Taking the Checker: Michigan

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Greg Biffle took his 2nd win of the 2012 season when he passed Jimmie Johnson when the 5-time champion had his engine blow up with just six laps to go. Biffle only led a total of 26 laps on Sunday, but he led the most important lap en route to victory lane. Biffle’s win broke a Roush-Fenway Racing dry spell of hitting victory lane since his last win at Texas in April.

Throughout the last few seasons of “NASCAR Race Day on SPEED” John Roberts has become famous with his statement of “Stick with the Biff,” where Roberts would always pick Greg Biffle during their fantasy picks, so should we also stick with him as a pick to win the 2012 championship. With their only being three races away from the Chase starting, Biffle is the points leader and could potentially become the first person to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series championship putting him in the NASCAR records book and making him a NASCAR legend.

Does Biffle have a legitimate shot for the championship? I personally don’t think so. If he does want a shot at the championship, he needs to step out of his own shadow. Biffle is too quiet. Like Kevin Harvick, you almost don’t even notice he’s in the race some days. It can be used to his advantage but unlike Harvick’s 2011 season, he isn’t there at the end of the race. If he wants to be a part of the Chase and have a shot at the championship, he needs to be noticeable and be in the spotlight all race long every race.

Now we move on to Bristol a track where his teammates Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth have had a lot of success as well as Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch in recent years. Will one of these drivers return to victory lane at Bristol or will we see someone new take their place? We’ll have to wait and find out on Saturday Night!

By Tyson Lautenschlager

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