Greg Biffle was the winner in NASCAR’s season finale in Miami on Sunday, but the day belonged to Kurt Busch who finished fifth and won the points title. He squeaked out the cup by just eight points over Jimmie Johnson, who finished second in the points standings and second in Sunday’s race. Jeff Gordon was third in the cup race. Jamie McMurray of Joplin was seventh in yesterday’s race and finished 11th in points, though under last year’s system, he would have finished seventh in points. McMurray’s 23 top-ten finishes was second best in NASCAR this year—Johnson also had 23 and Gordon had 25. McMurray had nine top five finishes. St. Louis native Rusty Wallace was eighth yesterday and 16th in the points’ race. Carl Edwards of Columbia had just 13 starts this season, but finished 37th overall with five top-ten finishes and one top-five finish. Ken Schrader, who is a native of Fenton and is Edwards’ uncle, was 25th yesterday and finished 31st in the point standings. Ken Wallace and Mike Wallace, who are Rusty Wallace’s brothers were 25th and 33rd in yesterday’s race and 50th and 46th in the points.
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