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Greg Biffle wins third Chase race at Kansas

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NASCAR Nextel Cup
September 30, 2007

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Greg Biffle
Ford

KANSAS CITY, KS -- This one had it all.

Greg Biffle won it, a twice red-flagged, wreck-marred, rain-plagued event that was eventually shortened because of darkness.

Biffle was ahead at 210 laps when Juan Pablo Montoya blew a Goodyear tire bringing out the day's final caution.

Six of the 12 Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup championship contenders were sidelined by accidents in a wild and wooly event that started shortly after 1 p.m. local time and ended after sundown at 7:10.

Trailing Biffle, who led the final 32 laps, was Clint Bowyer, a Kansas native and favorite son at this 1.5-mile speedway, and defending series champion Jimmie Johnson.

Johnson took over the points lead with Jeff Gordon, who finished fifth in the race, in second spot.

Casey Mears had another good run, finishing fourth.

It was a heartbreaking day for Chase contender Tony Stewart, who was leading when the race was red-flagged the second time. On the restart after a two-hour wait, a seven-car pileup included Stewart, who suffered front end damage.

Nursing an ill-handling car, Stewart had a flat, was waving to let the guys behind him know he was slowing down, and was punched from behind by Kurt Busch. The wreck ended Stewart's day.

Busch was running behind Tony Raines, who was right behind Stewart. When Raines swerved to miss Stewart, Busch had no time to react and drove into the rear of Stewart's car, sending him into the outside retaining wall.

Rounding out the top 10 were Kevin Harvick, Reed Sorensen, Elliott Sadler, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

With the third-place finish, Johnson took the points lead, followed by Gordon (six points behind) and Bowyer (14 points behind).

Matt Kenseth streaked away at the start after pole winner Jimmie Johnson had to start from the rear. Johnson wrecked his pole-winning Chevrolet in the final practice session. NASCAR rules allow drivers to use backup cars but they forfeit their starting position in the process.

Kenseth led before rain stopped the race with 15 laps complete. NASCAR red-flagged the race with Dave Blaney out front. Kenseth and other leaders pitted when the caution came out for the rain.

The field had barely gotten underway after a 40-minute delay when Earnhardt bumped Kyle Busch from behind, sending Busch into the outside retaining wall.


Greg Biffle
Ford

On the restart, Kurt Busch took the point with Gordon, Kenseth and Stewart right behind. Kenny Wallace spun to bring out another caution at lap 60.

Kenseth went back in front after the caution and Johnson had charged through the field into sixth spot behind Kenseth, Gordon, Busch, Stewart and Hamlin.

Both Ryan Newman and Chase contender Jeff Burton had mechanical problems during this part of the race.

Stewart raced to the front and 11 of the top 12 drivers at this point in the race were in the running for the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup championship.

Busch went back in front a few laps later and you could have tossed a blanket over the top 10.

On this restart, with threatening weather once again moving towards the track, the drivers threw caution to the wind and raced as though there were 10 laps remaining.

Busch led with Kenseth, Johnson, Stewart, Hamlin, Truex, Harvick, Biffle, and Sorensen in hot pursuit.

A debris caution slowed the field again at 100 laps. Kyle Busch was back on track at this stage of the race, more than 40 laps behind after watching his team repair extensive damages from his earlier accident.

Results

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
1 7 16 Greg Biffle Ford Aflac 190/5 210 Running
2 10 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel's 175/5 210 Running
3 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 170/5 210 Running
4 16 25 Casey Mears Chevrolet National Guard / GMAC 160/0 210 Running
5 4 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 160/5 210 Running
6 17 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 155/5 210 Running
7 14 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target / Lysol 146/0 210 Running
8 15 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 142/0 210 Running
9 29 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 138/0 210 Running
10 6 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Budweiser 134/0 210 Running
11 12 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 140/10 210 Running
12 39 01 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army 127/0 210 Running
13 3 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools 124/0 209 Running
14 31 18 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 121/0 209 Running
15 43 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 123/5 209 Running
16 18 6 David Ragan * Ford AAA Insurance 115/0 209 Running
17 36 40 David Stremme Dodge Energizer e2 Lithium 112/0 209 Running
18 40 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 109/0 209 Running
19 41 7 Robby Gordon Ford Camping World / Winegard 106/0 209 Running
20 37 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Garmin / Best Buy 103/0 209 Running
21 33 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo 105/5 209 Running
22 26 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 360 OTC 97/0 209 Running
23 30 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Yellow Trans. 94/0 209 Running
24 20 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 91/0 209 Running
25 24 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 88/0 209 Running
26 13 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS 85/0 209 Running
27 23 15 Paul Menard * Chevrolet Johns Manville / Menards 82/0 209 Running
28 21 42 Juan Montoya * Dodge Texaco / Havoline 79/0 209 Running
29 5 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Freight 76/0 208 Running
30 11 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 73/0 208 Running
31 25 00 David Reutimann * Toyota Dominos.com 70/0 208 Running
32 35 21 Ken Schrader Ford Little Debbie 67/0 208 Running
33 28 49 John Andretti Dodge LifeLock 64/0 208 Running
34 22 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M's 61/0 206 Running
35 2 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 63/5 206 Running
36 34 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 55/0 198 Running
37 27 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 52/0 181 Running
38 9 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 54/5 175 Running
39 19 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Ryobi Lithium / Home Depot 51/5 174 Out of Race
40 38 88 Kenny Wallace Ford Snickers 43/0 170 Running
41 8 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet CARQUEST / Kellogg's 40/0 163 Running
42 32 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 37/0 155 Out of Race
43 42 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL 34/0 108 Out of Race

 

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