Greg Biffle wins first race in Chase, looks to dominate again at Kansas


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Sept. 15, 2008) – Greg Biffle took the first win of the 2008 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on Sunday. This is Biffle’s first victory since winning the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway in September 2007.

“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. “Dover, Homestead we’ve won at, Texas, Kansas (wins). There’s a bunch of great racetracks for us in the Chase.”

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 Kansas City’s Sprint headquarters last week.

“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.

Other Kansas Speedway notes:

 ·         Kansas Speedway President Jeff Boerger presented the Kansas National Guard with 500 tickets to this September’s Kansas Lottery 300 and Camping World RV 400 presented by Coleman today in a ceremony at the Capitol. The tickets were donated by Kansas Speedway’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race sponsor, Camping World. Accepting the donation was Major General Todd Bunting, the Kansas Adjutant General, and several members of the Kansas National Guard. Also on hand for the presentation was Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius.

 ·         Kansas Speedway ticket packages are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 866.460.RACE or logging on Sprint Fan Walk and O’Reilly Auto Parts Qualifying Day tickets are also on sale.

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