Daytona II: Greg Biffle preview

Biffle on Coke Zero 400: "I've always liked the night race at Daytona. My first ever Sprint Cup win was this race in 2003 so it's definitely a race on the schedule that means something to me and that I look forward to. Racing at Daytona under...

Biffle on Coke Zero 400: "I've always liked the night race at Daytona. My first ever Sprint Cup win was this race in 2003 so it's definitely a race on the schedule that means something to me and that I look forward to. Racing at Daytona under the lights adds a little extra excitement I think for both the drivers and the fans. I got to see the Coke Zero 400 trophy up close when we did a promotional event in Tampa and it would be pretty cool to take that home with me this weekend. We could definitely use a good finish and we need to avoid a bad finish at all costs. We're getting a little to close to the Chase to have many more bad races."

Erwin on Coke Zero 400: "We're taking the car that we qualified on the outside pole with at Talladega earlier this year and I think it's a pretty good car. Handling, however, is way more important at Daytona than it is at Talladega so you almost have to treat it like a mile-and-a-half track in that regard. Working on the car at Daytona can also be difficult because NASCAR has so many limitations on what you can change there. It is an impound race so we'll be focusing on race setup throughout practice and I expect the same from the other points contenders. We need to finish this race and get the best possible finish we can out of it."

Notes

Biffle is ninth in the point standings following an 18th-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

In last year's Coke Zero 400 Biffle hit the outside wall after making contact with Juan Pablo Montoya and ended his day at lap 69.

This week, Ryan Dextraze who has catchcan duty on raceday will be replaced by Bobby Grant. Dextraze is expected to be out due to knee surgery for several weeks. Grant will be his replacement for the duration of his absence.

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya