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2002 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 5 of 36
Sunday, March 17, 2002 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
293 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (400.2 miles)

Time of race: 3:10:29
Average Speed: 126.07 mph
Pole Speed: 170.089 mph
Cautions: 5 for 40 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.581 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    2002 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   2002 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
9 224   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet293106,663running176148
11140   Sterling Marlin Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge293190,642running57180
39 41   Steve Park Pennzoil   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet13365,390running1951
41 132   Ricky Craven Tide   (Cal Wells)Ford6448,850crash1845
4238   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet29396,542running10165
363620   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac22583,233crash760
29316   Mark Martin Pfizer / Viagra   (Jack Roush)Ford27873,073running581
311522   Ward Burton Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Dodge26678,980running175
2 621   Elliott Sadler Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford29398,395running0170
31629   Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet293108,443running0165
5 312   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Ford29377,175running0155
6 548   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29348,900running0150
7182   Rusty Wallace Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Ford29388,520running0146
83417   Matt Kenseth DeWalt Power Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford29370,365running0142
10109   Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge29376,061running0134
111499   Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard   (Jack Roush)Ford29285,892running0130
122128   Ricky Rudd Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford29286,012running0127
132655   Bobby Hamilton Schneider Electric   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet29266,440running0124
143045   Kyle Petty Sprint   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge29239,460running0121
151715   Michael Waltrip NAPA   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet29253,780running0118
161919   Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge29251,585running0115
172726   Joe Nemechek Haas-Carter Motorsports   (Travis Carter)Ford29267,977running0112
182025   Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet29150,470running0109
193844   Buckshot Jones Georgia-Pacific   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge29048,740running0106
20294   Mike Skinner Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Chevrolet29053,409running0103
211218   Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Pontiac28983,533running0100
223543   John Andretti Cheerios   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge28968,323running097
23375   Terry Labonte Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet28969,758running094
244190   Rick Mast Duke's Mayonnaise / Sauer's   (Junie Donlavey)Ford28740,610running091
25 930   Jeff Green America Online   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet28436,895running088
26407   Casey Atwood Sirius Satellite Radio   (Jim Smith)Dodge28340,085running085
273214   Stacy Compton Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)Pontiac28239,785running082
281397   Kurt Busch Rubbermaid   (Jack Roush)Ford27847,930running079
302577   Dave Blaney Jasper Engines   (Doug Bawel)Ford27547,685running073
323923   Hut Stricklin Hills Brothers Coffee   (Bill Davis)Dodge25746,925running067
332410   Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac25065,570crash064
342831   Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet24964,321running061
35 836   Ken Schrader M&M's   (Nelson Bowers)Pontiac22743,710crash058
37 741   Jimmy Spencer Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge22535,625crash052
383311   Brett Bodine Hooters / Wells Fargo / Timberland   (Brett Bodine)Ford19635,565crash049
402288   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Yates Racing)Ford11583,193engine043
424249   Shawna Robinson BAM Racing   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge5135,290ignition037
434371   Andy Hillenburg Pro Motorsports / RealTree Camouflage   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet1234,598engine034

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
13838  
39435   #1,14,32 accident turn 4 
449047  
91944   #31 accident turn 4 
9513339  
1341374   #19 spun backstretch 
13819760  
19821013   #97,11,23 accident turn 3 
21122616  
22724014   #6,20,44,24,97,41,36,10,18,77,22 accident backstretch 
24129353  
  Percent of race run under caution: 13.7%             Average green flag run: 42.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ricky Craven11818
  Steve Park193719
  Jeff Gordon38194157
  Sterling Marlin1951951
  Ward Burton1961961
  Mark Martin1972015
  Jeff Gordon20221817
  Tony Stewart2192257
  Jeff Gordon2262272
  Sterling Marlin22824013
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.24125010
  Sterling Marlin25129343

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sterling Marlin 825    
2   Ryan Newman 726   -99  
3   Matt Kenseth 682   -143  
4   Rusty Wallace 677   -148  
5   Jimmie Johnson 667   -158  
6   Jeff Gordon 664   -161  
7   Jeff Burton 650   -175  
8   Ward Burton 640   -185  
9   Mark Martin 638   -187  
10   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 621   -204  
11   Kurt Busch 614   -211  
12   Tony Stewart 604   -221  
13   Elliott Sadler 600   -225  
14   Bill Elliott 594   -231  
15   Ricky Craven 542   -283  
16   Ricky Rudd 517   -308  
17   Bobby Labonte 510   -315  
18   Jeremy Mayfield 506   -319  
19   Dave Blaney 484   -341  
20   Terry Labonte 482   -343