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2002 MBNA America 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 4 of 36
Sunday, March 10, 2002 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
325 laps on a 1.540 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:22:!8
Average Speed: 148.443 mph
Pole Speed: 191.542 mph
Cautions: 7 for 37 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.376 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 34

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2002 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 920   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac325174,978running143185
2 38   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet325104,600running38175
31548   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32572,350running0165
43217   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford32591,700running46165
5 632   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford32569,950running0155
6382   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford32590,625running0150
72822   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge32590,325running20151
8396   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford32589,833running0142
91240   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32589,117running0138
10 212   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Ford32578,000running15139
11 497   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford32562,225running59135
121444   Buckshot Jones Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge32558,450running0127
13 788   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford32577,450running0124
14135   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32576,083running0121
153445   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge32544,500running2123
161924   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32596,478running0115
172477   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford32465,200running2117
182331   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32472,246running0109
191621   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford32462,279running0106
203728   Ricky Rudd Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford32489,157running0103
213099   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford32486,507running0100
22111   Kenny Wallace Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32475,010running097
234019   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge32352,835running094
242536   Ken Schrader Pedigree   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac32352,535running091
252726   Joe Nemechek Haas-Carter Motorsports   (Travis Carter)Ford32269,822running088
26 541   Jimmy Spencer Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32243,985running085
271010   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac32251,670running082
28214   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet32143,420running079
292255   Bobby Hamilton Schneider Electric   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet32051,110running076
302625   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32051,385running073
313514   Stacy Compton Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac32042,810running070
32417   Casey Atwood Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge31942,235running067
332990   Rick Mast Duke's Mayonnaise / Sauer's   (Junie Donlavey)Ford31839,670running064
343149   Shawna Robinson BAM Racing   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge31039,625running061
35 19   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge28872,146crash058
362043   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge28866,638crash055
371818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac28785,298running052
384211   Brett Bodine Hooters / Wells Fargo / Timberland   (Brett Bodine)Ford27639,475engine049
39 829   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet25485,218engine046
401715   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet20447,380engine043
413630   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet18739,345engine040
424371   Dick Trickle Warranty Gold   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet17839,305crash037
433323   Hut Stricklin Hills Brothers Coffee   (Bill Davis)Dodge16438,605engine034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Ron Hornaday, Jr.57CLREd CampbellFord
45Carl Long85Mansion MotorsportsThee DixonDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
17676  
77804   debris frontstretch 
81185105  
1861916   #71 accident backstretch 
19220817  
2092146   oil on track 
2152151  
2162194   debris turn 4 
22025839  
2592668   oil on track 
26728115  
2822854   oil on track 
2862894  
2902945   #9,10,25,43 accident backstretch 
29532531  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.4%             Average green flag run: 36.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman11515
  Kurt Busch163823
  Tony Stewart395416
  Kurt Busch55562
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.57582
  Dave Blaney59602
  Tony Stewart618020
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.81811
  Tony Stewart82821
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.839614
  Tony Stewart971059
  Kurt Busch1061061
  Tony Stewart1071093
  Kurt Busch1101101
  Tony Stewart1111144
  Kurt Busch1151151
  Tony Stewart11613621
  Kurt Busch1371393
  Matt Kenseth1401401
  Kyle Petty1411422
  Tony Stewart14317129
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.17218716
  Tony Stewart1881936
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1941985
  Tony Stewart1992024
  Kurt Busch2032097
  Matt Kenseth21022516
  Tony Stewart2262261
  Matt Kenseth22723812
  Kurt Busch23925921
  Matt Kenseth26027617
  Tony Stewart2772826
  Ward Burton28330220
  Tony Stewart30332523

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sterling Marlin 645    
2   Ryan Newman 571   -74  
3   Ward Burton 565   -80  
4   Mark Martin 557   -88  
5   Tony Stewart 544   -101  
6   Matt Kenseth 540   -105  
7   Kurt Busch 535   -110  
8   Rusty Wallace 531   -114  
9   Jeff Burton 520   -125  
10   Jimmie Johnson 517   -128  
11   Jeff Gordon 516   -129  
12   Ricky Craven 497   -148  
13   Bill Elliott 460   -185  
14   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 456   -189  
15   Dale Jarrett 433   -212  
16   Elliott Sadler 430   -215  
17   Dave Blaney 411   -234  
18   Bobby Labonte 410   -235  
19   Jeremy Mayfield 391   -254  
20   Ricky Rudd 390   -255