Biffle, Edwards - Ford interview 2009-11-17

This Week in Ford Racing: NASCAR Edition November 17, 2009 The 2009 season ends with Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Ford Racing has done well in the Ford 400, winning each of the last five years. Greg Biffle, driver of...

This Week in Ford Racing: NASCAR Edition
November 17, 2009

The 2009 season ends with Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Ford Racing has done well in the Ford 400, winning each of the last five years. Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, won three in a row from 2004-06, and his teammate, Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion, won there last year. Both talked about what it means to win the final race of the season and to be able to carry that feeling all the way through the winter.

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M Ford Fusion

ON RACING AT HOMESTEAD. "I run really well there. I really look forward to next week. It's good momentum for us, although we haven't been as strong on these mile-and-a-halfs as we have in the past, so that's been a little bit frustrating, as well."

ROUSH JUST SEEMS TO DOMINATE AT HOMESTEAD; YOU HAD THREE CONSECUTIVE WINS. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THAT TRACK? "You know, some race tracks are like that for us, and I've run good there about every time we've been there. And I think I've helped the organization a little bit with set-up and things like that. But we've just run really well at that race track. I love the progressive banking that it's got -- it reminds me a lot of racing at Tucson, Arizona -- just a lot bigger, obviously. I enjoy racing there. I think that's been a lot of it to make us so good at that race track."

WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO GO THE ENTIRE WINTER KNOWING NOBODY COULD BEAT YOU FOR THE NEXT TWO AND A MONTHS? "It's great. That's what I said all three years in a row because, you know, you win and then the next week, Monday or Tuesday, that win wears off -- it's like you're getting ready for the next week. So, it's always cool to win when there's a week off. But to win the last race of the season, to be the previous winner all the way to the Bud Shootout, that's a pretty neat deal. Hopefully, I'll repeat that this year."

DID YOU FEEL LIKE THOSE WINS GOT LOST BECAUSE OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS BEING DECIDED THE SAME NIGHT? "You've got to expect that. But, then again, not really, because you're talking about it. Winning three in a row is not easy. I'm pretty proud of what our team was able to accomplish."

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CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO WIN THE FINAL RACE OF THE SEASON AND CARRY THAT FEELING ALL THROUGH THE WINTER? "It feels good, knowing that you're going into the winter with a trophy there. Hopefully, we can get a win. I've got [one race] to win one this season, and I'd sure like to go to go into the winter with a win. That track has been great for us. Our Fords run really great there. We had a real fun media day there about a month ago, and, yeah, we'll just go there and kind of build off of what we did at Texas and at Charlotte -- Matt ran really well at both of those races; I felt like we were really good until we got caught up there in that wreck at Texas. So, hopefully, we can apply that, go have a good shot at it."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle , Carl Edwards