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October 5, 2009 | Jim Peltz
Greg Biffle had held off Tony Stewart and the rest of the field for much of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race after changing only two tires during some key pit stops. But as Biffle pulled his No. 16 Ford into his pit stall for his final stop at Kansas Speedway, Biffle wanted four tires to finish the race. His crew chief, Greg Erwin, wanted to change only two. Biffle overruled him and stuck four fingers out the window as he rolled to a stop -- and it cost him dearly. Stewart's crew changed only two tires on his Chevrolet, enabling Stewart to leave the pits ahead of Biffle and the other leaders and then win the third race in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup championship playoff.
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September 26, 2013 | ByJim Peltz
Jack Roush won NASCAR's first Chase for the Cup title playoff with Kurt Busch at the wheel in 2004. But the co-owner of the Ford team now called Roush Fenway Racing hasn't won the championship since then. Now, with two of this year's 10 Chase races in the books, the team heads to Dover, Del., for the next race on Sunday hoping the title doesn't slip away yet again. Two of Roush Fenway's drivers are in the Chase: Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle. Edwards is fourth in the standings, 36 points behind leader (and former Roush Fenway driver)
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March 1, 2009 | Jim Peltz
Greg Biffle rebounded from running out of gas to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, one riddled with crashes and driver mistakes on pit road. Carl Edwards and Brian Vickers -- who, like Biffle, are mainly NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers who also compete on the second-tier Nationwide circuit -- finished second and third, respectively, in the Sam's Town 300.
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September 18, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
When Dodge announced last month it was leaving NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series after 2012, the automaker was careful to say it would still help its sole Cup team, Penske Racing, try to win a title this year. Dodge might just get that done. Penske's Brad Keselowski has the early lead in NASCAR's 10-race Chase for the Cup championship playoff after winning the Chase opener last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. And although Keselowski, 28, is only in his third full year in the Cup series, few discount his ability to keep pace with his more experienced Chase rivals, including five-time champion Jimmie Johnson and reigning titleholder Tony Stewart.
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March 11, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
One year ago, Tony Stewart had a dominant car at Las Vegas Motor Speedway only to see victory slip away on pit-stop strategy that backfired. "We had the fastest thing on the planet," a crestfallen Stewart said then, "and we just gave it away. " Not so Sunday, when Stewart was just as fast and the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion vindicated last year's setback by winning the Kobalt Tools 400, his first win at Las Vegas. "Just an awesome day," Stewart said. "Our car was so, so strong today on the restarts.
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October 25, 2000
RESULTS/SCHEDULE *--* Feb. 18 Daytona Beach, Fla. Mike Wallace Feb. 26 Miami Andy Houston March 18 Phoenix Joe Ruttman March 26 Mesa Marin Raceway Mike Wallace April 10 Martinsville, Va. Bobby Hamilton April 22 Portland, Ore. Andy Houston May 7 Gateway Int. Raceway Jack Sprague May 13 Memphis Jack Sprague May 21 Pikes Peak Int. Raceway Greg Biffle June 3 Evergreen Speedway Jack Sprague June 9 Texas Motor Speedway Greg Biffle June 17 Kentucky Speedway Greg Biffle June 24 Watkins Glen, N.Y.
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March 5, 2005
Greg Biffle risks life and limb to win the Auto Club 500 at the California Speedway last Sunday. He collects $288,650. On the same day, in ideal playing conditions at La Costa, David Toms wins the Accenture Match Play Championship and earns $1.3 million. Moral: Mothers, let your sons grow up to be golfers! Joe Lyou Santa Paula
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September 25, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Motor Sports Gambling on track position instead of fresh tires, Greg Biffle and his Grainger Ford crew held on to win the Orleans 250 NASCAR Craftsman truck race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. When leaders Ron Hornaday and Jack Sprague pitted for tires with 25 laps remaining in the 167-lap race, crew chief Randy Goss elected to keep Biffle on the track. The strategy paid off as he held off a desperate challenge from Sprague to win his record ninth race of the season.
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September 26, 2005
*--* Rk. Driver Points Behind Starts Poles Wins Top 5 Top 10 1. Jimmie 5,362 Leader 28 1 3 10 17 Johnson 2. Rusty Wallace 5,355 -7 28 0 0 8 16 3. Ryan Newman 5,350 -12 28 6 1 7 12 4. Mark Martin 5,341 -21 28 0 0 7 14 5. Tony Stewart 5,339 -23 28 2 5 13 19 6. Greg Biffle 5,339 -23 28 0 5 11 16 7. Jeremy 5,281 -81 28 0 1 4 8 Mayfield 8. Carl Edwards 5,259 -103 28 1 2 8 11 9. Matt Kenseth 5,238 -124 28 1 1 7 12 10. Kurt Busch 5,192 -170 28 0 3 8 14 *--*
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October 28, 2001 | Shav Glick
Greg Biffle won NASCAR's Craftsman Truck race Friday at Phoenix International Raceway as defending series champion. On Saturday, he returned to win the Busch Grand National race as a rookie. Biffle fell nearly two laps down in mid-race after his Grainger Ford cut a tire and nearly damaged the right front fender. But he passed Chad Little for the lead on Lap 124 of the Outback Steakhouse 200 and never gave it up.
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April 26, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
For some big-name NASCAR drivers, it's time to get moving. Jeff Gordon, Jamie McMurray, Jeff Burton, AJ Allmendinger and Kasey Kahne are among those mired deep in the Sprint Cup Series standings after eight races, and they need to start posting strong finishes if they hope to make NASCAR's title playoff this fall. That Gordon, a four-time Cup champion, and Kahne are struggling is especially notable because they drive for stock car racing powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports, whose other drivers are five-time champion Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. But as the series heads to Richmond (Va.)
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March 25, 2012 | By John Cherwa
Kyle Busch took the lead early and held it after 100 miles of the Auto Club 400 in Fontana. There was no doubt that the drivers had a sense of urgency when the race started as the sky grew darker. Denny Hamlin won the first lap but soon gave up the lead to Busch on the second lap. By the sixth lap Busch had even extended his lead to almost a second. Tony Stewart, who started ninth, made a move as the race progressed. By the 18th lap he had moved up to fourth. By the 19th lap he passed Greg Biffle to move into third.
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March 23, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was feeling pressure even before the NASCAR driver's first practice Friday at Auto Club Speedway. "I'm just worried about qualifying," Earnhardt said of trying to earn an up-front spot for his No. 88 Chevrolet in Sunday's Auto Club 400. "I want to qualify well. If you don't start up front, it's really hard to get there. " But the popular Sprint Cup Series driver didn't quite get his wish. After practice, he qualified 14th in the 43-car field with a lap of 184.530 mph. Denny Hamlin won the pole position with a lap of 186.403 mph in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and his teammate Kyle Busch was second at 185.534 mph. Veteran Mark Martin qualified third, and current Cup points leader Greg Biffle was fourth.
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March 11, 2012 | Jim Peltz
¿¿Reporting from Las Vegas -- Fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr.led 64 of the first 70 laps but teammate Jimmie Johnson was the leader at the halfway point of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Johnson, the only four-time winner at Las Vegas, had to start in the rear of the 43-car field because he was using a backup car after crashing his primary car in practice. But Johnson stormed through the field to take the lead in the Kobalt Tools 400, a 267-lap race on the 1.5-mile Las Vegas track.
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March 11, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
One year ago, Tony Stewart had a dominant car at Las Vegas Motor Speedway only to see victory slip away on pit-stop strategy that backfired. "We had the fastest thing on the planet," a crestfallen Stewart said then, "and we just gave it away. " Not so Sunday, when Stewart was just as fast and the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion vindicated last year's setback by winning the Kobalt Tools 400, his first win at Las Vegas. "Just an awesome day," Stewart said. "Our car was so, so strong today on the restarts.
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March 11, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Reporting from Las Vegas -- NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. gave his many fans a thrill Sunday by taking the early lead at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but he couldn't stay in front. Earnhardt, seeking his first win in more than three years, put his No. 88 Chevrolet in first on the opening lap and led a total of 70 laps in the Kobalt Tools 400. But then his crew changed four tires while others took two, dropping Earnhardt to 16th. He then struggled to regain spots before finishing 10th.
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September 25, 1999 | SHAV GLICK
Gambling on track position instead of fresh tires, Greg Biffle and his Grainger Ford crew slickered the field to win the Orleans 250 NASCAR Craftsman truck race Friday evening at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. When leaders Ron Hornaday and Jack Sprague pitted for tires with 25 laps remaining in the 167-lap race, crew chief Randy Goss elected to keep Biffle on the track. The strategy paid off as he held off a desperate challenge from Sprague to win his record ninth race of the season.
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March 11, 2012 | Jim Peltz
¿¿Reporting from Las Vegas -- Fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr.led 64 of the first 70 laps but teammate Jimmie Johnson was the leader at the halfway point of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Johnson, the only four-time winner at Las Vegas, had to start in the rear of the 43-car field because he was using a backup car after crashing his primary car in practice. But Johnson stormed through the field to take the lead in the Kobalt Tools 400, a 267-lap race on the 1.5-mile Las Vegas track.
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March 4, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Reporting from Avondale, Ariz. -- Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart got a rude lesson in this year's arrival of electronic fuel injection in the series' race cars. With about 60 laps left in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, Stewart was running 13th and shut off his engine during a caution period to save fuel, a not-uncommon tactic. But this time the engine in Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet wouldn't re-fire despite repeated attempts.
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August 21, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Jimmie Johnson told Kurt Busch to man up. Boris Said tried charging at Greg Biffle, then called Biffle a "scaredy-cat. " Kevin Harvick and his boss, Richard Childress, took swings at Kyle Busch, Kurt's younger brother. The NASCAR boys are having at it, all right. Even in a sport that has feuds woven into its history, spats in stock-car racing's premier NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seem to be occurring almost weekly lately and now are culling drivers such as Johnson — and a team owner in Childress' case — who usually stay above such bickering, at least in public.
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