Biffle Wins Darlington Dramatically

Greg Biffle took a dramatic Nextel Cup win at Darlington yesterday with a late race pass for the lead

Biffle Wins Darlington Dramatically

Earlier in the event, Biffle looked set for the win but towards the end of the race Biffle's car faded down the top five as Ryan Newman took over at the front.

In the closing laps Biffle moved his way back up to second place but it looked like he would run out of laps to catch Newman. But with a handful of laps remaining Mark Martin spun trying to pass Kasey Kahne to bring out the caution.

The question was would anyone pit for tyres? The answer was Newman stayed out while the rest of the field pitted.

With two laps to run, Newman led from Edwards, Biffle and Jeff Gordon. At the restart, Newman got a huge gap but Biffle shot past Edwards through turns one and two. Gordon followed past Edwards on the exit of two but clipped Edwards, sending him into a slide which cost Edwards a few places.

Up at the front Biffle dived inside Newman into turn three and took the lead, Gordon taking second before they got the white flag to begin the final lap. Biffle held on to take the win ahead of Gordon, while Kahne and Martin also managed to pass Newman before the chequered flag.

Seventh place for Jimmie Johnson saw him hold onto his points lead, though it shrunk a little, with teammate Jeff Gordon moving into second and Greg Biffle into third as Kurt Busch fell two places following an early race crash.

Dodge Charger 500, Darlington Raceway

Pos Driver Make Laps 1. Greg Biffle Ford 370 2. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 370 3. Kasey Kahne Dodge 370 4. Mark Martin Ford 370 5. Ryan Newman Dodge 370 6. Jamie McMurray Dodge 370 7. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 370 8. Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 370 9. Carl Edwards Ford 370 10. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 370 11. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 370 12. Rusty Wallace Dodge 370 13. Ricky Rudd Ford 370 14. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 370 15. Dale Jarrett Ford 370 16. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 370 17. Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 370 18. Ken Schrader Dodge 370 19. Mike Bliss Chevrolet 370 20. Elliott Sadler Ford 369 21. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 369 22. Jeff Green Dodge 369 23. Kyle Busch Chevrolet 369 24. Mike Wallace Chevrolet 369 25. Scott Wimmer Dodge 368 26. Matt Kenseth Ford 367 27. Kenny Wallace Chevrolet 367 28. Kyle Petty Dodge 366 29. Dave Blaney Chevrolet 366 30. Bobby Hamilton Jr Chevrolet 365 31. Stanton Barrett Chevrolet 365 32. Kevin Lepage Dodge 363 33. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 333 34. Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 330 35. Travis Kvapil Dodge 323 36. Scott Riggs Chevrolet 311 37. Kurt Busch Ford 306 38. Jason Leffler Chevrolet 285 39. Casey Mears Dodge 285 40. Hermie Sadler Ford 234 41. Sterling Marlin Dodge 221 42. Carl Long Chevrolet 69 43. Jeff Fuller Chevrolet 24 

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