Daytona II: This Week in Ford Racing

This Week in Ford Racing June 28, 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 National Guard/Subway Taurus, took the points lead after finishing 14th at Sonoma on Sunday. Biffle holds a 22-point lead over...

This Week in Ford Racing
June 28, 2005

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series

Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 National Guard/Subway Taurus, took the points lead after finishing 14th at Sonoma on Sunday. Biffle holds a 22-point lead over Jimmie Johnson going into this weekend's Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

GREG BIFFLE - No. 16 National Guard/Subway Taurus

YOU'VE HAD SOME SUCCESS AT DAYTONA. "We're excited about going to Daytona. Restrictor-plate racing is not my favorite, but Daytona is a fun place to go and race. It's the same thing there as everywhere else, but it's more about staying out of trouble and trying to stay out of the big wreck. You want to keep the fenders on it and be able to be there at the end, and that's the biggest challenge for Daytona."

PEOPLE ALWAYS CALL THAT A WILD-CARD RACE, BUT WITH YOUR POSITION IN POINTS AT LEAST YOU HAVE A CUSHION. "Yeah, I do. I wasn't worried as much about Sonoma as I am about Daytona. Even though I started in the back last week, I'm more worried going there because you can get caught up in somebody else's stuff so easy and so quickly, and a lot of times it's out of your hands. We'll see what happens. I think we're gonna have a good car going there, so we'll see."

HENDRICK AND DEI HAVE BEEN THE TOP TEAMS AT THESE RESTRICTOR-PLATE RACES. HAVE YOU GUYS CLOSED THE GAP? "I think we've closed the gap some, but I think Hendrick is definitely holding the flag on that restrictor-plate race, but we're taking our Bud Shootout car there. It ran well in the Bud Shootout and I think it's gonna run well this week."

RUNNING ON SATURDAY NIGHT WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN THE 500. "I like racing at night. It's a fun race at night down there and I'm taking a good car that I feel good about. I know it's gonna handle good and that's the key there."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle , Jimmie Johnson