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

Biffle Wins in Michigan

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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