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2002 EA Sports 500

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Race 30 of 36 in the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season

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The 2002 EA Sports 500 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series stock car race held on October 6, 2002, at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama.

Summary

The race is the 30th in the 2002 Winston Cup season, and was broadcast by NBC. Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports was awarded the pole position after qualifying was canceled,[2] while Dale Earnhardt, Jr. of Dale Earnhardt, Inc., who won the previous race, led the most laps and won his second consecutive EA Sports 500. The race was also the first Winston Cup race at Talladega after the track had installed SAFER barriers. Vocal group Little Big Town performed the national anthem, while former National Football League quarterback Ken Stabler was the grand marshal.[2]

To spread out the tightly-grouped packs, NASCAR officials reduced the size of the fuel cells from Script error: No such module "convert". to Script error: No such module "convert"..[2] The race also featured a record $250,000 leader bonus if the winner of the race becomes the Cup points leader, with Johnson, Mark Martin, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and Rusty Wallace being the eligible drivers.[3]

Race

On the warm-up lap, Mark Martin's steering box locked, causing him to crash into pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson.[4] As a result of the incident, Martin was black-flagged, while Johnson's crew chief Chad Knaus requested NASCAR to inspect the car and repair the damaged right front fender. Johnson later came into the garage on lap one.[2] Jeff Gordon led the first three laps, but on lap 125, he was forced to move the car to the garage after his crew found smoke under the hood, ending his race. Gordon wasn't the only Hendrick Motorsports to fail to finish; the other Hendrick drivers, Johnson, Terry Labonte and Joe Nemechek, also failed to finish due to engine problems.

In the end, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won his third consecutive Talladega race after leading the last 39 laps,[5] making him the first driver to win both Talladega races (EA Sports 500 and the Aaron's 499) since his father accomplished the feat in 1999.[2] Though Talladega has been known for featuring crashes known as "The Big One",[6] no cautions occurred during the race, the last time this has happened in the Cup Series.[2]

Results

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* Driver failed to finish race

Standings after the race

Pos Driver Points[5]
1 Tony Stewart 3958
2 Mark Martin 3901
3 Jimmie Johnson 3886
4 Ryan Newman 3821
5 Rusty Wallace 3811

References

  1. ^ "2002 EA Sports 500 weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "EA Sports 500". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  3. ^ Korth, Joanne (2002-10-06). "Drivers, chiefs like the small gas tanks as attempt at safety". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  4. ^ "40 years of Talladega -- Birmingham News special report". The Birmingham News. 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  5. ^ a b c "2002 EA Sports 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  6. ^ Caraviello, David (2012-10-08). "Caraviello: Talladega's Big One is just around the corner". NASCAR. Retrieved 2013-04-03.