PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Something about Michigan bodes well for the Biff.
Vancouver's Greg Biffle, celebrating Father's Day with his baby girl Emma at the race, racked up his first win of the year at the site of his last win.
Biffle captured the Sprint Cup race at Michigan International. He finished nearly three seconds in front of Kevin Harvick, with Martin Truex, Jr., Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart rounding out the top five, according to the Associated Press.
Points-leader Jimmie Johnson was only about a second behind Biffle, with three laps to go, when one of his tires went flat. He finished 28th.
This was Biffle's 19th career win and his first win since last August, which was also in Michigan.
It was, however, a less victorious day at the track for Kasey Kahne, another NASCAR racer from the Pacific Northwest. His car caught fire. He was able to get out safely, and could be seen sticking his head back in his burning car to hit the extinguish button.
A head-on collision left one person dead and three injured in a crash that closed a Marion County road for about 90 minutes late Sunday afternoon.
KOIN 6 News meteorologist Sally Showman said four of the past six nights have seen record low temperatures in Portland.
Citing nearly a foot of snow and frigid temperatures, officials from Oregon State University announced their main campus will be closed on Monday -- even though it is the first day of finals week.
A Multnomah County deputy who stopped on the Fremont Bridge to help a disabled motorist was injured when a car lost control on an icy spot and hit the guard rail.