It was one of the more odd races to ever be seen at the Texas Motor Speedway. Normally, a Saturday night shootout meant that there would be some angry drivers at the end, and maybe some damaged sheet metal.
The only damage that came was after the race concluded, as Trevor Bayne lost the motor in his Wood Brothers Ford.
Two cautions in the first 100 laps of the race were the only things that slowed the action. From that point on, it was green flag pit stops like clockwork, and little time for teams to make the cars better. Only a certain number of cars were able to make the run to the front, and they were the ones expected to be the strongest of the event.
Unfortunately, the organization that has been the strongest at this track for the longest time was the one taking the checkered flag.
Roush-Fenway Racing won the first race at this track in 1997, and has been the most dominant team at this facility ever since. It was no different on Saturday night as Greg Biffle ended a 49-race winless drought, thus increasing his points lead on the field.
His win also paid dividends for two writers, who successfully chose Biffle for victory. It's the first week that multiple writers have won races, but it's also a strong week for a majority of the participants.
Look at how everyone stacks up following the Samsung Mobile 500:
Billy Fellin (261) Greg Biffle WON (2)
Misan Akuya (256) Tony Stewart finished 24th (1)
Rob Tiongson (253) Greg Biffle WON (1)
Sal Sigala Jr. (250) Jimmie Johnson finished nd (0)
James Broomhead (241) Tony Stewart finished 24th (0)
Christopher Leone (233) Kyle Busch finished 11th (0)
Kara Martin (226) Matt Kenseth finished 5th (0)
Kelly Crandall (223) Matt Kenseth finished 5th (1)
Patti Rodisch (204) Carl Edwards finished 8th (0)
Ryan O'Hara (199) Jeff Gordon finished 4th (0)
Dustin Parks (183) Carl Edwards Finished 8th (0)
Michael Hirshbein (182) Kyle Busch finished 11th (0)
Next Race: NASCAR is getting the chance to stay in the mid-west for next week's race. It's a trip to the Great Plains as the Kansas Speedway will welcome the stars of the sport. Sadly, during the race weekend at Texas, the Kansas area had to endure some of the harshest weather that has hit the area this season.
Tornadoes, high winds, hail and everything that could be imagined hit the Kansas area during the Texas race, so NASCAR is coming to an area ravaged by debris and catastrophe.
Still, the fans know what to expect when NASCAR comes to town, and thankfully the only twisters they will deal with will be the twists and turns expected during the race. Writers, have your choices for the STP 400 sent in by Thursday, April 19, at 10 p.m. ET