Chicagoland: Biffle - Ford Saturday interview

Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 Aflac Ford Fusion, was sixth-fastest in practice this morning as all five Roush Fenway Racing teams were in the top 15, led by Carl Edwards (first), driver of the No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion and Matt Kenseth...

Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 Aflac Ford Fusion, was sixth-fastest in practice this morning as all five Roush Fenway Racing teams were in the top 15, led by Carl Edwards (first), driver of the No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion and Matt Kenseth (second), driver of the No. 17 USG Sheetrock/DeWalt Ford Fusion.

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 Aflac Ford Fusion

ON THE SURFACE, IT SEEMS LIKE A VAST IMPROVEMENT OVER YESTERDAY. IS THAT A FAIR ASSESSMENT? "I think so. We switched our car around quite a bit and then we put it back how we ran it last year, some, and it's better. We still have a little ways to go, but, yeah, I definitely think it's better."

THE TIME SHEET SHOWS ONLY THE FASTEST LAP. ARE YOU LOOKING MORE AT 20-LAP RUNS? "You're right. We're looking at 20-lap runs. At about four laps it starts to push on corner exit, so we need to work on that and get that part better. And, that's what we're talking about: How to keep from grinding so much valance off, keep the transition out of it and keep the car going at those speeds. That's the key."

ROUSH FENWAY RACING HAS BEEN ON A PRETTY GOOD RUN IN THE LAST MONTH OR SO. WOULD ANOTHER STRONG PERFORMANCE BY THE FIVE TEAMS HERE -- A MILE-AND-A-HALF TRACK -- WOULD THAT BE A PRETTY GOOD INDICATOR OF WHERE THE ORGANIZATION IS HEADING? "I think so. We're going to have to keep moving forward with it. Definitely, we've been running better as a group, but it seems like the 16 is really not running any better. Today, we are, and that's exciting for us."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Greg Biffle , Carl Edwards
Teams Roush Fenway Racing