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Published Sep. 27, 2005

Busch Grand National driver Jeff Green camped out in the top five the past four weeks. After a fifth at Talladega, he took the pole and was third at California, took the pole and won at Richmond and last weekend finished second at Loudon, N.H. Green leads the standings by 83 points over Todd Bodine.


Winston Cup driver Darrell Waltrip called this season, his last before retiring, a "victory tour." But the best the three-time champion has been able to do is a 24th-place finish at Texas. He failed to qualify last weekend at Loudon and his average finish is 34th. He is 38th in the standings.


"Some people may think I'm out on a limb and they can hear the chain saws running."

- H.A. "HUMPY" WHEELER, Lowe's Motor Speedway president, who has picked the winner of The Winston eight of 12 times, after tabbing Dale Earnhardt Jr.