2002 NASCAR Busch Series

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2002 NASCAR Busch Series season
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Greg Biffle, the 2002 Busch Series champion

The 2002 NASCAR Busch Series Season began February 16 and ended November 16. Greg Biffle of Roush Racing was crowned champion.

2002 Team chart[edit]

List of full-time teams at the start of 2002.

Team Car(s) # Driver(s) Primary Sponsor(s) Listed Owner(s) Crew Chief
Akins Motorsports Ford Taurus 38 Christian Elder Great Clips Brad Akins Wes Ward
AP Performance Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19 Tim Sauter AP Performance Racing Alec Pinsonneault Joe Shear, Jr.
BACE Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 33 Tony Raines Bayer/Alka-Seltzer Brian Baumgardner Michael Kadlecik
Bill Davis Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 23 Scott Wimmer Siemens Gail Davis Bootie Barker
BLV Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 40 Brian Vickers (R) EMP/U.S. Army Ramona Vickers Patrick Donohue
Brewco Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 27 Jamie McMurray Williams Travel Centers Tammy Brewer Jason Ratcliff
37 Jeff Purvis Timber Wolf Clarence Brewer Terry Shirley
Carroll Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 26 Lyndon Amick Dr Pepper Dave Carroll Todd Lohse
Day Enterprise Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 16 Chad Chaffin 31-W Insulation Wayne Day Ronnie Pendelton
DF2 Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 94 Derrike Cope NuHouse Fred Bickford Matt Groeschl
Evans Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 7 Randy LaJoie Kleenex Ed Evans Wally Rogers
FitzBradshaw Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 12 Kerry Earnhardt (R) Supercuts Armando Fitz Bob Temple
Foyt Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 14 Larry Foyt Harrah's A. J. Foyt Jon Wolfe
Herzog-Jackson Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 92 Andy Houston Excedrin William Herzog Tony Liberati
Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 5 Ricky Hendrick GMAC Rick Hendrick Lance McGrew
24 Jack Sprague NetZero Dennis Connor
Innovative Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 47 Shane Hmiel (R) Thomas Pacconi Classics George DeBidart Gere Kennon
48 Kenny Wallace Stacker 2 Vicky DeBidart Bobby Foley
Jay Robinson Racing Ford Taurus 49 Joe Buford Rent-a-Wreck Jay Robinson Jay Robinson
Jim & Judie Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 32 Dan Pardus (R) Outdoor Channel James Gardner Greg Connor
Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 18 Mike McLaughlin MBNA Joe Gibbs Tim Shutt
Ken Alexander Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 63 Shane Hall Greased Lightning Hubert Hensley Kenneth Campbell
Lewis Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 46 Ashton Lewis Civil Air Patrol William Lewis Charlie Lewis
Mixon Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 44 Mike Harmon 123 City Net Gregg Mixon Dave Raney
Phoenix Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1 Jimmy Spencer Yellow Transportation James Finch Marc Reno
ppc Racing Ford Taurus 10 Scott Riggs (R) Nestlé/Nesquik Greg Pollex Harold Holly
57 Jason Keller Albertson's Keith Barnwell Steve Addington
PRW Racing Ford Taurus 77 Andy Kirby n/a Tony Hall Jimmy Means
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Johnny Sauter (R) ACDelco Richard Childress Ricky Viers
21 Jeff Green Rockwell Automation Butch Hylton
Roush Racing Ford Taurus 60 Greg Biffle W. W. Grainger Jack Roush Randy Goss
ST Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 59 Stacy Compton Kingsford Tad Geschickter Butch Lamoreux
Team Bristol Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 54 Kevin Grubb Toys "R" Us Rick Goodwin Tony Lambert
Team Rensi Motorsports Ford Taurus 25 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Team Marines Ed Rensi Fred Wanke
Welliver-Jesel Motorsports Dodge Intrepid 36 Hank Parker Jr. GNC Live Well Wayne Jesel Gary Cogswell
66 Casey Mears (R) Phillips 66 Donnie Richeson

EAS/GNC Live Well 300[edit]

The EAS/GNC Live Well 300 was held February 16 at Daytona International Speedway. Joe Nemechek won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  2. 99-Michael Waltrip
  3. 17-Matt Kenseth
  4. 57-Jason Keller
  5. 47-Shane Hmiel
  6. 10-Scott Riggs
  7. 24-Jack Sprague
  8. 71-Kevin Lepage
  9. 92-Andy Houston
  10. 48-Kenny Wallace

Failed to qualify: Dan Pardus (#32), Mike Wallace (#4), C.W. Smith (#67), Mike Harmon (#44), David Boggs (#22)

1-866RBCTerm.com 200[edit]

The 1-866RBCTerm.com 200 was held February 23 at North Carolina Speedway. Jeff Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 57-Jason Keller
  2. 60-Greg Biffle
  3. 7-Randy LaJoie
  4. 10-Scott Riggs
  5. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  6. 24-Jack Sprague
  7. 1-Jimmy Spencer
  8. 46-Ashton Lewis
  9. 33-Tony Raines
  10. 14-Larry Foyt

Failed to qualify: Cam Strader (#84), Lance Hooper (#89)

Sam's Town 300[edit]

The Sam's Town 300 was held March 2 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Jeff Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 9-Jeff Burton
  2. 99-Michael Waltrip
  3. 2-Johnny Sauter
  4. 71-Kevin Lepage
  5. 21-Jeff Green
  6. 24-Jack Sprague
  7. 7-Randy LaJoie
  8. 48-Kenny Wallace
  9. 60-Greg Biffle
  10. 59-Stacy Compton

Failed to qualify: Jeff Fuller (#88), Mike Laughlin (#34), A.J. Alsup (#72), Mike Harmon (#44), Dion Ciccarelli (#84)

darlingtonraceway.com 200[edit]

The darlingtonraceway.com 200 was held March 16 at Darlington Raceway. Jeff Burton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 9-Jeff Burton
  2. 60-Greg Biffle
  3. 21-Jeff Green
  4. 57-Jason Keller
  5. 48-Kenny Wallace
  6. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  7. 33-Tony Raines
  8. 92-Todd Bodine
  9. 24-Jack Sprague
  10. 59-Stacy Compton

Failed to qualify: Phil Bonifield (#90), Shane Hall (#84)

Channellock 250[edit]

The Channellock 250 was held March 23 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Scott Riggs won the pole. The post-race was marred by an altercation between Kevin Harvick and Greg Biffle following an incident between the two drivers on lap 241 in which Harvick crashed hard. [1]

Top Ten Results

  1. 21-Jeff Green
  2. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  3. 23-Scott Wimmer
  4. 1-Jimmy Spencer
  5. 60-Greg Biffle
  6. 48-Kenny Wallace
  7. 7-Randy LaJoie
  8. 92-Todd Bodine
  9. 10-Scott Riggs
  10. 47-Shane Hmiel

Failed to qualify: none

O'Reilly 300[edit]

The O'Reilly 300 was held April 6 at Texas Motor Speedway. Jeff Green. The race ended after 116 laps due to rain. Michael Waltrip flipped over on lap 45. He was uninjured.

Top Ten Results

  1. 37-Jeff Purvis
  2. 24-Jack Sprague
  3. 87-Joe Nemechek
  4. 10-Scott Riggs
  5. 21-Jeff Green
  6. 29-Kevin Harvick
  7. 7-Randy LaJoie
  8. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  9. 17-Matt Kenseth
  10. 9-Jeff Burton

Failed to qualify: Dan Pardus (#32), Mike Harmon (#44), Jason Schuler (#73), Dwayne Leik (#81)

Pepsi 300 Presented by Kroger[edit]

The Pepsi 300 Presented by Kroger was held April 13 at Nashville Superspeedway. Shane Hmiel won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 10-Scott Riggs
  2. 24-Jack Sprague
  3. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  4. 23-Scott Wimmer
  5. 57-Jason Keller
  6. 7-Randy LaJoie
  7. 27-Jamie McMurray
  8. 12-Kerry Earnhardt
  9. 59-Stacy Compton
  10. 19-Tim Sauter

Failed to qualify: none

Aaron's 312 at Talladega[edit]

The Aaron's 312 at Talladega was held April 20 at Talladega Superspeedway. Johnny Sauter won the pole. The race was most remembered for "the Big One" on lap 15 which was the largest crash in series history, which involved about 30 cars. This occurred when Shane Hmiel got into Scott Riggs and he hit Johnny Sauter. Sauter tumbled end over end while cars trying to avoid the wreck braked and slammed into each other. Only three cars finished on the lead lap.

Top Ten Results

  1. 57-Jason Keller
  2. 59-Stacy Compton
  3. 07-Tim Fedewa
  4. 92-Todd Bodine
  5. 66-Casey Mears
  6. 49-Andy Kirby
  7. 77-Jimmy Kitchens
  8. 14-Larry Foyt
  9. 48-Kenny Wallace
  10. 36-Hank Parker Jr.

Failed to qualify: Rick Markle (#96)

Auto Club 300[edit]

The Auto Club 300 was held April 27 at California Speedway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 10-Scott Riggs
  2. 21-Jeff Green
  3. 59-Stacy Compton
  4. 24-Jack Sprague
  5. 57-Jason Keller
  6. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  7. 19-Tim Sauter
  8. 99-Michael Waltrip
  9. 7-Randy LaJoie
  10. 60-Greg Biffle

Failed to qualify: Jack Sellers (#15)

Hardee's 250[edit]

The Hardee's 250 was held May 3 at Richmond International Raceway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 57-Jason Keller
  2. 46-Ashton Lewis
  3. 60-Greg Biffle
  4. 99-Michael Waltrip
  5. 54-Kevin Grubb
  6. 36-Hank Parker Jr.
  7. 40-Brian Vickers
  8. 23-Scott Wimmer
  9. 27-Jamie McMurray
  10. 19-Tim Sauter

Busch 200[edit]

The Busch 200 was held May 11 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Shane Hmiel won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  2. 92-Todd Bodine
  3. 24-Jack Sprague
  4. 47-Shane Hmiel
  5. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  6. 7-Randy LaJoie
  7. 10-Scott Riggs
  8. 36-Hank Parker Jr.
  9. 27-Jamie McMurray
  10. 54-Kevin Grubb

Failed to qualify: none

Stacker 2 200[edit]

The Stacker 2 200 was held May 18 at Nazareth Speedway. Jack Sprague won the pole. This was the final career start for Jeff Purvis, who blew his engine, spun out, & was slammed into by Greg Biffle, causing severe head trauma.

Top Ten Results

  1. 57-Jason Keller
  2. 10-Scott Riggs
  3. 5-Ron Hornaday
  4. 27-Jamie McMurray
  5. 7-Randy LaJoie
  6. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  7. 21-Jay Sauter
  8. 46-Ashton Lewis
  9. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  10. 33-Tony Raines

Failed to qualify: none

Carquest Auto Parts 300[edit]

The Carquest Auto Parts 300 was held May 25 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Ron Hornaday won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 21-Jeff Green
  2. 60-Greg Biffle
  3. 10-Scott Riggs
  4. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  5. 92-Todd Bodine
  6. 37-Kevin Lepage
  7. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  8. 54-Kevin Grubb
  9. 2-Jay Sauter
  10. 24-Jack Sprague

Failed to qualify: Christian Fittipaldi (#30), Carl Long (#64), Stanton Barrett (#91), Larry Gunselman (#84), Phil Bonifield (#90)

MBNA Platinum 200[edit]

The MBNA Platinum 200 was held June 1 at Dover International Speedway. Jeff Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Greg Biffle
  2. 21-Jeff Green
  3. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  4. 23-Scott Wimmer
  5. 24-Jack Sprague
  6. 5-Ron Hornaday
  7. 48-Kenny Wallace
  8. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  9. 7-Randy LaJoie
  10. 54-Kevin Grubb

Failed to qualify: none

Inside Traxx 300 Presented by Met-Rx[edit]

The Inside Traxx 300 Presented by Met-Rx was held June 8 at Nashville Superspeedway. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jack Sprague
  2. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  3. 60-Greg Biffle
  4. 21-Jay Sauter
  5. 57-Jason Keller
  6. 48-Kenny Wallace
  7. 23-Scott Wimmer
  8. 36-Hank Parker Jr.
  9. 47-Shane Hmiel
  10. 66-Casey Mears

Kroger 300 Presented by Oreo[edit]

The Kroger 300 Presented by Oreo was held June 16 at Kentucky Speedway. Scott Riggs won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 92-Todd Bodine
  2. 60-Greg Biffle
  3. 33-Tony Raines
  4. 10-Scott Riggs
  5. 23-Scott Wimmer
  6. 27-Jamie McMurray
  7. 12-Kerry Earnhardt
  8. 5-Ricky Hendrick
  9. 48-Kenny Wallace
  10. 63-Shane Hall

Failed to qualify: Chad Chaffin (#16), Brad Baker (#96), Dwayne Leik (#81), Jeff Fultz (#86), Dion Ciccarelli (#84), Brian Weber (#84), Jason Schuler (#73)

The race was delayed a day by rain, but the broadcast of the race was aired on tape delay because of a NASCAR rule prohibiting two national series from being broadcast simultaneously.

GNC Live Well 250[edit]

The GNC Live Well 250 was held June 30 at The Milwaukee Mile. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Greg Biffle
  2. 57-Jason Keller
  3. 23-Scott Wimmer
  4. 26-Ron Hornaday
  5. 33-Tony Raines
  6. 63-Shane Hmiel
  7. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  8. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  9. 19-Tim Sauter
  10. 7-Randy LaJoie

Failed to qualify: Brian Ross (#62)

Stacker 2/GNC Live Well 250[edit]

The Stacker 2/GNC Live Well 250 was held July 5 at Daytona International Speedway. Joe Nemechek won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 87-Joe Nemechek
  2. 60-Greg Biffle
  3. 37-Kevin Lepage
  4. 57-Jason Keller
  5. 27-Jamie McMurray
  6. 2-Johnny Sauter
  7. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  8. 1-Jimmy Spencer
  9. 54-Kevin Grubb
  10. 59-Stacy Compton

Failed to qualify: none

Tropicana Twister 300[edit]

The Tropicana Twister 300 Presented by Sam's Club was held July 13 at Chicagoland Speedway. Todd Bodine won the pole. Christian Elder, and Dan Pardus suffered hard crashes during qualifying. Elder sustained a concussion and a broken collarbone, which effectively ended his racing career. Pardus escaped his crash uninjured.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Johnny Sauter
  2. 92-Todd Bodine
  3. 9-Jeff Burton
  4. 87-Joe Nemechek
  5. 26-Ron Hornaday
  6. 1-Jimmy Spencer
  7. 21-Jeff Green
  8. 60-Greg Biffle
  9. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  10. 57-Jason Keller

Failed to qualify: Richard Mitchell (#56), Steadman Marlin (#95), Larry Hollenbeck (#22), Jason Schuler (#73), Dan Pardus (#32)

Charter Pipeline 250[edit]

The Charter Pipeline 250 was held July 20 at Gateway International Raceway. Randy LaJoie won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Greg Biffle
  2. 26-Ron Hornaday
  3. 54-Kevin Grubb
  4. 24-Jack Sprague
  5. 33-Tony Raines
  6. 57-Jason Keller
  7. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  8. 27-Jamie McMurray
  9. 37-Kevin Lepage
  10. 19-Tim Sauter

Failed to qualify: Kertus Davis (#0), Drew White (#22)

NetZero 250[edit]

The NetZero 250 was held July 27 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Jason Keller won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 36-Hank Parker Jr.
  2. 60-Greg Biffle
  3. 57-Jason Keller
  4. 26-Ron Hornaday
  5. 54-Kevin Lepage
  6. 23-Scott Wimmer
  7. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  8. 27-Jamie McMurray
  9. 46-Ashton Lewis
  10. 59-Stacy Compton

Failed to qualify: none

Kroger 200[edit]

The Kroger 200 was held August 3 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 60-Greg Biffle
  2. 57-Jason Keller
  3. 23-Scott Wimmer
  4. 2-Johnny Sauter
  5. 22-Kenny Wallace
  6. 9-Jon Wood
  7. 5-Ricky Hendrick
  8. 27-Jamie McMurray
  9. 33-Tony Raines
  10. 26-Ron Hornaday

Failed to qualify: none

Cabela's 250[edit]

The Cabela's 250 was held August 17 at Michigan International Speedway. Kevin Lepage won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Michael Waltrip
  2. 9-Jeff Burton
  3. 21-Jeff Green
  4. 92-Todd Bodine
  5. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  6. 10-Scott Riggs
  7. 23-Scott Wimmer
  8. 59-Stacy Compton
  9. 1-Jimmy Spencer
  10. 98-Kasey Kahne

Failed to qualify: Richard Mitchell (#56), Michael Vergers (#07), Keith Murt (#79), Mike Harmon (#44), Rick Markle (#84), Steadman Marlin (#95), Brian Ross (#62), Jason Schuler (#73), Wayman Wittman (#93)

Food City 250[edit]

The Food City 250 was held August 23 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Jason Keller won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 1-Jimmy Spencer
  2. 23-Scott Wimmer
  3. 60-Greg Biffle
  4. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  5. 21-Jeff Green
  6. 48-Kenny Wallace
  7. 99-Michael Waltrip
  8. 33-Tony Raines
  9. 57-Jason Keller
  10. 7-Randy LaJoie

Failed to qualify: Ron Young (#71), Josh Richeson (#11), Kasey Kahne (#98), Tim Bainey (#15), Joe Buford (#84), Butch Jarvis (#53)

Gatorade 200[edit]

The Gatorade 200 was held August 31 at Darlington Raceway. Greg Biffle won the pole. The race was shortened to 74 laps due to rain.

Top Ten Results

  1. 9-Jeff Burton
  2. 57-Jason Keller
  3. 21-Jeff Green
  4. 60-Greg Biffle
  5. 24-Jack Sprague
  6. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  7. 23-Scott Wimmer
  8. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  9. 33-Tony Raines
  10. 10-Scott Riggs

Failed to qualify: Gus Wasson (#96), Ron Young (#71)

Funai 250[edit]

The Funai 250 was held September 6 at Richmond International Raceway. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the pole. This race was marred by several large accidents, the hardest involved Derrike Cope, who's car suffered a stuck throttle, and slammed the turn 1 wall with such force that the A pillar snapped and the roof was partially ripped off. Cope suffered minor injuries.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  2. 27-Jamie McMurray
  3. 9-Jeff Burton
  4. 33-Tony Raines
  5. 57-Jason Keller
  6. 60-Greg Biffle
  7. 36-Hank Parker Jr.
  8. 99-Michael Waltrip
  9. 23-Scott Wimmer
  10. 48-Kenny Wallace

Failed to qualify: Michael Vergers (#07), Brian Vickers (#40), Martin Truex, Jr. (#56), Shayne Lockhart (#22), Dion Ciccarelli (#84), Chris Fontaine (#41), Ron Young (#71), Josh Richeson (#11), Mike Harmon (#44), Dan Pardus (#32)

MBNA All-American Heroes 200[edit]

The MBNA All-American Heroes 200 was held September 21 at Dover International Speedway. Kevin Lepage won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 23-Scott Wimmer
  2. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  3. 24-Jack Sprague
  4. 21-Jeff Green
  5. 57-Jason Keller
  6. 1-Jimmy Spencer
  7. 7-Randy LaJoie
  8. 19-Tim Sauter
  9. 48-Kenny Wallace
  10. 47-Shane Hmiel

Failed to qualify: Chris Fontaine (#41), Bill Hoff (#93), Richard Mitchell (#56), Donnie Neuenberger (#52)

  • This was Wimmer's first career NNS victory.

Mr. Goodcents 300[edit]

The Mr. Goodcents 300 was held September 28 at Kansas Speedway. Michael Waltrip won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 9-Jeff Burton
  2. 12-Kerry Earnhardt
  3. 87-Joe Nemechek
  4. 60-Greg Biffle
  5. 33-Tony Raines
  6. 1-Jimmy Spencer
  7. 21-Jeff Green
  8. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  9. 15-Lyndon Amick
  10. 27-Jamie McMurray


Failed to qualify: Mike Wallace (#4), Jason Schuler (#73), Steadman Marlin (#95), Ryck Sanders (#52)

Little Trees 300[edit]

The Little Trees 300 was held October 12 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Michael Waltrip won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 9-Jeff Burton
  2. 99-Michael Waltrip
  3. 87-Joe Nemechek
  4. 21-Jeff Green
  5. 5-David Green
  6. 60-Greg Biffle
  7. 6-Wally Dallenbach Jr.
  8. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  9. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  10. 47-Shane Hmiel

Failed to qualify: Justin Labonte (#04), Brad Baker (#28), Jeff Fultz (#86), Jason White(#95), Carl Long (#22), Chad Chaffin (#16), John Hayden (#85), Larry Gunselman (#94), Brian Vickers (#84), Mike Harmon (#44), Cam Strader (#52)

Sam's Town 250 Benefitting St. Jude[edit]

The Sam's Town 250 Benefitting St. Jude was held October 20 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 23-Scott Wimmer
  2. 59-Stacy Compton
  3. 27-Jamie McMurray
  4. 36-Hank Parker Jr.
  5. 12-Kerry Earnhardt
  6. 19-Tim Sauter
  7. 26-Ron Hornaday
  8. 21-Jay Sauter
  9. 5-David Green
  10. 57-Jason Keller

Failed to qualify: Jason Schuler (#73), Bryan Reffner (#70), John Hayden (#85), Tim Bainey (#15), Mike Harmon (#44), Chris Fontaine (#41), Jody Lavender (#84), Chad Chaffin (#16), Michael Dokken (#55), Dan Pardus (#32), Justin Ashburn (#61), Butch Jarvis (#53)

Aaron's 312[edit]

The Aaron's 312 was held October 26 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 27-Jamie McMurray
  2. 99-Michael Waltrip
  3. 18-Mike McLaughlin
  4. 10-Scott Riggs
  5. 60-Greg Biffle
  6. 87-Joe Nemechek
  7. 57-Jason Keller
  8. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  9. 46-Ashton Lewis
  10. 2-Johnny Sauter

Failed to qualify: David Reutimann (#88), Roberto Guerrero (#09), Lyndon Amick (#15), Hermie Sadler (#43), Justin Labonte (#04), Keith Murt (#79)

Sam's Club 200[edit]

The Sam's Club 200 was held November 2 at North Carolina Speedway. Jeff Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 27-Jamie McMurray
  2. 60-Greg Biffle
  3. 7-Randy LaJoie
  4. 5-David Green
  5. 59-Stacy Compton
  6. 21-Jeff Green
  7. 99-Michael Waltrip
  8. 63-Shane Hmiel
  9. 48-Kenny Wallace
  10. 24-Jack Sprague

Failed to qualify: Justin Labonte (#04), Cam Strader (#52), Jeff Fultz (#86), Dan Pardus (#32), C.W. Smith (#67), Jody Lavender (#08), Clay Dale (#09), Brad Baker (#28)

Bashas' Supermarkets 200[edit]

The Bashas' Supermarkets 200 was held November 9 at Phoenix International Raceway. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 23-Scott Wimmer
  2. 59-Stacy Compton
  3. 60-Greg Biffle
  4. 57-Jason Keller
  5. 5-David Green
  6. 1-Jimmy Spencer
  7. 2-Johnny Sauter
  8. 46-Ashton Lewis
  9. 6-Wally Dallenbach Jr.
  10. 12-Kerry Earnhardt

Failed to qualify: Jay Sauter (#02), Jimmy Kitchens (#72)

Ford 300[edit]

The Ford 300 was held November 16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jeff Green won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 23-Scott Wimmer
  2. 36-Hank Parker Jr.
  3. 87-Joe Nemechek
  4. 60-Greg Biffle
  5. 25-Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
  6. 7-Randy LaJoie
  7. 99-Michael Waltrip
  8. 1-Jimmy Spencer
  9. 46-Ashton Lewis
  10. 21-Jeff Green

Failed to qualify: Geoffrey Bodine (#51), Kertus Davis (#0), Stanton Barrett (#91), Bryan Reffner (#07), Mike Wallace (#4), Carlos Contreras (#09), Cam Strader (#52), Mike Harmon (#44), Larry Gunselman (#94), Dwayne Leik (#81), Jimmy Kitchens (#84)

Final Points Standings[edit]

  1. Greg Biffle - 4924
  2. Jason Keller - 4644
  3. Scott Wimmer - 4488
  4. Mike McLaughlin - 4253
  5. Jack Sprague - 4206
  6. Jamie McMurray - 4147
  7. Kenny Wallace - 4078
  8. Bobby Hamilton, Jr. - 4058
  9. Stacy Compton - 4042
  10. Scott Riggs - 4023
  11. Randy LaJoie - 4021
  12. Tony Raines - 3804
  13. Tim Sauter - 3644
  14. Johnny Sauter - 3543
  15. Hank Parker Jr. - 3540
  16. Shane Hmiel - 3416
  17. Ashton Lewis - 3279
  18. Ron Hornaday - 3268
  19. Jeff Green - 3209
  20. Larry Foyt - 3158
  21. Casey Mears - 3148
  22. Kerry Earnhardt - 3145
  23. Todd Bodine - 3071
  24. Kevin Grubb - 2885
  25. Kevin Lepage - 2594
  26. Jimmy Spencer - 2454
  27. Michael Waltrip - 2397
  28. Ricky Hendrick - 2125
  29. Shane Hall - 1971
  30. Brian Vickers - 1914
  31. Jeff Burton - 1902
  32. Mark Green - 1896
  33. Kasey Kahne - 1887
  34. Joe Nemechek - 1773
  35. Chad Chaffin - 1643
  36. Jay Sauter - 1525
  37. Mike Wallace - 1506
  38. Mike Harmon - 1321
  39. Jeff Purvis - 1309
  40. David Green - 1257
  41. Larry Gunselman - 1094
  42. Brad Teague - 1066
  43. Jimmy Kitchens - 981
  44. Lyndon Amick - 960
  45. Ron Young - 945
  46. Stanton Barrett - 908
  47. Butch Miller - 907
  48. Andy Kirby - 818
  49. Dan Pardus - 780
  50. Brian Weber - 714

NASCAR Rookie of the Year[edit]

Scott Riggs of ppc Racing took home the 2002 Rookie of the Year title, winning twice and finishing tenth in points. Johnny Sauter won at Chicagoland Speedway and finished 14th in points despite skipping the Auto Club 300. Shane Hmiel and Casey Mears finished 16th and 21st respectively in their NASCAR debuts, while Kerry Earnhardt had two top-fives in his second bid for top rookie honors. Brian Vickers, Kasey Kahne, and Dan Pardus ran limited schedules during their rookie campaigns.

See also[edit]

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