Greg Biffle wins first race in Chase, looks to dominate again at Kansas
“I felt like we were a definite threat for the Chase if we made it, you know, because of the momentum we’ve had and because of how good racetracks are in the Chase for me,” Biffle said. “
Biffle’s 2007 win at Kansas Speedway came with a controversial finish under caution. Clint Bowyer and Jimmie Johnson passed Biffle at the finish line, but NASCAR ruled that Biffle had the lead when the caution came out, when the field was frozen.
Biffle touched on this during a Chase media preview press conference held in
“We crossed the finish line at a reasonable speed – that’s what the NASCAR rulebook says. We had the dominate car, it wasn’t like we just stayed out and didn’t pit, made it on fuel, or something. The guys that rushed by me at the end of the race were going 80 miles an hour. The pace car speed was 55 miles an hour, I was going 46,” Biffle said. “People have a hard time understanding that when the caution flag comes out you have already taken the white. The race is over. You cannot pass under caution.”
Biffle was not in the Chase (top 12) when he raced at Kansas Speedway in 2007. Now he is a contender for the Championship, within 30 points of the new series leaders Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson. Kyle Busch finished 34th on Sunday, moving him to eighth overall. Busch had started the Chase in first place because of his eight regular season victories.
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- Playoff Hopes Abound for NASCAR XFINITY and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivers
- 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season Expectations
- Drivers In New Places: Rookie of the Year Candidates
- Clint Bowyer Looks For Relevancy in 2017