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Samsung/Radio Shack 500 - Texas Motor Speedway

Texas-Sized Win for Biffle
If everything is bigger in Texas then that was true today, as Greg Biffle scored a dominating Texas-sized win in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup event. Biffle visited victory lane for the Samsung/RadioShack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway to capture his fifth career win in 85 starts. Biffle had to go to a backup car after crashing his primary car in practice, forcing him to start today’s race from the rear of the field, fortunately the backup car was the same car that he won with at California five races ago. Biffle worked his way from the back of the pack at the drop of the green and had the lead already at lap number 87 and the rest of the field knew that they were in for a long day. Biffle led the race seven times for a total of 219 of the race’s 334 laps, Tony Stewart was second on the laps-led list at 45. Biffle won by 3.244 seconds over Jamie McMurray to manage his first win in Texas and the fourth victory for car-owner Jack Roush at Texas Motor Speedway. All four of Roush’s victories at Texas have been with four different drivers. McMurray finished in the second position, posting his third straight top-ten finish in three races at Texas Motor Speedway. Points leader Jimmie Johnson scored a third-place effort, giving him a top ten in every race this season. For the first time ever, three Chip Ganassi-owned cars finished in the top five, as teammates Casey Mears and Sterling Marlin rounded out the top five in the finishing order.

Samsung/Radio Shack 500 Notes
· Race Results
· Ford Post-Race Quotes
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· Point Standings
· Final Practice
· Chevrolet Saturday Quotes
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· Practice 2
· Starting Lineup
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· Practice 1
· Chevrolet Friday Quotes
· Dodge Friday Quotes
· Ford Friday Quotes
· Qualifying Order
· Entry List
· Weekend Schedule
· Race Notes
· Raybestos Rookie Notes
· Boris Said Notes
· Bill Elliott Notes
· Terry Labonte Notes
· Robby Gordon Notes
· Bobby Hamilton Jr. Notes
· Bobby Labonte Notes
· Jimmie Johnson Notes
· Greg Biffle Notes
· Elliott Sadler Notes
· Mark Martin Notes
· Tony Stewart Notes
· Jeff Gordon Notes
· Rusty Wallace Notes
· Ryan Newman Notes
· Kurt Busch Notes
· Dale Jarrett Notes
· Carl Edwards Notes
· Sterling Marlin Notes
· Kevin Harvick Notes
· Scott Riggs Notes
· Jamie McMurray Notes
· Dale Earnhardt Jr. Notes
· Jeremy Mayfield Notes
· Kasey Kahne Notes
· Kyle Petty Notes
· Dave Blaney Notes
· Matt Kenseth Notes
· Jeff Burton Notes
· Casey Mears Notes
· Brian Vickers Notes
· Jeff Green Notes
· Joe Nemechek Notes
· Kyle Busch Notes
· Scott Wimmer Notes
· Ken Schrader Notes
· Ricky Rudd Notes

Newman Rockets to Texas Pole Position
Ryan Newman won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Bud Pole for the Samsung/RadioShack 500, qualifying at the Texas Motor Speedway in 28.040 seconds, at an average speed of 192.582 mph, to rocket to his 30th career pole position in only 123 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series starts. This is Newman’s first pole at Texas Motor Speedway, his previous best start here was third in 2003. The top starting spot now moves Newman to 22nd on the all-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Bud Pole list. Jeremy Mayfield posted the second-quickest qualifying lap of 28.062 seconds, 192.431 mph – and will join Newman on the front row for the event on Sunday. It is Mayfield’s fourth top-10 start in 2005 and his third top-10 start in nine races at Texas. Kasey Kahne will start from the third position, giving Dodge a sweep of the top-three starting spots, and matching his starting point from last season at Texas. Ricky Rudd will start fourth and Greg Biffle will start from the fifth position. NASCAR’s most beloved part-timers qualified for the event at Texas, Bill Elliott qualified 15th and “Texas” Terry Labonte will start 43rd, it will be both drivers third start of the season.


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