Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway broke records for the longest periods of green-flag racing at the track. The result of those long stretches of green was that teams needed to react quickly to changing track conditions, making fast adjustments while on pit road.
The team that reacted the best was Greg Biffle's Roush Fenway Racing. The No. 16 Ford was competitive the entire distance, and even while saving equipment, he powered by a very fast Jimmie Johnson. Also notable in their efforts were the veteran Mark Martin who, with Michael Waltrip Racing, produced a top-5 finish, and a second MWR car, Martin Truex Jr., who started from pole and rolled home in sixth position.
This week will feature yet another 1.5-mile oval, Kansas Speedway, where Biffle and other front-running teams have proved to be stout competitors.
Roush Fenway Racing, Stewart-HAAS Racing and Roush all tend to be instant favorites on 1.5-mile ovals. Those three teams have performed well at similar tracks this se...