Biffle Shoots to the Top in Texas

Greg Biffle came from the back of the pack to dominate the ultra fast Texas Motor Speedway oval and claim the Samsung/Radio Shack 500

Biffle Shoots to the Top in Texas

Biffle's win was the fourth win for Roush Racing at the 1.5 mile oval, and has moved him to within striking distance of Jimmie Johnson in the points chase for the Nextel Cup.

Ryan Newman led the pack away from the green flag, with Biffle starting at effectively the back of the field in 41st position. Within laps Jeremy Mayfield had taken the lead, staying there until the first round of stops.

Sterling Martin claim the lead out of the pits, holding the position for twelve laps before Tony Stewart took Mayfield and Martin after a caution period, with Biffle the fastest charging driver in the field.

The hard work paid off - Biffle took the lead from Stewart on lap 87, pushing on and building a lead to get him through the remainder of the race. It worked - Biffle was never headed for more than one lap after green racing stops, greeting the chequered flag 246 laps later after a display of controlled aggression, ahead of Busch racer Jamie McMurray, Casey Mears and Jimmie Johnson.

Samsung/Radio Shack 500 Results, Texas Motor Speedway

Pos Driver Make Laps 1. Greg Biffle Ford 334 2. Jamie McMurray Dodge 334 3. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 334 4. Casey Mears Dodge 334 5. Sterling Marlin Dodge 334 6. Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 334 7. Kurt Busch Ford 334 8. Ricky Rudd Ford 334 9. Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 334 10. Rusty Wallace Dodge 334 11. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 334 12. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 334 13. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 334 14. Dale Jarrett Ford 334 15. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 334 16. Ryan Newman Dodge 334 17. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 334 18. Matt Kenseth Ford 334 19. Carl Edwards Ford 334 20. Mark Martin Ford 334 21. Kyle Busch Chevrolet 334 22. Mike Bliss Chevrolet 333 23. Ken Schrader Dodge 333 24. Kyle Petty Dodge 333 25. Mike Wallace Chevrolet 333 26. Dave Blaney Chevrolet 332 27. Boris Said Chevrolet 327 28. Elliott Sadler Ford 324 29. Hermie Sadler Ford 319 30. Travis Kvapil Dodge 297 31. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 296 32. Scott Riggs Chevrolet 288 33. Bill Elliott Dodge 286 34. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 278 35. Kasey Kahne Dodge 269 36. Jason Leffler Chevrolet 250 37. Robby Gordon Chevrolet 238 38. Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 232 39. Bobby Hamilton Jr Chevrolet 219 40. Terry Labonte Chevrolet 202 41. Johnny Sauter Dodge 98 42. Scott Wimmer Dodge 39 43. Jeff Green Dodge 31
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