Daytona 500: Biffle on Wednesday morning practice

Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 National Guard/Subway Taurus, had a couple of tire issues during the first hour of practice today. Crew chief Doug Richert explained the situation between sessions. DOUG RICHERT, Crew Chief - No. 16 National...

Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 National Guard/Subway Taurus, had a couple of tire issues during the first hour of practice today. Crew chief Doug Richert explained the situation between sessions.

DOUG RICHERT, Crew Chief - No. 16 National Guard Taurus

DID YOU HAVE TWO TIRE ISSUES THAT SESSION? "We had some blading and a little bit of a chunk with a random cord showing on the inside of the right-front, and then kind of a delaminated chunk type scenario on the right-rear. Then I'm looking at our neighbors over here (Hermie Sadler's team) and half of their tire is gone. Whatever the problem is with these tires, it's not like one certain thing. It's not all the inside of the right-front, so it's not camber related. Maybe it's some lamination issue or something like that. I don't know. I'm not a tire expert. Goodyear is all over it. Their guys are all in the garage area trying to figure it out too."

DO YOU FEEL PRETTY LUCKY THAT IT WASN'T ANY WORSE? "Yeah, we only ran 17 laps."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle , Hermie Sadler , Doug Richert