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

Time of race: 3:27:24
Average speed: 77.097 mph
Pole speed: 124.034 mph
Cautions: 15 for 118 laps
Margin of victory: .502 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2002 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet500245543running235185
2 42   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford500173240running16175
3 28   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet500131090running140170
42329   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500137033running38165
51017   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford50098375running10160
6 897   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford50083265running45155
72740   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge500113557running0146
81141   Jimmy Spencer Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge50089840running0142
91218   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac500110868running0138
103314   Mike Wallace Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac50071690running0134
113455   Bobby Hamilton Schneider Electric / Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet50091290running0130
12 610   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac50092840running16132
133699   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford500104607running0124
144036   Ken Schrader M&M's Global Color Vote Purple   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac49988990running0121
152245   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49964360running0118
16 732   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford49971310running0115
17 59   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge49988016running0112
18177   Casey Atwood Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge49972200running0109
193943   John Andretti Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49988533running0106
203031   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49890366running0103
213544   Jerry Nadeau Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge49869624running0100
22 315   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet49868935running097
23216   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford49793818running094
242620   Tony Stewart Home Depot / Peanuts   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac497103788running091
251319   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge49766515running088
26421   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet49688015running085
272025   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49464730running082
281988   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford49472720running079
29164   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet49354710running076
30245   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet49281283running073
314390   Lance Hooper Lucas Oil   (Junie Donlavey)Ford48851840running070
322811   Brett Bodine Hooters Restaurants   (Brett Bodine)Ford47351755running067
333777   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford46659720running064
343248   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet46252685running061
351830   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet46051640running058
361412   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Ford45459605running055
37 922   Ward Burton CAT Dealers   (Bill Davis)Dodge40194545crash052
384123   Hut Stricklin Hills Brothers Coffee   (Bill Davis)Dodge34451475crash049
391528   Ricky Rudd Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford27195842overheating046
403127   Scott Wimmer Siemens   (Bill Davis)Dodge16451350crash043
412949   Derrike Cope Doc / Billy Ray Cyrus   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge16251300crash040
423821   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford7459255crash037
432526   Todd Bodine Discover Card   (Travis Carter)Ford2176634crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Mike Skinner4engine change
Elliott Sadler21backup car

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Hermie Sadler02Little Trees / 1-800-3-AUTISMHermie SadlerChevrolet
45Carl Long51RevivalSoy.comRick WareDodge
46Morgan Shepherd89Morgan ShepherdFord
47Tim Sauter71Camp 28Dave MarcisChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
7115   #26,1,90 accident backstretch 
12176  
18225   #26 spun backstretch 
23308  
31355   #31 spun turn 4 
365621  
57615   #32 spun turn 2 
62687  
69757   #21 accident backstretch 
7615075  
1511566   #48 accident turn 4 
15716812  
1691746   debris 
175291117  
2922976   #1 spun turn 2 
2982981  
2993079   #99,19,88,12,6,44,18,15,97 accident turn 1 
3083158  
31633015   #30,32 accident turn 3 
3313333  
3343385   #12,5 spun turn 4 
3393479  
3483558   #23 spun turn 3 
35637015  
3713766   #7,77 spun turn 2 
3773771  
37838710   #48,6 spun turn 1 
38840316  
40442320   #22 spun turn 3 
42450077  
  Percent of race run under caution: 23.6%             Average green flag run: 23.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1130130
  Jeff Gordon131246116
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.24725610
  Jeff Gordon257372116
  Johnny Benson, Jr.37338816
  Kurt Busch38943345
  Matt Kenseth43444310
  Kevin Harvick44448138
  Rusty Wallace48249716
  Jeff Gordon4985003

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sterling Marlin 3240    
2   Mark Martin 3145   -95  
3   Jeff Gordon 3129   -111  
4   Tony Stewart 3101   -139  
5   Jimmie Johnson 3095   -145  
6   Rusty Wallace 3078   -162  
7   Ricky Rudd 2972   -268  
8   Bill Elliott 2970   -270  
9   Matt Kenseth 2959   -281  
10   Dale Jarrett 2864   -376  
11   Kurt Busch 2826   -414  
12   Ryan Newman 2813   -427  
13   Jeff Burton 2763   -477  
14   Michael Waltrip 2705   -535  
15   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2640   -600  
16   Ricky Craven 2601   -639  
17   Bobby Labonte 2546   -694  
18   Terry Labonte 2493   -747  
19   Kevin Harvick 2480   -760  
20   Jeff Green 2476   -764