BUSCH: Biffle capitalizes for IRP win

Claremont, IND -- Roush Racing's Greg Biffle led the final 10 laps after leader Scott Riggs' No. 10 Ford got a flat tire after dominating much of the second half of the race. Biffle was able to hold off a hard charging last lap dash by Jason...

Claremont, IND -- Roush Racing's Greg Biffle led the final 10 laps after leader Scott Riggs' No. 10 Ford got a flat tire after dominating much of the second half of the race. Biffle was able to hold off a hard charging last lap dash by Jason Keller to grab his fourth win of the season.

Biffle said his late-race pitstop made him a little wary. "I was skeptical of giving up that track position."

However, his driving strategy was a little less cautious. "I drove it in to the corners as hard as I could," Biffle recalled. "That's all I had."

Biffle and crew decided to head to the pits with 30 laps remaining while leader Riggs opted to stay out. It appeared Riggs' plan had been the better of the two before the ten-to-go window of the race came in to play and Riggs ibegan to fall back in to the pack.

The season's hot points battle continues to grow even hotter. Biffle and second place point man, ppc's Jason Keller, qualified side by side on the front row and after Biffle was the first to find the checkered, Keller was close behind in second.

Before a lap was even complete, smoke began billowing from spun tires. The field bunched up when the green flag fell and the No, 92 of Todd Bodine was sent spinning across track

Night racing on a short track always brings the edge-of-your-seat beating and banging shootouts the good old days supplied us with. After Biffle jumped out to a decent sized lead, Keller quickly caught and pulled alongside Biffle's No. 60 when lapped traffic began to come in to play.

The first caution flag of the night flew when the No. 27 of Jamie McMurray and the No. 98 of Kasey Kahne got together entering turn three. Both cars were able to continue on. It wasn't until lap 46 after the restart that Keller was able to stake his claim on the lead.

The 200 lap event saw six caution flags. The biggest problem of the night came on lap 61. While the field bunched up, the cars all seemed to be bidding for the same track position as a seven car wreck took place. All drivers were okay. The race was than red-flagged for clean-up.

Bill Davis Racing's No. 23 Pontiac piloted by Scott Wimmer drove home to a strong third. As of late, Wimmer has been knocking on the door of his first victory. Wimmer and his BDR crew are struggling this season with sponsorship problems which has the team packing their bags for Winston Cup. Prior to Wimmer's third place run, he and his team failed to qualify for one of the season's biggest races, the Brickyard 400.

RCR's Johnny Sauter and Innovative Motorsports' Kenny Wallace finished fourth and fifth. Jon Wood, making his Busch Series debut in the No. 9 Roush Racing Ford drove home to a sixth place run. Hendrick Motorsports Ricky Hendrick, Brewco's Jamie McMurray, BACE Motorsports' Tony Raines and Carroll Racing's Ron Hornaday closed out the top ten.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Todd Bodine , Jason Keller , Kenny Wallace , Greg Biffle , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Tony Raines , Ricky Hendrick , Jon Wood , Jamie McMurray , Scott Riggs , Johnny Sauter , Kasey Kahne , Scott Wimmer
Teams Hendrick Motorsports , Bill Davis Racing