2002 Coca-Cola Racing Family 600

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2002 Coca-Cola Racing Family 600
Race details
Race 12 of 36 in the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series
Layout of Lowe's Motor Speedway
Layout of Lowe's Motor Speedway
Date May 26, 2002 (2002-05-26)
Location Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 400 laps, 600 mi (965.606 km)
Average speed 137.729 mph (221.653 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Most laps led
Driver Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 263
Winner
No. 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds

The 2002 Coca-Cola Racing Family 600, the 43rd running of the event, was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on May 26, 2002 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Contested at 400 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) speedway, it was the twelfth race of the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Mark Martin of Roush Racing won the race. A record 4 in a row for Roush Racing. Matt Kenseth finished second and Ricky Craven finished third.

Failed to qualify: Chad Little (No. 74), Carl Long (No. 85), Derrike Cope (No. 37), Randy Renfrow (No. 59)

Background[edit]

Lowe's Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Lowe's Motor Speedway is a motorsports complex located in Concord, North Carolina, United States 13 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina. The complex features a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) quad oval track that hosts NASCAR racing including the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend and The Winston, as well as the UAW-GM Quality 500. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR with many race teams located in the Charlotte area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI) with Humpy Wheeler as track president.

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 25 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 400 180
2 21 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford 400 175
3 3 32 Ricky Craven PPI Motorsports Ford 400 170
4 19 28 Ricky Rudd Robert Yates Racing Ford 400 165
5 16 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 155
6 10 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac 400 150
7 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 156
8 11 15 Michael Waltrip Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 400 142
9 5 9 Bill Elliott Evernham Motorsports Dodge 400 138
10 31 2 Rusty Wallace Penske Racing Ford 400 134

Race statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 4:21:23
  • Average Speed: 137.729 miles per hour (221.653 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 186.464
  • Cautions: 9 for 48 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.468 sec
  • Lead changes: 21
  • Percent of race run under caution: 12%
  • Average green flag run: 35.2 laps

References[edit]


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