Saturday, February 28, 2009

Greg Biffle wins the Sam's Town 300

Greg Biffle was caught on speeding on pt road, ran out of gas while leading-twice but that didn’t stop him for charging to victory. After going 76 Nationwide Series races since his last victory, Biffle finally made the trip to Victory Lane by winning the Sam’s Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His last win came in California on February 25, 2006, when he took the checkered in the Stater Bros. 300 at Auto Club Speedway.

Trouble came early when Denny Hamlin spun just nine laps into the race. Later, his teammate Kyle Busch wrecked while racing Kevin Harvick for the lead. The accident collected the pole sitter Scott Speed. After the wreck Kyle Busch, who is a Las Vegas native , told reporters “It was 100 percecnt my fault for racing for the lead that early in the race. I shouldn’t have been doing that that early in the race. I should have just rode around I second place all day and waiting to make the move on the last lap.” Mike Bliss after being involved with a wreck with Denny in the closing laps said he couldn’t “wait to go home”. He recognized the craziness of this day.

All together today there were 12 cautions for 60 laps(a new record), 2 red flags, and 17 lead changes among 12 leaders. Just 10 cars finished on the lead lap.

The Top 10 continued with:
#60-Carl Edwards
#32-Brian Vickers
#38-Jason Leffler,
#5-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
#47-Michael McDowell
#62-Brendan Gaughan
#12-Justin Allgaier
#11-Scott Lagasse, Jr.
#29-Jeff Burton.
Kyle Busch, the points leader coming into the race, wrecked on lap 22 and finished 39th.

The next race for the Nationwide Series is the Scotts Turf Builder 300 from Bristol Motor Speedway on March 21. Coverage begins at 2:30pm eastern time. Now let’s get ready for tomorrow’s race from Las Vegas. Kyle Busch has the pole, but will have to drop back because of an engine change. Until then!