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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 35 of 36
Sunday, November 10, 2002 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
312 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (312.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:44:25
Average speed: 113.857 mph
Pole speed: 132.655 mph
Cautions: 4 for 18 laps
Margin of victory: 1.344 sec
Attendance: 100000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2002 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
12817   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Million Dollar Challenge   (Jack Roush)Ford312211895running55180
2292   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford312163825running0170
3 424   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet312152328running16170
4 76   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford312129218running2165
5 38   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet31297850running105160
61397   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid / Stain Shield   (Jack Roush)Ford31276500running117160
7 577   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford31286400running1151
81620   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac312101178running0142
92788   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford31289100running0138
101521   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford31276650running0134
11 623   Kenny Wallace Hills Brothers Coffee   (Bill Davis)Dodge31257000running0130
122099   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford31293267running0127
132428   Ricky Rudd Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford31292117running0124
14 243   John Andretti Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge31277783running0121
153748   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31251325running1123
162310   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac31273825running1120
172529   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31188653running0112
18 112   Ryan Newman Alltel / Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Ford31169950running14114
192622   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge31185450running0106
203815   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet31156975running0103
21321   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet31175675running0100
223026   Todd Bodine Discover Card   (Travis Carter)Ford31171262running097
231041   Jimmy Spencer Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31053739running094
24344   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet31045100running091
251119   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge31052875running088
26315   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31073883running085
27 931   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31070481running082
284114   Mike Wallace Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac31044300running079
294055   Bobby Hamilton Schneider Electric / Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet31051675running076
30149   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge31067606running073
31367   Jason Leffler Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge30940925running070
321845   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge30940775running067
33 825   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet30948650running064
343532   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford30948525running061
353930   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet30740400running058
362283   Ron Hornaday, Jr. RacingUSA.com   (Armando Fitz / Terry Bradshaw)Chevrolet30740275running055
372136   Ken Schrader Pedigree   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac30648150running052
384249   Derrike Cope BAM Racing   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge30240025running049
393318   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac26985678engine046
401240   Jamie McMurray Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge25382067crash043
411744   Christian Fittipaldi Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge25239600crash040
421927   Scott Wimmer Siemens   (Bill Davis)Dodge13039475crash037
434374   Tony Raines Staff America   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet12039593engine034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Todd Bodine26engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Ted Musgrave07KenwoodJim SmithDodge
45Jack Sprague60Haas AutomationGene HaasChevrolet
46Brett Bodine11Hooters RestaurantsBrett BodineFord
47Jerry Robertson51Family Tree / Smitty'sRick WareDodge
48Morgan Shepherd89Racing With JesusMorgan ShepherdFord
49Jeff Jefferson37Xtreme Motorsports MarketingDerrike CopePontiac
WDLance Hooper47Dark Horse MotorsportsRoger SmithFord
WDMike Harmon93GIC MotorsportsJames WhitenerFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12727  
28303   #40 accident turn 2 
31132102  
1331386   #27 spun frontstretch 
1391424  
1431453   debris frontstretch 
146258113  
2592646   #44 accident turn 3 
26531248  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.8%             Average green flag run: 58.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman166
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.72822
  Ryan Newman29346
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.3511783
  Dave Blaney1181181
  Matt Kenseth1191213
  Jeff Gordon12213312
  Kurt Busch13421986
  Jeff Gordon2202234
  Mark Martin2242252
  Jimmie Johnson2262261
  Ryan Newman2272282
  Kurt Busch22925931
  Johnny Benson, Jr.2602601
  Matt Kenseth26131252

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tony Stewart 4691    
2   Mark Martin 4602   -89  
3   Kurt Busch 4461   -230  
4   Jimmie Johnson 4453   -238  
4   Rusty Wallace 4453   -238  
6   Jeff Gordon 4452   -239  
7   Ryan Newman 4438   -253  
8   Matt Kenseth 4389   -302  
9   Dale Jarrett 4292   -399  
10   Ricky Rudd 4217   -474  
11   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4165   -526  
12   Jeff Burton 4094   -597  
13   Bill Elliott 4012   -679  
14   Michael Waltrip 3945   -746  
15   Ricky Craven 3797   -894  
16   Bobby Labonte 3734   -957  
17   Sterling Marlin 3703   -988  
18   Jeff Green 3655   -1036  
19   Dave Blaney 3636   -1055  
20   Robby Gordon 3547   -1144