Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Is Greg Biffle a nice Brickyard long shot at 100-to-1?

A Ford hasn't won at Indy since Dale Jarrett in 1999; Biffle and Roush never.
Greg Biffle – Indianapolis Advance
Team: No. 16 Performance Plus Motor Oil Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Brian Pattie
Twitter: @Biffle16Team, @gbiffle


In Memory

All the Roush Fenway Fords will carry a decal in memory of Greg Biffle’s Father, Jack Biffle, who passed away on Tuesday, July 19th.

Biffle at Indianapolis
Biffle has 13 Sprint Cup career starts at Indianapolis, earning three top-five and six top-10 finishes. Biffle’s average finishing position at Indianapolis is 13.6.

One Year Ago at Indianapolis

Biffle got a little tight in qualifying and started 20th and searched for grip around the 2.5-mile track during the race. Biffle was looking at a solid top-15 finish until losing ground in the two green-white-checkered restarts to finish the race, ultimately crossing the finish line 19th.

Last Week
Biffle finished fifth at Loudon, to record his third top-10 finish in the past three races.

Biffle on Indianapolis:

“Track position is the key to Indy, the further you are to the front the better your car drives because you aren’t in the dirty air. Qualify up front, stay up front, I’ve done it several times there and had opportunities to win. I’m ready to get to Indy and see what we’ve got.”

- Roush Fenway Racing

Micah Roberts on Biffle's odds to win: BEST SUPER LARGE LONGSHOT?
How about Greg Biffle at 100-to-1 odds to win his first Brickyard 400? How about car owner Jack Roush to win his first, too. It's the only track to elude his multi-car teams since he's been in NASCAR. Biffle is currently on a run of setting three straight season-best finishes. He was eighth at Daytona, sixth at Kentucky and fifth at New Hampshire last week. In 13 career starts, he's averaged a 13.6 finish and has been third twice. Ford last won at the Brickyard in 1999 when Dale Jarrett won for the second time.

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