KANSAS CITY, Kan. - David Green led just one lap down the stretch, and that was all he needed to win Saturday at Kansas Speedway and retake the lead in the Busch series standings.
Green won a wild one-lap shootout, passing Bobby Hamilton Jr. after a restart to win the Mr. Goodcents 300.
"You sort of don't want to have a caution, because more bad stuff can happen after a caution than before the caution," said Green, who won the Busch series title in 1994. "But when we did have it, I figured I had a shot at Bobby."
Kevin Harvick was second and Greg Biffle third.
The race finished under caution when Hamilton crashed on the last lap, causing momentary confusion in the announced points standings because of a new NASCAR rule that prohibits racing back to the line after a yellow flag.
Drivers said they were unclear when the caution flag came out, and several cars changed position on the last lap. Consequently, Scott Riggs was briefly listed as the new points leader.
Green's victory in a Pontiac was his third Busch series win of the season, and eighth of his career. It came two weeks after he crashed and finished 31st at Dover, losing the lead in the standings to race-winner Brian Vickers.
"The hardest blow we took was at Dover," said Green, who leads Riggs by 21 points and Vickers by 46. "It's good to get back out there, and I don't care where the points fall, honestly."
Riggs finished 13th and Vickers was 32nd after a wreck that caused him to miss 52 laps, although he finished running.
JOHN BOY & BILLY 250: Dennis Setzer picked up his third victory of the season in the Truck series at South Boston Speedway in South Boston, Va.
Setzer, who finished second in the previous two races, started his Chevrolet fifth and passed Andy Houston on the 159th of 203 laps. But he lost several big leads, giving Travis Kvapil a shot when Brendan Gaughan spun his Dodge in the third turn to trigger the race's fifth caution.
But Kvapil spun his Chevrolet's tires on the restart, giving Setzer the room he needed to post the victory.
LUCAS OIL NATIONALS: Tony Schumacher earned his sixth career No. 1 qualifying position in the rain-delayed NHRA event at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa. Gary Densham (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Fred Collis (Pro Stock Bike) were the top qualifiers in their respective categories in the 19th of 23 events in the $50-million series. Schumacher sped down the quarter-mile in a track-record time of 4.465 seconds at 328.78 mph to set the pace for the 16-car Top Fuel field.