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Samsung Mobile 500 Results: Point Leader Greg Biffle Wins At Texas Motor Speedway

Jimmie Johnson led the most laps Saturday night at the Texas Motor Speedway, but it was Greg Biffle grabbing the checkered flag in the mind-numbingly dull Samsung Mobile 500. Biffle scored his first win since October 2010 at the Kansas Speedway. Johnson, despite smacking the wall late in the going, held on for a second-place finish ahead of Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, and Matt Kenseth.

The top-10 was completed by Martin Truex Jr., Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The race ran green for the final 234 laps, the first time a race on a track of a 1.5-mile size or larger had seen that long of a green-flag stretch since the inaugural race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. After the restart for the second caution - for debris after Trevor Bayne had brushed the wall at lap 94 - the field spread apart and aside from occasional tussles for position and Biffle's late-race slide-job pass on Johnson, the event was far from the barn-burner TMS usually promotes weeks and even months in advance of it's annual 500-milers.

With the win, obviously, Biffle retains his lead in the Sprint Cup point standings. The Washington native is seeking to become the first driver to win championships in each of NASCAR's national divisions, having won the 2000 Camping World Truck Series title and the 2002 Nationwide Series crown.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.