Greg Biffle Earns Truck Series Victory At Texas On Friday Night

FORT WORTH, TX – Greg Biffle is $50k richer due to his victory on Friday night. See, this was the first leg of the Triple Truck Challenge at the Texas Motor Speedway. It’s not like Biffle who’s made a nice career in his past on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series needs to the money. But, he joked that he’s been unemployed for three years, so maybe this extra scratch will go along way.

Thisalso  isn’t a good night for the youngsters of Kyle Busch Motorsports by virtue of that either. See, Kyle Busch has been vocal about them not performing this season. He commented on Friday that if you don’t win with his team, then “get out.”

Well, the 49 year old Biffle took a KBM truck to victory lane on Friday in the 400. Biffle, hasn’t raced in any NASCAR event in 3+ years and hasn’t won a Truck Series race since 2001. It was Oct. 26, 2001 at Phoenix as the site of his last Truck Series victory.

On Friday, Biffle in his first start in the Truck Series in 15 years takes the checkered flag first for the 17th time of his Truck career tying him with Ted Musgrave for eight on the all-time wins list. In fact, he won this same Truck race at Texas on June 9, 2000.

19 years later, he’s back in victory lane. It’s been 6,034 days since Biffle last tasted victory in the series or 414 series races.

So, for a driver who’s been a full time entrant with this team and has been racing every week for the last several years, the new guy on the block, a 49 year old at that, wins.

Mix that with Busch being 5-for-5 in his Truck Series starts this year, and you get why Busch is making the comments that he’s made.

Biffle, beat fellow veteran Matt Crafton to the finish line by 0.963-seconds. For Crafton, it was his seventh straight top eight finish on the season in his No. 88 Ford and eighth top eight in nine tries overall in 2019. Plus, the runner-up result was Crafton’s 17th consecutive top 10 finish at Texas as the last time he didn’t nab a top 10 on the 1.5-mile track was in 2011.

Rookie Tyler Ankrum who missed his high school graduation to race this weekend finished third in his No. 17 Toyota. It was his first career top five finish.

Grant Enfinger brought his No. 98 Ford home fourth for his eighth top 10 finish of the season while rookie Harrison Burton rounded out the top five in his No. 18 Toyota.

The race saw 13 cautions and lasted nearly 3 hours in length as a result of that. We saw seven incidents in Turn 2 overall on Friday night.

The series is back in action next weekend at Iowa for the M&M’s 200 (8:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). 400 Results

  1. 51 Biffle

  2. 88 Crafton

  3. 17 Ankrum R

  4. 98 Enfinger

  5. 18 Burton R

  6.  2 Creed

  7. 30 Poole

  8. 16 Hill

  9. 04 Roper

  10. 38 Chastain -1

  11. 24 Moffitt -1

  12. 15 Alfredo R -1

  13. 13 Sauter -1

  14. 33 Reaume -1

  15.  3 Anderson -1

  16. 34 Stenzel -2

  17.  6 Benning -3

  18. 10 Cobb -5

  19. 22 Self OUT

  20. 52 Friesen OUT

  21. 99 Rhodes OUT

  22. 54 Decker R OUT

  23. 20 Boyd OUT

  24. 14 Hutchens III OUT

  25. 02 Dippel R OUT

  26.  8 Mrakovich OUT

  27.  4 Gillialnd OUT

  28. 87 Nemechek OUT

  29. 44 Ruch OUT

  30.  9 Rohrbaugh OUT

  31. 45 Benjamin OUT

  32. 12 Dean R OUT

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