(photo courtesy nascar.com)
For the race fans who were praying for a tightening in The Chase standings, your wish has been granted. With Greg Biffle’s victory and Tony Stewart’s good showing in the Price Chopper 400, there are nine drivers within 101 points! Tony Stewart’s 4th place finish moved him to within 127 points of the new Chase leader, Jimmie Johnson.
The Roush-Fenway Racing driver of the #16 Sherwin-Williams Ford took the lead on lap 206 of the 267-lap of the Price Chopper 400 presented by Kraft, during a final round of green flag pits stop with 37 laps to go and held it to the end. Biffle beat second-place Jimmie Johnson by over 7 seconds, giving him his second victory of the year and his first in the Chase.
“Once we got our car adjusted we were off and set sail,” Biffle said. “The thing was really fast. I didn’t think even if there were more cautions that they would catch us. I was even saving a little bit out there at the end.”
Jimmie Johnson assumed the points lead with his finish, as pre-race leader Denny Hamlin finished 12th. Johnson heads to Auto Club Speedway next week eight points ahead of Hamlin.
Here is the unofficial race results of the Price Chopper 400.
After the Price Chopper 400, the Case standings got a little tighter. For a full picture of the standings check out the following link. Here is the standings in “The Chase” after the Price Chopper 400 at the Kansas Speedway.
Twelve drivers, now seven races, one championship, who will be the last man standing?
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