Greg Biffle completed the Ford Racing sweep this weekend at The Milwaukee Mile and became the second driver in two days to win at the one-mile facility from the pole position. Biffle, the driver of the No. 60 Ford, won his second consecutive...
Greg Biffle completed the Ford Racing sweep this weekend at The Milwaukee Mile and became the second driver in two days to win at the one-mile facility from the pole position. Biffle, the driver of the No. 60 Ford, won his second consecutive Busch Series event at The Milwaukee Mile and became the first repeat winner in 12 Busch Series races at the track. Biffle celebrated his second win of the 2002 season and the seventh win of his Busch series career, leading the final 18 laps of the 250-lap event. In just five races at The Milwaukee Mile, Biffle has accumulated two poles (1999, 2002) and three wins (1999, 2001, 2002).
SCOTT RIGGS-10-Nestle Nesquik Ford Taurus (Finished 37th)
WHAT PUT YOU BEHIND THE WALL? "We just broke something in the motor. All of the guys on the Nesquik Ford Taurus worked awful hard and got us a good qualifying effort; we qualified sixth. We struggled a little bit in Happy Hour and made some pretty big changes last night, which I thought were going to be the right way, and they just got us way too tight. They made a pretty big adjustment on the first pit stop, and that's why I lost some much track position. We took time to put a spring rubber in the right rear, and that put us pretty far back. I was just trying to bide my time and try to work our way back to the front and try to use pit strategy some where that would get us back to the front, but something just broke in the motor."
GREG BIFFLE-60-Grainger Ford Taurus (Finished 1st)
"It was obvious that we didn't have the fastest car, but the guys in the pits, and there were great calls on Randy Goss' part. The guys performed some awesome pit stops, and here we are with the Grainger Ford in victory lane. Just everybody worked so hard, and this is really special."
WITH THE IMPORTANCE OF TRACK POSITION, WAS THERE ANY THOUGHT OF WHAT YOU WOULD DO ON THE LAST STOP? "Yeah it was and we weren't sure what we were going to do. I thought to stay out and Randy thought the same thing, so we definitely made the right call together, and we're pretty excited about winning here again."
THIS TEAM REALLY SEEMS TO BE ON A ROLL. "It's ultra-hot. I was thinking that I was going to second there for a while. I was thinking we were going to second for two races in a row, but there's nothing wrong with that."
RANDY GOSS, Crew Chief-60-Grainger Ford Taurus
"I'm really proud of the Grainger guys; they did it in the pits today. The Grainger crew got in on. They got Biffle out front on one stop and that's what put us in the position to win today. The Ford Taurus, it ran awesome and our Roush motor was awesome today. I couldn't believe how good the thing ran."
JASON KELLER-57-Albertsons Ford Taurus (Finished 2nd)
"The race was decided off on pit road there and Biffle beat us off pit road. We had a good car today, but we came up a little bit short." HOW HOT WAS IT IN THE CAR? "I had to search places I didn't know I had to find the energy, but we all had to do it, and we just came up a tad short."
HOW DID YOU BEAT THE HEAT? "I drank a lot of water. I usually get an extra water bottle about halfway through the event, but I got one on every stop and about halfway through a run, I'd already be finished with it. But, you know, everybody had to deal with the heat, so it was equal for everybody. We just had a good, hard day and that's all
BOBBY HAMILTON, JR.-25-Team Marines Ford Taurus (Finished 7th)
"The Marines Ford was good. It turned all day and had a lot of forward bite. The driver kinda screwed us on qualifying; I went way over my head and had to start in the back. But, a great team and great equipment helped to compensate for that. The Robert Yates motor and everything in this car put us right back in the top 10."
THAT LAST CAUTION ALLOWED YOU GET TO BACK ON THE LEAD LAP. "That was a lucky break for us. That's the bad thing about green-flag pit stops, as soon as everybody goes in, somebody lucky will get the yellow and have the whole field. We're happy, though. It's another top-10 for us and we'll carry that into next weekend's race."