BUSCH: Miami 300 to be a family celebration

MIAMI (Oct. 6, 2000) -- Celebrating a NASCAR championship can be an exciting and sometimes emotional experience. Last year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. hoisted his second NASCAR Busch Grand National Series championship trophy alongside his father, owner...

MIAMI (Oct. 6, 2000) -- Celebrating a NASCAR championship can be an exciting and sometimes emotional experience. Last year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. hoisted his second NASCAR Busch Grand National Series championship trophy alongside his father, owner and seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt.

In this year's Nov. 11 Miami 300 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the championship celebration will likely be a family affair again.

Jeff Green, driver of the No. 10 NesQuik Chevrolet, will most likely be crowned the 2000 Busch Series champion with his racing brothers David and Mark right by his side.

Even though Jeff Green, who holds a commanding points lead, will probably have his first series championship clinched before arriving in Miami, it doesn't mean he'll be taking it easy on his fellow competitors.

"The title chase will probably -- hopefully -- be done for our sake," said Green, who finished fifth last year at Miami. "Second place will probably be up for grabs. We've got an opportunity to go down there and win a race. That's what it's all about. We always run good in Miami and I'm looking forward to getting down there."

Green, who has had a dominating season driving for ppc Racing, can't wait for his championship moment. He has had Nov. 11 circled on his calendar for the past few months.

"We always love to go to Florida whether it's racing or whatever," said Green, a native of Owensboro, Ky.

See Green's chase for the 2000 Busch Series championship conclude in the Miami 300. The race will also be the final Busch Series appearance for Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon. Purchase your tickets online at www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com, call the ticket office at (305) 230-RACE, or visit any Ticketmaster Ticket Center.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Gordon , Jeff Green , Mark Martin