2002 Daytona 500

Date?Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at Daytona International Speedway. Distance?500 miles; Course?2.5 miles; Field?43 cars; Average speed?142.971 mph; Margin of victory?0.193 seconds; Time of race?3 hours, 29 minutes, 50 seconds; Caution flags?9 for 38 laps; Lead changes?20 among 12 drivers; Lap leaders?Marlin (78), Schrader (46), Waltrip (20), Gordon (19), Busch (15), W. Burton (5), Kenseth (4), Harvick, B. Labonte and Nadeau (3), J. Burton (2) and Andretti (1). Pole sitter?Jimmie Johnson at 185.831 mph; Attendance?150,000 (estimated). Rating?10.9/26 share (NBC). (r) indicates rookie driver.

Driver (start pos.)TeamCarLapsEndedEarnings
1Ward Burton (19)CaterpillarDodge Intrepid200Running$1,362,430
2Elliott Sadler (41)MotorcraftFord Taurus200Running957,037
3Geoffrey Bodine (35)Miccosukee Indian GamingFord Taurus200Running644,187
4Kurt Busch (15)RubbermaidFord Taurus200Running499,462
5Michael Waltrip (4)NAPA Auto PartsChevrolet Monte Carlo200Running409,159
6Mark Martin (39)Pfizer/ViagraFord Taurus200Running300,995
7r-Ryan Newman (23)ALLTELFord Taurus200Running246,587
8Sterling Marlin (13)Coors LightDodge Intrepid200Running248,779
9Jeff Gordon (3)DuPontChevrolet Monte Carlo200Running289,674
10Johnny Benson (38)ValvolinePontiac Grand Prix200Running198,612
11Bill Elliott (29)Dodge Dealers/UAWDodge Intrepid200Running189,968
12Jeff Burton (33)CITGO RacingFord Taurus200Running201,026
13Robby Gordon (12)Cingular WirelessChevrolet Monte Carlo200Running183,965
14Dale Jarrett (21)UPSFord Taurus200Running179,787
15r-Jimmie Johnson (1)Lowe'sChevrolet Monte Carlo199Running159,463
16Brett Bodine (27)Wells Fargo /TimberlandFord Taurus199Running158,001
17Ricky Craven (43)TideFord Taurus199Running156,762
18Rusty Wallace (37)Miller Lite Ford Taurus198Running189,909
19Jeff Green (30)America OnlineChevrolet Monte Carlo197Running145,334
20Terry Labonte (11)Kellogg's Chevrolet Monte Carlo194Accident184,170
21Mike Wallace (17)AutolivChevrolet Monte Carlo193Running175,707
22Robert Pressley (31)BrandSource.comDodge Intrepid190Engine147,709
23Mike Skinner (20)KodakChevrolet Monte Carlo190Running147,034
24Shawna Robinson (36)BAM RacingDodge Intrepid187Running142,559
25Dave Blaney (42)Jesper Engines & TransmissionsFord Taurus186Running152,925
26Ken Schrader (7)M&M'sPontiac Grand Prix179Running163,937
27Stacy Compton (24)ConsecoPontiac Grand Prix178Running143,859
28Jerry Nadeau (8)UAW/DelphiChevrolet Monte Carlo174 Accident162,359
29Dale Earnhardt Jr. (5)BudweiserChevrolet Monte Carlo171Running175,137
30Kenny Wallace (18)PennzoilChevrolet Monte Carlo161Running169,709
31Todd Bodine (22)KmartFord Taurus158Running138,834
32Bobby Hamilton (32)Schneider ElectricChevrolet Monte Carlo156Running145,337
33Matt Kenseth (40)DeWalt Power ToolsFord Taurus154Accident145,062
34Bobby Labonte (10)Interstate BatteriesPontiac Grand Prix153Engine187,837
35Casey Atwood (26)Sirius Satellite RadioDodge Intrepid153Accident 136,984
36Kevin Harvick (2)GM GoodwrenchChevrolet Monte Carlo148Accident190,437
37John Andretti (16)CheeriosDodge Intrepid148Accident163,292
38Ricky Rudd (9)HavolineFord Taurus148Accident185,904
39Jeremy Mayfield (28)Dodge Dealers/UAWDodge Intrepid148Accident143,159
40Joe Nemechek (25)Kmart School SpiritFord Taurus148Accident159,174
41Kyle Petty (34)SprintDodge Intrepid146Engine133,912
42Dave Marcis (14)Realtree CamouflageChevrolet Monte Carlo79Engine112,575
43Tony Stewart (6)Home DepotPontiac Grand Prix2Engine197,848

2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Race LocationsNASCAR ResultsTop 5 Finishing Order + Pole
2002 Winston Cup Series NASCAR Racing
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