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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