(WOMR file photo)
For the first time this century the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers ran 200+ laps caution free! The last time that happened was back in 1999, thirteen years ago! Saturday night Greg Biffle pulled away from the field, and led them to the checkered flag at the Samsung Mobile 500.
Can we say, “this is a Ford track”, meaning Roush-Fenway?
It was Biffle’s first win of the 2012 season, in fact it was his first victory since the October 2010 victory at Kansas, this was Biffle’s seventh win on a 1 1/2 mile race track, and the 17th victory of his career. Additionally, it was Roush-Fenway Racing’s 9th win in the 23 races held at the Texas Motor Speedway, that is a 39% winning percentage! With this victory Ford now has 11 wins, a winning percentage of 47%!
The Biff took the lead on lap 304 of 334 and gradually pulled away from Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, and Matt Kenseth. He beat Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet of Johnson, who hung on to finish second and who led a race-best 156 laps, by 3.2 seconds.
Biffle padded the series points lead, which has held since the third event of the season. He will arrive at Kansas, where he is a two-time winner, next week 19 points ahead of Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who are tied for second place.
Check out the unofficial results of the Samsung Mobile 500.
Next week the series moves to the Kansas Speedway, maybe we can find Dorothy and Toto there! But then again, after all the severe weather that moved through the central plains this weekend, there may not be a race track or anything else left out there!
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!