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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 1 of 36
Sunday, February 17, 2002 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:29:50
Average speed: 142.971 mph
Pole speed: 185.831 mph
Cautions: 9 for 38 laps
Margin of victory: .193 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 20

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2002 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11922   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge2001409017running5180
24121   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford200957037running0170
33509   Geoffrey Bodine Miccosukee Indian Gaming   (James Finch)Ford200644187running0165
41597   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford200499462running16165
5 415   Michael Waltrip NAPA / DEI 20 Years   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet200409159running20160
6396   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford200300995running0150
72312   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Ford200246587running0146
81340   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge200248779running78152
9 324   Jeff Gordon DuPont 200 Years   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200289674running19143
103810   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac200198612running0134
11299   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge200189968running0130
123399   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford200201026running2132
131231   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet200183965running0124
142188   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford200179787running0121
15 148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet199159463running0118
162711   Brett Bodine Wells Fargo / Timberland   (Brett Bodine)Ford199158001running0115
174332   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford199156762running0112
18372   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford198189909running0109
193030   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet197145334running0106
20115   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet194184170crash0103
211733   Mike Wallace Autoliv / Pilot   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet193175707running0100
223192   Robert Pressley Brandsource   (Mark Melling)Dodge190147709engine097
23204   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet190147034running094
243649   Shawna Robinson BAM Racing   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge187142559running091
254277   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford186152925running088
26 736   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac179163937running4690
272414   Stacy Compton Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac178143859running082
28 825   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet174162359crash384
29 58   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser / DEI 20 Years   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet171175137running076
30181   Kenny Wallace Pennzoil / DEI 20 Years   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet161169709running073
312266   Todd Bodine Kmart Blue Light Special   (Travis Carter)Ford158138834running070
323255   Bobby Hamilton Schneider Electric   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet156145337running067
334017   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford154145062crash469
341018   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac153187837overheating366
35267   Casey Atwood Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge153136984crash058
36 229   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet148190437crash360
371643   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge148163292crash157
38 928   Ricky Rudd Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford148185904crash049
392819   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge148143159crash046
402526   Joe Nemechek Kmart School Spirit   (Travis Carter)Ford148159174crash043
413445   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge146133912engine040
421471   Dave Marcis RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet79112575engine037
43 620   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac2197848engine034

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Jimmy Spencer41TargetChip GanassiDodge
45Hut Stricklin23Hills Brothers CoffeeBill DavisDodge
46Buckshot Jones44Georgia-PacificPetty EnterprisesDodge
47Greg Biffle16Roush RacingJack RoushFord
48Rick Mast90Duke's Mayonnaise / Sauer'sJunie DonlaveyFord
49Bobby Gerhart59Gerhart RacingBilly GerhartPontiac
50Hermie Sadler02Little TreesHermie SadlerChevrolet
51Carl Long85Mansion MotorsportsThee DixonDodge
52Norm Benning84Benning RacingNorm BenningChevrolet
53Kirk Shelmerdine80HootersStan HoverFord
54Dwayne Leik72Realtree CamouflageDave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12222  
23275   #8 accident turn 2 
288356  
84874   #71 stalled turn 4 
88958  
96994   debris turn 1 
1001001  
1011033   #11 spun turn 1 
10413835  
1391424   #4,49 spun backstretch 
1431497  
1501589   #1,7,8,10,17,18,19,25,26,28,29,33,36,43,48,55,66,77 accident turn 1 
15917214  
1731764   #48 spun frontstretch 
17719115  
1921943   #31 spun turn 2 
1951951  
1961972   #2,5,15,30,99,24 accident frontstretch 
1982003  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.0%             Average green flag run: 16.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kevin Harvick133
  Michael Waltrip42320
  Matt Kenseth24274
  Ken Schrader28292
  John Andretti30301
  Ken Schrader317444
  Jerry Nadeau75751
  Sterling Marlin76772
  Jerry Nadeau78792
  Sterling Marlin80812
  Kurt Busch82821
  Jeff Burton83842
  Bobby Labonte85873
  Sterling Marlin8813851
  Jeff Gordon1391391
  Sterling Marlin14016122
  Kurt Busch16217615
  Jeff Gordon17719418
  Sterling Marlin1951951
  Ward Burton1962005

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Ward Burton 180    
2   Elliott Sadler 170   -10  
3   Geoffrey Bodine 165   -15  
3   Kurt Busch 165   -15  
5   Michael Waltrip 160   -20  
6   Sterling Marlin 152   -28  
7   Mark Martin 150   -30  
8   Ryan Newman 146   -34  
9   Jeff Gordon 143   -37  
10   Johnny Benson, Jr. 134   -46  
11   Jeff Burton 132   -48  
12   Bill Elliott 130   -50  
13   Robby Gordon 124   -56  
14   Dale Jarrett 121   -59  
15   Jimmie Johnson 118   -62  
16   Brett Bodine 115   -65  
17   Ricky Craven 112   -68  
18   Rusty Wallace 109   -71  
19   Jeff Green 106   -74  
20   Terry Labonte 103   -77