Biffle smokes field at inaugural burnout challenge

Updated: May 18, 2008, 2:02 AM ET
Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C. -- Greg Biffle was deemed king of the burnout -- and the best at following directions.

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AP Photo/Jason E. MiczekGreg Biffle walked away with the trophy from the first burnout challenge.

The first Pennzoil Victory Challenge pitted Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch in a burnout and doughnut competition on the front stretch of Lowe's Motor Speedway.

The rules called for drivers to first do a smoky burnout, then at least two doughnuts before coming to a stop and then driving into a simulated Victory Lane with another burnout.

It didn't work out that way.

There were numerous rules infractions. Johnson knocked over cones and several drivers blew out tires. Harvick intentionally bumped the wall and sent smoke into the stands. Busch, NASCAR's newest villain after wrecking Dale Earnhardt Jr. earlier this month, got out of his car early and bowed to the booing fans.

"I tried to hit every obstacle they set out for us and blow both rear tires to get the fans excited," said Johnson after collecting the most penalties. "This is really for the fans."

Biffle won, collecting $10,000 to donate to his charity, which supports animal shelters.

"It was a lot of fun," Biffle said. "You had to follow instructions. That was important. ... I think Jimmie missed the memo on what the drill was. But it was funny to watch."


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