Biffle - Ford interview 2008-09-30

This Week in Ford Racing Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, has a pair of wins and a third-place finish in the first three races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. As the series heads to Talladega Superspeedway for ...

This Week in Ford Racing

Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, has a pair of wins and a third-place finish in the first three races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. As the series heads to Talladega Superspeedway for this weekend's Amp Energy 500, Biffle talks about how this race could change everything.

HOW DO YOU VIEW THIS UPCOMING RACE AT TALLADEGA? "I think everybody in the chase, I think all 12 drivers and the media, say that Talladega is definitely the wild-card race and anything can happen there. I think you put all the numbers in a coffee can and dump them out because our cars today are so close in speed. It doesn't matter where you're running on the race track. I was running third in a Nationwide race and watched the 10 car fly upside-down across my hood, so being at the front, at the back or in the middle it doesn't matter because you can be involved in something anywhere. And a lot of times it's not about speed or talent, it's did you miss the accident? Pit stops are important. There are a lot of green-flag pit stops in those races. Fuel mileage is definitely a factor. Hopefully, what we'd like to see are long green-flag runs to stretch the field out just a little bit. That makes it a little more racy, a little more strategy and not as much hold-your-breath for the last 10 laps. We'll just have to wait and see."

HOW DO YOU APPROACH THIS RACE? "My mentality is gonna be to just drive as good as I can drive, keep the fenders on my car and stay out of the treacherous lane. Whoever is beating and banging the hardest, I'll try and pick a different spot to be in on the race track. At the beginning of the race I might be at the back or I might try to get to the front. If we qualify well, maybe try to stay up front with track position, but it's kind of the luck of the draw. You just pick where you think is the best place to run and try to get your car there."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle