A new batch of rookie drivers and a crash-laden Daytona 500 got the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup season off to a roaring start. First-year racers Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman both captured wins, and the chase for the Winston Cup crown was the tightest in years. Sterling Marlin, Tony Stewart, Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, and Kurt Busch -- as well as Johnson and Newman -- all remained in contention in the season's final weeks.

But it was Tony Stewart who would ultimately prevail. Review the ups and downs of his season, and the details of all the races, with the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup results chart that follows.

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Tony Stewart drove this #20 car to victory in the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup championship.
After a last-place finish in the Daytona 500 to start
the season, driver Tony Stewart drove to the 2002
Winston Cup championship success in this car, #20.
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2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Results

NumberDate
Site
Race Winner
CarSpeed
1 2/17/02 Daytona Beach, FL
Ward Burton
Dodge 142.971
2 2/24/02 Rockingham, NC
Matt Kenseth
Ford 115.478
3
3/03/02
Las Vegas, NV
Sterling Marlin
Dodge136.754
4 3/10/02 Atlanta, GA
Tony Stewart
Pontiac 148.443
5 3/17/02 Darlington, SC
Sterling Marlin Dodge 126.070
6 3/24/02 Bristol, TN
Kurt Busch
Ford 82.281
7 4/08/02 Ft. Worth, TX
Matt Kenseth
Ford 142.435
8 4/14/02 Martinsville, VA
Bobby Labonte
Pontiac 73.951
9 4/21/02 Talladega, AL
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Chevrolet 159.022
10 4/28/02 Fontana, CA
Jimmie Johnson
Chevrolet 150.088
11 5/04/02 Richmond, VA
Tony Stewart
Pontiac 86.824
12 5/26/02 Charlotte, NC
Mark Martin
Ford 137.729
13 6/02/02 Dover, DE
Jimmie Johnson
Chevrolet 117.551
14 6/09/02 Pocono, PA
Dale Jarrett
Ford 143.426
15 6/16/02 Brooklyn, MI
Matt Kenseth
Ford 154.822
16 6/23/02 Sonoma, CA
Ricky Rudd
Ford 81.007
17 7/06/02 Daytona Beach, FL
Michael Waltrip
Chevrolet 135.932
18 7/14/02 Chicago, IL
Kevin Harvick
Chevrolet 136.832
19 7/21/02 Loudon, NH
Ward Burton
Dodge 92.342
20 7/28/02 Pocono, PA
Bill Elliott
Dodge 125.809
21 8/04/02 Indianapolis, IN
Bill Elliott Dodge 125.033
22 8/11/02 Watkins Glen, NY
Tony Stewart
Pontiac 82.208
23 8/18/02 Brooklyn, MI
Dale Jarrett
Ford 140.555
24 8/24/02 Bristol, TN
Jeff Gordon
Chevrolet 77.097
25 9/01/02 Darlington, SC
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 118.617
26 9/07/02 Richmond, VA
Matt Kenseth
Ford 94.787
27 9/15/02 Loudon, NH
Ryan Newman
Ford 105.081
28 9/22/02 Dover, DE
Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 120.805
29 9/29/02 Kansas City, KS
Jeff Gordon
Chevrolet 119.394
30 10/06/02 Talladega, AL
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Chevrolet 183.665
31 10/13/02 Charlotte, NC
Jamie McMurray
Dodge 141.586
32 10/20/02 Martinsville, VA
Kurt Busch
Ford 74.651
33 10/27/02 Atlanta, GA
Kurt Busch Ford 127.519
34 11/03/02 Rockingham, NC
Johnny Benson, Jr.
Pontiac 128.526
35 11/10/02 Phoenix, AZ
Matt Kenseth
Ford 113.857
36 11/17/02 Homestead, FL
Kurt Busch Ford 116.462

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