Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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Sunday was a rough day for Hendrick Motorsports. Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. had promising rides derailed by car problems, and Hendrick teammate Jeff Gordon's shot at winning at Michigan International Speedway ended less than 10 laps in because of a crash. Throw in a cut tire that left Kasey Kahne 38th, and none of the racing giant's four entries cracked the top 25. Greg Biffle took the lead after a late restart and pulled away for his first Sprint Cup victory of the season and second straight at MIS. Johnson, whose points lead shrunk to 31 points after he finished 28th, was chasing Biffle in the closing laps, but a tire gave way. He has never won a Cup race at MIS. ''I hate having that problem at the end,'' Johnson said. ''I had to run the car really hard to get through all those guys and must have worn through that right front tire with two or three (laps) to go.'' Earnhardt led for 34 laps, but a blown cylinder took him out of contention. ''We had such an awesome...
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