FOUNTAIN, Colo. - Greg Biffle made fast work of the Salute to the Troops 250.
Racing in Colorado and Pennsylvania this weekend, Biffle went from last to first Saturday at Pikes Peak to win his fourth Busch Series race this season.
Biffle, driving full time in the Busch and Nextel Cup series, started at the back of the field because he did not qualify his car for the Busch race because of the Cup event in the Poconos.
He took control after a caution on Lap 215, climbing from 11th to pass Jason Leffler on Lap 228. Biffle made the strong late run after patiently waiting for a good time to use his final set of tires.
"I just rode around there for a while," Biffle said. "I just had to wait for a caution, then I was going to race hard. We played strategy today."
Stacy Compton finished second, followed by Leffler, Clint Bowyer and series leader Martin Truex.
CRAFTSMAN TRUCK: Travis Kvapil moved into the lead with 17 laps remaining and held on for his first victory of the season in the Truck Bedliners 200 at Brooklyn, Mich.
Kvapil finished ahead of Ted Musgrave, surging into the lead after a caution and holding off several challengers.
Cars stacked up three and four wide on the 2-mile oval as drivers fought for position. The race ended under caution after an accident behind Kvapil as he started his final lap.
The victory capped a wild weekend for Kvapil, who started 30th in the 34-car field because he was forced to change the engine after a late Friday practice.
Kvapil was the ninth winner in 13 races, and the victory was the fourth of his career.
Mike Skinner finished third. Johnny Benson was fourth, Bobby Hamilton fifth.
INDYCAR: Tony Kanaan won the pole for today's Michigan Indy 400 with a fast lap of 215.871 mph at Brooklyn, Mich.
It was Kanaan's first pole of the season. He has finished in the top 10 in all nine races, the top five eight times and won three times.
Kosuke Matsuura starts alongside Kanaan in the front row after a lap of 214.718.
Helio Castroneves had qualified second at 214.925 but was moved to the back of the 22-car field because he will replace his Toyota engine for the race.
Also, defending series champion Scott Dixon plans to have minor surgery after the race to repair an injured thumb. He has bone chips and a torn ligament in his right thumb, the result of hitting the wall during practice for last week's race in Milwaukee.
NHRA: Greg Anderson moved into position to tie the Pro Stock record for victories in a season, leading qualifying for the FRAM Autolite Nationals at Sonoma, Calif. Anderson, who has won 11 of 14 events this season, raced to his 12th No.1 qualifying effort of the year and 28th of his career during a track-record run of 6.693 seconds at 206.01 mph. Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car) and Angelle Savoie (Pro Stock Bike) led their divisions.