Phoenix: Greg Biffle preview

Biffle on Phoenix: "I really can't wait to go to Phoenix this weekend. I love that track and I love going out west. We've run well there but we don't have a win there yet in the cup car. In order to run well at Phoenix, you really have to work on...

Biffle on Phoenix: "I really can't wait to go to Phoenix this weekend. I love that track and I love going out west. We've run well there but we don't have a win there yet in the cup car. In order to run well at Phoenix, you really have to work on getting your car to handle well at both ends which can be difficult because they are very different. I would say the only other track that is so different at both ends is Darlington. If we can get that figured out, we should have a really good race in Phoenix. I can't think of anything better than the opportunity to take the points lead at a west coast race. I love the west coast races and the fans out there."

Erwin on Phoenix: "Fuel mileage has been an factor in the past at Phoenix but with the addition of laps to the race this time, everyone should have to pit again and it may not be as much of a factor. We will need to qualify well as always because it can be hard to pass at Phoenix. It's the first night race of the season and we have all of our practices during the day on Friday so we'll have to work with the temperature changes. The main thing though is just to get the best finish out there that we can and stay at or near the top of the points."

* Biffle is currently second in the point standings and only 14 points out of the lead following his 10th-place finish in Martinsville .

* Biffle is the only driver with six top-10 finishes in the first six races. Most recently Jimmie Johnson started his 2005 season with seven top-10 finishes and Morgan Shepherd holds the record for starting the season with the most top-10 finishes in a row with 11 in 1990.

* Biffle average finishing position this season is 7.5 from an average starting position of 17.8. He has led a total of 109 laps so far this season.

* Next week in Texas, the 3M Ford Fusion will carry a special Post-it 30thAnniversary paint scheme. Post-its were invented by Art Fry of 3M in 1974 and the product launched nationwide in 1980.

-source: rr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle , Jimmie Johnson , Morgan Shepherd