Daytona Beach, Fla. (July 6, 2012) – Roush Fenway Racing’s Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle were clearly the class of filed in Saturday night’sCoca-Cola 600. The duo combined to lead 124 of 160 laps in a dominating RFR performance at Daytona International Speedway, but theycame up just short ofthe ultimate goal with Kenseth – who started on the pole - leading RFR with a third-place finish in Saturday nights Coca-Cola 600. Kenseth led a race-high 89 laps in the event.
Kenseth, who looked to become the first driver since 1982 to sweep the two Cup events at Daytona, led a race-high 89 laps in the event and was running in first going into the final lap of the 160 lap event. However, he wasunable to keep his drafting partner Biffle behind him going into the final half lap. Biffle, who led 35 laps on the night, was ultimately caught up in a last lap multi-car accident and forced to settle for a 21st place finish after running in the front for virtually the entire race. Carl Edwards was able to battle to a sixth-place finish in the race, giving RFR two cars inside the top-10 finishing order.
With the finish Kenseth maintains the Sprint Cup points lead by 25 points over second place. Biffle moved back into third place; 44 behind Kenseth and Edwards is 11th; 32 points outside of 10th.
The Sprint Cup Series returns to action next weekend at NewHampshire International Speedway.