New NASCAR Record at Texas [VIDEO]
They covered 501 miles in just over 3 hours. At an average speed of just over 160 miles an hour, that was one quick race. Clay Moden was there Saturday night and he got to see some history. It wasn’t one of the most exciting races at Texas Motor Speedway, but there were only two cautions. Both came early in the race and after that there were 234 laps of green flag racing and that was a NASCAR record.
In the end it was Greg Biffle who came in first by more than three seconds ahead of Jimmie Johnson. Biffle took the lead 30 laps earlier when he managed to pass Johnson on the third turn and held on to end a 49-race winless streak for his 17th career victory. It’s Biffle’s eighth straight Top-10 finish at Texas.
Johnson led 156 of the 334 laps and was forced to settle for second place, even after scraping the wall trying to catch Biffle.
Mark Martin came in third with Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth completing the Top-5.
Pole sitter Martin Truex, Junior led 69 laps and finished sixth.
Other than a couple of cars that scraped the wall, there were no crashes in the race. On a night when the wind was gusting over 30 miles an hour, Biffle thought most of the drivers were having a tough time with the conditions and were playing it safe.
It’s on to Kansas Speedway next week.