Posts tagged: Greg Biffle

Sep 16 2009

Chase Field is Set, Who is Your Pick

The field is set and ready to go for Loudon this weekend.

1 Mark Martin 5040
2 Tony Stewart 5030
3 Jimmie Johnson 5030
4 Denny Hamlin 5020
5 Kasey Kahne 5020
6 Jeff Gordon 5010
7 Kurt Busch 5010
8 Brian Vickers 5010
9 Carl Edwards 5000
10 Ryan Newman 5000
11 Juan Montoya 5000
12 Greg Biffle 5000

Whose your pick and why?

I’m going with Gordon of course, he has been pretty consistent this year, the chase races aren’t typically his best but I think they can do it this year. He would be going for his 7th title under the old point system, but I guess I’ll get over that one day. All he needs is to run up front the first few races and return to dominating at Fontana, Charlotte, Martinsville and Talladega, that’s not much to ask, is it?

Apr 05 2009

Lucky Number 17 for Gordon

Gordon Finally wins in Texas
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I think it was my fault Jeff Gordon hadn’t broken the winless streak until today, I had picked him to win almost every race this year, and he could’ve one most of them, so, sorry about that Jeff, maybe I’ll no longer make any predictions.

Jeff Gordon was not the most dominant car all day, for sure, but he was when it counted, running some of his fastest laps and at one point, the announcers said he had just run the fastest lap of anyone that day, and that was in the last run with about 26 laps to go. It looked like Jimmie Johnson was coming up fast a couple times, but both times he faded back a bit and looked as though he was just pushing it to the limit to try to catch him. He might’ve been able to do it if it was the Samsung 510 or so, but just ran out of time today.

For you Carl Edwards fans, I know it sure helped Gordon out that they had trouble in the pits, not sure if he could’ve beat Gordon at the end, but it would’ve been fun to watch him and Jimmie both trying to get him. Biffle also had some trouble and could’ve possible won this race as well, but, I guess that’s why they go ahead and race the race instead of just guessing who’s going to win, just like football, that’s why they play the game.

Now, if Gordon can win at Homestead and the title, I think this year would be complete. ;)

Here is how they finished:
1 – 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet National Guard GED Plus / DuPont 195/10 334 Running
2 – 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt “Tough Tools for Cool Schools” 175/5 334 Running
3 – 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 170/5 334 Running
4 – 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Old Spice / Office Depot 165/5 334 Running
5 – 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt 160/5 334 Running
6 – 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Cheez-It / Carquest 155/5 334 Running
7 – 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 146/0 334 Running
8 – 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 147/5 334 Running
9 – 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 138/0 334 Running
10 – 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 139/5 334 Running
11 – 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 135/5 334 Running
12 – 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 127/0 334 Running
13 – 98 Paul Menard Ford Quaker State / Menards 129/5 334 Running
14 – 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing 121/0 334 Running
15 – 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army 118/0 334 Running
16 – 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 120/5 334 Running
17 – 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 112/0 334 Running
18 – 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries 114/5 334 Running
19 – 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 106/0 334 Running
20 – 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Amp Energy / National Guard 108/5 334 Running
21 – 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 100/0 334 Running
22 – 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Cheerios / Hamburger Helper 97/0 334 Running
23 – 25 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 94/0 332 Running
24 – 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA 91/0 332 Running
25 – 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 88/0 332 Running
26 – 34 John Andretti Chevrolet MyAutoLoan.com 85/0 332 Running
27 – 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 82/0 331 Running
28 – 21 Bill Elliott Ford Motorcraft 79/0 331 Running
29 – 171 David Gilliland Chevrolet Capital Window 76/0 330 Running
30 – 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 73/0 330 Running
31 – 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 70/0 330 Running
32 – 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Best Buy 67/0 329 Running
33 – 8 Aric Almirola Chevrolet Guitar Hero 64/0 328 Running
34 – 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Super 8 61/0 328 Running
35 – 113 Max Papis Toyota GEICO 58/0 326 Running
36 – 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge McDonald’s 55/0 315 Running
37 – 6 David Ragan Ford UPS 57/5 293 Out of Race
38 – 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Sears Auto Center / Valvoline 49/0 255 Running
39 – 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Jim Beam 46/0 249 Out of Race
40 – 96 Bobby Labonte Ford Ask.com 43/0 229 In Pit
41 – 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Clorox / Kingsford / Little Debbie 40/0 216 Out of Race
42 – 09 Mike Bliss Dodge Phoenix Racing 37/0 76 In Pit
43 – 66 Dave Blaney Toyota Prism Motorsports 34/0 48 In Pit

Here are the top 12 in points as of Texas:
1. Jeff Gordon 1154
2. Jimmie Johnson 992 -162
3. Kurt Busch 974 -180
4. Clint Bowyer 967 -187
5. Tony Stewart 963 -191
6. Denny Hamlin 938 -216
7. Kyle Busch 914 -240
8. Carl Edwards 889 -265
9. Matt Kenseth 864 -290
10. Kasey Kahne 851 -303
11. David Reutimann 845 -309
12. Jeff Burton 835 -319

Sep 26 2008

Biffle Wins Second Straight Chase Race

Whether you like Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth or Carl Edwards or not, you have to admit, they made the race in Dover one of the most exciting finishes in awhile. I’m a Gordon fan, but this was a great finish no matter who your favorite driver is, and it kind of looked like Jimmie Johnson was going to add to the excitement for a few minutes, but he faded and finished fifth. Carl made some runs near the end but he faded as well as they only took on two tires while everyone else took on four.

At a place where most of the patrons double down, Greg Biffle doubled up on last week’s victory at New Hampshire with a thrilling win Sunday in the Camping World RV 400 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway (watch video).

With a determined run down the backstretch, in the shadow of the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Biffle passed Roush Fenway Racing teammate Matt Kenseth on Lap 392 and opened a lead that reached .934 seconds at the finish.

Carl Edwards ran third behind his two Roush teammates, after taking two tires on his final pit stop on Lap 352 under caution. Edwards restarted in the lead on Lap 357 but couldn’t hold it, as Kenseth surged past Edwards and Biffle to claim the top spot on Lap 378.

From that point, Biffle made repeated runs at Kenseth, who tried to protect the outside line but finally fell victim to Biffle’s No. 16 Ford. Mark Martin finished fourth, followed by Jimmie Johnson, as Roush Fenway cars finished 1-2-3 for the first time since sweeping the top four spots at Homestead-Miami in November 2005. Source: Biffle becomes serious title threat with second victory

Kyle Busch extended his slide to two races, finishing 43rd and dropping to 12th in points, he even said that is was over for them as the same exact thing happened to them two years and they finished last in points. Now, I have been complaining about the Chase, but, it’s certainly possible for them to make a comeback with 8 races to go as they can gain 161 points, I believe, a race. But, he’s right it won’t happen, Biffle is hot, Johnson is going strong and Carl Edwards could win it easily as well.

I predict Jeff Gordon will finish 4th or 5th in points after the race in Kansas, 2nd or 3rd after the next race in Talladega, and will take the points lead at the race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway or Martinsville, all strong races for Gordon, and he will cruise on to his first Chase for the Cup championship. But, that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong.

Here are the Chase standings after the Camping World RV 400:
1. — Carl Edwards 5390 –
2. — Jimmie Johnson 5380 -10
3. — Greg Biffle 5380 -10
4. +1 Jeff Burton 5308 -82
5. +5 Kevin Harvick 5289 -101
6. +3 Clint Bowyer 5284 -106
7. — Tony Stewart 5277 -113
8. +3 Jeff Gordon 5272 -118
9. -5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 5261 -129
10. +2 Matt Kenseth 5223 -167
11. -5 Denny Hamlin 5197 -193
12. -4 Kyle Busch 5180 -210

Here is how they finished:
1 5 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 190/5 400 Running 218,450
2 8 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 180/10 400 Running 208,041
3 22 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 170/5 400 Running 175,150
4 2 8 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army 160/0 400 Running 154,508
5 20 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 160/5 400 Running 162,711
6 24 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 155/5 400 Running 139,461
7 1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 151/5 400 Running 146,011
8 6 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 147/5 400 Running 100,625
9 21 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 138/0 400 Running 125,183
10 40 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA AUTO PARTS 139/5 400 Running 118,783
11 33 20 Tony Stewart Toyota The Home Depot 130/0 400 Running 125,711
12 37 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 127/0 400 Running 95,433
13 19 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Alltel 124/0 400 Running 116,100
14 42 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 121/0 400 Running 113,461
15 31 5 Casey Mears Chevrolet Kellogg’s / CARQUEST 118/0 400 Running 91,275
16 30 84 A.J. Allmendinger Toyota Red Bull 115/0 400 Running 75,025
17 14 44 David Reutimann Toyota UPS 112/0 399 Running 74,725
18 23 6 David Ragan Ford AAA Insurance 109/0 399 Running 82,750
19 7 38 David Gilliland Ford Ford. Drive one. 106/0 399 Running 88,483
20 16 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 103/0 399 Running 105,308
21 34 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet Pittsburgh Paints / Menards 100/0 398 Running 81,500
22 41 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Menards 97/0 398 Running 94,758
23 15 28 Travis Kvapil Ford Hitachi Power Tools 94/0 397 Running 101,164
24 10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / AMP Energy 91/0 397 Running 80,750
25 32 66 Scott Riggs Chevrolet State Water Heaters 88/0 397 Running 82,522
26 36 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 85/0 397 Running 102,216
27 12 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge McDonald’s 82/0 397 Running 98,320
28 13 70 Tony Raines Chevrolet Haas Automation 79/0 396 Running 68,825
29 28 00 Michael McDowell Toyota Champion Mortgage 76/0 395 Running 73,175
30 39 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target 73/0 395 Running 98,739
31 18 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 70/0 395 Running 76,350
32 29 21 Marcos Ambrose Ford Little Debbie 67/0 395 Running 86,495
33 43 96 Ken Schrader Toyota DLP HDTV 64/0 394 Running 76,950
34 4 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 61/0 394 Running 67,825
35 27 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row/DenverMattress.com 58/0 388 Running 67,600
36 9 26 Jamie McMurray Ford IRWIN Industrial Tools 60/5 369 Running 75,450
37 26 01 Regan Smith Chevrolet DEI / Principal Financial Group 52/0 365 Running 75,325
38 3 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 49/0 362 Running 102,266
39 35 42 Juan Montoya Dodge Big Red Slim Pack 46/0 351 Accident 94,933
40 38 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo 43/0 349 Running 66,875
41 17 10 Patrick Carpentier Dodge Charter Comm. 40/0 348 Running 66,680
42 25 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 37/0 304 Accident 112,130
43 11 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries 34/0 172 Engine 84,782

Sep 30 2007

Greg Biffle Wins Rain Shortened Kansas Race

Kyle Busch wrecked by Dale Jr
Greg Biffle came on at the end of the race to win his first race of the year, also his first win since November of last year. Lots of things happened to Chase contenders tonight, from being wrecked by non Chase drivers, to being wrecked by Chase drivers, to broken parts, about everything you could think, and that’s not counting the two long rain delays that caused this race to be shortened by 57 laps. Gordon, Johnson and Harvick were the only ones who finished the race with minimal problems or none at all.

Here are how the 12 Chase for the Cup drivers stand after the race in Kansas:

1. +2 Jimmie Johnson 5506 Leader
2. -1 Jeff Gordon 5500 -6
3. +2 Clint Bowyer 5497 -9
4. -2 Tony Stewart 5389 -117
5. +4 Kevin Harvick 5380 -126
6. -2 Kyle Busch 5370 -136
7. -1 Carl Edwards 5364 -142
8. -1 Martin Truex Jr. 5348 -158
9. +2 Kurt Busch 5329 -177
10. -2 Jeff Burton 5320 -186
11. -1 Matt Kenseth 5287 -219
12. — Denny Hamlin 5258 -248

Stewart was behind in second by 2 points to start, Gordon was down 110 points at one point with Stewart in the lead, but was definitely an up and down day for everyone, especially Tony Stewart, who looked like they had made a great call by staying out and not pitting when the rain started falling, but it was not to be, as the clouds cleared, and they were able to dry the track to get about 60 or so more laps in. I figured it would be Tony, Jeff and Jimmie charging to the front, so, 2 out of 3 aint bad, especially when my driver is one of them. ;) But, there are plenty of things that can still happen and all 12 drivers are still capable of winning this thing, so it’s too early to be bragging, but it’s not too early to be happy about how it is going so far. Funniest thing I heard was my Uncle who said Tony’s car looked like a Gremlin after his tire went down and Kurt Busch ran into him.

Darkness finally ended the disaster at Kansas Speedway, where the Chase for the Nextel Cup field imploded and the finish of Sunday’s event was in question long after winner Greg Biffle crossed the finish line.

Biffle scored his first victory of the season by winning a race that was stopped twice for rain delays, was shortened 85 miles because of darkness, ended under caution and saw six Chase drivers finish 29th or worse.

And when Biffle’s sputtering car slowed before the finish line, title contenders Clint Bowyer and Jimmie Johnson passed him and both believed they finished ahead of him.

“I don’t know what happened, [he] didn’t cross it the way I thought you were supposed to,” said Kansas native Bowyer, who had to settle for second place on his home state track.

“I know they’re not going to pull him out of Victory Lane.”

Johnson, who finished third to reclaim the points lead, said Biffle wasn’t the winner.

“The biggest question mark right now is what goes on with [Biffle],” he said. “He clearly ran out of gas and I feel terrible for those guys. But if you can’t maintain pace-car speed, then the guys that can finished ahead of you.” Source: Biffle wins at Kansas amid controversy and implosion

Nascar said the field was frozen because of the caution and no one is allowed to pass anyway, Biffle said he didn’t run out of gas, he said you could go start the car right now, he was unbuckling and coasting into the grass and saving gas, and Nascar told him not to fire it up again, so they pushed it to victory lane. Had Nascar not shortened the race a second time from 225 to 210, Biffle and Harvick would’ve had to pit for more fuel, and Johnson and Gordon would’ve been fighting it out for the lead, I’m sure, had the rain not stopped, Stewart would’ve been the points leader, had he pitted when he thought about it, he may have had a better day than he did. Anything can happen and while lots of it depends on what Nascar decides, even more depend on the actions or bad re-actions of the drivers.

Here is how they finished:

1 7 16 Greg Biffle Ford Aflac 190/5 210 Running
2 10 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 175/5 210 Running
3 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 170/5 210 Running
4 16 25 Casey Mears Chevrolet National Guard / GMAC 160/0 210 Running
5 4 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 160/5 210 Running
6 17 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 155/5 210 Running
7 14 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target / Lysol 146/0 210 Running
8 15 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 142/0 210 Running
9 29 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 138/0 210 Running
10 6 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Budweiser 134/0 210 Running
11 12 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 140/10 210 Running
12 39 01 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army 127/0 210 Running
13 3 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools 124/0 209 Running
14 31 18 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 121/0 209 Running
15 43 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 123/5 209 Running
16 18 6 David Ragan * Ford AAA Insurance 115/0 209 Running
17 36 40 David Stremme Dodge Energizer e2 Lithium 112/0 209 Running
18 40 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 109/0 209 Running
19 41 7 Robby Gordon Ford Camping World / Winegard 106/0 209 Running
20 37 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Garmin / Best Buy 103/0 209 Running
21 33 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo 105/5 209 Running
22 26 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 360 OTC 97/0 209 Running
23 30 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Yellow Trans. 94/0 209 Running
24 20 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 91/0 209 Running
25 24 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 88/0 209 Running
26 13 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS 85/0 209 Running
27 23 15 Paul Menard * Chevrolet Johns Manville / Menards 82/0 209 Running
28 21 42 Juan Montoya * Dodge Texaco / Havoline 79/0 209 Running
29 5 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Freight 76/0 208 Running
30 11 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 73/0 208 Running
31 25 00 David Reutimann * Toyota Dominos.com 70/0 208 Running
32 35 21 Ken Schrader Ford Little Debbie 67/0 208 Running
33 28 49 John Andretti Dodge LifeLock 64/0 208 Running
34 22 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M’s 61/0 206 Running
35 2 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 63/5 206 Running
36 34 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 55/0 198 Running
37 27 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 52/0 181 Running
38 9 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 54/5 175 Running
39 19 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Ryobi Lithium / Home Depot 51/5 174 Out of Race
40 38 88 Kenny Wallace Ford Snickers 43/0 170 Running
41 8 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet CARQUEST / Kellogg’s 40/0 163 Running
42 32 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 37/0 155 Out of Race
43 42 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL 34/0 108 Out of Race

Nov 21 2006

Biffle Wins at Homestead, Johnson Wins the Cup

Well. It’s over, the last run is done, the championship is decided, what am I going to do on Sundays now?

Biffle wins the final race of the year, his second win of the year, followed by Truex, Hamlin, Kahne, and Harvick. Juan Montoya had a fiery crash, looked really good on TV; though I’m sure it looked different from the inside and ended up delaying the race for 8 minutes. Johnson wins the Cup, with a 56 point lead; this was the first time someone won Daytona, the Brickyard and the Cup in the same year.

Johnson, the perpetual points leader for the past three regular seasons who always found a way to collapse in the Chase, finally put it all together, wrapping up his title with a ninth-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He finished with a 56-point lead on Matt Kenseth.

Greg Biffle won the Ford 400 for the third consecutive season, beating rookies Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin to the finish line. Kasey Kahne was fourth and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five. Kenseth was sixth. Source: Nascar.com

Here is the top 10:
1. Greg Biffle Ford
2. Martin Truex Jr. Chevy
3. Denny Hamlin Chevy
4. Kasey Kahne Dodge
5. Kevin Harvick Chevy
6. Matt Kenseth Ford
7. Scott Riggs Dodge
8. Carl Edwards Ford
9. Jimmie Johnson Chevy
10. Clint Bowyer Chevy

The top ten in the Chase for the Cup were:
1. Jimmie Johnson Leader
2. Matt Kenseth -56
3. Denny Hamlin -68
4. Kevin Harvick -78
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -147
6. Jeff Gordon -219
7. Jeff Burton -247
8. Kasey Kahne -292
9. Mark Martin -307
10. Kyle Busch -448

Tony Stewart finished 15th to capture the 11th spot in the points and the extra million dollar payday.

May 13 2006

Biffle Wins in Darlington

Greg Biffle wins, and Jeff Gordon is second. There’s only one way he could’ve done better, so I’m happy.

Mar 11 2006

Greg Biffle Gets UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 Pole

Greg Biffle has the pole for the race this weekend in Vegas, Jeff Gordon starts 13th, Tony Stewart 2nd, Jimmie Johnson 3rd. Apparently, it’s really cold out there right now, after qualifying, everyone was all bundled up in clothing. Earnhardt Jr qualified 42nd using owner’s points, of the 6 cars that did not qualify, four of them were faster than Junior.

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