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By Andrew Charman

POCONO, PA: Ford scored its first NASCAR Sprint Cup win of the season when Greg Biffle took the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway on 1 August, producing a much-needed boost for his team Roush-Fenway Racing.

As reported in Race Tech (117) the team, Ford's leading NASCAR organisation, has been struggling throughout the 2010 season, with team leader Jack Roush blaming failings in his simulation software providers for the lack of results. The win was particularly good news for Roush, one of NASCAR's most familiar figures who on 27 July had narrowly escaped death in a plane crash.

Roush's Beechcraft Premier 1A private jet, one of several planes he owns and flies including World War II fighters, made a heavy landing at Wittman regional airport, which was experiencing very heavy traffic at the time due to its annual air show. While he was able to walk out of the wreckage, Roush fractured his back, broke his jaw and lost his left eye in the accident. □

above Out front - Greg Biffle hit the front at the right time to break Ford, and Roush Racing's, winless streak (Photo courtesy Ford Racing)

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