BROOKLYN, MI – The Quiken Loans 400 was payday for Greg Biffle. With 32 laps to go, Biffle grabbed the lead on the final restart and stayed there to win the 1,000th NASCAR victory for Ford Racing. “The 1,000 wins for Ford, that's pretty exciting,” said Biffle. “I was worried about the 48 [Jimmie Johnson], but when I got in clean air, it was over.” It was not a downhill ride for the Roush team as Sprint Cup leader Jimmie Johnson had a hot car and was gaining on Biffle. With only 0.908 seconds between him and the leader, a cut tire forced him into the wall in Turn 2 with only two laps to go, placing him at 28th. “We had a fast race car,” Johnson said. “I hate having that problem at the end.
"We expect to be at our best when we come to MIS and I am glad we could pull it off," Roush said. "I was a little nervous for a minute there, but I am glad it worked out and glad we could give Ford its 1,000th win."
Danica Patrick finished a respectable 13th after a poor day of qualifying placed her 28th on the grid. Danica’s rookie year has been a struggle. "It's nice to just get a decent finish for the team and for GoDaddy," Patrick said. "It's been rough going since Martinsville. This will hopefully get everyone's head up a little bit and we will go on.”
Other NASCAR news this week includes some off-the-cuff remarks by Brad Keslowski regarding the Hendrick’s and Gibbs’ teams. According to ESPN.com, Brad said, "What keeps it from going too far is the fact Hendrick and (Joe Gibbs Racing) have this nasty little habit of going to our teams and outbidding different people and taking those employees and stealing our information." Both Gibbs and Hendrick rebutted the comments, with the Gibbs response most telling "We were surprised to read the recent comments and accusations made by Brad Keselowski," JGR said. "Clearly those comments are misguided and irresponsible. Brad's candor is well documented, but he would do well to only speak to subjects on which he is properly informed."