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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 19 of 34
Saturday, July 13, 2002 at Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:20:37
Average speed: 128.008 mph
Pole speed: 178.772 mph
Cautions: 7 for 28 laps
Margin of victory: .420 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   2002 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1202   Johnny Sauter AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20084645running48180
2 192   Todd Bodine Excedrin   (Stanley Herzog)Chevrolet20075350running0170
3 39   Jeff Burton Gain / Febreeze / Swiffer   (Jack Roush)Ford20047150running65175
41387   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet20040550running0160
51426   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Dr. Pepper   (Dave Carroll)Chevrolet20034000running0155
6151   Jimmy Spencer Yellow   (James Finch)Chevrolet20025350running0150
7 421   Jeff Green Rockwell Automation   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20024500running28151
81060   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford19933250running0142
9 625   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps   (Ed Rensi)Ford19932150running9143
10 957   Jason Keller Albertson's / Jewel-Osco   (Keith Barnwell)Ford19933000running0134
111646   Ashton Lewis Civil Air Patrol   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet19925400running0130
123027   Jamie McMurray Williams Travel Centers   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet19924600running0127
133323   Scott Wimmer Siemens   (Bill Davis)Pontiac19923975running0124
14324   Mike Wallace GEICO Direct   (Fred Biagi)Chevrolet19918225running0121
15 537   Kevin Lepage Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet19928170running0118
161954   Kevin Grubb Toys R Us   (Rick Goodwin)Chevrolet19921595running0115
17287   Randy LaJoie Kleenex / Cub Foods   (Ed Evans)Chevrolet19926870running0112
182733   Tony Raines Bayer Extra Strength   (Brian Baumgardner)Chevrolet19821145running0109
192509   David Green Ciclon Energy Drink   (Rudy Rodriguez)Chevrolet19816900running0106
203591   Stanton Barrett Bojangles' / Odoban   (Stanton Barrett)Ford19817475running0103
21 75   Ricky Hendrick GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19720570running0100
222314   Larry Foyt Harrah's Casino   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet19620445running097
231847   Shane Hmiel Goulds Pumps   (George Debidart)Chevrolet19620320running094
243481   Dwayne Leik Warranty Gold / STG   (Dwayne Leik)Chevrolet19116175running091
252998   Kasey Kahne Channellock   (Yates Racing)Ford19016150running088
264216   Chad Chaffin FMI Fireplaces   (Wayne Day)Chevrolet19017925running085
27 818   Mike McLaughlin MBNA   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac17825320running082
282148   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2 / Goulds Pumps   (George Debidart)Chevrolet15719695running079
293663   Shane Hall Greased Lightning   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet12619570engine076
30 210   Scott Riggs Nestea   (Greg Pollex)Ford12327025crash5078
311240   Brian Vickers Engineered Machined Products   (Clyde Vickers)Dodge10917300crash070
321759   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Johnsonville   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet10217170crash067
334144   Mike Harmon Reliance Tools & Manufacturing   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet9717025crash064
342219   Tim Sauter AP Performance Racing   (Alec Pinsonneault)Chevrolet7816920engine061
353849   Dan Shaver Petro Express   (Jay Robinson)Chevrolet5916810crash058
363777   Jimmy Kitchens Moy Racing   (Joe Reilly)Ford5216700engine055
374094   Larry Gunselman Waterloo Tool Storage   (Fred Bickford)Chevrolet5016590engine052
381166   Casey Mears Phillips 66   (Wayne Jesel)Dodge4216530engine049
394384   Brian Weber www.brianweberandassociates.com   (Brian Weber)Chevrolet2816420vibration046
403136   Hank Parker, Jr. GNC Live Well   (Wayne Jesel)Dodge2316310engine043
413938   Mark Green Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Ford1917685transmission040
422624   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1516065engine037
432412   Kerry Earnhardt Supercuts   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet215956crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Jamie McMurray27engine change
Mark Green38backup car, driver change
Shane Hmiel47engine change
Greg Biffle60engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Richard Mitchell56Coach USA / Mountaineer GamingJohn McNellyChevrolet
45Steadman Marlin95Keystone Beer / Shoney's InnSadler BrothersFord
46Larry Hollenbeck22White MotorsportsGeorge WhiteChevrolet
47Dan Pardus32Outdoor ChannelJim GardnerChevrolet
48Jason Schuler73Havill-SpoerlDaryl SpoerlFord
DCChristian Elder38Great ClipsBrad AkinsFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
353   #12 accident turn 2 
6105  
11133   #94 spun frontstretch 
146350  
64685   #49 accident turn 1 
699628  
971004   debris backstretch 
1011022  
1031075   #44,59,48,40 accident turn 2 
1081158  
1161205   #40,48 accident turn 4 
1211244  
1251306   #10 accident turn 3 
13119565  
1961972   #98 accident turn 4 
1982003  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.5%             Average green flag run: 18.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Scott Riggs14646
  Jeff Burton47471
  Scott Riggs48514
  Jeff Burton526918
  Jeff Green709728
  Johnny Sauter9812427
  Jeff Burton12517046
  Bobby Hamilton, Jr.1711799
  Johnny Sauter18020021

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Biffle 2679    
2   Jason Keller 2632   -47  
3   Jack Sprague 2529   -150  
4   Scott Riggs 2472   -207  
5   Scott Wimmer 2382   -297  
6   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 2372   -307  
7   Randy LaJoie 2341   -338  
8   Kenny Wallace 2321   -358  
9   Mike McLaughlin 2320   -359  
10   Jamie McMurray 2248   -431  
11   Stacy Compton 2192   -487  
12   Tim Sauter 2030   -649  
13   Tony Raines 2021   -658  
14   Johnny Sauter 1983   -696  
15   Todd Bodine 1969   -710  
16   Shane Hmiel 1936   -743  
17   Ashton Lewis 1929   -750  
18   Hank Parker, Jr. 1908   -771  
19   Larry Foyt 1865   -814  
20   Casey Mears 1796   -883