Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing found himself in victory lane this weekend after outrunning Brad Keselowski on a two lap shoot out.
Jimmie Johnson seemed like he was about to get an easy win at a track he had not won at before until he started having engine issues.
Shortly after Biffle took the lead, Johnson’s engine expired and he was headed to the garage.
Johnson’s engine blowing up brought out the last caution of the race, bunching Biffle, Keselowski and teammate Carl Edwards up for a two lap shoot out for the win.
Biffle got a good restart and was able to hold off Keselowski for his second win of this season. Biffle’s other win came at Texas in the Spring.
Upon entering victory lane, Biffle proclaimed, “We’re going to make a run at the title. I know they don’t talk about us a lot, but they will when we get to Vegas,”
Biffle has now won at Michigan three times in his career. This marks his 18th career win.
This race also broke Ford and Jack Roush’s seven-race dry spell.
With Biffle’s win, he now takes the points lead with a lead of 20 points over teammate Matt Kenseth.
Keselowski finished second, Kasey Kahne third, June’s race winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished fourth and Marcos Ambrose rounded out the top five finishing fifth.
With the point reset at the start of the Chase, Biffle would currently be three points behind Johnson, Keselowski and Tony Stewart.
The drivers are headed to Bristol next weekend.