Greg Biffle Drives His Ford To Victory At Michigan [VIDEO]
1,000 wins for Ford in NASCAR’s Top Three series and Greg Biffle delivered it in the Quicken Loans 400 Sprint Cup race at Michigan Speedway. Biffle grabbed the lead during a round of pit stops during the final caution with 32 laps left and held off the rest of the field. Once again Jimmie Johnson had a strong car and he was the biggest threat to Biffle in the closing laps. Johnson was gaining when he cut a tire and hit the outside wall with three laps to go. Biffle then easily beat Kevin Harvick to the finish line.
Four of Biffle’s 19 career Sprint Cup wins have come at Michigan. He also won there last August. He also led the most laps with 48.
Martin Truex, Jr., Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart completed the Top 5.
Johnson’s tire problem pushed him all the way back to 28th and that was the least of the problems for Hendrick Motorsports at Michigan. His teammates, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne, all failed to finish. Gordon was involved in a wreck with Bobby Labonte on the sixth lap. Kahne cut a tire and slammed the wall hard. His car burst into flames as he got out. And Earhardt had a good day going, leading 34 laps before his engine blew up.
Johnson’s lead in the point standings is now 31 over Carl Edwards, who finished eighth after starting on the pole.
Throughout the weekend here, drivers and teams honored Jason Leffler with a decal on their cars in his memory. Leffler was killed earlier in the week during a sprint car event in Southern New Jersey.
It’s off to California next week and Sonoma for the first of two road course races this season.