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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 31 of 34
Saturday, October 26, 2002 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
203 laps on a 1.540 mile paved track (312.620 miles)

Time of race: 2:15:09
Average speed: 138.788 mph
Pole speed: no time trials
Cautions: 6 for 31 laps
Margin of victory: 10.796 sec
Attendance: 25000
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   2002 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 827   Jamie McMurray Williams Travel Centers   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet20352220running1180
23299   Michael Waltrip Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet20326650running114180
3 618   Mike McLaughlin MBNA   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac20336500running0165
4 910   Scott Riggs Nestle NesQuik   (Greg Pollex)Ford20330650running12165
5 160   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford20328050running3160
63487   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet20317300running19155
7 257   Jason Keller Albertson's   (Keith Barnwell)Ford20224025running0146
81025   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps   (Ed Rensi)Ford20223825running0142
92546   Ashton Lewis Civil Air Patrol   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet20217325running0138
10172   Johnny Sauter AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20223125running0134
111359   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Johnsonville   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet20216675running0130
123540   Brian Vickers Victory Junction Gang   (Clyde Vickers)Dodge20112745running12132
13 423   Scott Wimmer AMI   (Bill Davis)Pontiac20113920running3129
14215   David Green GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20111375running0121
15117   Randy LaJoie Kleenex / Winn-Dixie   (Ed Evans)Chevrolet20119220running0118
161926   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Dr. Pepper   (Dave Carroll)Chevrolet20113145running0115
17 321   Jeff Green Rockwell Automation   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20111550running39117
18 748   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2 / Goulds Pumps   (George Debidart)Chevrolet20112995running0109
191233   Tony Raines Outdoor Channel   (Brian Baumgardner)Chevrolet20012920running0106
202047   Shane Hmiel Mike's Hard Lemonade   (George Debidart)Chevrolet20013620running0103
213898   Kasey Kahne Channellock   (Yates Racing)Ford20010745running0100
22436   Damon Lusk Sta-Rite Pumps   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Dodge2008650running097
232666   Casey Mears Phillips 66 / TropArctic   (Wayne Jesel)Dodge20010590running094
24394   Mike Wallace GEICO / Snap-On   (Fred Biagi)Chevrolet2008500running091
252254   Kevin Grubb Toys R Us   (Rick Goodwin)Chevrolet19912570running088
261492   Tim Fedewa Excedrin Quicktabs   (Stanley Herzog)Chevrolet19915900running085
272414   Larry Foyt Harrah's Casino   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet19910350running082
283038   Mark Green Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Ford1989100running079
292763   Ron Young Greased Lightning   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet1978250running076
303149   Joe Buford MyNextFord.com   (Jay Robinson)Ford1978280running073
313394   Larry Gunselman Waterloo Tool Storage   (Fred Bickford)Chevrolet1968140running070
321619   Tim Sauter AP Performance Racing   (Alec Pinsonneault)Chevrolet19510105running067
333716   Chad Chaffin 31-W Insulation   (Wayne Day)Chevrolet1958070running064
344091   Stanton Barrett Odoban / Bojangles'   (Stanton Barrett)Chevrolet1938035running061
354111   Josh Richeson Timberland Pro Series   (Brett Bodine)Ford1658010running058
362877   Bruce Bechtel Spectrum Communications   (Joe Reilly)Ford1447965engine055
374281   Dwayne Leik Williams Brothers Lumber / Warranty Gold   (Dwayne Leik)Chevrolet1168330transmission052
38291   Jimmy Spencer Yellow   (James Finch)Chevrolet977890engine049
393644   Mike Harmon Gold Bank   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet847850ignition046
401537   Kevin Lepage Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet6715310engine043
412312   Kerry Earnhardt Supercuts   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet609770crash040
42 524   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet549730engine037
431836   Hank Parker, Jr. GNC Live Well   (Wayne Jesel)Dodge139686crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Shane Hmiel47engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44David Reutimann88Bully Hill VineyardsJoe NemechekChevrolet
45Roberto Guerrero09Ciclon Energy DrinkRudy RodriguezChevrolet
46Lyndon Amick15Super FreshHarold HollyPontiac
47Hermie Sadler43Curb RecordsMike CurbChevrolet
48Justin Labonte04Victory Junction GangKerry SchererDodge
49Keith Murt79MurtcoKeith MurtChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155  
683   oil on track 
9146  
15173   #40,36 accident turn 4 
18269  
27326   competition 
33331  
34374   rain 
386124  
62687   #12 accident turn 2 
6912153  
1221298   oil on track 
13020374  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.3%             Average green flag run: 24.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Greg Biffle133
  Jeff Green42825
  Brian Vickers29379
  Michael Waltrip38381
  Brian Vickers39413
  Jeff Green42487
  Michael Waltrip496214
  Jeff Green63697
  Scott Wimmer70723
  Joe Nemechek73775
  Michael Waltrip7812144
  Scott Riggs1221221
  Michael Waltrip12313311
  Scott Riggs13414411
  Michael Waltrip14518844
  Joe Nemechek18920214
  Jamie McMurray2032031

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Biffle 4404    
2   Jason Keller 4285   -119  
3   Scott Wimmer 4016   -388  
4   Mike McLaughlin 3920   -484  
5   Jack Sprague 3845   -559  
6   Jamie McMurray 3797   -607  
7   Kenny Wallace 3776   -628  
8   Scott Riggs 3759   -645  
9   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 3731   -673  
10   Stacy Compton 3593   -811  
11   Randy LaJoie 3591   -813  
12   Tony Raines 3576   -828  
13   Tim Sauter 3354   -1050  
14   Johnny Sauter 3183   -1221  
15   Hank Parker, Jr. 3153   -1251  
16   Shane Hmiel 3119   -1285  
17   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 2971   -1433  
18   Ashton Lewis 2911   -1493  
19   Larry Foyt 2900   -1504  
20   Kerry Earnhardt 2859   -1545