Throwback Thursday (Spring Talladega Edition): 2002 Aaron’s 499

2002Aarons499

Mayhem ensues behind Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Time of race: 3:08:41
Average Speed: 159.022 mph
Pole Speed: 186.532 mph

April 21, 2002

Cautions: 3 for 19 laps
Margin of Victory: 0.060 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 26

This was when DEI was at its best by absolutely dominating all of the restrictor plate races. Dale Jr. won this race after leading 133 laps of the 188 contested. This was his second straight at the track and would go on to win two more in a row for a whopping four straight victories at Talladega.

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16 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday (Spring Talladega Edition): 2002 Aaron’s 499

  1. WHO KNEW:…. Apparently Jeffery is driving for JRM next year …. ???

    @JRMotorsports
    Dale’s mom, Brenda, takes it upon herself to find a candidate to be her son’s crew chief next season at JRM. #JRM360

    PS: Got my Mini Helmet from Nationwide88 yesterday… love it in my very small collection now

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  2. Has anyone heard what car we are taking to Talladega ? After the accident at Daytona I wasn’t sure if they would repair that car or bring another new car out.

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