Rear-View Mirror: The 2002 NAPA Auto Parts 500 at California Speedway; Johnson Grabs First Cup Win

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FONTANA, Calif. — Column by Race Chaser Online Correspondent Ethan Butler — NASCAR photo — When the NASCAR Winston Cup series pulled in to California Speedway (now Auto Club Speedway) for the 10th race of the 2002 season, everyone had their eyes on the veterans: Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Rusty Wallace and the like. No one expected a rookie to …