Greg Biffle ended his 49-race winless streak on Saturday by winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samsung Mobile 500.
“I just dug deep. I knew I had to do it and kept trying and trying and trying,” Biffle said. “I knew the team would forgive me if I wrecked it trying to beat him so I just gave it all I had.”
Once Biffle got his No. 16 Ford around Johnson, he went on to a 3.2-second victory in the fastest Cup race in Texas with an average speed of 160.577 mph.
“Catching the 48 at the end, it was all I had to be able to get to him,” he said. “It seemed like when we got to him, it was too easy.”
Biffle’s 17th career victory was his first since an October 2010 race in Kansas, where the series goes next week.