Biffle Scores 1,000th Victory For Ford in Michigan
Greg Biffle scored his first victory of the season at Michigan. The win was his fourth at the two-mile oval in Michigan, and the 1,000th victory for Ford. Biffle led the most lap on the day with a total of 48 out of the 200 that were run.
He had to hold off a late race charge from Kevin harvick and Jimmie Johnson to get the win. Harvick started to close in on Biffle with 15 to go. He cut the lead down to half a second but was unable to get any closer. Johnson caught Harvick and passed him with nine laps to go. Harvick had to let Johnson go, because he said he had a bad vibration and couldn't push the car hard.
Johnson started to close in on Biffle with about five laps left. He cut the lead down to under one second but his quest for victory was thwarted when the left-front tire went flat in turn one and he hit the wall with three to go.
Johnson was not the only Hendrick Motorsports driver to have troubles. Actually, all four of them had troubles. Jeff Gordon crashed on the tenth lap of the race. Bobby Labonte spun in front of him and Gordon had nowhere to go. Kasey Kahne blew the right-front tire and hit the turn one wall very hard. The car went on fire, but Kahne was okay. He had a six-second lead at the time. Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a three-second lead but his engine blew. Johnson finished 28th, Earnhardt 37th, Kahne 38th, and Gordon 39th.
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