Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Greg Biffle to make 500th Sprint Cup start Saturday at Richmond

Greg Biffle is 100/1 to win at Richmond.
Greg Biffle – Bristol Advance

Team: No. 16 Ford EcoBoost Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Brian Pattie
Twitter: @Biffle16Team, @gbiffle


Biffle at Richmond
* Biffle has 28 Sprint Cup Series starts at Richmond, earning two top-five and six top-10 finishes.
* Biffle has an average finishing position of 17.5 at Richmond.

500th Career Start
Biffle will make his 500th career Sprint Cup Series start this Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. The car will carry a special decal on the c-post to commemorate the milestone.

Biffle and fellow former teammate Jamie McMurray will both reach this career milestone this weekend. Only 37 drivers prior to them have made 500 or more Sprint Cup starts.

Biffle made is Sprint Cup debut in 2002 at Fontana, in 2003 he earned his first career victory at Daytona in July. Since his debut Biffle has earned 19 wins, 13 poles, 92 top-five and 175 top-10 finishes.

Earlier this Season at Richmond
Biffle started 19th due to rain washing out qualifying, but steadily advanced through the field and was poised to crack the top 10 until getting shuffled back on the final restarts resulting in a 14th-place finish.

On the Car
The No. 16 Fusion carries the Ford EcoBoost colors this Saturday night at Richmond. Ford EcoBoost technology combines smaller overall size with turbocharging, direct injection and variable valve timing to bring customers outstanding performance and fuel economy.

Local Ties
DeWayne Zirkle, better known in the garage area as Ryder and hauler driver for the No. 16, is originally from Roanoke, Va.

Bryan Goodman, the engine tuner on the No. 16 Ford Fusion, is originally from Midlothian, Va.

Biffle on Richmond:
“Richmond is a unique track, both corners are very different and there’s a big dogleg front stretch. You always go there and you overdrive the corner for the first five laps because it kind of drives like an intermediate or 1.5-mile track, but it’s a 3/4 –mile track. It’s a big wide entry then tightens up into a small corner and it’s definitely a challenging and fun short track to go to. One thing we work on is not getting too loose getting into turn one, that big fast sweeping corner into turn one and then not being too tight in turns three and four. It’s a balance trying to find the right setup.”

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