Rockingham II: Chevy pre-race notes

-- Chevrolet leads in event victories at North Carolina Speedway in the modern era (1972-present) with 19. Ford is second with 13 wins. -- Joe Nemechek, driving the No. 25 UAW-Delphi Chevy Monte Carlo here, is the defending race champion. He won...

-- Chevrolet leads in event victories at North Carolina Speedway in the modern era (1972-present) with 19. Ford is second with 13 wins.

-- Joe Nemechek, driving the No. 25 UAW-Delphi Chevy Monte Carlo here, is the defending race champion. He won the 2001 fall race in the No. 33 Chevrolet.

-- Chris Carrier, crew chief on Nemechek's winning car last year, is now crew chief on Mike Skinner's No. 4 Kodak Films Chevy Monte Carlo. Skinner starts fourth in today's race

-- The farthest back in the field that a race winner started under the 400-mile format was 28th by No. 55 Schneider Electric Chevy Monte Carlo driver Bobby Hamilton. Hamilton starts 40th today.

-- Bobby Hamilton has scored seven top-10 finishes in his last 10 races at Rockingham.

-- Terry Labonte, driving the No. 5 Kellogg's Chevy Monte Carlo, has 13 top-five and 25 top-10 finishes at Rockingham, leading all other active drivers.

-- Steve Park, driver of the No. 1 Pennzoil Chevy Monte Carlo, has posted three straight top-10 finishes at Rockingham.

-- Kenny Wallace, driving the No. 1 Pennzoil Chevy Monte Carlo in the 2001 fall race here, captured the pole position and finished second in that race, behind Nemechek, making it a 1-2 Chevy sweep. Kenny Wallace starts 16th today in a Dodge.

-- Jeff Gordon has led at least one lap in 13 races this season, leading 973 laps more than any other driver. Six drivers, led by Dale Earnhardt Jr., in the No. 8 Budweiser Chevy Monte Carlo 20 races), have led in more races than Gordon.

-- Dale Earnhardt Jr. has led at least one lap in 20 races in 2002, more than any other driver.

-- Dale Earnhardt Jr. has scored five straight top-10 finishes going into this race.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Hamilton , Terry Labonte , Steve Park , Mike Skinner , Joe Nemechek , Kenny Wallace , Chris Carr