BUSCH: Green takes pole in Homestead

Homestead, FL -- RCR driver Jeff Green won the pole for Saturday's season ending 300 mile event with a fast lap around the Homestead-Miami 1.5-mile track in 35.519 seconds. Green turned the lap in his Chevrolet at a high speed of 152.031 ...

Homestead, FL -- RCR driver Jeff Green won the pole for Saturday's season ending 300 mile event with a fast lap around the Homestead-Miami 1.5-mile track in 35.519 seconds. Green turned the lap in his Chevrolet at a high speed of 152.031 mph.

19-year-old rookie Brian Vickers, driving a Dodge, turned the second best lap after running a top speed at 151.882 mph. Vickers and his team headed into qualifying looking for redemption after losing a solid top 10 starting spot last week due to an illegal spring.

Bobby Hamilton, Jr Casey Mears and Joe Nemechek round out the top five.

Hank Parker, Jr will start sixth. He and his 36 team announced earlier in the week that sponsor GNC would not be returning in 2003. His plans for next season have yet to be announced.

Stacy Compton, Johnny Sauter Jason Keller, and Mike McLaughlin claimed spots seven through 10. While another driver uncertain of his future, Kasey Kahne, qualified just outside of the 10 top in 11th. Kahne's owner, Robert Yates, has stressed that his team will not run the 2003 schedule. Kahne however, is under contract with Ford.

The 2002 Busch Series Champion, Greg Biffle, will roll off of the grid in 18th in his Roush Racing entry.

Todd Bodine wrecked his car during his second lap of his qualifying run. He will start 31st.

55 cars attempted to make the season finale, thus leaving 12 teams to pack up and call it quits on the 2002 season.

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