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2002 Food City 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 6 of 36
Sunday, March 24, 2002 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a .533 mile paved track (266.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:14:20
Average Speed: 82.281 mph
Pole Speed: 127.216 mph
Cautions: 14 for 101 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.556 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
324302   Hermie Sadler Little Trees   (Hermie Sadler)Chevrolet46849,395crash067
392810   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline MaxLife   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac37575,830crash046
411021   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford34656,965crash040
433926   Joe Nemechek Haas-Carter Motorsports   (Travis Carter)Ford16773,403crash034
424271   Dick Trickle Warranty Gold / Pro Motorsports   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet23948,910engine037
12797   Kurt Busch Sharpie / Rubbermaid / Win $1,000,000   (Jack Roush)Ford500143,840running89180
2 441   Jimmy Spencer Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge500110,665running54175
32028   Ricky Rudd Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford500123,242running0165
4238   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet50087,850running181170
53218   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac500113,423running0155
6 617   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford50074,670running0150
73348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50056,720running0146
8 725   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50067,720running0142
9152   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford50098,865running0138
102229   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service / E.T.   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet500103,643running0134
11376   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford50093,378running0130
123545   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge50054,615running0127
131132   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford50065,540running0124
14 319   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge50065,465running0121
151320   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac500103,043running74123
16385   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet50085,473running0115
171777   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions   (Doug Bawel)Ford50079,390running0112
18197   Casey Atwood Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge50069,040running0109
191640   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge49994,447running0106
20 231   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49985,331running0103
21309   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge49981,771running0100
221836   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac49973,615running097
23 54   Mike Skinner Kodak   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet49962,234running094
24341   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet49784,440running091
252922   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge49794,520running088
262699   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford49795,657running2090
272430   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet49650,855running082
281255   Bobby Hamilton Schneider Electric   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet49661,900running079
292588   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford49270,585running076
30 915   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet48861,835running073
31 124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet480117,418running8275
334190   Rick Mast Duke's Mayonnaise / Sauer's   (Junie Donlavey)Ford46352,350running064
342143   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge46279,368running061
354023   Hut Stricklin Hills Brothers Coffee   (Bill Davis)Dodge44851,740running058
363111   Brett Bodine Hooters / Wells Fargo Financial   (Brett Bodine)Ford44449,195running055
37 812   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Ford42957,160running052
381414   Stacy Compton Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac40049,115running049
403644   Buckshot Jones Brawny   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge37049,105running043

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
144  
584   #1,44 accident turn 1 
94234  
43475   #14 spun backstretch 
48514  
52565   #43 accident backstretch 
578125  
82887   #1 spun backstretch 
8911628  
1171237   #02 spun backstretch 
1241329  
1331386   #10 accident turn 1 
13915820  
1591657   #24 accident turn 2 
1661672  
1681736   #23,26 accident turn 2 
17421037  
2112188   #12,30,90 accident turn 1 
21928264  
2832897   #12,88 spun turn 4 
29034253  
34336018   #21,31 accident backstretch 
3613655  
3663749   #20 spun backstretch 
37540834  
4094146   #1,14 spun turn 1 
41547965  
4804856   #02 accident turn 4 
48650015  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.2%             Average green flag run: 26.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Gordon13131
  Jimmy Spencer326231
  Jeff Gordon638321
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.84885
  Jeff Burton8910820
  Jeff Gordon10913830
  Jimmy Spencer13916022
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.16121151
  Tony Stewart21228473
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.28534359
  Tony Stewart3443441
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.34541066
  Kurt Busch41144333
  Jimmy Spencer4444441
  Kurt Busch44550056

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sterling Marlin 931    
2   Matt Kenseth 832   -99  
3   Rusty Wallace 815   -116  
4   Jimmie Johnson 813   -118  
5   Kurt Busch 794   -137  
6   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 791   -140  
7   Ryan Newman 778   -153  
8   Mark Martin 768   -163  
9   Jeff Burton 740   -191  
10   Jeff Gordon 739   -192  
11   Ward Burton 728   -203  
12   Tony Stewart 727   -204  
13   Bill Elliott 694   -237  
14   Ricky Rudd 682   -249  
15   Ricky Craven 666   -265  
16   Bobby Labonte 665   -266  
17   Elliott Sadler 640   -291  
18   Jeremy Mayfield 627   -304  
19   Jerry Nadeau 614   -317  
20   Kevin Harvick 599   -332