Biffle is Boomin' as Roush Dominates Dover


It wouldn't have been too incredulous to say that season-long favorites Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards or Jimmie Johnson would have won the first two races of the 2008 Chase for the Sprint Cup.

But Greg Biffle? Come on.

I would have called it a crazy guess, and after Sunday's race at Dover, I would have looked like the dumber person in the conversation, though that's not much a surprise. Biffle, though, definitely fits the "surprise" bill.

Biffle is now two-for-two to lead off the Chase but thanks only to his No. 16 Ford being able to fend off teammates Matt Kenseth (2nd) and Greg Biffle (3rd) in the closing laps of the Camping World 400 to accentuate one of the most enjoyable races of the 2008 season.

Looking back to Richmond just two weeks ago, the duel between Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart was an exciting one, but the 20-or-so lap show put on by the Roush Fenway Racing trio easily topped that. It all started with roughly 25 laps to go as the three drivers could have easily tossed a single picnic blanket over them as they crossed the start/finish line.

From there, three-wide racing was the name of the game for several corners and two-wide racing was even more common. Edwards appeared to fall off some from Kenseth and Biffle with about 15 laps to go but soon roared back into contention by coming out of nowhere and nearly taking the lead as the Top-3 positions kept changing.

Finally, Biffle got in front of both of his teammates and was able to drive off with eight laps to go as tire wear began to take effect. Biffle would keep the No. 16 in the lead and out of trouble for the rest of the way and led his 29th and final lap as the checkered flag waved at the flagstand -- sealing his second win in two weeks and second of the season.

Interestingly, Biffle still isn't the Sprint Cup point leader in the Chase despite winning the two races as teammate Edwards took sole command of the top spot by 10 points over Biffle and Jimmie Johnson.

Johnson lead 81 laps and finished fifth and Mark Martin, who finished fourth, filled in the Top-5.

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