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2002 Aaron's 312 at Talladega


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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race number 8 of 34
Saturday, April 20, 2002 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
117 laps on a 2.660 mile paved track (311.2 miles)

Time of race: 1:58:25
Average Speed: 157.691 mph
Pole Speed: 188.764 mph
Cautions: 3 for 12 laps
Margin of Victory: .163 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series results   /   2002 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
11257   Jason Keller Albertson's   (Keith Barnwell)Ford11762,140running51185
2 259   Stacy Compton Kingsford / Johnsonville   (Tad Geschickter)Chevrolet11733,690running46175
33 12   Johnny Sauter AC Delco   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1422,845crash1169
92048   Kenny Wallace Stacker 2   (George Debidart)Pontiac10721,665engine8143
151137   Jeff Purvis Timber Wolf   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac7325,735engine1123
33207   Tim Fedewa Biagi Brothers   (Fred Biagi)Pontiac11731,290running00
41792   Todd Bodine Excedrin   (Stanley Herzog)Chevrolet11636,040running0160
52466   Casey Mears Phillips 66   (Wayne Jesel)Dodge11627,840running0155
63949   Andy Kirby Rent-A-Wreck   (Jay Robinson)Ford11523,040running0150
73677   Jimmy Kitchens RacingUSA.com   (Joe Reilly)Ford11121,140running0146
83114   Larry Foyt Harrah's Casino   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet11022,290running0142
10 936   Hank Parker, Jr. GNC Live Well   (Wayne Jesel)Dodge10622,490running0134
113854   Kevin Grubb Toys R Us   (Rick Goodwin)Chevrolet10621,665running0130
124016   Chad Chaffin 31-W Insulation   (Wayne Day)Pontiac10618,110running0127
13 624   Jack Sprague NetZero   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet8020,160running0124
143567   C.W. Smith Panasonic   (Mike Smith)Chevrolet7517,860overheating0121
164284   Larry Gunselman Weber Racing   (Brian Weber)Chevrolet6617,610running0115
17157   Randy LaJoie Kleenex / Nortel / Winn-Dixie   (Ed Evans)Chevrolet6324,985running0112
182312   Kerry Earnhardt 10-10-220   (Armando Fitz)Chevrolet6319,360running0109
19 510   Scott Riggs Nestle NesQuik   (Greg Pollex)Ford5924,960running0106
201433   Tony Raines Closet Maid   (Brian Baumgardner)Pontiac5519,560running0103
211647   Shane Hmiel Thomas Pacconi Classics   (George Debidart)Pontiac5419,285running0100
223725   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps   (Ed Rensi)Ford5316,790running097
233046   Ashton Lewis Civil Air Patrol   (Bill Lewis)Chevrolet5216,640crash094
241918   Mike McLaughlin MBNA   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet5122,015running091
252526   Lyndon Amick Dr. Pepper   (Dave Carroll)Pontiac5016,485running088
26 760   Greg Biffle Grainger   (Jack Roush)Ford2721,740engine085
271827   Jamie McMurray Williams Travel Centers   (Clarence Brewer)Pontiac2516,115crash082
283423   Scott Wimmer Bill Davis Racing   (Bill Davis)Pontiac2315,995crash079
29 85   Ron Hornaday, Jr. GMAC Financial Services   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2315,865crash076
30 421   Jay Sauter Rockwell Automation   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet2021,390crash073
313363   Shane Hall Greased Lightning   (Hubert Hensley)Chevrolet1813,690crash070
321019   Tim Sauter AP Performance Racing   (Alec Pinsonneault)Chevrolet1815,530crash067
34 387   Joe Nemechek Scott Products / Food City   (Joe Nemechek)Pontiac1413,805crash061
351399   Michael Waltrip Aaron's   (Michael Waltrip)Chevrolet1413,420crash058
362151   Joe Ruttman Yellow   (James Finch)Pontiac1413,385crash00
37281   Jimmy Spencer Yellow   (James Finch)Pontiac1413,350crash052
38274   Mike Wallace Biagi Brothers   (Fred Biagi)Pontiac1413,310crash049
394144   Mike Harmon 123 CityNet / Mega Mania   (Gregg Mixon)Chevrolet1413,275crash046
402288   Jeff Fuller Scott Products / Food City   (Joe Nemechek)Pontiac1413,240crash043
412620   Coy Gibbs Conagra Foods   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac1413,205crash040
424352   Brad Teague Means Racing   (Jimmy Means)Ford613,170overheating037
432938   Christian Elder Great Clips   (Brad Akins)Ford213,134engine034

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Rick Markle96Panasonic Double FeatureDel MarklePontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11515  
16194   #1,2,4,5,7,10,12,18,19,20,21,23,24,25,26,27,33,44,46,47,51,60,63,77,87,88,99 accident backstretch 
207556  
76805   debris 
819212  
93953   debris 
9611722  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.3%             Average green flag run: 26.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Sauter11111
  Stacy Compton12154
  Kenny Wallace16238
  Stacy Compton244017
  Jason Keller41411
  Stacy Compton426625
  Jeff Purvis67671
  Jason Keller6811750

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jack Sprague 1169    
2   Jason Keller 1147   -22  
3   Randy LaJoie 1079   -90  
4   Kenny Wallace 1069   -100  
5   Scott Riggs 1068   -101  
6   Greg Biffle 1001   -168  
7   Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 983   -186  
8   Stacy Compton 971   -198  
9   Mike McLaughlin 964   -205  
10   Scott Wimmer 919   -250  
11   Johnny Sauter 908   -261  
12   Jeff Green 893   -276  
13   Jeff Purvis 885   -284  
14   Jamie McMurray 863   -306  
15   Larry Foyt 831   -338  
16   Tony Raines 819   -350  
17   Tim Sauter 788   -381  
18   Shane Hmiel 783   -386  
19   Kerry Earnhardt 758   -411  
20   Hank Parker, Jr. 755   -414