Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 4/15/12
Greg Biffle got by Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 31 laps remaining and drove on to the win Saturday night in the Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. It was Biffle’s first win since 2010, and car owner Jack Roush’s ninth Cup victory at TMS. “I just dug deep,” Biffle said of his late-race pass. “I knew I had to do it, and I kept trying and trying and trying. I knew the team would forgive me if I wrecked it trying to beat him, so I just gave it all I had.” The yellow flag waved only twice during the 334-lap race, once for debris on lap 67 and again when Trevor Bayne hit the wall on lap 95. As a result, Friday night’s event set the record for the fastest average speed for a Sprint Cup race at Texas at more than 160 mph. Biffle led the race early, taking the lead from pole sitter Martin Truex Jr. just past lap 30. He maintained the lead until a cycle of green flag pit stops started on lap 47 and was back up front when the cycle completed. Biffle l...
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