Biffle - Ford interview 2008-09-16

This Week in Ford Racing Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, is coming off his first win of the 2008 season and jumped to third in the point standings going into this weekend's second race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint ...

This Week in Ford Racing

Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, is coming off his first win of the 2008 season and jumped to third in the point standings going into this weekend's second race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Biffle spoke about what Sunday's win meant for his team and how they hope to carry that feeling into Dover.

YOU'VE HAD A DAY TO THINK ABOUT YOUR WIN. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? "We've been working so hard as a team to get into Victory Lane and I knew if we made the Chase we were gonna be a threat to win the title. Certainly we've made a statement in the first race of the Chase, beating the 48 car in classic style in a great race. I know lots of fans saw the race and enjoyed the race. I've heard a lot about how exciting it was for them to watch, but not more exciting than for us to be able to get our Ford Fusion into Victory Lane. Our team is so excited and we've got a lot of momentum. That's bumped us up to third in points and there are lots of people excited about the 16."

YOU WERE SECOND TO CARL LAST YEAR IN THIS RACE AT DOVER. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS SEASON'S EVENT? "Dover is one of the tracks that I was really looking forward to as far as Chase tracks. I picked Dover and Kansas as being the place where we could get our first win in the Chase, and now going to Dover as possibly our second and maybe Kansas our third, those opportunities really excite me. I was pumped up for going to Dover to start with, but now to go there with a win and being third in points is a great feeling. I know I'll have to beat a tough guy like Carl Edwards, because that's almost like his home track. He's done very well there, but I feel like we'll have a good chance of being there at the end."

WILL THIS CHASE CHANGE HOW YOUR TEAM INTERACTS WITH CARL'S AND MATT'S? "Certainly the communication won't dwindle. We will continue to provide information for each other and support. How much you help a guy on the race track might diminish a little bit - not when it's like, 'I'm gonna race the heck out of him. I'm not gonna let him by. He's got a faster car.' Not that, but some of the more obvious things that we'd do like if we saw a guy coming from five car lengths back, we'd just pick a straightway and slow down all at once. Now you might wait until he's a little closer to you to decide, 'Okay, he's there. Let's go ahead and let him go.' It's little things - not like a 180-degree difference and now that we're in the Chase we're enemies - but I think there are slightly different criteria. You don't want to change too much stuff because if I'm expecting him to give me the lane and I'm coming off the corner and he sticks his nose out there and doesn't let me in and turns me into the fence, that's not a good situation. So you still have to have some respect. You can't just change the way you've treated somebody all season all at once."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle , Carl Edwards