When team owner Jack Roush was injured in a plane crash earlier last week, NASCAR’s Greg Biffle took it upon himself to turn things around for the group at Pocono Raceway.
Biffle did so in stunning fashion, winning the Sunoco Red Cross 500 Sprint Cup race—his first win since 2008—for Roush, who was at the Mayo Clinic during this weekend’s race.
“We know he’s watching,” Biffle told the Associated Press following his victory, referring to team owner Roush. “It’s been really tough. We worked so hard.”
For Biffle and his crew, the Pennsylvania 500 win is a breath of fresh air.
“The whole company needed it,” Biffle crew chief Greg Erwin said. “I can’t really explain what this means. I know [Roush] is with us. This is a brand new car at Indianapolis and we brought it here because we liked it so much.”