Darlington: Greg Biffle preview

Biffle on Darlington: "Darlington is the hardest place we race. We run inches off the wall at speeds we run at mile and a half tracks. Any second it'll reach out and bite you and that's why they call it the Lady in Black. It is also very hard to...

Biffle on Darlington: "Darlington is the hardest place we race. We run inches off the wall at speeds we run at mile and a half tracks. Any second it'll reach out and bite you and that's why they call it the Lady in Black. It is also very hard to pass there which obviously adds another challenge. We've been able to have some success there including a couple of wins so I always have high expectations when we go to Darlington."

Erwin on Darlington: "I really like racing at Darlington, in fact, I would like to get a win there more than just about any other track. I grew up in Pennsylvania but I went to college at Clemson so I spent quite a bit of time in South Carolina. Greg has a couple of wins there but his last one was just a couple of weeks before I took this job in 2006. We had a great run there last year and led 117 laps before Biffle spun near the end of the race. It's a handling track and you have to try to get the car to handle well at both ends which are completely different. One end of the track is much narrower than the other so it is nearly impossible to get your car to handle perfectly in both. I know it's one of Greg's favorite tracks and we'd both like to get the 3M Ford in victory lane there this weekend."

* Biffle is currently fifth in the point standings and 133 points out of the lead following his 22nd-place finish in Richmond.

* Biffle has an average finishing position at Darlington of 14th from an average starting position of 8.2.

* In nine starts at Darlington, Biffle has led a total of 639 laps and brought home two wins, two top-five finishes and four top- 10 finishes from the Lady in Black.

* In last season's race at Darlington Biffle led a total of 117 laps before he spun on lap 295. He restarted 23rd after the spin and drove the 3M Ford Fusion back to an eighth-place finish.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle