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2002 Sharpie 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 24 of 36
Saturday, August 24, 2002 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:27:24
Average Speed: 77.097 mph
Pole Speed: 124.034 mph
Cautions: 15 for 118 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.502 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2002 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500245,543running235185
2 42   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford500173,240running16175
3 28   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet500131,090running140170
42329   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500137,033running38165
51017   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford50098,375running10160
6 897   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford50083,265running45155
72740   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge500113,557running0146
81141   Jimmy Spencer Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge50089,840running0142
91218   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac500110,868running0138
103314   Mike Wallace Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac50071,690running0134
12 610   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac50092,840running16132
113455   Bobby Hamilton Schneider Electric / Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet50091,290running0130
133699   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford500104,607running0124
144036   Ken Schrader M&M's Global Color Vote Purple   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac49988,990running0121
152245   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49964,360running0118
16 732   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford49971,310running0115
17 59   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge49988,016running0112
18177   Casey Atwood Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge49972,200running0109
193943   John Andretti Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49988,533running0106
203031   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49890,366running0103
213544   Jerry Nadeau Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49869,624running0100
22 315   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet49868,935running097
23216   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford49793,818running094
242620   Tony Stewart Home Depot / Peanuts   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac497103,788running091
251319   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge49766,515running088
26421   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet49688,015running085
272025   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49464,730running082
281988   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford49472,720running079
29164   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet49354,710running076
30245   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49281,283running073
314390   Lance Hooper Lucas Oil   (Junie Donlavey)Ford48851,840running070
322811   Brett Bodine Hooters Restaurants   (Brett Bodine)Ford47351,755running067
333777   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford46659,720running064
343248   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet46252,685running061
351830   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet46051,640running058
361412   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Ford45459,605running055
37 922   Ward Burton CAT Dealers   (Bill Davis)Dodge40194,545crash052
384123   Hut Stricklin Hills Brothers Coffee   (Bill Davis)Dodge34451,475crash049
391528   Ricky Rudd Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford27195,842overheating046
403127   Scott Wimmer Siemens   (Bill Davis)Dodge16451,350crash043
412949   Derrike Cope Doc / Billy Ray Cyrus   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge16251,300crash040
423821   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford7459,255crash037
432526   Todd Bodine Discover Card   (Travis Carter)Ford2176,634crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Elliott Sadler21backup car
Mike Skinner4engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Hermie Sadler02Little Trees / 1-800-3-AUTISMHermie SadlerChevrolet
45Carl Long51RevivalSoy.comRick WareDodge
46Morgan Shepherd89Morgan ShepherdFord
47Tim Sauter71Camp 28Dave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
166  
7115   #26,1,90 accident backstretch 
12176  
18225   #26 spun backstretch 
23308  
31355   #31 spun turn 4 
365621  
57615   #32 spun turn 2 
62687  
69757   #21 accident backstretch 
7615075  
1511566   #48 accident turn 4 
15716812  
1691746   debris 
175291117  
2922976   #1 spun turn 2 
2982981  
2993079   #99,19,88,12,6,44,18,15,97 accident turn 1 
3083158  
31633015   #30,32 accident turn 3 
3313333  
3343385   #12,5 spun turn 4 
3393479  
3483558   #23 spun turn 3 
35637015  
3713766   #7,77 spun turn 2 
3773771  
37838710   #48,6 spun turn 1 
38840316  
40442320   #22 spun turn 3 
42450077  
  Percent of race run under caution: 23.6%             Average green flag run: 23.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1130130
  Jeff Gordon131246116
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.24725610
  Jeff Gordon257372116
  Johnny Benson, Jr.37338816
  Kurt Busch38943345
  Matt Kenseth43444310
  Kevin Harvick44448138
  Rusty Wallace48249716
  Jeff Gordon4985003

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sterling Marlin 3240    
2   Mark Martin 3145   -95  
3   Jeff Gordon 3129   -111  
4   Tony Stewart 3101   -139  
5   Jimmie Johnson 3095   -145  
6   Rusty Wallace 3078   -162  
7   Ricky Rudd 2972   -268  
8   Bill Elliott 2970   -270  
9   Matt Kenseth 2959   -281  
10   Dale Jarrett 2864   -376  
11   Kurt Busch 2826   -414  
12   Ryan Newman 2813   -427  
13   Jeff Burton 2763   -477  
14   Michael Waltrip 2705   -535  
15   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2640   -600  
16   Ricky Craven 2601   -639  
17   Bobby Labonte 2546   -694  
18   Terry Labonte 2493   -747  
19   Kevin Harvick 2480   -760  
20   Jeff Green 2476   -764