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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 (300.0 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

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1202   Johnny Sauter AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20084,645running48180
2 192   Todd Bodine Excedrin   (Stanley Herzog)Chevrolet20075,350running0170
3 39   Jeff Burton Gain / Febreeze / Swiffer   (Jack Roush)Ford20047,150running65175
41387   Joe Nemechek Cellular One   (Joe Nemechek)Chevrolet20040,550running0160
51426   Ron Hornaday, Jr. Dr. Pepper   (Dave Carroll)Chevrolet20034,000running0155
6151   Jimmy Spencer Yellow   (James Finch)Chevrolet20025,350running0150
7 421   Jeff Green Rockwell Automation   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet20024,500running28151
81060   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford19933,250running0142
9 625   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps   (Ed Rensi)Ford19932,150running9143
10 957   Jason Keller Albertson's / Jewel-Osco   (Keith Barnwell)Ford19933,000running0134
111646   Ashton Lewis Civil Air Patrol   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet19925,400running0130
123027   Jamie McMurray Williams Travel Centers   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet19924,600running0127
133323   Scott Wimmer Siemens   (Bill Davis)Pontiac19923,975running0124
14324   Mike Wallace GEICO Direct   (Fred Biagi)Chevrolet19918,225running0121
15 537   Kevin Lepage Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Chevrolet19928,170running0118
161954   Kevin Grubb Toys R Us   (Rick Goodwin)Chevrolet19921,595running0115
17287   Randy LaJoie Kleenex / Cub Foods   (Ed Evans)Chevrolet19926,870running0112
182733   Tony Raines Bayer Extra Strength   (Brian Baumgardner)Chevrolet19821,145running0109
192509   David Green Ciclon Energy Drink   (Rudy Rodriguez)Chevrolet19816,900running0106
203591   Stanton Barrett Bojangles' / Odoban   (Stanton Barrett)Ford19817,475running0103
21 75   Ricky Hendrick GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19720,570running0100
222314   Larry Foyt Harrah's Casino   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet19620,445running097
231847   Shane Hmiel Goulds Pumps   (George Debidart)Chevrolet19620,320running094
243481   Dwayne Leik Warranty Gold / STG   (Dwayne Leik)Chevrolet19116,175running091
252998   Kasey Kahne Channellock   (Yates Racing)Ford19016,150running088
264216   Chad Chaffin FMI Fireplaces   (Wayne Day)Chevrolet19017,925running085
27 818   Mike McLaughlin MBNA   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac17825,320running082
282148   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2 / Goulds Pumps   (George Debidart)Chevrolet15719,695running079
293663   Shane Hall Greased Lightning   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet12619,570engine076
30 210   Scott Riggs Nestea   (Greg Pollex)Ford12327,025crash5078
311240   Brian Vickers Engineered Machined Products   (Clyde Vickers)Dodge10917,300crash070
321759   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Johnsonville   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet10217,170crash067
334144   Mike Harmon Reliance Tools & Manufacturing   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet9717,025crash064
342219   Tim Sauter AP Performance Racing   (Alec Pinsonneault)Chevrolet7816,920engine061
353849   Dan Shaver Petro Express   (Jay Robinson)Ford5916,810crash058
363777   Jimmy Kitchens Moy Racing   (Joe Reilly)Ford5216,700engine055
374094   Larry Gunselman Waterloo Tool Storage   (Fred Bickford)Chevrolet5016,590engine052
381166   Casey Mears Phillips 66   (Wayne Jesel)Dodge4216,530engine049
394384   Brian Weber www.brianweberandassociates.com   (Brian Weber)Chevrolet2816,420vibration046
403136   Hank Parker, Jr. GNC Live Well   (Wayne Jesel)Dodge2316,310engine043
413938   Mark Green Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Ford1917,685transmission040
422624   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet1516,065engine037
432412   Kerry Earnhardt Supercuts   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet215,956crash034

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

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
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

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
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