GREG BIFFLE - No. 16 Grainger Taurus (Finished 13th) Raybestos Rookie Press Conference "It was a lot better week than it was last week, I guess, watching it (the race) on TV. We brought a lot better car here this week and sort of copied some of...
GREG BIFFLE - No. 16 Grainger Taurus (Finished 13th)
Raybestos Rookie Press Conference
"It was a lot better week than it was last week, I guess, watching it (the race) on TV. We brought a lot better car here this week and sort of copied some of our teammates' setups. It was really kind of a guess for us. We've been having some problems with the stuff going on our car. The left-front jack bolt keeps backing and, of course, in happy hour it backed out again. Really, we didn't have an idea of where to start today and kind of took a guess at it. It wasn't quite where I needed to be, but we kept working on it throughout the day. We went from running 30th to running 13th and, at one time, chasing down Junior to get my lap back. The car just isn't quite good enough yet, so we need to work on it some more. Overall, I'm excited. It was a great run for us. I was just trying to stay out of the leaders way up there, but trying to stay in contact to get our lap back all day. That's a tough position to be in."
DID YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR ENGINE LASTING? "Yeah, it did. Probably more of my concern was the oil-pressure light on the dashboard for the last 150 laps. When that red light is on and it's not supposed to be, you worry from there until the checkered flag. We're not sure exactly what happened. I don't think it's the same problem that my teammates had, obviously. We had some kind of pickup problem, scavenging the oil out of the engine or getting oil pressure or something like that. The oil pressure was moving around a bunch and the red light was coming on going into the corners, so some kind of oil problem. But the engine ran fine. It ran great the whole day and didn't have any problems at all."
YOU WERE SICK EARLIER IN THE WEEK. HOW ABOUT NOW? "I'm better that this race is over and I get to go home (laughing). No, I'm not feeling any better - maybe a little bit better than I was on Friday, but I'll be better for next week."