Fort Worth, TX (Sports Network) - Greg Biffle snapped a 49-race winless streak
in the Sprint Cup Series by taking Saturday night's Samsung Mobile 500 at
Texas Motor Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson dominated most of the race by leading 156 laps, but Biffle
passed him for the top spot with 30 laps to go. Johnson got loose and made
slight contact with the wall shortly after, which ultimately put him out of
contention to win. He was attempting to give team owner Rick Hendrick his
long-awaited 200th victory in NASCAR's premier series.
Biffle captured his 17th career Sprint Cup win but his first since October
2010 at Kansas.
Mark Martin finished third, while Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth, who won this
race one year ago, rounded out the top-five.
Martin Truex Jr., the pole sitter, took the sixth spot, followed by Kasey
Kahne, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
All four of Hendrick's car finished in the top-10.
The 500-mile race at Texas moved in record fashion at an average speed of 160
mph. There were just two cautions, with both of them occurring within the
first 100 laps.
With the win, Biffle widened his points lead to 19 over his Roush Fenway
Racing teammate, Kenseth, and Earnhardt Jr.
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