With the competition closing in on Greg Biffle in the points standings, the driver executed the perfect defense by winning.
Entering Texas Motor Speedway, Biffle's NASCAR Sprint Cup lead had diminished to just a six-point advantage over Dale Earnhardt Jr. But the entire Roush Fenway contingent exhibited speed throughout the weekend, on the speed chart and in qualifying with Matt Kenseth and Biffle posting the second- and third-fastest laps during time trials.
On Saturday night, Biffle took command of the Samsung Mobile 500 for the first time on Lap 31. Biffle led five more times before finally getting the best of then-leader Jimmie Johnson on Lap 303. The five-time champion lost his composure while battling with the lapped car of Ryan Newman.
"Catching the (No.) 48 car at the end, I had to dig deep," Biffle said. "It was all I had to be able to get to him, and it seemed like when I got to him it was too easy. I don't know if he used up his tires or the traffic -- he had trouble, ...