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Biffle Wins in Michigan

Greg Biffle has taken his fifth win this season by cruising to victory in the Batman Begins 400 at the Michigan International Speedway

It was also a strong performance for his Roush Racing team, who claimed their eighth win for the season and four of the top five positions in the race today - Tony Stewart in second was the only non-Roush driver ahead of Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards.

Stewart led for 97 laps but lost the lead to Biffle after pitting during a late caution period with 31 laps to go - Biffle had already stopped 12 laps earlier and took the top spot, which he was never to relinquish.

"It was my decision," Biffle later acknowledged about the decision to stay out. "It's just so hard to pass here. I was hoping that six or eight guys would stay with us and give Tony some people to have to burn his tires off to try to catch us."

The move went to plan, and Biffle was able to take an easy win which Stewart was trying to find a way back to the front.

"They may have got us at the end, but we held our own," Stewart later stated. "We had fresher tires at the end but, for some reason, they didn't take off the way they had all day. I probably overdrove the car to try to get to the lead again."

It was to be in vain for Stewart, and the win puts Biffle in second place in the standings, just 49 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson and ahead of Elliot Sadler, Carl Edwards and Mark Martin.

Pos  Driver              Make       Laps
 1.  Greg Biffle         Ford       200
 2.  Tony Stewart        Chevrolet  200
 3.  Mark Martin         Ford       200
 4.  Matt Kenseth        Ford       200
 5.  Carl Edwards        Ford       200
 6.  Joe Nemechek        Chevrolet  200
 7.  Michael Waltrip     Chevrolet  200
 8.  Elliott Sadler      Ford       200
 9.  Kyle Busch          Chevrolet  200
10.  Rusty Wallace       Dodge      200
11.  Jeff Burton         Chevrolet  200
12.  Kurt Busch          Ford       200
13.  Jamie McMurray      Dodge      200
14.  Bobby Labonte       Chevrolet  200
15.  Ryan Newman         Dodge      200
16.  Scott Wimmer        Dodge      200
17.  Dale Earnhardt Jr.  Chevrolet  200
18.  Kasey Kahne         Dodge      200
19.  Jimmie Johnson      Chevrolet  200
20.  Jason Leffler       Chevrolet  200
21.  Casey Mears         Dodge      199
22.  Jeremy Mayfield     Dodge      199
23.  Scott Riggs         Chevrolet  199
24.  Dale Jarrett        Ford       199
25.  Kevin Harvick       Chevrolet  199
26.  Travis Kvapil       Dodge      199
27.  Mike Bliss          Chevrolet  198
28.  Ken Schrader        Dodge      198
29.  Dave Blaney         Chevrolet  198
30.  Kyle Petty          Dodge      198
31.  Bobby Hamilton Jr.  Chevrolet  198
32.  Jeff Gordon         Chevrolet  197
33.  Ricky Rudd          Ford       197
34.  Mike Skinner        Dodge      197
35.  Bill Elliott        Dodge      196
36.  Mike Garvey         Ford       196
37.  Kevin Lepage        Dodge      195
38.  Jeff Green          Dodge      184
39.  Robby Gordon        Chevrolet  182
40.  Sterling Marlin     Dodge      167
41.  Brian Vickers       Chevrolet  154
42.  Stuart Kirby        Chevrolet   91
43.  Mike Wallace        Chevrolet   50

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