Green Wins Sam's Town 250

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Pole-sitter Jeff Green won the inaugural Sam's Town 250 at Memphis Motorsport Park on Sunday, his third NASCAR Busch Series victory of the year.

Green, ranked third in the series points race, led for a total of 104 laps in the 250-lap event on the three-quarter-mile oval.

"It feels good to win the inaugural race here," Green said. "We came to dominate - to win the pole and the race, so we did what we had to do. We did it for Amy Campbell (wife of car owner Bob Campbell) who recently died. God has her in a better place, but I know she's smiling down on us today. This is for her."

"My crew made the right adjustments all day long. I felt pretty sure I could pass Dale, Jr., but I had my worries about the 98 (Elton Sawyer) and 66 (Todd Bodine) cars. They were good today."

Series point leader and defending circuit champion Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished second and increased his lead to 156 points over Matt Kenseth who had engine problems and finished 21st.

"My car was capable of running top five all day, and my crew made some great adjustments to make me more competitive," Earnhardt said. "I'm happy to keep the points lead, and it'd be neat to win it at Phoenix next week. But today, my hat's off to Jeff."

Elton Sawyer, Todd Bodine, Adam Petty, Dick Trickle, Mike McLaughlin, Kevin Grubb, Tim Fedewa and Lyndon Amick rounded out the top 10.

There were nine lead changes among six leaders Green, teammate Jason Keller, Bodine, Sterling Marlin, Jimmie Johnson and Earnhardt.

There were 10 cautions amounting to 71 laps under the yellow.

The inaugural race lasted 2 hours, 26 minutes and 54 seconds.

The NASCAR Busch Series has two races left on the schedule: at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 6 and at Homestead-Miami Speedway on ov. 13.

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