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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 36
Sunday, March 24, 2002 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:14:20
Average speed: 82.281 mph
Pole speed: 127.216 mph
Cautions: 14 for 101 laps
Margin of victory: 1.556 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2002 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
12797   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Rubbermaid / Win $1,000,000   (Jack Roush)Ford500143840running89180
2 441   Jimmy Spencer Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge500110665running54175
32028   Ricky Rudd Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford500123242running0165
4238   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet50087850running181170
53218   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac500113423running0155
6 617   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford50074670running0150
73348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50056720running0146
8 725   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50067720running0142
9152   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford50098865running0138
102229   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service / E.T.   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500103643running0134
11376   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford50093378running0130
123545   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge50054615running0127
131132   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford50065540running0124
14 319   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge50065465running0121
151320   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac500103043running74123
16385   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50085473running0115
171777   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford50079390running0112
18197   Casey Atwood Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge50069040running0109
191640   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge49994447running0106
20 231   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49985331running0103
21309   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge49981771running0100
221836   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac49973615running097
23 54   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet49962234running094
24341   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet49784440running091
252922   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge49794520running088
262699   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford49795657running2090
272430   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49650855running082
281255   Bobby Hamilton Schneider Electric   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet49661900running079
292588   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford49270585running076
30 915   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet48861835running073
31 124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet480117418running8275
324302   Hermie Sadler Little Trees / 1-800-3-Autism   (Hermie Sadler)Chevrolet46849395crash067
334190   Rick Mast Duke's Mayonnaise / Sauer's   (Junie Donlavey)Ford46352350running064
342143   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge46279368running061
354023   Hut Stricklin Hills Brothers Coffee   (Bill Davis)Dodge44851740running058
363111   Brett Bodine Hooters / Wells Fargo Financial   (Brett Bodine)Ford44449195running055
37 812   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Ford42957160running052
381414   Stacy Compton Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac40049115running049
392810   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline MaxLife   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac37575830crash046
403644   Buckshot Jones Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge37049105running043
411021   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford34656965crash040
424271   Dick Trickle Warranty Gold / Pro Motorsports   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet23948910engine037
433926   Joe Nemechek Haas-Carter Motorsports   (Travis Carter)Ford16773403crash034

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
584   #1,44 accident turn 1 
94234  
43475   #14 spun backstretch 
48514  
52565   #43 accident backstretch 
578125  
82887   #1 spun backstretch 
8911628  
1171237   #02 spun backstretch 
1241329  
1331386   #10 accident turn 1 
13915820  
1591657   #24 accident turn 2 
1661672  
1681736   #23,26 accident turn 2 
17421037  
2112188   #12,30,90 accident turn 1 
21928264  
2832897   #12,88 spun turn 4 
29034253  
34336018   #21,31 accident backstretch 
3613655  
3663749   #20 spun backstretch 
37540834  
4094146   #1,14 spun turn 1 
41547965  
4804856   #02 accident turn 4 
48650015  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.2%             Average green flag run: 26.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon13131
  Jimmy Spencer326231
  Jeff Gordon638321
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.84885
  Jeff Burton8910820
  Jeff Gordon10913830
  Jimmy Spencer13916022
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.16121151
  Tony Stewart21228473
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.28534359
  Tony Stewart3443441
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.34541066
  Kurt Busch41144333
  Jimmy Spencer4444441
  Kurt Busch44550056

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sterling Marlin 931    
2   Matt Kenseth 832   -99  
3   Rusty Wallace 815   -116  
4   Jimmie Johnson 813   -118  
5   Kurt Busch 794   -137  
6   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 791   -140  
7   Ryan Newman 778   -153  
8   Mark Martin 768   -163  
9   Jeff Burton 740   -191  
10   Jeff Gordon 739   -192  
11   Ward Burton 728   -203  
12   Tony Stewart 727   -204  
13   Bill Elliott 694   -237  
14   Ricky Rudd 682   -249  
15   Ricky Craven 666   -265  
16   Bobby Labonte 665   -266  
17   Elliott Sadler 640   -291  
18   Jeremy Mayfield 627   -304  
19   Jerry Nadeau 614   -317  
20   Kevin Harvick 599   -332