Biffle Wins At Kansas

Greg Biffle scored his first victory of the season even though he ran short of fuel before crossing the finish line in a wild race that jumbled the Chase for the championship standings.

The Chase field imploded at Kansas Speedway. Rain and impending
darkness cut the race short by 85 miles. Seven of the 12 Chase drivers finished 30th or worse and defending Nextel Cup champion Jimmie Johnson reclaimed the points lead.

He was one of the few Chase drivers to make it unscathed to the finish line.

The race ended under caution because Juan Pablo Montoya blew a
tire with four laps to go in a race that already had been shortened. It should have set up an overtime finish, but impending darkness forced NASCAR to run the final laps under caution.

Results:
1. (7) Greg Biffle, Ford, 210 laps, 104.981 mph., $316,225.
2. (10) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 210, $218,525.
3. (1) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 210, $221,661.
4. (16) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 210, $153,050.
5. (4) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 210, $161,311.
6. (17) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 210, $156,411.
7. (14) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 210, $134,458.
8. (15) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 210, $123,295.
9. (29) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 210, $144,941.
10. (6) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 210, $157,883.
11. (12) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 210, $131,483.
12. (39) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 210, $106,575.
13. (3) Scott Riggs, Dodge, 210, $103,075.
14. (31) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 210, $121,283.
15. (43) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 210, $122,958.
16. (18) David Ragan, Ford, 210, $130,175.
17. (36) David Stremme, Dodge, 210, $91,150.
18. (40) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 210, $99,200.
19. (41) Robby Gordon, Ford, 210, $89,750.
20. (37) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, 210, $114,058.
21. (33) Kyle Petty, Dodge, 210, $100,008.
22. (26) Jeremy Mayfield, Toyota, 210, $84,450.
23. (30) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 210, $88,000.
24. (20) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 210, $94,825.
25. (24) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 210, $83,475.
26. (13) Dale Jarrett, Toyota, 210, $82,025.
27. (23) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 210, $84,425.
28. (21) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge, 209, $118,400.
29. (5) Denny Hamlin, Chevrolet, 209, $99,625.
30. (11) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 209, $90,422.
31. (25) David Reutimann, Toyota, 209, $82,675.
32. (35) Ken Schrader, Ford, 208, $99,489.
33. (28) John Andretti, Dodge, 208, $80,725.
34. (22) David Gilliland, Ford, 206, $106,789.
35. (2) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 206, $133,091.
36. (34) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 199, $119,141.
37. (27) Carl Edwards, Ford, accident, $86,925.
38. (9) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 175, $105,045.
39. (19) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, accident, 174, $132,336.
40. (38) Kenny Wallace, Ford, 171, $109,333.
41. (8) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 164, $96,075.
42. (32) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, accident, 155, $114,841.
43. (42) Ryan Newman, Dodge, engine, 108, $109,766.
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Race Statisitics
Time of Race: 3 hours, 2 seconds.
Margin of Victory: under caution seconds.
Caution Flags: 12 for 72 laps.
Lead Changes: 16 among 10 drivers.
Lap Leaders: M.Kenseth 1-13; D.Blaney 14-16; M.Kenseth 17-45;
Ku.Busch 46-60; J.Gordon 61-66; M.Kenseth 67-73; T.Stewart 74-76;
Ku.Busch 77-89; J.Johnson 90; M.Truex Jr. 91-93; Ku.Busch 94-141;
T.Stewart 142-149; K.Petty 150-153; T.Stewart 154-155; K.Harvick
156-173; G.Biffle 174-210.
Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): Ku.Busch, 3
times for 76 laps; M.Kenseth, 3 times for 49 laps; G.Biffle, 1 time
for 37 laps; K.Harvick, 1 time for 18 laps; T.Stewart, 3 times for
13 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 6 laps; K.Petty, 1 time for 4 laps;
D.Blaney, 1 time for 3 laps; M.Truex Jr., 1 time for 3 laps;
J.Johnson, 1 time for 1 lap.
Point Stanbdings: 1. J.Johnson, 5,506. 2. J.Gordon, 5,500. 3.
C.Bowyer, 5,492. 4. T.Stewart, 5,389. 5. K.Harvick, 5,380. 6.
Ky.Busch, 5,370. 7. C.Edwards, 5,364. 8. M.Truex Jr., 5,348. 9.
Ku.Busch, 5,329. 10. J.Burton, 5,320. 11. M.Kenseth, 5,287. 12.
D.Hamlin, 5,258.


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