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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 3 of 34
Saturday, March 2, 2002 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:25:24
Average speed: 123.796 mph
Pole speed: 169.168 mph
Cautions: 5 for 31 laps
Margin of victory: 8.428 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 17

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   2002 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 19   Jeff Burton Gain / Febreeze / Swiffer   (Jack Roush)Ford20081750running148185
2 899   Michael Waltrip Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet20057475running10175
3112   Johnny Sauter AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20048875running0165
42171   Kevin Lepage Matrix Motorsports   (Kevin Lepage)Ford20042470running0160
5 421   Jeff Green Rockwell Automation   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20034200running0155
61824   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet20025550running0150
7247   Randy LaJoie Kleenex / Nortel / Von's   (Ed Evans)Chevrolet20036350running3151
81248   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (George Debidart)Chevrolet20028900running0142
91460   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford20030050running12143
10 659   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Johnsonville   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet20022000running0134
112725   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps   (Ed Rensi)Ford20025450running1135
12 718   Mike McLaughlin MBNA   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac20023600running7132
133823   Scott Wimmer Siemens   (Bill Davis)Pontiac20019150running0124
141087   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet20024140running1126
152546   Ashton Lewis Civil Air Patrol   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet19922580running0118
16 21   Jimmy Spencer Yellow   (James Finch)Chevrolet19923720running0115
172619   Tim Sauter AP Performance Racing   (Alec Pinsonneault)Chevrolet19921460running0112
18 366   Casey Mears Phillips 66   (Wayne Jesel)Dodge19920000running4114
193512   Kerry Earnhardt Supercuts   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet19919890running0106
202240   Brian Vickers EMP / U.S. Army   (Clyde Vickers)Dodge19918330running0103
213174   Chad Little Staff America   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet19923120running0100
222057   Jason Keller Albertson's   (Keith Barnwell)Ford19929600running097
233337   Jeff Purvis Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet19821445running094
243792   Andy Houston Excedrin   (Stanley Herzog)Chevrolet19819315running091
25284   Mike Wallace MikeWallace.com   (Fred Biagi)Pontiac19817280running088
261336   Hank Parker, Jr. GNC Live Well   (Wayne Jesel)Dodge19821090running190
271614   Larry Foyt Harrah's Casino   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet19721360running082
284177   Andy Kirby Moy Racing   (Joe Reilly)Ford19718820running079
291927   Jamie McMurray Williams Travel Centers   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet19720710running076
303926   Lyndon Amick Dr. Pepper   (Dave Carroll)Chevrolet19518680running073
313694   Derrike Cope racefanFun.com   (Fred Bickford)Chevrolet19416470running070
324249   Craig Raudman Blair.com / Rent-A-Wreck / Yerf-Dog   (Jay Robinson)Ford19416360running067
333032   Dan Pardus Outdoor Channel   (Jim Gardner)Chevrolet19316250running064
34 510   Scott Riggs Nestle NesQuik   (Greg Pollex)Ford18523640running366
354063   Ken Alexander Greased Lightning   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet15518030running058
363233   Tony Raines Bayer Consumer Products   (Brian Baumgardner)Chevrolet11822515crash1060
37 95   Ricky Hendrick GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet11715960crash052
382338   Christian Elder Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Ford10417925engine049
392907   Ken Schrader Federated Auto Parts   (Ken Schrader)Chevrolet10115890rear end046
404316   Chad Chaffin 31-W Insulation   (Wayne Day)Pontiac9115855vibration043
413454   Kevin Grubb Golden Nugget   (Rick Goodwin)Chevrolet8817840ignition040
421747   Shane Hmiel Thomas Pacconi Classics   (George Debidart)Chevrolet8417785crash037
431517   Matt Kenseth Jani-King   (Robbie Reiser)Ford1315756engine034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Lyndon Amick26backup car
Jeff Purvis37engine change
Shane Hmiel47pitting before green flag
Kevin Grubb54driver change
Chad Little74engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Jeff Fuller88Scott TowelsJoe NemechekChevrolet
45Mike Laughlin, Jr.34Frank CicciChevrolet
46A.J. Alsup72TrackscanWilliam AlsupChevrolet
47Mike Harmon44Gregg MixonChevrolet
48Dion Ciccarelli84Martyn GliddenFord
DCKelly Denton54Golden NuggetRick GoodwinChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11313  
14196   oil on track 
207758  
78814   oil on track 
82865  
87937   #47 accident turn 4 
9410916  
1101167   oil on track 
1171193  
1201267   #5,33 accident turn 1 
12720074  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.5%             Average green flag run: 28.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Burton16565
  Randy LaJoie66661
  Hank Parker, Jr.67671
  Tony Raines687710
  Jeff Burton789013
  Greg Biffle9110212
  Jeff Burton10312725
  Scott Riggs1281281
  Jeff Burton1291324
  Scott Riggs1331342
  Jeff Burton13515925
  Michael Waltrip16016910
  Randy LaJoie1701712
  Bobby Hamilton, Jr.1721721
  Mike McLaughlin1731797
  Casey Mears1801834
  Joe Nemechek1841841
  Jeff Burton18520016

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jack Sprague 446    
2   Randy LaJoie 443   -3  
3   Jason Keller 437   -9  
4   Michael Waltrip 435   -11  
5   Greg Biffle 415   -31  
6   Johnny Sauter 406   -40  
7   Kenny Wallace 403   -43  
8   Jeff Green 383   -63  
9   Scott Riggs 376   -70  
10   Scott Wimmer 354   -92  
11   Andy Houston 346   -100  
12   Jimmy Spencer 345   -101  
13   Stacy Compton 339   -107  
14   Mike McLaughlin 336   -110  
15   Larry Foyt 334   -112  
16   Jamie McMurray 329   -117  
17   Ashton Lewis 324   -122  
18   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 323   -123  
19   Chad Little 312   -134  
20   Jeff Purvis 303   -143