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NASCAR At Texas Motor Speedway 2012: Greg Biffle Takes Checkered Flag To Pad His Sprint Cup Lead

The Samsung Mobile 500 was held on Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway, making it the first non-Sunday drive in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. It was a fantastic day for native Washingtonians Greg Biffle and Kasey Kahne, who both had their best finishes of the year.

For Biffle, he came in at first place and won the checkered flag for the first time since October of 2010, extending his Sprint Cup points lead to 19 over Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Biffle took the lead on Lap 304 of 334 and never looked back. It was his second career win at Texas Motor Speedway.

For Kahne, the race was notable for him not only having finished the entire 334 laps, but placing seventh in the process. This may be exactly the momentum- and confidence-builder that Kahne and his team have been hoping for ever since the season began. This is just the third of seven 2012 races that Kahne was been able to complete. He is currently in 31st place in the standings.

Here are the full results for Saturday's race:

  1. Greg Biffle
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Mark Martin
  4. Jeff Gordon
  5. Matt Kenseth
  6. Martin Truex Jr.
  7. Kasey Kahne
  8. Carl Edwards
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  11. Kyle Busch
  12. Denny Hamlin
  13. Kurt Busch
  14. Jamie McMurray
  15. AJ Allmendinger
  16. Juan Pablo Montoya
  17. Clint Bowyer
  18. Paul Menard
  19. Joey Logano
  20. Marcos Ambrose
  21. Ryan Newman
  22. Aric Almirola
  23. Regan Smith
  24. Tony Stewart
  25. Casey Mears
  26. David Reutimann
  27. Bobby Labonte
  28. Trevor Bayne
  29. Jeff Burton
  30. Landon Cassill
  31. David Gilliland
  32. Reed Sorenson
  33. JJ Yeley
  34. Tony Raines
  35. David Ragan
  36. Brad Keselowski
  37. Dave Blaney
  38. Travis Kvapil
  39. Josh Wise
  40. Mike Bliss
  41. Michael McDowell
  42. Scott Riggs
  43. Scott Speed

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