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Biffle -- yes, the Biff -- wins Chase opener at New Hampshire

Give Round 1 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup to ... Greg Biffle? Yes, folks, the Biff outmuscled Jimmie Johnson with 12 laps to go to win the playoff opener Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Updated: September 15, 2008, 10:55 AM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

LOUDON, N.H. -- And the latest driver to be reckoned with for the NASCAR championship is ... Greg Biffle.

Beg your pardon?

Greg Biffle.

C'mon. The Biff?

The Biff.

Seriously?

Seriously.

Hiding his hand until 12 laps remained in Sunday's Sylvania 300, the opening race of the Chase, Biffle blasted past Jimmie Johnson with ease, took the lead for keeps, and shot from ninth to third in the playoff standings.

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