Darlington: Biffle - Friday media visit

Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, is one of three Ford drivers currently in the top 12 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings. Biffle, who is fifth going into this weekend, spoke about returning to a place where he won ...

Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, is one of three Ford drivers currently in the top 12 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings. Biffle, who is fifth going into this weekend, spoke about returning to a place where he won back-to-back NSCS races in 2005 and 2006.

ARE YOU WHERE YOU THOUGHT YOU'D BE IN THE POINT STANDINGS RIGHT NOW? "I thought we would be in the top 10 in points so many race in, but I kind of personally felt like we would have a win by now. We finished up the season really good and we started off good, and I thought we could get one of these. Ironically, the places that we've run good at, we've run terrible. Phoenix is one of my best places. It's a race track I really like and at Richmond we've always run fairly well. I know here and Dover are two of my favorite places to come. We stand a chance to win here, so those two races were really a thorn in our side. Talladega, too, because there we were pushing Jamie for the win and finished 17th, so that kind of hurt on the points front from running really good to finishing 17th."

ARE YOU HAPPY WITH WHERE YOU'RE AT? "I'm not 100 percent happy because I don't have any wins. If I had two wins and was fifth in points, I'd be feeling a lot better. I hate it that I lost those couple spots with those bad races."

FORD IS STILL LOOKING FOR ITS FIRST WIN. IS THAT TROUBLING? "You say that, but we are Ford. It's not like there's anybody else, so it's not any different for us. It's all the same. We know we haven't won and none of our teammates have won. We continue to try and get better and better and we're searching here. I think a lot of our teams - probably six of the teams here - are a little bit different with a different setup, different this, different that, different front geometries. We're all kind of over the map and we're hoping somebody hits on something."

DO YOU FEEL YOU'RE CLOSING THE GAP AND GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION? "I thought we were at the beginning of the season, but the last three weeks, no. This is a new week, so we'll see what happens here."

ARE YOU HAPPY WITH HOW THE 27 NATIONWIDE PROGRAM IS GOING? "I am. Those guys work so hard. The other thing that's really hurting them right now is they're from Nashville. Two guys had their houses flood and they've got no place to live and all their stuff is ruined. It's been tough on them, but they're a good group of guys with a good sponsor and I'm having a lot of fun driving that car."

RED MAN IS GOING AWAY SOON. ARE YOU INVOLVED IN A NEW SPONSOR? "To some degree they're kind of looking for a sponsor for that car with me driving it. I told them I would be willing to do some more races in it. How many? We'll just wait and see. I think they've got a few leads, we'll wait and see what they come up with."

ARE YOU INTO SOCIAL MEDIA MUCH? "Yes, I'm a fan of it. I'm not as involved in it as some guys, but I've been doing the twittering and it's amazing the reaction you get. I tweeted a picture of this rattlesnake that a guy from my mountain property sent me, so you think about the speed of the data. He's out in the woods in Morganton and takes a picture of this rattlesnake, and then 10,000 people see it within five minutes of him taking the picture. It's amazing how stuff travels today. We were going to the baseball park to watch my niece play and there are like seven baseball fields on this school property and she's telling us where to turn and where they were playing. My brother hung up the phone we started talking about, 'What did we ever do before we had cell phones? What happened when our parents were looking around for us?' I guess they just drove around until they found us."

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENED IN NASHVILLE? "I have to say that I have not seen a lot of coverage and I don't know how bad the flooding was, but I did see some snippets of it. I truly don't know the regions and how bad it was and how widespread, but I know they said there were seven counties or something affected. Water has got to be the worst. Flooding is the worst because it ruins everything. It ruins pictures and furniture and houses and cars - it ruins everything. You've got nothing left. It's as bad as a fire."

-source: ford racing

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Drivers Greg Biffle