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The 2002 MBNA Platinum 400 was a Winston Cup (now Nextel Cup) event that occured at Dover on 6-2-2002. Jimmie Johnson led half of the laps in route to his second career victory. Johnson used the win to move to second in points, 136 behind Sterling Marlin, who finished 13th.

2002 MBNA Platinum 400

General info
Series Winston Cup Series
Location Dover International Speedway
Date June 2, 2000
Qualifying
Pole Sitter Matt Kenseth
Pole Speed 154.939 mph
Race Data
Winner Jimmie Johnson
Margin of Victory 0.478 sec
Average Speed 117.551 mph
Cautions 7 for 40 laps
Points Leader Sterling Marlin (+136)

Qualifying notes Edit

Matt Kenseth won his first pole position in five years of competition in this race, clocking a speed of 155 mph. Bill Elliott started on the outside pole, while points leader Sterling Marlin qualified 27th.

The following drivers failed to qualify for this race: Derrike Cope (#37), Hermie Sadler (#90), Randy Renfrow (#59)

Additional race data Edit

  • Leaders: 8
  • Time of race: 3:24:10
  • Cautions: 7 for 40 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.478 sec

Results Edit

Finish Start No. Name Sponsor Make Laps Laps Lead Status
1 1048lowesJimmie Johnson (R)Lowe'sChevrolet400188running
2 29EvernhamBill Elliott (W)Dodge Dealers/UAWDodge40017running
3 3399Jeff BurtonCitgo SupergardFord4000running
4 3812Ryan NewmanAlltelDodge4000running
5 3188Dale Jarrett (W)UPSFord40015running
6 924JGJeff Gordon (W)DuPontChevrolet40017running
7 632Ricky CravenTideFord4001running
8 1231cingularRobby GordonCingular WirelessChevrolet4000running
9 1955Bobby HamiltonSchneider ElectricChevrolet4000running
10 821Elliott SadlerMotorcraftFord4000running
11 2520TonyStewartTony Stewart (W)Home DepotPontiac4000running
12 597Kurt BuschRubbermaid/SharpieFord4000running
13 2740Sterling MarlinCoors LightDodge4000running
14 237Casey AtwoodSirius Satellite RadioDodge4000running
15 375Terry LabonteKellogg'sChevrolet4000running
16 1618Bobby Labonte (W)Interstate BatteriesPontiac4000running
17 212PenskeBlueRusty Wallace (W)Miller LiteFord4000running
18 4326Todd BodineDiscover CardFord3990running
19 728Ricky Rudd (W)Texaco/HavolineFord39984running
20 1145Kyle Petty (W)SprintDodge3980running
21 415Michael WaltripNAPAChevrolet3980running
22 204Mike SkinnerKodakChevrolet3980running
23 1841Jimmy SpencerTargetDodge3980running
24 3214Stacy ComptonConsecoPontiac3980running
25 4144Steve GrissomGeorgia PacificDodge3970running
26 4023Hut StricklinHills Brothers CoffeeDodge3960running
27 310ValvolineJerry NadeauValvolinePontiac3960running
28 3429GoodwrenchCupKevin HarvickGM GoodwrenchChevrolet3960running
29 3977Dave BlaneyJasper EnglinesFord3960running
30 308JuniorDale Earnhardt, Jr.BudweiserChevrolet3960running
31 1773Tony RainesBACE MotorsportsChevrolet3950running
32 4243CheeriosCupJohn AndrettiCheeriosDodge3950running
33 3674BACECupChad LittleStaff AmericaChevrolet3950running
34 2611Brett BodineHootersFord3920running
35 2419Jeremy MayfieldDodge Dealers/UAWDodge3870running
36 1536Ken Schrader (W)M&M'sPontiac3700crash
37 1422Ward BurtonCaterpillarDodge3670running
38 3530Jeff GreenAmerica OnlineChevrolet3300running
39 221Steve ParkPennzoilChevrolet3050running
40 117KensethCupBuschMatt KensethDeWalt Power ToolsFord2970running
41 136Mark MartinPfizer/ViagraFord28377crash
42 2971Dick TrickleContinental Fire & SafetyChevrolet1700oil pump
43 2825Joe NemechekUAW-DelphiChevrolet420crash
  • (R) - Designates rookie driver
  • (W) - Designates former winner of the race

Points Edit

  1. Sterling Marlin +136
  2. Jimmie Johnson -136
  3. Jeff Gordon -160
  4. Matt Kenseth -168
  5. Rusty Wallace -211
  6. Mark Martin -222
  7. Tony Stewart -225
  8. Kurt Busch -243
  9. Bill Elliott -287
  10. Ricky Rudd -293

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