Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Greg Biffle's team 'looking to run in top-5' at Chicago on Saturday

Greg Biffle is 20/1 to win at Chicago and 30/1 to win Chase
Greg Biffle
Team: No. 16 3M Post-it Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Matt Puccia
Primary Chassis: RK-862 Last ran Pocono – finished 10th
Backup Chassis: RK-859 Last ran Indianapolis – finished 24th


Biffle at Chicago
o Biffle has 10 Sprint Cup career starts at Chicago, earning one top-five and one top-10 finish.
The Car
o Chassis RK-862 was brand new to the track earlier this year at Pocono and earned a 10th-place finish.
 Last Time at Chicago
o The team tried different options throughout practice on Friday, but couldn’t hit on the right setup. Biffle started 22nd and was extremely loose throughout the race. By the end it seemed as if they were going to salvage a top-10 finish, but the last set of tires didn’t agree with the 3M Ford and Biffle was left with a 13th-place finish.
The Chase Is On
o Biffle clinched his spot in the 2013 Chase for the Championship with his 12th-place finish at Richmond. The finish locked in a ninth-place standing in the pre-chase season points, allowing Biffle to take his bonus points from his Michigan win into the Chase. Biffle now sits seventh in the Chase standings.

Biffle on Chicago:
“I’m really excited about going to Chicago and being in the Chase. We struggled at Chicago last year, but this year we’ve focused a lot of our effort on being ready for this weekend. We are much better prepared than last year.”

Puccia on Chicago:
“The No. 16 team is really excited about going to Chicago. We participated in a Goodyear test earlier this year at Chicago and feel like our intermediate program is closer to where it needs to be. We are looking to run in the top five and be in contention to win, we are excited to get this Chase started.”

- Roush Fenway Racing

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