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Biffle wins second straight Chase race at Dover

Sep 21, 2008 - 11:09 PM DOVER, Delaware (Ticker) -- Suddenly, Greg Biffle can't lose.

Biffle passed Roush Fenway Racing teammate Matt Kenseth with nine laps remaining Sunday to win the Camping World RV 400 at Dover International Speedway.

It was Biffle's second straight victory in the "Chase for the Championship" following his win at New Hampshire. He had gone 33 races without a win until his victory in Loudon last week.

"I'll tell you what, I knew I had to race Matt Kenseth clean," said Biffle, who became the first driver to win the first two Chase races. "I got a run outside of him and and got my nose in there. I couldn't give up from there."

Ironically, the next stop in the Chase, Kansas, is the site of Biffle's previous triumph prior to his current winning streak.

Based on his win, Biffle moved within 10 points of the Chase lead.

"I've just got to keep doing this," Biffle said. "I knew these guys were going to be tough."

Kenseth was second on Sunday while Carl Edwards finished third, giving the Roush Fenway Fords a sweep of the top three spots.

The Chevrolets of Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the top five.

"I knew deep down inside the Roush cars had something special and were going to be tough to beat," Johnson said

Edwards retained the top spot in the Chase and leads Johnson and Biffle, who are tied, by 10 points.

"My hat's off to Greg and those guys," Edwards said. "They were so good. I'm glad it was Greg and Matt in front of me."

Kenseth took the lead from Edwards with 23 laps remaining, and Biffle also slipped past the leader to move into second place.

But 14 laps later, Biffle made the move on Kenseth to take the lead for good and cruised to the win by several car lengths.

"We were just too loose at the end," said Kenseth, who posted his best finish of the season. "We got behind a little bit on pit strategy, and Greg just had more rear grip than us."

Kenseth had a poor Chase opener at New Hampshire when an accident forced him out of the race and he entered Dover 12th in the standings. His second-place finished only moved him up to 10th.

"The championship isn't really on my mind at this moment," Kenseth said.

Kyle Busch also isn't thinking title after another rough showing.

Busch, who entered the Chase as the top seed, had a blown engine knock him out of the race. He finished last following a 34th at New Hampshire to drop to 12th and last in the Chase field.

"Something inside the engine broke, but oh well," Busch said. "At this point it doesn't matter ... we'll probably finish last now."

Chase drivers Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton, along with Michael Waltrip rounded out the top 10.

Among the other Chase drivers, Tony Stewart was 11th, Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 24th and Denny Hamlin ran 38th.

Burton moved up a spot and is fourth in the standings. Harvick made the biggest jump, going from 10th to fifth. Bowyer, Stewart, Gordon, Earnhardt, Kenseth, Hamlin then Busch round out the standings.

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