2002 MBNA America 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.jpg
Held on March 10, 2002 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA
325 L, 500.5 M, 805.35 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 9 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Pontiac 325 143 running 185
2 3 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser Chevy 325 38 running 175
3 15 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 325 0 running 165
4 32 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 325 46 running 165
5 6 32 Ricky Craven Tide Ford 325 0 running 155
6 38 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Ford 325 0 running 150
7 28 22 Ward Burton Caterpillar Dodge 325 20 running 151
8 39 6 Mark Martin Pfizer, Viagra Ford 325 0 running 142
9 12 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Dodge 325 0 running 138
10 2 12 Ryan Newman Alltel Ford 325 15 running 139
11 4 97 Kurt Busch Rubbermaid Ford 325 59 running 135
12 14 44 Buckshot Jones Georgia-Pacific, Brawny Dodge 325 0 running 127
13 7 88 Dale Jarrett UPS Ford 325 0 running 124
14 13 5 Terry Labonte Kellogg's Chevy 325 0 running 121
15 34 45 Kyle Petty Sprint Dodge 325 2 running 123
16 19 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 325 0 running 115
17 24 77 Dave Blaney Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford 324 2 running 117
18 23 31 Robby Gordon Cingular Wireless Chevy 324 0 running 109
19 16 21 Elliott Sadler Motorcraft Ford 324 0 running 106
20 37 28 Ricky Rudd Havoline Ford 324 0 running 103
21 30 99 Jeff Burton Citgo Supergard Ford 324 0 running 100
22 11 1 Kenny Wallace Pennzoil Chevy 324 0 running 97
23 40 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Dealers, UAW Dodge 323 0 running 94
24 25 36 Ken Schrader Pedigree Pontiac 323 0 running 91
25 27 26 Joe Nemechek Haas-Carter Motorsports Ford 322 0 running 88
26 5 41 Jimmy Spencer Target Dodge 322 0 running 85
27 10 10 Johnny Benson, Jr. Valvoline Pontiac 322 0 running 82
28 21 4 Mike Skinner Kodak Chevy 321 0 running 79
29 22 55 Bobby Hamilton Schneider Electric Chevy 320 0 running 76
30 26 25 Jerry Nadeau UAW-Delphi Chevy 320 0 running 73
31 35 14 Stacy Compton Conseco Pontiac 320 0 running 70
32 41 7 Casey Atwood Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge 319 0 running 67
33 29 90 Rick Mast Duke's Mayonnaise, Sauer's Ford 318 0 running 64
34 31 49 Shawna Robinson BAM Racing Dodge 310 0 running 61
35 1 9 Bill Elliott Dodge Dealers, UAW Dodge 288 0 crash 58
36 20 43 John Andretti Cheerios Dodge 288 0 crash 55
37 18 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries Pontiac 287 0 running 52
38 42 11 Brett Bodine Hooters, Wells Fargo, Timberland Ford 276 0 engine 49
39 8 29 Kevin Harvick GM Goodwrench Service Chevy 254 0 engine 46
40 17 15 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Chevy 204 0 engine 43
41 36 30 Jeff Green America Online Chevy 187 0 engine 40
42 43 71 Dick Trickle Warranty Gold Chevy 178 0 crash 37
43 33 23 Hut Stricklin Hills Brothers Coffee Dodge 164 0 engine 34
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Ron Hornaday, Jr., Carl Long
Time of Race: 3h:22:18
Fast Qualifier: Bill Elliott - 28.944 sec.
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Margin of Victory: 0.376 seconds
Average Speed: 148.443 mph
Cautions: 7 for 37 laps - 77-80 (debris (frontstretch)); 186-191 (#71 accident (backstretch)); 209-214 (oil on track); 216-219 (debris (turn 4)); 259-266 (oil on track); 282-285 (oil on track); 290-294 (#9,10,25,43 accident (backstretch))
Lead Changes: 34 among 8 drivers - Ryan Newman 1-15; Kurt Busch 16-38; Tony Stewart 39-54; Kurt Busch 55-56; Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 57-58; Dave Blaney 59-60; Tony Stewart 61-80; Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 81; Tony Stewart 82; Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 83-96; Tony Stewart 97-105; Kurt Busch 106; Tony Stewart 107-109; Kurt Busch 110; Tony Stewart 111-114; Kurt Busch 115; Tony Stewart 116-136; Kurt Busch 137-139; Matt Kenseth 140; Kyle Petty 141-142; Tony Stewart 143-171; Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 172-187; Tony Stewart 188-193; Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 194-198; Tony Stewart 199-202; Kurt Busch 203-209; Matt Kenseth 210-225; Tony Stewart 226; Matt Kenseth 227-238; Kurt Busch 239-259; Matt Kenseth 260-276; Tony Stewart 277-282; Ward Burton 283-302; Tony Stewart 303-325