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2002 Ford 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 36 of 36
Sunday, November 17, 2002 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL
267 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (400.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:26:20
Average Speed: 116.462 mph
Pole Speed: 154.365 mph
Cautions: 6 for 41 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.070 sec
Attendance: 70,000
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2002 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
2 425   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267221,875running111180
21 28   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet26760,825running46105
1 197   Kurt Busch Little Tikes / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford267297,100running28180
61512   Ryan Newman Alltel / Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Ford267100,250running28155
81648   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet26758,900running27147
151988   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford26776,375running27123
3 799   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford267195,342running0165
4346   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford267148,083running0160
53724   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet267152,278running0155
7109   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge26792,056running0146
92421   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford26774,600running0138
101755   Bobby Hamilton Schneider Electric / Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet26773,450running0134
112014   Mike Wallace Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac26747,400running0130
122622   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge26786,100running0127
134010   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac26772,450running0124
14182   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford26786,050running0121
162807   Ted Musgrave Sirius Satellite Radio / Kenwood   (Jim Smith)Dodge26741,825running0115
17231   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet26776,050running0112
18 620   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac26788,553running0109
19 928   Ricky Rudd Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford26786,292running0106
203629   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet26788,953running0103
221440   Jamie McMurray Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge26682,492running097
23 823   Kenny Wallace Hills Brothers Coffee   (Bill Davis)Dodge26643,475running094
242732   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford26651,175running091
25 544   Greg Biffle Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge26651,664running088
263931   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet26568,631running085
272236   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac26550,275running082
28305   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet26570,808running079
293518   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac26484,553running076
303260   Jack Sprague NetZero / Haas Automation   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet26439,075running073
313345   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge26441,375running070
324226   Geoffrey Bodine Discover Card   (Travis Carter)Ford26465,862running067
333119   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge26445,975running064
344349   Derrike Cope Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resorts   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge26437,775running061
35297   Jason Leffler Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge26337,575running058
36414   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet26337,375running055
371291   Casey Atwood Mountain Dew   (Ray Evernham)Dodge26137,175running052
383830   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet25336,975engine049
392143   John Andretti Chex by Petty   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge23563,858engine046
401317   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford22354,550engine043
411115   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet21144,350running040
42 341   Jimmy Spencer Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge19436,050crash037
432577   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford1944,089crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Ryan Newman12engine change
Geoffrey Bodine26driver change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Hermie Sadler02MW WindowsHermie SadlerChevrolet
45Brett Bodine11Hooters RestaurantsBrett BodineFord
46Geoffrey Bodine09Miccosukee Gaming & ResortsJames FinchFord
47Tony Raines74Staff AmericaBill BaumgardnerChevrolet
48Carl Long59Check Into CashFoster PriceDodge
49Boris Said67Jasper Engines & TransmissionsMark HarrahFord
50David Green54National GuardTinsley HughesChevrolet
51Mike Harmon93GIC MotorsportsJames WhitenerFord
WDRon Hornaday, Jr.83Aaron'sArmando FitzChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
353   #77 accident turn 1 
67469  
75795   debris turn 1 
809314  
9410310   #15 accident turn 2 
10419592  
1962049   #41 accident turn 1 
20522723  
2282336   oil on track 
2342363  
2372448   oil on track 
24526723  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.4%             Average green flag run: 32.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kurt Busch11010
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.114333
  Joe Nemechek445714
  Kurt Busch58625
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.637513
  Joe Nemechek7613358
  Jimmie Johnson13416027
  Kurt Busch1611622
  Joe Nemechek16319634
  Dale Jarrett19722327
  Joe Nemechek2242285
  Ryan Newman22925628
  Kurt Busch25726711

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tony Stewart 4800    
2   Mark Martin 4762   -38  
3   Kurt Busch 4641   -159  
4   Jeff Gordon 4607   -193  
5   Jimmie Johnson 4600   -200  
6   Ryan Newman 4593   -207  
7   Rusty Wallace 4574   -226  
8   Matt Kenseth 4432   -368  
9   Dale Jarrett 4415   -385  
10   Ricky Rudd 4323   -477  
11   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4270   -530  
12   Jeff Burton 4259   -541  
13   Bill Elliott 4158   -642  
14   Michael Waltrip 3985   -815  
15   Ricky Craven 3888   -912  
16   Bobby Labonte 3810   -990  
17   Jeff Green 3704   -1096  
18   Sterling Marlin 3703   -1097  
19   Dave Blaney 3670   -1130  
20   Robby Gordon 3632   -1168