Biffle And Ford Look Like A Thousand In Michigan
Greg Biffle took the checkered flag at Michigan on Sunday. The victory was No. 1,000 for Ford. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Brian Lawdermilk)
Greg Biffle gave beleaguered Ford Racing and its fans something to ease the pain Sunday when he and his Roush Fenway Racing Fusion won the Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for Biffle, the third of the season for Ford and the 1,000th overall for Ford in racing.
Biffle led the final 48 of 200 laps. His victory came a week after he finished second at Pocono Raceway.
Finishing second was Kevin Harvick in a Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. Third was Martin Truex Jr. in a Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota.
Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart rounded out the top five.
“It is a hard fought battle,” Biffle said. “It wasn’t easy. I kept working on this car and working on this car. The guys did a great job. The pit stops were flawless. You know, we beat the 48 today and that says a lot. He was really, really fast. Once we got out in clean air we could match up fairly well with the 48.”
Matt Kenseth was sixth, Clint Bowyer was seventh, Carl Edwards was eighth, Joey Logano was ninth and Jeff Burton 10th.
After the final restart of the day – which came with 23 laps to go, Biffle was able to pull away from the field. It looked like the only car quick enough to catch Biffle’s was that of points leader Jimmie Johnson. Johnson moved Read the full story »