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2002 Pontiac Excitement 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 11 of 36
Sunday, May 5, 2002 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a 0.750 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:27:19
Average speed: 86.824 mph
Pole speed: 127.389 mph
Cautions: 14 for 103 laps
Margin of victory: 1.484 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2002 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 320   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac400185653running28180
21112   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Ford400121950running48175
32399   Jeff Burton Citgo   (Jack Roush)Ford400126067running0165
4186   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford400106708running0160
51719   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge40067950running0155
6 717   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford40068000running0150
7 424   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40099403running0146
82044   Steve Grissom Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge40060875running0142
91032   Ricky Craven Tide New Clean Breeze Scent   (Cal Wells)Ford40059975running0138
104041   Jimmy Spencer Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge40074275running75139
113540   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge40087692running0130
121610   Joe Nemechek Valvoline / Maxlife   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac40074710running0127
131430   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40043575running2129
14389   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge40073531running0121
152236   Ken Schrader M&M's Global Color Vote   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac40068335running0118
163223   Hut Stricklin Hills Brothers Coffee   (Bill Davis)Dodge40054700running0115
173655   Bobby Hamilton Schneider Electric / Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet39962289running5117
183002   Hermie Sadler Virginia Lottery   (Hermie Sadler)Chevrolet39942050running0109
193311   Brett Bodine Hooters Restaurants   (Brett Bodine)Ford39945525running0106
204143   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge39974508running0103
212121   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford39952550running0100
22297   Casey Atwood Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge39945325running097
23 645   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge39940825running094
242715   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet39851850running396
25 92   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford39684750running088
263114   Stacy Compton Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac39543475running085
273797   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford39551650running082
28194   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet37843125running079
292877   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford37750500engine1081
30 122   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge36498375running12583
312648   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36040325running070
32 818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac35186053running067
33155   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet33369058crash064
34 51   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet33370050crash061
352490   Rick Mast Duke's Mayonnaise / Sauer's   (Junie Donlavey)Ford33140125crash058
36 28   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32776862running055
373431   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless / Spiderman   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet30966081crash052
383988   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford30987753running1454
391228   Ricky Rudd Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford30884317crash9051
402529   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet29585603running043
411325   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet22547765crash040
424226   Frank Kimmel Pork, the Other White Meat   (Travis Carter)Ford21364892crash037
434359   Randy Renfrow Price Motorsports   (Foster Price)Dodge5839667oil pump034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Joe Nemechek10driver change
Bobby Labonte18engine change
Tony Stewart20engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Kevin Grubb54Toys R UsRick GoodwinChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12424  
25306   #59 stalled backstretch 
316131  
627514   track moisture 
768914  
90934   debris backstretch 
9414855  
14916315   #8 spun frontstretch 
1641718  
1721787   #43,88,18 accident frontstretch 
17919416  
1951984   #97 spun turn 2 
19921517  
2162216   #26 contact turn 2 
2222276  
22824013   #25,29,14,7,99 accident turn 3 
2412477  
2482514   #45 contact turn 2 
25230958  
3103167   #28,2,31 accident turns 2/4 
31732711  
3283325   #48,41 accident turn 3 
3333342  
3353439   #2,32,30,19,1,5,40,90,15,43 accident backstretch 
34436522  
3663694   #4 accident turn 2 
3703789  
3793835   oil on track 
38440017  
  Percent of race run under caution: 25.8%             Average green flag run: 19.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ward Burton16262
  Dale Jarrett637614
  Michael Waltrip77793
  Bobby Hamilton80845
  Jeff Green85862
  Ward Burton8714963
  Ricky Rudd15021667
  Dave Blaney21722610
  Jimmy Spencer22728559
  Ricky Rudd28630823
  Ryan Newman3093102
  Jimmy Spencer31132616
  Ryan Newman32737246
  Tony Stewart37340028

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sterling Marlin 1645    
2   Matt Kenseth 1513   -132  
3   Kurt Busch 1454   -191  
4   Mark Martin 1452   -193  
5   Rusty Wallace 1442   -203  
6   Jeff Gordon 1429   -216  
7   Jimmie Johnson 1422   -223  
8   Tony Stewart 1394   -251  
9   Jeff Burton 1343   -302  
10   Ricky Rudd 1330   -315  
11   Bill Elliott 1299   -346  
12   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1288   -357  
13   Ryan Newman 1206   -439  
14   Ward Burton 1198   -447  
15   Dale Jarrett 1177   -468  
16   Ricky Craven 1164   -481  
17   Terry Labonte 1153   -492  
18   Michael Waltrip 1147   -498  
19   Jeremy Mayfield 1130   -515  
20   Jimmy Spencer 1129   -516