Six of Top 12 Chase Drivers to Race Last-Ever Busch Series Race


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

The field for the NEXTEL All-Star Challenge? The first 12 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 (4:30 p.m.; tickets via 866-409-RACE or

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

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