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Green avoids mayhem in win

Jeff Green outlasted a battered field at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday to win the Channellock 250, a race that ended with Kevin Harvick and Greg Biffle at odds again.

Green, who led 188 of 250 laps, emerged from a final shootout after a red flag to win his 15th Busch Grand National event. Mike McLaughlin was second, followed by Scott Wimmer, Jimmy Spencer and Biffle.

The race was stopped with nine laps to go after Biffle and Harvick got into each other racing for fifth in Turn 4, contact that wrecked Harvick's car.

After being released from the care center, Harvick leaped over a barrier and over the rear of Biffle's Ford. He grabbed Biffle's fire suit and was screaming in his face as crew members tried to pull them apart.

Biffle claimed he wasn't at fault.

"He was getting really loose," Biffle said. " He knows he did, and I bumped him a little bit."

Harvick was less than satisfied with the explanation.

"Biffle's an idiot," Harvick said. "That's all you've got to say."

The two had a few confrontations last season.

YAMAHA 400: Eddie Cheever earned the pole for today's inaugural IRL event at Fontana, Calif., his first and the Nissan Infiniti engine's first in the series, at 221.422 mph.

Robbie Buhl's engine blew as he slowed after his run and his G Force-Infiniti hit the wall between Turns 1 and 2. Buhl suffered a concussion and was momentarily unconscious. He was awake when taken from the car and in good condition at Loma Linda Medical Center.

Buhl must sit out today's race (IRL rules prohibit a driver knocked unconscious in practice or qualifying to race). The Dreyer and Reinbold Racing team hired Memo Gidley as his replacement.

GRAND AMERICAN 400: Didier Theys and Fredy Lienhard Jr. drove the Doran Lista Team to its third straight Grand-Am series win at California Speedway.

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