1-2-3 'Monster Mile' Finish Historic for Roush Fenway Roush Fenway Chase History: A look back at Dover, Sept. 21, 2008 CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 24, 2010) -- Roush Fenway's Septemberr008 performance at the "Monster Mile" was not only one of ...
1-2-3 'Monster Mile' Finish Historic for Roush Fenway
Roush Fenway Chase History: A look back at Dover, Sept. 21, 2008
CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 24, 2010) -- Roush Fenway's Septemberr008 performance at the "Monster Mile" was not only one of the strongest in the organization's history in the Chase, but one of the strongest in the team's racing history.
For the last 40 laps of the race Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle battled for the race lead, with all three cars leading during that period. Biffle eventually took the lead from Kenseth with nine laps to go and held off his charging teammates for the victory.
"I'm obliged to be on the winning pit box whenever the checkered flag comes out," said team owner Jack Roush. "I was in a quandary today."
When the dust had settled over the Monster Mile of Dover, the results of Roush's quandary were his cars sitting in first, second and third positions, with Biffle taking the checkered flag; followed by teammates Kenseth and Edwards. The trio combined to lead 250 of 400 laps on the day. It was Biffle's second consecutive win to start the Chase and the organization's second consecutive Dover Chase win. Edwards left Dover with the point lead, with Biffle in third and Kenseth in 10th.
"I was just hoping they didn't get tangled up in a hairball coming off turn four on that last lap," said Roush after the race. "Although I have always said I looked forward to the day I could see two or three of my cars battling it out for the victory coming off of turn four; we certainly got that today."
"There couldn't be a better third-place finish," said Edwards after the race. "We're leading the points, with my teammates finishing in front of me."
This weekend Biffle, Edwards and Kenseth will again look to battle it out for the win at the Monster Mile. The Roush Fenway organization has totaled eight wins there, including two inside the Chase for the Sprint Cup. They will look to repeat that feat again this weekend.
Sunday's Sprint Cup race is set for 1:00 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPN.