Greg Biffle put his No. 60 Roush Racing Ford in victory lane for the first time this season at the Dover Downs International Speedway. Biffle won his sixth career event and led 130 of the 200 laps. Biffle was clearly delighted to have car owner...
Greg Biffle put his No. 60 Roush Racing Ford in victory lane for the first time this season at the Dover Downs International Speedway. Biffle won his sixth career event and led 130 of the 200 laps.
Biffle was clearly delighted to have car owner Jack Roush back at the track this weekend. "These guys did an awesome job today. It's great to have Jack back." With the win, Biffle grabbed his sixth top five of the season. "These guys build me awesome cars every week."
Second place finisher, pole sitter Jeff Green was slightly disappointed with his second place run. "We were better than Greg with 20 to go. Another good day for the Busch car here. The team earned this win today, we were just a second place car."
Richard Childress Racing's Johnny Sauter was involved in yet another hard accident. The 2002 Raybestos Rookie contender sat out last weekend's race to overcome lingering affects from previous accidents, such as his end over end flip at Talladega.
Sauter was the cause of the second caution flag after he was wrecked by fellow rookie Shane Hmiel, driver of the No. 47. "I got a little help I know from behind. It sucks. I had it saved but he proceeded to hit me again and finish it off. What goes around comes around."
With only 25 laps remaining in the race Brewco Motorsports driver Jamie McMurray brought out the fourth caution after he hit the wall hard after the No. 27 Chevy cut a tire. The car broke out in flames on the right side and McMurray was pulled out of the beaten machine unhurt. McMurray started the race a career high fourth and ran the majority of the race a strong third. "I'm fine. That's probably one of the bigger hits I've taken but it didn't hurt that bad. We had such a great car today. (It felt) just like a tire blew out or something."
Points leader heading into Dover, Jason Keller in the ppc No. 57 was involved in a late race accident with Welliver-Jesel driver Hank Parker Jr. Parker spun his 36 Dodge and collected the Ford of Keller before hitting the wall. Hendrick Motorsports driver Jack Sprague took over the points lead after Keller was unable to finish the race.
The race was red flagged with five to go in order for NASCAR to complete the race under green. Biffle and crew expressed their fear that the car may not fire for the restart. The first half of the race the 60 crew said they were having problems with the alternator.
During the red flag, Biffle checked his gauges, which only instilled more fear for the team. "It was only showing 11.5 volts, I knew we were doomed."
The car restarted no problem and Biffle held off the field for the final three lap dash. "I was wondering if it was gonna start, but it was OK."
Nazareth winner Bobby Hamilton Jr. finished third. Bill Davis Racing driver Scott Wimmer came from a lap down and finished fourth. And Sprague's No. 24 Chevy rounded out the top five in fifth.