Roush Fenway Racing placed a pair of Fords in the top 10 of Sunday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and kept alive its bid to place two cars in the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup field. Carl Edwards, who is already locked into the Chase with a pair of wins, led the Roush Fenway effort with a fifth-place finish in his No. 99 Subway Ford. Greg Biffle drove the No. 16 Ortho Ford to a solid 10th-place finish to keep his Chase hopes alive with only one race remaining before the cutoff. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rebounded from a blown tire to finish 20thin his No. 17 Fifth Third Bank Ford.
Biffle remains in strong contention for one of the final two remaining Chase positions, as NASCAR moves into the ‘regular season’ finale next weekend at Richmond International Raceway. Biffle leads Clint Bowyer and Kyle Larson by 23 and 24 points for the final position heading into next week’s show down. Ryan Newman leads Biffle by 19 points for the other remaining position.
Biffle, who has qualified for the Chase in five of the last six seasons, has now scored top-10 finishes in five straight races. He has two top-five and six top-10 finishes in 24 career starts at Richmond.