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After Rockingham

Pos/Driver/Points

 

Driver

Pts

1

Sterling Marlin

327

2

Ward Burton

309

3

Kurt Busch

292

4

Jeff Gordon

289

5

Jeff Burton

282

6

Ricky Craven

272

7

Ryan Newman*

267

8

Bill Elliott

260

9

Matt Kenseth

254

10

Rusty Wallace

251

11

Mark Martin

250

12

Elliott Sadler

240

13

Bobby Labonte

231

14

Johnny Benson

228

15

Jeff Green

220

16

Terry Labonte

218

17

Robby Gordon

215

18

Kenny Wallace

207

19

Bobby Hamilton

205

20

Michael Waltrip

203

21

Jimmie Johnson*

197

22

Tony Stewart

194

23

Brett Bodine

188

24

Dave Blaney

185

25

John Andretti

175

26

Jerry Nadeau

172

27

Ricky Rudd

166

28

Kevin Harvick

166

29

Geoffrey Bodine

165

30

Dale Jarrett

163

31

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

161

32

Mike Wallace

149

33

Mike Skinner

149

34

Ken Schrader

148

35

Todd Bodine

137

36

Jeremy Mayfield

122

37

Stacy Compton

116

38

Joe Nemechek

107

39

Casey Atwood

104

40

Jimmy Spencer

103

41

Robert Pressley

97

42

Kyle Petty

92

43

S. Robinson*

91

44

Hut Stricklin

82

45

Rick Mast

61

46

Buckshot Jones

40

47

Dave Marcis

37

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Latest News and Commentary

Winston Cup Update from Las Vegas
by David Yaeck
March 2, 2002





Scenes from Vegas
Photo Credit: David Yaeck/AR1

The day started out with a breakfast press conference with NO BULL 5 participants Tony Stewart, driver of the #20 Home Depot Pontiac, and Jair Gensollen, the fan Stewart is paired up with for the NO BULL 5 portion of this Sunday's race. 

"I have a lot of confidence in Tony," Gensollen said, "Let's just have a good time tomorrow. Whatever happens, happens."

"You keep that attitude and it will make my day a lot (easier)," Stewart replied. 

Stewart is looking to build on Gensollen's confidence going into Sunday's race as he continues his climb back to the top of the point standings. Stewart isn't about to let a 43rd place finish at Daytona dispel his desire to win the points title.

"I think everybody is kind of realistic about the fact that knowing in 36 races that you're going to have three or four bad days during the year," Stewart said. "We just look at it that Daytona was one of them. You hate to use that card up early, but you know that that is probably going to happen to some of these other people down the road." 

In the two final practices Saturday morning, Stewart was 10th and eighth fastest.

Speaking of the two final practices before Sunday's race, the rookies dominated as Ryan Newman posted the fastest speed in the first practice, 168.308 mph and Jimmie Johnson was fastest in the final practice with a speed of 167.328 mph.

In a separate news conference held this morning involving Ken Schrader, John King, the director of sponsorships for Masterfoods USA, the company who makes M&M's candies, announced a new promotion whereby the public will help the company pick a new M&M color. 
Fans of the 50-year old candy will vote for one of three colors - aqua, pink, and purple. 

The campaign will begin this Wednesday, March the 6th where candy lovers around the globe will take part in the Global Color Vote. People will be able to log on to www.mms.com and take part in the voting that will end on May 31, 2002. The winning color will be announced in New York City in June 2002 and the winning color will be displayed on the #36 Pontiac at the Bristol night race on August 24th. Today, there was an unveiling of a #36 Pontiac with a special paint scheme of the Global Color VoteTM. This car will be ran at 4 races during the voting - Martinsville, Talladega, California, and Richmond. The car is similar to the familiar bright yellow No. 36 but it features the color choices of purple, pink and aqua.

 

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