Monday, June 17, 2013

Edwards not happy with with teammate Biffle at Michigan

Should Biffle have helped Edwards on Sunday at Michigan? 
BROOKLYN, Mich. — Carl Edwards was happy that teammate Greg Biffle won Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

But he wasn’t happy with Biffle.

Edwards instead had to pit early in a cycle of green-flag pit spots because his car was overheating, and when a caution flag came out a couple of laps later, Edwards was in the free-pass position and had to restart 24th.

When asked after the race if he felt Biffle should have helped him, Edwards responded tersely:

"It’s his job to help me.”

So would Edwards talk to Biffle about the incident?

“We’ll take care of it,” Edwards said.

Edwards might not like the conversation. Biffle said he had too big of a lead to help Edwards at the time, or at least by the time he got the request.

“I didn't know when I passed him he had something on his grille or I'd let him get it off then,” Biffle said. “And I don't know if he did have something on his grille. But when I looked up in the mirror, and he was 25 car lengths back, and they said, ‘Carl has got something on his grille,’ I said, ‘I can't help him, not right now.’

“This is my chance to win today, right here, and the 48 (of Jimmie Johnson) is coming. I don't know if you know that or not, but the 48 is coming. There were other guys coming behind Carl that were going to pass him, and I didn't feel like I could take that risk at that particular time.”

How does team owner Jack Roush feel about it?

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