Greg Biffle won The Quicken Loans 400, a coveted 1000th win for Ford at a track that is just down the road from company headquarters. This victory falls across the company's sponsership of the three NASCAR racing series, Sprint, Nationwide and Truck. All of Ford's execs were beside themselves that this happened at such an enviable time.
It was Biff's second win in a row at MIS, last year holding off Jimmy Johnson, this year holding off Kevin Harvick by three seconds, followed by Martin Truex Jr in third, Kyle Busch at fourth andTony Stewart getting in the top five for the third time after a dismal start to the season.
Jeff Gordon had another tough race after getting knocked out in the tenth lap by a spinning Bobby Labonte. Gordon finished 39th, one spot behind Kasey Kahne who blew a tire and hit the wall. Dale Earnhardt Jr who won at MIS last June, led for 34 laps but engine problems started and finished his quest for a second win.
Regan Smith won the Alliance Truck Parts 250 coming from his start of 20th, and combining a good race car and good pit strategy, took the lead with 14 laps to go, rookie Kyle Larson brought home second, Paul Menard placed third, Kyle Busch came fourth and Trevor Bayne fifth, which is his third top five in the last three weeks, this includes a win at Iowa last weekend, marriage seems to be doing the youngster wonders.
Coming up this weekend we have another run at Sonoma for all the NASCAR road course fans, c'yall there.