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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 9 of 36
Sunday, April 21, 2002 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:08:41
Average speed: 159.022 mph
Pole speed: 186.532 mph
Cautions: 3 for 19 laps
Margin of victory: .060 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 26

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2002 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 48   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet188184830running133185
2 315   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet188131855running14175
32097   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford188120255running0165
41024   Jeff Gordon DuPont / Pepsi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet188143003running0160
53340   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge188127182running2160
64188   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford188113530running2155
7 148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18871780running8151
8132   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford188107480running0142
92599   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford188106647running1143
101245   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18865130running0134
112223   Hut Stricklin Hills Brothers Coffee   (Bill Davis)Dodge18863575running0130
122309   Geoffrey Bodine Miccosukee Indian Resort   (James Finch)Ford18859145running0127
132411   Brett Bodine Hooters / Wells Fargo Financial   (Brett Bodine)Ford18876865running0124
143828   Ricky Rudd Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford188101402running0121
15 522   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge188102280running0118
163030   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18856115running0115
173241   Jimmy Spencer Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge18872600running0112
183532   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford18867160running0109
19399   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge18884826running0106
20115   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet18890143running0103
212798   Kenny Wallace Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet18854570running0100
224355   Bobby Hamilton Schneider Electric / Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18776150running097
23424   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet18765729running094
243636   Ken Schrader M&M's Global Color Vote   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac18665010running091
253444   Steve Grissom Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18653605running088
26167   Casey Atwood Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge18656525running085
27 614   Stacy Compton Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac18456270running082
281429   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18198498running079
292620   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac180100138crash076
303717   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford18080905running1878
312177   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford18063550running070
321525   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet17963300running067
33 231   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet17681631running064
34 91   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet17484710running061
352926   Frank Kimmel Advance Auto Parts   (Travis Carter)Ford17279892running058
363119   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge16762075crash260
37196   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford16685258crash557
382843   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge16478133crash049
39 710   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac16477615crash046
404021   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford16358615crash043
411718   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac16396188crash040
421833   Mike Wallace Preen   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet16250210crash037
43 812   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Ford14158022engine339

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Rick Mast90Duke's Mayonnaise / Sauer'sJunie DonlaveyFord
45Shawna Robinson49BAM RacingBeth Ann MorgenthauDodge
46Bobby Gerhart59JamesAuto.comBilly GerhartPontiac
47Dick Trickle91Dodge DealersRay EvernhamDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1115115  
1161194   debris 
12016445  
16517511   #09,1,2,4,5,6,7,9,10,17,18,19,20,21,28,29,31,32,33,41,43,44,55,77 accident backstretch 
1761805  
1811844   #6 stalled backstretch 
1851884  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.1%             Average green flag run: 42.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jimmie Johnson188
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.93224
  Jeremy Mayfield33331
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.34396
  Michael Waltrip40401
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.415010
  Sterling Marlin51522
  Matt Kenseth53564
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.57659
  Jeremy Mayfield66661
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.678216
  Michael Waltrip839513
  Ryan Newman96961
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.971059
  Mark Martin1061061
  Jeff Burton1071071
  Matt Kenseth1081136
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1141152
  Matt Kenseth1161205
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1211211
  Matt Kenseth1221243
  Mark Martin1251251
  Ryan Newman1261272
  Mark Martin1281303
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.13116232
  Dale Jarrett1631642
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.16518824

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sterling Marlin 1369    
2   Matt Kenseth 1260   -109  
3   Rusty Wallace 1212   -157  
4   Kurt Busch 1192   -177  
5   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1178   -191  
6   Jimmie Johnson 1172   -197  
7   Jeff Gordon 1168   -201  
8   Tony Stewart 1138   -231  
9   Mark Martin 1137   -232  
10   Ricky Rudd 1114   -255  
11   Jeff Burton 1072   -297  
12   Bill Elliott 1013   -356  
13   Ward Burton 1006   -363  
14   Terry Labonte 989   -380  
15   Ricky Craven 974   -395  
16   Dale Jarrett 968   -401  
17   Bobby Labonte 958   -411  
18   Jeremy Mayfield 926   -443  
19   Michael Waltrip 912   -457  
20   Jimmy Spencer 908   -461