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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 30 of 36
Sunday, October 6, 2002 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 2:43:22
Average speed: 183.665 mph
Pole speed: no time trials
Cautions: none
Margin of victory: .118 sec
Attendance: 165000
Lead changes: 35

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2002 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1138   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet188166040running56185
2 320   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac188152258running0170
31028   Ricky Rudd Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford188134972running1170
41197   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford18886665running35165
51730   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18868265running0155
6351   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet18891600running0150
7 712   Ryan Newman Alltel / Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Ford18883925running3151
81515   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet18864550running14147
91288   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford18887825running0138
102822   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge18899300running0134
111499   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford18895117running9135
122031   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18880121running21132
13 62   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford18893805running099
14 817   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford18867295running15126
151632   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford18864885running3123
162245   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18852725running0115
173223   Scott Wimmer Hills Brothers Coffee   (Bill Davis)Dodge18852285running0112
183043   John Andretti Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18879233running0109
19 99   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge18877656running0106
202619   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge18861805running1108
212441   Jimmy Spencer Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge18863810running0100
224249   Stacy Compton BAM Racing   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge18851690running097
233326   Todd Bodine Discover Card   (Travis Carter)Ford18774907running094
244044   Jerry Nadeau Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18759825running091
251818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac18792033running088
26 540   Jamie McMurray Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge18788012running085
271929   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18691288running387
28374   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet18656839running079
294111   Brett Bodine Hooters Restaurants   (Brett Bodine)Ford18648190running076
30 26   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford18682363running073
312177   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford18655445running070
322955   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Schneider Electric / Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18652860running067
333633   Kenny Wallace 1-800-Call-ATT   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet18544775running064
34397   Casey Atwood Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge18544715running061
353814   Mike Wallace Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac18544675running058
362721   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford17452625running055
37 148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet17344575engine052
38235   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet16473358engine049
393425   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet15552450engine046
402510   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac14871125engine043
413136   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac13752330engine040
42 424   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet125107258engine2742
434371   Jay Sauter RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4644482crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Scott Wimmer23engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Morgan Shepherd51Revival Soy / INBR World Best BuyRick WareDodge
45Kerry Earnhardt83RacingUSA.comArmando FitzChevrolet
46Robert Pressley92Melling Auto PartsMark MellingDodge
47Geoffrey Bodine09Miccosukee Gaming & ResortsJames FinchFord

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon133
  Matt Kenseth41714
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.18269
  Jeremy Mayfield27271
  Jeff Gordon28281
  Ricky Craven29313
  Matt Kenseth32321
  Jeff Gordon33342
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.35351
  Michael Waltrip36361
  Jeff Gordon37393
  Kurt Busch40423
  Jeff Gordon43475
  Kevin Harvick48503
  Kurt Busch51588
  Jeff Burton59679
  Kurt Busch68703
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.71733
  Ricky Rudd74741
  Kurt Busch759117
  Jeff Gordon92976
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.98981
  Jeff Gordon991024
  Kurt Busch1031042
  Michael Waltrip1051084
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1091113
  Michael Waltrip1121154
  Jeff Gordon1161172
  Ryan Newman1181192
  Jeff Gordon1201201
  Ryan Newman1211211
  Robby Gordon12214221
  Kurt Busch1431442
  Michael Waltrip1451495
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.15018839

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tony Stewart 3958    
2   Mark Martin 3886   -72  
3   Jimmie Johnson 3876   -82  
4   Ryan Newman 3821   -137  
5   Rusty Wallace 3786   -172  
6   Matt Kenseth 3757   -201  
6   Jeff Gordon 3757   -201  
8   Bill Elliott 3729   -229  
9   Ricky Rudd 3712   -246  
10   Sterling Marlin 3703   -255  
11   Kurt Busch 3634   -324  
12   Dale Jarrett 3594   -364  
13   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3481   -477  
14   Jeff Burton 3417   -541  
15   Michael Waltrip 3362   -596  
16   Ricky Craven 3292   -666  
17   Jeff Green 3224   -734  
18   Bobby Labonte 3111   -847  
19   Robby Gordon 3089   -869  
20   Dave Blaney 3025   -933