Scott Wimmer wins on gas mileage; Greg Biffle celebrates Busch Series title.
MIAMI, Fla., (Nov. 16, 2002) - The championship celebrations continued at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday as Greg Biffle celebrated his NASCAR Busch Series championship while Scott Wimmer pulled off the victory in the Ford 300.
With the white flag waving, Jason Keller, driver of the No. 57 Albertson's Ford, ran out of gas allowing Wimmer to claim victory in the Ford 300.
Wimmer's victory was his second straight and the fourth of the season. He led twice for 12 laps.
Both Wimmer and Biffle did simultaneous celebratory doughnuts on the frontstretch after the race.
"That sounds good doesn't it, champ it? I'm excited," said Biffle, who moves to the NASCAR Winston Cup Series next season.
Hank Parker Jr. took runner-up honors, finishing 1.112 seconds behind Wimmer. Joe Nemechek took third while Biffle was fourth and Bobby Hamilton Jr., rounded out the top five.
Wimmer gave up the lead to Keller with 12 laps remaining to come into the pits for a quick splash of gas. With one lap to go, Keller ran out of gas and Wimmer drove by for the victory.
"The car was unreal," Wimmer said.
Keller led three times for a race-high 53 laps and settled for 15th.
"We came to Homestead to win the race," Keller said. "We were close."
Ford Championship Weekend wraps up on Sunday with the Ford 400 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season finale. Tickets for the Ford Championship Weekend are available by calling the Homestead-Miami Speedway ticket office at (305) 230-RACE.