Indianapolis: Greg Biffle practice accident quotes

Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 National Guard/Subway Taurus, was involved in an accident late in Friday's practice period at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Biffle will be forced to a backup car for tomorrow's qualifying session. GREG BIFFLE -...

Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 National Guard/Subway Taurus, was involved in an accident late in Friday's practice period at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Biffle will be forced to a backup car for tomorrow's qualifying session.

GREG BIFFLE - No. 16 National Guard/Subway Taurus

"It just got away from me. I was just way too loose. That was our first qualifying run of the day and even though that was a good car, they've got another good one in the truck so we'll be alright."

YOU WERE THE THIRD ONE TO FIND THE WALL TODAY. IS THE TRACK SLICK? "This place gets slick in the afternoon, but I don't know. Like I said, that was my first qualifying run and it just got away from me."

AT LEAST YOU HADN'T QUALIFIED YET. "Well, we're still gonna start in the back because they don't want to use that motor. If we used that engine, we'd be OK but the drive shaft shoved into the back of the transmission and it broke the tail housing and stuff, so it could hurt the flywheel or the crankshaft. So instead of taking any chances, we'll just put a spare engine in it and start from the back."

WERE YOU DOWN ON THE WHITE LINE WHEN IT LET LOOSE? "No, I was clear up by the wall. I just lifted on the gas and started to turn in and spun out. Mine got away in the worst possible spot - way early. Way early is worse than being down on the line already because in the middle of the corner that's your slowest speed."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle