Atlanta II: Greg Biffle preview

Biffle on Atlanta: "I usually look forward to racing at Atlanta because it's a fun, fast track and I think you'll see some good racing there this weekend. We didn't run well there in the spring and that is unusual for us at Atlanta. I know Greg...

Biffle on Atlanta: "I usually look forward to racing at Atlanta because it's a fun, fast track and I think you'll see some good racing there this weekend. We didn't run well there in the spring and that is unusual for us at Atlanta. I know Greg Erwin and the team have been working really hard to figure out where we went wrong on the setup and how to correct it. We did qualify well, so if we can do that again and build on a good starting position, I think we can come out of there with a solid finish. It would be great to go to Richmond with a good points distance on 13th."

Erwin on Atlanta: "We were a little off on the setup at Atlanta earlier this year but we've been working very hard to understand why that happened and how to fix it. I think we have a better understanding of the car and the setups we need this year in general than we did in March. So that paired with the knowledge we have gained away from the track makes me feel a lot more confident heading to Atlanta this weekend. We did qualify well the last time we raced there and that is crucial at a track like Atlanta where you can very easily get lapped if you start near the rear of the field and struggle at all. We need a solid top-five finish this weekend and I don't think that is out of reach."

Notes:

Biffle is eighth in the point standings following a fourth-place finish at Bristol.

In the last race at Atlanta, the 3M team struggled with the handling of the car and on lap 262 when Biffle slowed for an accident in front of him, two cars behind him did not and the 3M Ford sustained significant damage.

Biffle will be running the Red Cross paint scheme for the second and final time of the year this weekend at Atlanta.

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle , Greg Erwin