For the first time in 2010 and the first time since 2008, Greg Biffle was the first to the checkered flag Sunday afternoon in the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono.
Biffle snapped a 64-race winless drought and ending the year-long struggle for Ford when he rolled into victory lane. He led 30 laps in route to the victory that had to go through rain delays, red flags, wrecks and just about everything else that Pocono threw the No. 16 team's way.
Pole sitter Tony Stewart came home in the second position after only leading two laps. Stewart was one of the drivers that were thought to be a strong contender, along with Denny Hamlin, who led 19 laps and finished fifth.
Other drivers that made a big statement were Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Johnson started the day by dominating and seemed to be well in control, however, just as it's been the last weeks, the No. 48 Lowe's team couldn't keep a handle on things. Johnson began to slide through the field and eventually got into Kurt Busch, sending Busch into Bowyer, then the inside and outside walls.
The wreck also collected Elliott Sadler in a scary incident. Sadler went head-first into the inside guardrail, tearing the engine and many other parts from his No. 19 Ford Fusion. Luckily, he was able to walk away.
After Johnson was out of the picture, Gordon began to dominate. He was oh so close to collecting he win when rain moved in, but NASCAR was determined to finish the event. When they finally did, Gordon took four tires on his final pit stop and was only able to rebound for a sixth place finish.
Our Creatures were in good shape when it came to believing who was going to end the day in victory lane. One picked up a win and 10 bonus points for when the Chase starts, while the others will try again next week.
Here's how they'll look when rolling into the road course of Watkins Glen.
Kara Martin (2,972 ) Denny Hamlin finished fifth (2 )
Billy Fellin (2,920 ) Denny Hamlin finished fifth (3 )
Sal Sigala Jr. (2,825 ) Denny Hamlin finished fifth (2 )
Christopher Leone (2,818 ) Denny Hamlin finished fifth (3 )
Dustin Parks (2,722 ) Denny Hamlin finished fifth (2 )
James Broomhead (2,713 ) Denny Hamlin finished fifth (2 )
Rob Tiongson (2,702 ) Denny Hamlin finished fifth (0 )
Kelly Crandall (2,656 ) Denny Hamlin finished fifth (2 )
Misan Akuya (2,627 ) Tony Stewart finished second (1 )
Patti Rodisch (2,411 ) Denny Hamlin finished fifth (0 )
Alan Wade (1,118 ) Tony Stewart finished second (1 )
Kyle Brandt (421 ) Greg Biffle won (1 )
The Sprint Cup Series heads to the second and final road course on the schedule in Watkins Glen. If Sunday's race follows in the footsteps of the race from Infineon earlier this year, it's bound to be action packed.
Creatures have your picks for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen by Thursday, August 5th, at 7 p.m. ET.
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