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McMurray Wins Sam's Club 200

November 03, 2002|From Associated Press

Jamie McMurray's great luck continued Saturday with his second consecutive Busch series victory, achieved because leaders Jeff Green and Michael Waltrip wrecked each other with one lap to go in the Sam's Club 200 at Rockingham, N.C.

McMurray was running third, watching Green and Waltrip battle for the lead ahead of him with three laps to go, when Waltrip tried to bang Green out of his way. The cars hit and went into a spin, and McMurray coasted to victory.

McMurray earned his first Busch victory last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway after leader Joe Nemechek ran out of gas on the last lap.

"I cannot believe the luck we've had," McMurray said. "Once again we did not have the best car. But we had a top-five car and we were in the right place at the right time."

Greg Biffle finished second to give him a 212-point lead in the Busch standings over Jason Keller with two races to go -- enough of a margin to almost guarantee him the title.

Randy LaJoie finished third, followed by David Green, Stacy Compton, Jeff Green and Waltrip.


German motorcyclist Michael Seefeldt, 36, was found dead by a search party hours after he failed to check in Thursday, the second day of the four-day Desert Challenge Rally in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, a spokesman for the rally said Saturday. The cause of death had not been determined.

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