Biffle victorious at Kansas Speedway

DEAN McNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:30 PM ET

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Price Chopper 400

Greg Biffle jumped back into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship Sunday with a victory at Kansas Speedway.

The driver for the No. 16 Roush Fenway Ford took the lead on lap 206 of the 267-lap Price Chopper 400 kept it during a final round of green flag pits stop with 23 laps to go and held it to the end.

Jimmie Johnson was second in the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, giving him the lead in the championship after the first three of 10 Chase races.

Former leader Denny Hamlin finished 12th.

Biffle jumped from ninth to eight in points - 101 out of the lead. Kevin Harvick finished third and now trails Johnson by 30 points.

Tony Stewart was fourth with Jeff Gordon was fifth and Carl Edwards was sixth.

IZOD IndyCar Series

Cafes do Brasil Indy 300

It has been a magical season for Chip Ganassi's racing teams.

On Saturday Dario Franchitti claimed his record-tying third IZOD IndyCar Series crown with an eighth-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway while teammate Scott Dixon won the race.

That was on top of Franchitti winning the Indianapolis 500 in May and Earnhardt Ganassi Racing's Jamie McMurrray winning the Daytona 500 in February.

On Saturday all the Scot needed was to lead the most laps and outpace Will Power in the 200-lap event and he did both.

Power, who posted five victories in his first full season with Penske Racing, suffered his first DNF of the season in the biggest race of his career.

Danica Patrick matched her best result of the season with a second lace finish for Andretti Autosport when she outduelled teammate Tony Kanaan to the flag. Penske's Ryan Briscoe finished fourth and teammate Helio Castroneves was fifth.


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