Martinsville: Ford - Biffle press conference

GREG BIFFLE - No. 16 Grainger Taurus (Finished 18th) RAYBESTOS ROOKIE PRESS CONFERENCE: "It was a pretty good day. It started out to be a really good day. We raced up into the top 10 or we were 11th there and I took a rubber out of the ...

GREG BIFFLE - No. 16 Grainger Taurus (Finished 18th)

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE PRESS CONFERENCE:

"It was a pretty good day. It started out to be a really good day. We raced up into the top 10 or we were 11th there and I took a rubber out of the right-rear spring and got the car way too tight. That just killed me. I got a lap down and just fought the rest of the day. Not many guys these days tend to try and give a lap back, but Junior slowed up today and tried to give a couple guys a chance.

"I thought if we could have gotten back on the lead lap we would have had a decent run - maybe a top 12 or 10th - but I'm really happy with the way the guys did today. Eighteenth, I've got to be happy with that. It was pretty exciting the last couple laps in front of me."

WOULD MORE CAUTIONS EARLY HAVE HELPED YOU?

"Yeah, I just needed to get that rubber back in the right-rear spring. It's tough to race here. You've got cars a lap down and cars on the lead lap, it's really tough to keep your track position and race the guys you're racing. I learned a lot today and that's what it's about.

"This is my first year and I learned a lot. I made a mistake by tightening the car up and I learned a valuable lesson there. Hopefully, that will help me in the future."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup