off his series-high fourth win of the season, Greg Biffle
will be looking for his fifth win on Sunday when he
takes to the track in the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway
in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.
held off Kyle Busch and Mark Martin to take the checkered
flag in last weekend’s event, the MBNA RacePoints
400 at Dover International Speedway. Jimmie Johnson
was fourth on the day, and Rusty Wallace ended up
in fifth place.
The win by Biffle trimmed Johnson’s
lead atop the driver standings to 46 points. Elliott
Sadler sits third in the standings after 13 events,
followed by Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart. Martin,
Wallace, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, and Kevin Harvick
round out the top ten. Jeff Gordon, Jeremy Mayfield,
and Jamie McMurray are also currently contenders for
the Chase for the Nextel Cup.
Unlike Biffle, Johnson has had
success at Pocono in the past. Johnson won both the
Pocono 500 and the Pennsylvania 500 on the Long Pond
track last season, and will be looking to make it
three victories in a row on Sunday.
Newman and Stewart visited victory
lane at Pocono in 2003. Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Bobby
Labonte, Mayfield, and Wallace have multiple wins
at Pocono in their careers.
After racing in Pennsylvania,
the drivers of NASCAR head over to Michigan International
Speedway to take part in the Batman Begins 400 on
by Dave Saturday