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2002 Aaron's 312 at Talladega


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 8 of 34
Saturday, April 20, 2002 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
117 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (311.220 miles)

Time of race: 1:58:25
Average speed: 157.691 mph
Pole speed: 188.764 mph
Cautions: 3 for 12 laps
Margin of victory: .163 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   2002 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11257   Jason Keller Albertson's   (Keith Barnwell)Ford11762140running51185
2 259   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Johnsonville   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet11733690running46175
33207   Tim Fedewa Biagi Brothers   (Fred Biagi)Pontiac11731290running00
41792   Todd Bodine Excedrin   (Stanley Herzog)Chevrolet11636040running0160
52466   Casey Mears Phillips 66   (Wayne Jesel)Dodge11627840running0155
63949   Andy Kirby Rent-A-Wreck   (Jay Robinson)Ford11523040running0150
73677   Jimmy Kitchens RacingUSA.com   (Joe Reilly)Ford11121140running0146
83114   Larry Foyt Harrah's Casino   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet11022290running0142
92048   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (George Debidart)Pontiac10721665engine8143
10 936   Hank Parker, Jr. GNC Live Well   (Wayne Jesel)Dodge10622490running0134
113854   Kevin Grubb Toys R Us   (Rick Goodwin)Chevrolet10621665running0130
124016   Chad Chaffin 31-W Insulation   (Wayne Day)Pontiac10618110running0127
13 624   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet8020160running0124
143567   C.W. Smith Panasonic   (Mike Smith)Chevrolet7517860overheating0121
151137   Jeff Purvis Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac7325735engine1123
164284   Larry Gunselman Weber Racing   (Brian Weber)Chevrolet6617610running0115
17157   Randy LaJoie Kleenex / Nortel / Winn-Dixie   (Ed Evans)Chevrolet6324985running0112
182312   Kerry Earnhardt 10-10-220   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet6319360running0109
19 510   Scott Riggs Nestle NesQuik   (Greg Pollex)Ford5924960running0106
201433   Tony Raines Closet Maid   (Brian Baumgardner)Pontiac5519560running0103
211647   Shane Hmiel Thomas Pacconi Classics   (George Debidart)Pontiac5419285running0100
223725   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps   (Ed Rensi)Ford5316790running097
233046   Ashton Lewis Civil Air Patrol   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet5216640crash094
241918   Mike McLaughlin MBNA   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet5122015running091
252526   Lyndon Amick Dr. Pepper   (Dave Carroll)Pontiac5016485running088
26 760   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford2721740engine085
271827   Jamie McMurray Williams Travel Centers   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac2516115crash082
283423   Scott Wimmer Bill Davis Racing   (Bill Davis)Pontiac2315995crash079
29 85   Ron Hornaday, Jr. GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2315865crash076
30 421   Jay Sauter Rockwell Automation   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2021390crash073
313363   Shane Hall Greased Lightning   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet1813690crash070
321019   Tim Sauter AP Performance Racing   (Alec Pinsonneault)Chevrolet1815530crash067
33 12   Johnny Sauter AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1422845crash1169
34 387   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Pontiac1413805crash061
351399   Michael Waltrip Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet1413420crash058
362151   Joe Ruttman Yellow   (James Finch)Pontiac1413385crash00
37281   Jimmy Spencer Yellow   (James Finch)Pontiac1413350crash052
38274   Mike Wallace Biagi Brothers   (Fred Biagi)Pontiac1413310crash049
394144   Mike Harmon 123 CityNet / Mega Mania   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet1413275crash046
402288   Jeff Fuller Scott Products / Food World   (Joe Nemechek)Pontiac1413240crash043
412620   Coy Gibbs Conagra Foods   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac1413205crash040
424352   Brad Teague Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Ford613170overheating037
432938   Christian Elder Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Ford213134engine034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Kerry Earnhardt12missed drivers metting
Kevin Grubb54engine change
Casey Mears66backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Rick Markle96Panasonic Double FeatureDel MarklePontiac
WDKevin Lepage71Ford

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11515  
16194   #1,2,4,5,7,10,12,18,19,20,21,23,24,25,26,27,33,44,46,47,51,60,63,77,87,88,99 accident backstretch 
207556  
76805   debris 
819212  
93953   debris 
9611722  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.3%             Average green flag run: 26.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Sauter11111
  Stacy Compton12154
  Kenny Wallace16238
  Stacy Compton244017
  Jason Keller41411
  Stacy Compton426625
  Jeff Purvis67671
  Jason Keller6811750

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jack Sprague 1169    
2   Jason Keller 1147   -22  
3   Randy LaJoie 1079   -90  
4   Kenny Wallace 1069   -100  
5   Scott Riggs 1068   -101  
6   Greg Biffle 1001   -168  
7   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 983   -186  
8   Stacy Compton 971   -198  
9   Mike McLaughlin 964   -205  
10   Scott Wimmer 919   -250  
11   Johnny Sauter 908   -261  
12   Jeff Green 893   -276  
13   Jeff Purvis 885   -284  
14   Jamie McMurray 863   -306  
15   Larry Foyt 831   -338  
16   Tony Raines 819   -350  
17   Tim Sauter 788   -381  
18   Shane Hmiel 783   -386  
19   Kerry Earnhardt 758   -411  
20   Hank Parker, Jr. 755   -414