Charlotte Motor Speedway
Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, has one top-5 finish in seven previous Sprint All-Star Race appearances. He spoke to members of the media after practice this afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
TALK ABOUT THESE TWO WEEKS AT CHARLOTTE AND THE EXCITEMENT OF THE EVENTS. “I think that I am kind of along with everyone else in that it is nice to be home for a couple of weeks. This is home to a lot of us. It is fun racing at this race track and what you feel like is a hometown crowd. I like this race track; it is a lot of fun. This All-Star race is a lot of fun. Obviously we don’t really have anything to worry about in terms of points, track position, good finish. We are just trying to make the fastest car win and be up front at the end. The format is fun. The qualifying format is fun. The 600 next week is the longest race for us of the season and it is day to night and takes a lot out of you. That is a fun race as well because of the strategy it takes to be good for 600 miles.”
HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR ODDS TOMORROW NIGHT, WHO DO YOU THINK IS THE GUY TO BEAT AND IS THAT LIST THE SAME FOR THE 600? “You know, that is a good question. I think the 600 will be a little bit different in terms of the guys you have to beat. I do feel like the guys you have to beat here for this All-Star win are about the lineup that is in it. Everybody brings special stuff. We have a special car and it is real light. It is the best, baddest thing we can bring. Our speeds are really good. Predominantly we have been a little too loose here and can’t drive it and been rough getting going but this weekend off the truck the car is really fast. I like my opportunity to win tomorrow night, I really do. I feel like basing it on just practice so far I think I have the best opportunity that I have had in awhile. We were fastest on race trim during the day. We had the best lap average and the car is running good. I am pretty thrilled about that. We will have to wait and see about qualifying here and what that will be like.”
INTERMEDIATES HAVE BEEN ROUSH’S FORTAY. THE FR9 SEEMS TO HAVE HELPED THAT; DO YOU HAVE ADDED CONFIDENCE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A STRETCH OF THOSE COMING UP? “Yeah, that is definitely what we like. I was really excited about Darlington and Dover because those have been two of my best tracks and we failed to capitalize on those tracks. You know, Charlotte has not been the top of our list on intermediates for Roush Fenway. We have run good there as an organization but we don’t have the wins here like we do at Texas and Kansas or other mile-and-a-half tracks. This one has eluded us a little bit. We are pretty dang good here but we don’t live up to our record here as good as we are on other intermediates. I am happy to be here and I think that our cars are running very good. I am excited for the 600 to see how we run there.”
-source: ford racing