Roush Fenway Racing teammates Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth finished 1-2 last weekend at Dover. Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M/Sherwin Williams Ford Fusion, is the first driver to win the first two races of the Chase; he is just 10 points behind...
Roush Fenway Racing teammates Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth finished 1-2 last weekend at Dover. Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M/Sherwin Williams Ford Fusion, is the first driver to win the first two races of the Chase; he is just 10 points behind leader Carl Edwards heading into this weekend's race at Kansas Speedway. Biffle also won at Kansas in 2007. Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion, has four top-10 finishes in his last six starts.
ARE YOU A STUDENT OF HISTORY? YOU ARE THE FIRST DRIVER EVER TO WIN THE FIRST TWO CHASE RACES. FROM A HISTORICAL ASPECT, IS THAT SIGNIFICANT TO YOU? "I think so. Anything that you do that nobody else has done is kind of cool. I don't want to say I want to win more, but I'm more focused on how we can keep it going more than reflect back on what we've been able to do so far. I think maybe at the end of the season I could look back easier, and say, 'That was pretty neat to win the first two Chase races.' But other than focusing on that, I'm focusing on the first three. I don't want to sound arrogant, but that's really what I'm concentrating on -- is winning here versus we made history the first two weeks." AND
YOU ARE A DRIVER THAT BELIEVES IN MOMENTUM... "Absolutely."
SO, THIS SITUATION -- TWO CONSECUTIVE WINS, RETURNING RACE CHAMPION -- PLAYS RIGHT INTO YOUR WHEELHOUSE. "Yeah, right into the wheelhouse. We won here last year, we're good on mile-and-a-half tracks, and we had a great Charlotte test. Man, I feel good about it."
GENERALLY SPEAKING, TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS SERIES YOU HAVE TO BE GOOD ON THE MILE-AND-A-HALF TRACKS. HOW DOES THIS TRACK COMPARE TO THE OTHERS ON THE CIRCUIT? IS IT MORE SIMILAR OR DISSIMILAR? "No, this is a dissimilar track. This is more like the old Las Vegas, maybe. It drives a lot flatter. Most mile-and-a-halves we go to have more banking, or drive like they have more banking. I can't tell you the nuts and bolts of what the banking is -- you go to Chicago or you go to Texas, Atlanta and those tracks, and they drive like they have more banking. This track drives like it's flatter. That's just how this race track compares."
BEFORE THE CHASE, YOU WERE REFERRED TO AS A DARK HORSE. NOW, EVERYBODY IS AWARE OF WHAT YOU'RE DOING. AS A DRIVER, WOULD YOU RATHER EVERYBODY KEEP AN EYE ON YOU, OR WOULD YOU RATHER COMPETE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH LESS NOTICE? "You know, I hadn't really focused a lot about what other people think. I knew coming in that people were saying, 'That dark horse,' or 'He's one of the guys to keep an eye on.' That's about as far as I've really thought about it. Other than winning these couple of weeks, how they changed their mind or what they're kind of predicting now, I haven't really gotten caught up in that. I'm still focused on: How am I going to win here, right now? That's what I'm thinking about."
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