   -621  
14   Michael Waltrip 3736   -692  
15   Sterling Marlin 3703   -725  
16   Ricky Craven 3598   -830  
17   Bobby Labonte 3537   -891  
18   Jeff Green 3458   -970  
19   Dave Blaney 3373   -1055  
20   Robby Gordon 3335   -1093