Biffle Defeats Force, Kenseth, Ragan At zMax Dragway

CONCORD, N.C. (March 29, 2011) – Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg
Biffle scored an upset victory in a four-wide battle of NASCAR stars
versus an NHRA legend today at zMAX Dragway during a race held to
promote the second annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals,
April 14-17.

Defending NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Funny
Car champion John Force welcomed Biffle and fellow Roush Fenway Racing
drivers Matt Kenseth and David Ragan to his turf today for a four-wide
elimination battle in 2011 supercharged Ford Mustang GTs. Ragan, driver
of the No. 6 UPS Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, was the driver
with the slowest time on the first pass and the first driver to be
eliminated. In an outcome that surprised everyone in attendance,
including media and visiting soldiers from Fort Bragg, N.C., Force was
eliminated with the slowest time on the second pass.

“They went out there and they did their job and they beat me,”
Force said. “I beat them on the tree but I tried to power shift the car
and I screwed up. It was pretty cool being out here with these NASCAR
kids, even though I lost big today.”

The final elimination pass left Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M
Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, battling fellow Roush Fenway
Racing driver Kenseth, the 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and
driver of the No. 17 Crown Royal Ford. The race was close, but Biffle
emerged victorious, winning the final round with an elapsed time of
13.284 on the world’s only four-lane, all concrete drag strip.

“I got lucky because I’ve drag raced in a Mustang before,”
Biffle said after his winning pass. “It was pretty neat to get a chance
to race against a 15-time champion like John Force. It feels good
beating him too. I had a lot of fun out there today.”

Fifteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion driver and 17-time champion
car owner Force was in Charlotte, N.C., today for the race and a media
tour promoting the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.

“I’m excited to come back to zMAX Dragway,” said Force. “There’s
only one place in the whole world to come see this four-wide racing and
that’s here. This is a family sport, with families out here racing, so
bring the family out and see the stars of the NHRA. I want to see a
packed house. Fans should get out of the house and come have some fun at
zMAX Dragway.”

Tickets are on sale now for the NHRA
Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, April 14-17. Nitro fans can buy two
tickets to any day for only $60 and receive a choice of a free upgrade:
two event hats, two event shirts, two beer vouchers or two Coca-Cola
soft drinks and two hot dogs. To purchase tickets by phone, call the
zMAX Dragway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267).

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