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2002 Food City 250


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 24 of 34
Friday, August 23, 2002 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
250 laps on a .533 mile paved track (133.2 miles)

Time of race: 1:35:48
Average Speed: 83.455 mph
Pole Speed: 124.428 mph
Cautions: 7 for 44 laps
Margin of Victory: .190 sec
Attendance: 120,000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   2002 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1101   Jimmy Spencer Yellow   (James Finch)Chevrolet25041,255running132185
9 157   Jason Keller Albertson's   (Keith Barnwell)Ford25025,195running66142
30 429   Kevin Harvick Sylvania   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20813,220engine5278
2 923   Scott Wimmer Siemens   (Bill Davis)Pontiac25037,000running0170
3 860   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford25034,340running0165
4 718   Mike McLaughlin MBNA   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac25030,235running0160
5 621   Jeff Green Rockwell Automation   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet25020,290running0155
61248   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2 / Goulds Pumps   (George Debidart)Chevrolet25021,140running0150
7 399   Michael Waltrip Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet25013,540running0146
81433   Tony Raines Alka-Seltzer   (Brian Baumgardner)Chevrolet25018,430running0142
10227   Randy LaJoie Kleenex / Nortel / Food City   (Ed Evans)Chevrolet25024,435running0134
11 527   Jamie McMurray Williams Travel Centers   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet25018,525running0130
122426   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Dr. Pepper   (Dave Carroll)Chevrolet24918,215running0127
131637   Kevin Lepage Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet24923,395running0124
141531   Tim Fedewa Whelen Engineering   (Ted Marsh)Chevrolet24912,665running0121
152036   Hank Parker, Jr. GNC Live Well   (Wayne Jesel)Dodge24816,755running0118
163692   Todd Bodine Excedrin   (Stanley Herzog)Chevrolet24822,535running0115
172819   Tim Sauter Mac Tools   (Alec Pinsonneault)Chevrolet24716,605running0112
18 210   Scott Riggs Nestle NesQuik   (Greg Pollex)Ford24723,075running0109
192516   Chad Chaffin 31-W Insulation   (Wayne Day)Chevrolet24614,555running0106
201854   Kevin Grubb Toys R Us   (Rick Goodwin)Chevrolet24617,330running0103
212914   Larry Foyt Harrah's Casino   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet24416,470running0100
223375   Butch Miller Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Chevrolet24312,430running097
232728   Brad Baker Silent Floor / Timberstrand   (Gary Baker)Chevrolet24212,385running094
243047   Shane Hmiel Food City   (George Debidart)Chevrolet24216,385running091
253977   Brad Teague Moy Racing   (Joe Reilly)Ford23812,445running088
263863   Shane Hall Greased Lightning   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet23212,325running085
273520   Coy Gibbs Conagra Foods   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac22112,305running082
283424   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet22016,280running079
29135   Ricky Hendrick GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet21516,260running076
313712   Kerry Earnhardt Jani-King   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet20314,300oil pump070
322625   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps   (Ed Rensi)Ford19119,680running067
33172   Johnny Sauter AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet14519,660running064
341159   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Johnsonville   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet14014,140crash061
354194   Larry Gunselman Waterloo Tool Storage   (Fred Bickford)Chevrolet13812,100running058
364049   Derrike Cope Greeg Roofing   (Jay Robinson)Ford12912,080running055
372338   Mark Green Deka Batteries   (Brad Akins)Ford12012,060running052
384340   Brian Vickers EMP / U.S. Army   (Clyde Vickers)Dodge7412,040crash049
393146   Ashton Lewis Civil Air Patrol   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet6714,015brakes046
402166   Casey Mears Phillips 66 / TropArctic   (Wayne Jesel)Dodge5614,000engine043
411934   Steve Grissom U.S. Air Force   (Frank Cicci)Chevrolet3611,980crash040
42324   Mike Wallace GEICO / Biagi Brothers   (Fred Biagi)Chevrolet3211,965crash037
434244   Mike Harmon Race-Ready Communications   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet211,947handling034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Bobby Hamilton, Jr.25engine change
Brad Baker28missed drivers meeting
Derrike Cope49driver change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Ron Young71Jerry YoungChevrolet
45Josh Richeson11TimberlandBrett BodineFord
46Kasey Kahne98ChannellockRobert YatesFord
47Tim Bainey, Jr.15One Less TearTim Bainey, Sr.Ford
48Joe Buford84Lab Rat / Enzyme SolutionsBrian WeberChevrolet
49Butch Jarvis53William JarvisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11313  
14174   #54 spun turn 4 
18236  
24274   #94 spun turn 4 
28347  
35428   #4,5,12,14,24,25,34,40,59,94 accident backstretch 
43431  
445613   #2,14,19,20,25,37,38,47,49,59,63,75 accident turn 1 
5714791  
1481536   #75 accident turn 4 
15417118  
1721765   debris turn 3 
1771804  
1811844   #31 spun frontstretch 
18525066  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.6%             Average green flag run: 25.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jason Keller11212
  Kevin Harvick13131
  Jason Keller146754
  Kevin Harvick6810841
  Jimmy Spencer10914941
  Kevin Harvick15015910
  Jimmy Spencer16025091

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Biffle 3416    
2   Jason Keller 3337   -79  
3   Jack Sprague 3124   -292  
4   Scott Wimmer 3118   -298  
5   Scott Riggs 3073   -343  
6   Mike McLaughlin 3005   -411  
7   Kenny Wallace 2965   -451  
8   Jamie McMurray 2946   -470  
9   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 2903   -513  
10   Randy LaJoie 2902   -514  
11   Stacy Compton 2719   -697  
12   Tony Raines 2634   -782  
13   Tim Sauter 2537   -879  
14   Johnny Sauter 2500   -916  
15   Todd Bodine 2495   -921  
16   Hank Parker, Jr. 2494   -922  
17   Shane Hmiel 2337   -1079  
18   Larry Foyt 2320   -1096  
19   Kevin Grubb 2289   -1127  
20   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 2289   -1127