BUSCH: Homestead-Miami Speedway preview

Six of Top 12 Chase Drivers to Race Last-Ever Busch Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday Afternoon MIAMI--Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Mark Martin, Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Jeff Burton, ...

Six of Top 12 Chase Drivers to Race Last-Ever Busch Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday Afternoon

MIAMI--Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Mark Martin, Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Jeff Burton, Casey Mears, Bobby Labonte....

The field for the NEXTEL All-Star Challenge? The first 11 positions in Sunday's Ford 400 NEXTEL Cup finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend?

Nope. Just some of the entries in Saturday's Ford 300--the last ever NASCAR Busch Series race.

Six of the Top 12 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers who form the Chase--and 12 of the Top 20 points leaders in the NEXTEL Cup standings--have entered cars in Saturday afternoon's Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami, which will mark the finale for Anheuser-Busch's involvement as Nationwide insurance assumes the title sponsorship beginning in 2008.

"Race fans couldn't ask for much more from Saturday afternoon's Ford 300," said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Curtis Gray. "You'll see top-tier NEXTEL Cup drivers, as well as the best of NASCAR's up-and-coming young guns. And fans will witness the final NASCAR Busch Series race in history--while walking away with a collector's item in the Busch Series ticket."

Tickets are available for Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway's 1.5-mile oval this weekend, as the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck Series all crown champions under the lights. Additional festivities include today's Homestead-Miami Speedway Celebrity Golf Classic at Doral Golf Resort & Spa, tomorrow's Ford Racefest on the Riverfront in downtown Fort Lauderdale--featuring live concerts, interactive exhibits, NASCAR drivers and the NEXTEL Cup trophy on display--Saturday's Hot Rods & Reels fishing tournament on the Speedway lake and Ford's "Bailando Por La Copa" salsa-dance finals, and Sunday's concert with "Live." For tickets, please call (866) 409-RACE or visit www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.

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