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Written by Megan Whitehead   

It was a great weekend for  Roush-Fenway  Racing  at the Texas Motor Speedway. The Roush Fenway Team took the Checkered flag in both the Nationwide Series Friday night and Sprint Cup series Saturday.

Greg Biffle took his first victory of the season, and the lead in the Sprint Cup Series in his 3M Ford Fusion, springing into first place with only 30 laps to go, leaving the 5 time Cup series winner, Jimmie Johnson in 2nd after dominating the leading position for the majority of the race. If Johnson could have pulled it out, it would’ve been the 200th win for Hendrick Motorsports.

Uneventful to the 150,000 fans, The Samsung Mobile 500 was a treat for the drivers and car owners, as the first race in over a decade to run 200 green flag laps in a row, only a couple of cautions and NO crashes, which gave the racers the opportunity to race hard and show their amazing skills in holding their track position.

Arkansas native Mark Martin, in Michael Waltrip’s, Arron’s Dream Machine took the number 3 spot.  Jeff Gordon shined, starting near the end of the pack in 34th position, but fought his way to  the front of the 1.5 mile track pulling out a 4th place finish. Matt Kenseth rounded out the top 5 in the #17 Best Buy car.

Pole Sitter Martin Truex, Jr. in Michael Waltrip’s #56 Napa car, who had the pole position took  the# 6 spot, followed by Kasey Kahn, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. who  finished  in 10th.

High winds of 40+ MPH, did create some difficulties for the drivers adding a little extra push and debris to the field, and created  a “bowl you over”  breeze for spectators.    

80’s Rock band Foreigner highlighted  the pre-race show, offering a new spin on their #3  hit “Hot-blooded,” which they  transformed  into “No Limit” as a theme for Texas Motor Speedway.  American Motor Sports and stunt driver, Travis Pastrana served as the Grand Marshall.

Special Thanks to dear friends Mike Griffith and Will and Misty Doubrava for the opportunity to get up close and personal.



Last Updated ( Apr 22, 2012 at 03:44 PM )
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