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Miami 300 - Homestead-Miami Speedway

Jeff Gordon will start his final Busch Series race from the 6th position, after a solid qualifying run in Bud Pole Qualifying. Bobby Hamilton, Jr. won his first Bud Pole.

In his final Busch series race, Jeff Gordon held off a late race challenge from Mark Martin to win the 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Gordon started sixth and worked his way into the top 5 early in the event. He was running second to Jeff Green when a caution flag for debris in turnfour slowed the field on lap 128. On the ensuing round of pit stops, the Rainbow Warriors turned a 16.1 second stop allowing Gordon to leave pit road with the lead. Over the final 70 laps, his interval over Green and Martin widened to about a full second. However, Martin mounted a late charge in the closing stages to close within two car lengths. Gordon used lapped traffic to his advantage and held off the all-time Busch series winner for the victory. In winning his final BGN start, he denied Martin a final going away present in a series that he has dominated over the years. Gordon leaves the BGN series to focus solely on Winston Cup in the years ahead with a total of 5 Busch wins for 3 different car owners.