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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 35 of 36
Sunday, November 10, 2002 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
312 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (312.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:44:25
Average Speed: 113.857 mph
Pole Speed: 132.655 mph
Cautions: 4 for 18 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.344 sec
Attendance: 100,000
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2002 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
3 424   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet312152,328running16170
5 38   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet31297,850running105160
153748   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31251,325running1123
172529   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31188,653running0112
203815   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet31156,975running0103
21321   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet31175,675running0100
24344   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet31045,100running091
26315   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31073,883running085
27 931   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31070,481running082
294055   Bobby Hamilton Schneider Electric / Square D   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet31051,675running076
33 825   Joe Nemechek UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet30948,650running064
353930   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet30740,400running058
362283   Ron Hornaday, Jr. RacingUSA.com   (Armando Fitz / Terry Bradshaw)Chevrolet30740,275running055
434374   Tony Raines Staff America   (Bill Baumgardner)Chevrolet12039,593engine034
11 623   Kenny Wallace Hills Brothers Coffee   (Bill Davis)Dodge31257,000running0130
14 243   John Andretti Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge31277,783running0121
192622   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge31185,450running0106
231041   Jimmy Spencer Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31053,739running094
251119   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge31052,875running088
30149   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge31067,606running073
31367   Jason Leffler Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge30940,925running070
321845   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge30940,775running067
384249   Derrike Cope BAM Racing   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge30240,025running049
401240   Jamie McMurray Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge25382,067crash043
411744   Christian Fittipaldi Georgia-Pacific / Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge25239,600crash040
421927   Scott Wimmer Siemens   (Bill Davis)Dodge13039,475crash037
12817   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Million Dollar Challenge   (Jack Roush)Ford312211,895running55180
2292   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford312163,825running0170
4 76   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford312129,218running2165
61397   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid / Stain Shield   (Jack Roush)Ford31276,500running117160
7 577   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford31286,400running1151
92788   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford31289,100running0138
101521   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford31276,650running0134
122099   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford31293,267running0127
132428   Ricky Rudd Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford31292,117running0124
18 112   Ryan Newman Alltel / Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Ford31169,950running14114
223026   Todd Bodine Discover Card   (Travis Carter)Ford31171,262running097
343532   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford30948,525running061
81620   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac312101,178running0142
162310   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac31273,825running1120
284114   Mike Wallace Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac31044,300running079
372136   Ken Schrader Pedigree   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac30648,150running052
393318   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac26985,678engine046

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Todd Bodine26engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Ted Musgrave07KenwoodJim SmithDodge
45Jack Sprague60Haas AutomationGene HaasChevrolet
46Brett Bodine11Hooters RestaurantsBrett BodineFord
47Jerry Robertson51Family Tree / Smitty'sRick WareDodge
48Morgan Shepherd89Racing With JesusMorgan ShepherdFord
49Jeff Jefferson37Xtreme Motorsports MarketingDerrike CopePontiac
50Lance Hooper47Dark Horse MotorsportsRoger SmithFord
51Mike Harmon93James WhitenerFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
12727  
28303   #40 accident turn 2 
31132102  
1331386   #27 spun frontstretch 
1391424  
1431453   debris frontstretch 
146258113  
2592646   #44 accident turn 3 
26531248  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.8%             Average green flag run: 58.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Newman166
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.72822
  Ryan Newman29346
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.3511783
  Dave Blaney1181181
  Matt Kenseth1191213
  Jeff Gordon12213312
  Kurt Busch13421986
  Jeff Gordon2202234
  Mark Martin2242252
  Jimmie Johnson2262261
  Ryan Newman2272282
  Kurt Busch22925931
  Johnny Benson, Jr.2602601
  Matt Kenseth26131252

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tony Stewart 4691    
2   Mark Martin 4602   -89  
3   Kurt Busch 4461   -230  
4   Jimmie Johnson 4453   -238  
5   Rusty Wallace 4453   -238  
6   Jeff Gordon 4452   -239  
7   Ryan Newman 4438   -253  
8   Matt Kenseth 4389   -302  
9   Dale Jarrett 4292   -399  
10   Ricky Rudd 4217   -474  
11   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 4165   -526  
12   Jeff Burton 4094   -597  
13   Bill Elliott 4012   -679  
14   Michael Waltrip 3945   -746  
15   Ricky Craven 3797   -894  
16   Bobby Labonte 3734   -957  
17   Sterling Marlin 3703   -988  
18   Jeff Green 3655   -1036  
19   Dave Blaney 3636   -1055  
20   Robby Gordon 3547   -1144