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
The 2002 Coca-Cola Racing Family 600 program cover, featuring the drivers in the Coca-Cola Racing Family. Artwork by NASCAR artist Sam Bass. "Family Drive-In"
The 2002 Coca-Cola Racing Family 600 program cover, featuring the drivers in the Coca-Cola Racing Family. Artwork by NASCAR artist Sam Bass. "Family Drive-In"
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.

Entry list[edit]

#[1] Driver Team Make Sponsor
1 Steve Park Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet Pennzoil
2 Rusty Wallace Penske Racing South Ford Miller Lite
4 Mike Skinner Morgan–McClure Motorsports Pontiac Kodak
5 Terry Labonte Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Cheez-It, Kellogg's
6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford Pfizer, Viagra
7 Casey Atwood Ultra Motorsports Dodge Sirius Satellite Radio
8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet Budweiser
9 Bill Elliott Evernham Motorsports Dodge Dodge Dealers, UAW
10 Jerry Nadeau MB2 Motorsports Pontiac Eagle One, Valvoline
11 Brett Bodine Brett Bodine Racing Ford Hooters
12 Ryan Newman Penske Racing South Ford Alltel
14 Stacy Compton A. J. Foyt Enterprises Pontiac Conseco
15 Michael Waltrip Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts
17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford DeWalt Operation Overdrive
18 Bobby Labonte Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac Interstate Batteries
19 Jeremy Mayfield Evernham Motorsports Dodge Dodge Dealers, UAW
20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Home Depot
21 Elliott Sadler Wood Brothers Racing Ford Motorcraft, U.S. Air Force
22 Ward Burton Bill Davis Racing Pontiac Caterpillar
23 Hut Stricklin Bill Davis Racing Dodge Hills Brothers Coffee
24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet DuPont
25 Joe Nemechek Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet UAW-Delphi
26 Frank Kimmel Haas-Carter Motorsports Ford Pork, the Other White Meat
28 Ricky Rudd Robert Yates Racing Ford Havoline, Iron Man Ricky Rudd
29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet GM Goodwrench Service
30 Jeff Green Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet America Online, Scooby Doo
31 Robby Gordon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Cingular Wireless
32 Ricky Craven PPI Motorsports Chevrolet Tide - New Clean Breeze Scent
36 Ken Schrader MB2 Motorsports Pontiac Pedigree, M&M's
37 Derrike Cope Quest Motor Racing Ford Sound Moves
38 Kevin Lepage Quest Motor Racing Ford GEICO Direct
40 Sterling Marlin Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge Coors Light
41 Jimmy Spencer Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge Target
43 John Andretti Petty Enterprises Dodge Cheerios, Star Wars
44 Steve Grissom Petty Enterprises Dodge Georgia-Pacific, Brawny
45 Kyle Petty Petty Enterprises Ford Sprint
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Lowe's, Power of Pride
49 Ron Hornaday Jr. BAM Racing Dodge BAM Racing
55 Bobby Hamilton Andy Petree Racing Chevrolet Schneider Electric, Square D
59 Randy Renfrow Price Motorsports Dodge Key West Aloe
74 Chad Little BACE Motorsports Chevrolet Staff America
77 Dave Blaney Jasper Motorsports Ford Jasper Engines & Transmissions
85 Carl Long Mansion Motorsports Ford Mansion Motorsports
88 Dale Jarrett Robert Yates Racing Ford UPS
90 Hermie Sadler Donlavey Racing Ford Duke's Mayonnaise, Sauer's
97 Kurt Busch Roush Racing Ford Rubbermaid
99 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford Citgo Peelout, Reel in and Win

Qualifying[edit]

Pos.[2] # Driver Make Team Time Avg. Speed (mph)
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 28.959 186.464
2 21 Elliott Sadler Ford Wood Brothers Racing 28.965 186.425
3 32 Ricky Craven Ford PPI Motorsports 28.999 186.213
4 12 Ryan Newman Ford Penske Racing South 29.013 186.117
5 9 Bill Elliott Dodge Evernham Motorsports 29.087 185.643
6 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 29.124 185.414
7 10 Jerry Nadeau Pontiac MB2 Motorsports 29.152 185.235
8 99 Jeff Burton Ford Roush Racing 29.159 185.191
9 36 Ken Schrader Pontiac MB2 Motorsports 29.167 185.134
10 20 Tony Stewart Pontiac Joe Gibbs Racing 29.179 185.064
11 15 Michael Waltrip Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 29.183 185.039
12 31 Robby Gordon Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 29.186 185.020
13 4 Mike Skinner Chevrolet Morgan–McClure Motorsports 29.187 185.007
14 77 Dave Blaney Ford Jasper Motorsports 29.211 184.861
15 14 Stacy Compton Pontiac A. J. Foyt Enterprises 29.226 184.761
16 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 29.231 184.735
17 7 Casey Atwood Dodge Ultra Motorsports 29.236 184.703
18 25 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 29.270 184.489
19 28 Ricky Rudd Ford Robert Yates Racing 29.284 184.394
20 1 Steve Park Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 29.295 184.331
21 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Racing 29.347 184.005
22 38 Kevin Lepage Ford Quest Motor Racing 29.361 183.917
23 18 Bobby Labonte Pontiac Joe Gibbs Racing 29.368 183.867
24 97 Kurt Busch Ford Roush Racing 29.375 183.829
25 6 Mark Martin Ford Roush Racing 29.388 183.748
26 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 29.403 183.648
27 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Evernham Motorsports 29.405 183.642
28 43 John Andretti Dodge Petty Enterprises 29.406 183.636
29 55 Bobby Hamilton Chevrolet Andy Petree Racing 29.416 183.573
30 41 Jimmy Spencer Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing 29.427 183.498
31 2 Rusty Wallace Ford Penske Racing South 29.457 183.318
32 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Petty Enterprises 29.479 183.181
33 26 Frank Kimmel Ford Haas-Carter Motorsports 29.490 183.106
34 5 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 29.510 182.988
35 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing 29.525 182.889
36 23 Hut Stricklin Dodge Bill Davis Racing 29.577 182.568
Provisionals
37 22 Ward Burton Dodge Bill Davis Racing 29.579 182.561
38 88 Dale Jarrett Ford Robert Yates Racing 29.673 181.983
39 30 Jeff Green Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 29.648 181.137
40 44 Steve Grissom Dodge Petty Enterprises 29.697 181.836
41 11 Brett Bodine Ford Brett Bodine Racing 29.795 181.232
42 90 Hermie Sadler Ford Donlavey Racing 29.606 181.395
43 49 Ron Hornaday, Jr. Dodge BAM Racing 29.687 181.891
Failed to qualify or withdrew
44 85 Carl Long Dodge Mansion Motorsports 29.718 181.708
45 74 Chad Little Chevrolet BACE Motorsports 29.663 182.044
46 37 Derrike Cope Ford Quest Motor Racing 30.191 178.855
47 59 Randy Renfrow Dodge Price Motorsports 30.434 177.427
WD 02 Hermie Sadler Chevrolet SCORE Motorsports 0.000 0.000
WD 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford Kirk Shelmerdine Racing 0.000 0.000
WD 60 Jack Sprague Chevrolet Haas CNC Racing 0.000 0.000

Race results[edit]

Fin[3][4] St # Driver Make Team Sponsor Laps Led Status Pts Winnings
1 25 6 Mark Martin Ford Roush Racing Pfizer, Viagra 400 44 running 180 $280,033
2 21 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Racing DeWalt Operation Overdrive 400 21 running 175 $170,600
3 3 32 Ricky Craven Ford PPI Motorsports Tide - New Clean Breeze Scent 400 4 running 170 $139,250
4 19 28 Ricky Rudd Ford Robert Yates Racing Havoline, Iron Man Ricky Rudd 400 49 running 165 $158,617
5 16 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports DuPont 400 0 running 155 $144,928
6 10 20 Tony Stewart Pontiac Joe Gibbs Racing Home Depot 400 0 running 150 $126,028
7 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports Lowe's, Power of Pride 400 263 running 156 $150,925
8 11 15 Michael Waltrip Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt, Inc. NAPA Auto Parts 400 0 running 142 $82,775
9 5 9 Bill Elliott Dodge Evernham Motorsports Dodge Dealers, UAW 400 0 running 138 $100,981
10 31 2 Rusty Wallace Ford Penske Racing South Miller Lite 400 0 running 134 $113,125
11 35 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing Coors Light 400 0 running 130 $114,292
12 34 5 Terry Labonte Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports Cheez-It, Kellogg's 399 0 running 127 $98,458
13 32 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Petty Enterprises Sprint 399 0 running 124 $68,675
14 23 18 Bobby Labonte Pontiac Joe Gibbs Racing Interstate Batteries 399 2 running 126 $109,653
15 28 43 John Andretti Dodge Petty Enterprises Cheerios, Star Wars 399 0 running 118 $96,008
16 12 31 Robby Gordon Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing Cingular Wireless 399 0 running 115 $93,331
17 17 7 Casey Atwood Dodge Ultra Motorsports Sirius Satellite Radio 398 0 running 112 $82,475
18 9 36 Ken Schrader Pontiac MB2 Motorsports Pedigree, M&M's 398 0 running 109 $88,080
19 38 88 Dale Jarrett Ford Robert Yates Racing UPS 398 0 running 106 $93,300
20 39 30 Jeff Green Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing America Online, Scooby Doo 398 0 running 103 $65,875
21 14 77 Dave Blaney Ford Jasper Motorsports Jasper Engines & Transmissions 398 2 running 105 $81,500
22 36 23 Hut Stricklin Dodge Bill Davis Racing Hills Brothers Coffee 398 0 running 97 $62,625
23 29 55 Bobby Hamilton Chevrolet Andy Petree Racing Schneider Electric, Square D 398 0 running 94 $77,989
24 13 4 Mike Skinner Chevrolet Morgan–McClure Motorsports Kodak 397 0 running 91 $61,100
25 30 41 Jimmy Spencer Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing Target 396 0 running 88 $61,100
26 33 26 Frank Kimmel Ford Haas-Carter Motorsports Pork, the Other White Meat 396 6 running 90 $86,787
27 41 11 Brett Bodine Ford Brett Bodine Racing Hooters 396 0 running 82 $59,775
28 7 10 Jerry Nadeau Pontiac MB2 Motorsports Eagle One, Valvoline 396 0 running 79 $84,500
29 42 90 Hermie Sadler Ford Donlavey Racing Duke's Mayonnaise, Sauer's 396 0 running 76 $57,025
30 18 25 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports UAW-Delphi 395 0 running 73 $65,400
31 24 97 Kurt Busch Ford Roush Racing Rubbermaid 395 2 running 75 $65,775
32 40 44 Steve Grissom Dodge Petty Enterprises Georgia-Pacific, Brawny 393 0 running 67 $56,650
33 2 21 Elliott Sadler Ford Wood Brothers Racing Motorcraft, U.S. Air Force 386 2 running 69 $69,925
34 26 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing GM Goodwrench Service 380 0 running 61 $102,178
35 6 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Budweiser 371 5 engine 63 $76,575
36 43 49 Ron Hornaday, Jr. Dodge BAM Racing BAM Racing 350 0 engine 55 $56,150
37 15 14 Stacy Compton Pontiac A. J. Foyt Enterprises Conseco 347 0 rear end 52 $56,045
38 20 1 Steve Park Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Pennzoil 336 0 running 49 $85,810
39 27 19 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge Evernham Motorsports Dodge Dealers, UAW 226 0 crash 46 $63,835
40 8 99 Jeff Burton Ford Roush Racing Citgo Peelout, Reel in and Win 225 0 engine 43 $100,892
41 4 12 Ryan Newman Ford Penske Racing South Alltel 100 0 engine 40 $66,115
42 37 22 Ward Burton Dodge Bill Davis Racing Caterpillar 79 0 crash 37 $98,510
43 22 38 Kevin Lepage Ford Quest Motor Racing GEICO Direct 54 0 engine 34 $55,664
Failed to qualify or withdrew
44 85 Carl Long Dodge Mansion Motorsports Mansion Motorsports
45 74 Chad Little Chevrolet BACE Motorsports Staff America
46 37 Derrike Cope Ford Quest Motor Racing Sound Moves
47 59 Randy Renfrow Dodge Price Motorsports Key West Aloe
WD 02 Hermie Sadler Chevrolet SCORE Motorsports SCORE Motorsports
WD 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Ford Kirk Shelmerdine Racing Naturally Fresh Foods
WD 60 Jack Sprague Chevrolet Haas CNC Racing Haas Automation

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]

  1. ^ "2002 Nascar Cup Series Coca-Cola Racing Family 600 | Motorsport Stats". results.motorsportstats.com. Retrieved 2021-07-09.
  2. ^ "Starting line up: Coca Cola 600 - Lowes". Crash. 2002-05-24. Retrieved 2021-07-09.
  3. ^ "2002 Coca-Cola Racing Family 600 - The Third Turn". thethirdturn.com. Retrieved 2021-07-09.
  4. ^ "2002 Coca-Cola Racing Family 600 race results". Racing-Reference. Archived from the original on 2021-04-28.


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