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2002 Mountain Dew Southern 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 25 of 36
Sunday, September 1, 2002 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.3 miles)

Time of race: 4:13:35
Average Speed: 118.617 mph
Pole Speed: no time trials
Cautions: 9 for 63 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.734 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2002 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
4 140   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge367125,957running113165
11 26   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford36788,578running27135
1 324   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet367212,183running125185
8 420   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac367100,528running0142
9 548   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36756,410running17143
22 62   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford36790,245running097
30 728   Ricky Rudd Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford36589,082running073
3 89   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge367122,251running43170
37 917   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford32561,000running052
51088   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford367104,520running1160
71197   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford36766,710running0146
21212   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Ford367135,505running1175
101399   Jeff Burton MDA / Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford367100,322running20139
241415   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet36657,175running091
16158   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet36767,185running0115
141632   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford36760,170running20126
401729   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet19388,503crash043
151818   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac36796,408running0118
31195   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36472,763running070
122030   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36753,750running0127
292177   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford36554,825running076
172231   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet36777,171running0112
182341   Jimmy Spencer Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge36763,740running0109
132445   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge36754,060running0124
192521   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford36768,860running0106
232655   Bobby Hamilton Schneider Electric / Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet36765,439running094
342710   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac36070,190running061
62822   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge367105,680running0150
202919   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / Mountain Dew   (Ray Evernham)Dodge36760,940running0103
423043   John Andretti Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge18969,708engine037
263136   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac36656,005running085
333226   Todd Bodine Discover Card   (Travis Carter)Ford36168,762running064
38334   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet31542,835running049
253423   Kenny Wallace Hills Brothers Coffee   (Bill Davis)Dodge36648,765running088
28357   Casey Atwood Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge36647,535running079
36361   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet34273,045crash055
213725   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet36757,615running0100
413844   Jerry Nadeau Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge19042,675crash040
323914   Mike Wallace Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac36343,740running067
394011   Brett Bodine Hooters Restaurants   (Brett Bodine)Ford30642,800crash046
354174   Tony Raines Staff America   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet35743,255running058
434289   Morgan Shepherd Berlin City Ford / Red Line Oil   (Morgan Shepherd)Ford4342,827brakes034
274307   Ted Musgrave Kenwood / Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge36644,745running082

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Kurt Busch97engine change
Jeremy Mayfield19engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Carl Long51Ware Racing EnterprisesRick WareDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
11919   green/yellow start 
2010788  
1081114   debris frontstretch 
11215443  
1551584   #26 spun turn 4 
15918931  
19020112   #1,4,29,43,44 accident turns 1/2 
2022065  
2072104   oil on track 
21123424  
2352384   #17 spun turn 4 
2392413  
2422454   debris turn 2 
24630459  
3053084   debris turn 2 
3093146  
3153228   debris turn 3 
32336745  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.2%             Average green flag run: 33.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Sterling Marlin11919
  Mark Martin204425
  Bill Elliott456925
  Sterling Marlin70734
  Bill Elliott749118
  Jimmie Johnson9210817
  Ricky Craven10912820
  Jeff Burton12914820
  Sterling Marlin14915911
  Dale Jarrett1601601
  Sterling Marlin16123979
  Jeff Gordon24030061
  Ryan Newman3013011
  Mark Martin3023032
  Jeff Gordon30436764

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sterling Marlin 3405    
2   Jeff Gordon 3314   -91  
3   Mark Martin 3280   -125  
4   Tony Stewart 3243   -162  
5   Jimmie Johnson 3238   -167  
6   Rusty Wallace 3175   -230  
7   Bill Elliott 3140   -265  
8   Ricky Rudd 3045   -360  
9   Dale Jarrett 3024   -381  
10   Matt Kenseth 3011   -394  
11   Ryan Newman 2988   -417  
12   Kurt Busch 2972   -433  
13   Jeff Burton 2902   -503  
14   Michael Waltrip 2796   -609  
15   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 2755   -650  
16   Ricky Craven 2727   -678  
17   Bobby Labonte 2664   -741  
18   Jeff Green 2603   -802  
19   Terry Labonte 2563   -842  
20   Robby Gordon 2525   -880