2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Race Facts: WHAT: THE WINSTON--NASCAR Winston Cup Series Non-Points Event WHERE: Lowe's Motor Speedway, Charlotte, N.C. 1.5-Mile Banked Paved Oval WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2002 DISTANCE: 90 Laps/135 ...
2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Race Facts:
WHAT: THE WINSTON--NASCAR Winston Cup Series
WHERE: Lowe's Motor Speedway, Charlotte, N.C.
1.5-Mile Banked Paved Oval
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2002
DISTANCE: 90 Laps/135 Miles
POSTED AWARDS: $2,200,000 The Winston/$800,000 The Winston Open
FIELD: Field consists of a minimum of 20 cars and drivers comprised of:
* Drivers who have won races in the preceding and current years.
* Active drivers who have won the NASCAR Winston Cup
* Active drivers who have won The Winston within the five
* Car owners with a victory in the previous year not otherwise
* The winners of The Winston Open and the No Bull Sprint.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)
PROMOTER: Charlotte Motor Speedway LLC
TV: FX (Live)
Pre-Race Show: 7:00 p.m.
ET Race Coverage: 7:30 p.m. ET
RADIO: MRN Radio (Live)
Airtime: 7:00 p.m. ET
SCHEDULE (All Times Local):
Friday, May 17:
2-2:55 p.m. - The Winston Open Practice
3-3:55 p.m. - The Winston Practice
4:15-5:15 p.m. - The Winston Open Practice
5:20-6:20 p.m. - The Winston Practice
7:05 p.m. - Qualifying/The Winston Open (2 laps, all positions)
8-8:45 p.m. - Qualifying/The Winston (3 laps w/pit stop)
8:50-9:20 p.m. - The Winston Open Final Practice
9:25-9:55 p.m. - The Winston Final Practice
Saturday, May 18:
7:30 p.m. - Start of The Winston Open
9:00 p.m. - Start of the Winston
THE TRACK: Lowe's Motor Speedway is a 1.5-mile paved oval with 24-degree banking in all four turns and 5-degree banking in the straights. The length of the frontstretch is 1,952.8 feet and the backstretch is 1,360 feet. Lowe's Motor Speedway has hosted the The Winston since 1985 (with the exception of the 1986 event, held at Atlanta Motor Speedway). <pre> ELIGIBLE DRIVERS/OWNERS:
Driver Race Won/Other Eligibility Car Owner Michael Waltrip 2001 Daytona 500 Dale Earnhardt Steve Park 2001 Dura-Lube 400, Rockingham, N.C. Dale Earnhardt Jeff Gordon 2001 UAW DaimlerChrysler 400, Las Vegas Rick Hendrick Kevin Harvick 2001 Cracker Barrel 500, Atlanta Richard Childress Dale Jarrett 2001 Dodge Dealers 400, Darlington, S.C. Robert Yates Elliott Sadler 2001 Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. Glen Wood Bobby Hamilton 2001 Talladega 500, Talladega, Ala. Andy Petree Rusty Wallace 2001 NAPA 500, Los Angeles Roger Penske Tony Stewart 2001 Pontiac Excitement 400, Richmond, Va. Joe Gibbs Jeff Burton 2001 Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. Jack Roush Ricky Rudd 2001 Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. Robert Yates Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2001 Pepsi 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. Dale Earnhardt Bobby Labonte 2001 Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. Joe Gibbs Sterling Marlin 2001 Pepsi 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Chip Ganassi Ward Burton 2001 Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. Bill Davis Ricky Craven 2001 Old Dominion 500, Martinsville, Va. Cal Wells Joe Nemechek 2001 Pop Secret 400, Rockingham, N.C. Andy Petree Bill Elliott 2001 Pennzoil 400, Homestead, Fla. Ray Evernham Robby Gordon 2001 New Hampshire 300, Loudon, N.H. Richard Childress Matt Kenseth 2002 Subway 400, Rockingham, N.C. Mark Martin Kurt Busch 2002 Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. Georgetta Roush Jimmie Johnson 2002 NAPA Auto Parts 500 Jeff Gordon Terry Labonte 1984,' 86 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion (Not Otherwise Exempt) Mark Martin 1998 The Winston previous winner (Last five years, not otherwise exempt) Mike Wallace 2001 Pop Secret 400, Rockingham, N.C. Andy Petree TBA Winner of The Winston Open TBA Winner of The Winston No Bull Sprint