The 2002 Sharpie 500 was a Winston Cup (now Nextel Cup) event that occured at Bristol on August 24, 2002. Jeff Gordon broke a 31-race losing streak with a late-race bump with Rusty Wallace. Sterling Marlin who finished 7th, used the finish to breathe some room in the points battle (95 over Mark Martin).

2002 Sharpie 500
General info
Series Winston Cup Series
Location Bristol Motor Speedway
Date August 24, 2002
Pole Sitter Jeff Gordon
Pole Speed 124.034 mph
Race Data
Winner Jeff Gordon
Margin of Victory 0.502 seconds
Average Speed 77.097 mph
Cautions 15 for 118 laps
Points Leader Sterling Marlin (+95)

Qualifying notes Edit

Gordon won the pole for the race, at 124 mph. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. joined him on the front row, while points leader Sterling Marlin started 27th.

The following drivers failed to qualify for the race: Hermie Sadler (#02), Carl Long (#51), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Tim Sauter (#71)

Additional race data Edit

  • Leaders: 7
  • Time of race: 3:27:24
  • Cautions: 15 for 118 laps
  • Margin of Victory: 0.502 sec
  • Scott Wimmer made his first start of the season at this race. He competed a partial schedule for Bill Davis Racing that season in Cup, but failed to qualify in most of his attempts.

Results Edit

Finish Start No. Name Sponsor Make Laps Laps Lead Status
1 124JGJeff GordonDuPontChevrolet500235running
2 42Rusty WallaceMiller LiteFord50016running
3 28JuniorDale Earnhardt, Jr.BudweiserChevrolet500140running
4 2329GoodwrenchCupKevin HarvickGM GoodwrenchChevrolet50038running
5 1017KensethCupBuschMatt KensethDeWalt Power ToolsFord50010running
6 897Kurt BuschRubbermaidFord50045running
7 2740Sterling MarlinCoors LightDodge5000running
8 1141Jimmy SpencerTargetDodge5000running
9 1218Bobby LabonteInterstate BatteriesPontiac5000running
10 3314Mike WallaceConsecoPontiac5000running
11 3455Bobby HamiltonSquare DChevrolet5000running
12 610ValvolineJohnny BensonValvolinePontiac50016running
13 3699Jeff BurtonCitgo SupergardFord5000running
14 4036Ken SchraderM&M'sPontiac4990running
15 2245Kyle PettySprintDodge4990running
16 732Ricky CravenTideFord4990running
17 59EvernhamBill ElliottDodge Dealers/UAWDodge4990running
18 177Casey AtwoodSirius Satellite RadioDodge4990running
19 1943CheeriosCupJohn AndrettiCheerios/Betty CrockerDodge4990running
20 3031Robby GordonCingular WirelessChevrolet4980running
21 3544Jerry NadeauGeorgia Pacific/BrawnyDodge4980running
22 315Michael WaltripNAPAChevrolet4980running
23 216Mark MartinPfizer/ViagraFord4970running
24 2620Tony StewartThe Home DepotPontiac4970running
25 1319Jeremy MayfieldDodge Dealers/UAWDodge4970running
26 421Steve ParkPennzoilChevrolet4960running
27 2025Joe NemechekUAW-DelphiChevrolet4940running
28 1988Dale JarrettUPSFord4940running
29 164Mike SkinnerKodakChevrolet4930running
30 245Terry LabonteKellogg'sChevrolet4920running
31 4390Lance HooperLucas OilFord4880running
32 2811Brett BodineHooter's RestaurantsFord4730running
33 3777Dave BlaneyJasper Engines & TransmissionsFord4660running
34 3248lowesJimmie JohnsonLowe'sChevrolet4620running
35 1830Jeff GreenAmerican OnlineChevrolet4600running
36 1412Ryan NewmanAlltelFord4540running
37 922Ward BurtonCaterpillarDodge4010crash
38 4123Hut StricklinHills Brothers CoffeeDodge3440crash
39 1528Ricky RuddHavolineFord2710overheating
40 3127Scott WimmerHills Brothers CoffeeDodge1640crash
41 2949Derrike CopeMNR ProductionsDodge1620crash
42 3821Elliott SadlerMotorcraftFord740crash
43 2526Todd BodineDiscover CardFord210crash

Points Edit

  1. Sterling Marlin +95
  2. Mark Martin -95
  3. Jeff Gordon -111
  4. Tony Stewart -139
  5. Jimmie Johnson -145
  6. Rusty Wallace -162
  7. Ricky Rudd -268
  8. Bill Elliott -270
  9. Matt Kenseth -281
  10. Dale Jarrett -376

External links Edit

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