Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, finds himself fourth in the NSCS standings after three events. He spoke about his team's start following practice Friday at AMS. HOW WAS YOUR CAR IN PRACTICE? "I'm not real, real happy with...
Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, finds himself fourth in the NSCS standings after three events. He spoke about his team's start following practice Friday at AMS.
HOW WAS YOUR CAR IN PRACTICE? "I'm not real, real happy with the way my car is driving right now. I'm a little bit frustrated and don't understand. I did the tire test here and the cars were extremely fast. I felt almost too fast. We were running a 29.50, a 29.30 in race trim, which is just phenomenally fast around this race track. Then we get here and we pull out on the race track for the start of practice and it's just unbelievable. The car was just slipping and sliding all over the place. A lot of it has to do with us and our car. We were way off when we started. We're getting closer and closer. Finally in the qualifying run I finally ran 30.50, which got me 14th and we feel like we're making big gains and we're doing big things getting closer to qualifying times. I'm still gonna be off a little bit qualifying. I know I'm not gonna get to where I want to be, but, certainly tomorrow I think we're gonna be able to get right on it. I'm a little bit miffed on how we were that far off. Maybe it's just the lack of grip with the warmer temperatures. I'm just kind of surprised that the tire doesn't have more grip or like it did when we tested here, but I've got hope that if we get our car handling better, maybe we'll see it driving a lot better, but right now it's not driving very good."
IS THE OFF WEEKEND A GOOD TIME TO RELAX OR WORK HARDER TO GET CAUGHT UP? "I think it's a little of both. It's a good time for me to take a break. It would be nice to have a weekend off because a lot of the teams, we're in Daytona for two weeks and then a lot of them spent a week on the west coast, and then obviously we all didn't get home on Sunday after the race in Vegas, so I think this weekend off is gonna be much appreciated by all the teams. It'll do both. It'll give us a chance to catch up and get our lineup ready for all these spring races and it will give the guys a day or two off to kind of recharge their batteries, so I think it's gonna do both. I'm looking forward to having the guys up to my mountain property for a little r&r. We're trying to put that plan together for Saturday. I know all the team guys enjoy getting together and doing stuff, so I'm looking forward to the weekend off for sure."
IS IT THE SAME CAR YOU HAVE HERE THAT YOU TESTED WITH? "That's a good question and I do not believe it is. I believe this is the car we tire tested, I'm pretty sure. But I couldn't answer that 100 percent. I'm just gathering that we would bring the same car back that we came here and tested with, although these cars are so much the same now. We've gotten so good at them being so close to the same that we would feel comfortable bringing any one of our cars and put that shock and spring and bump stop setup in it and be ready to go. I would think it's the same car, but I can't answer it 100 percent."
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