GREG BIFFLE-60-Charter Communications Ford Taurus (Finished 1st) "Today's race was pretty good for us. I had a good car. It was really difficult to pass. I want to make a comment on Saturday's race. I got in the back of the 2 car a little...
GREG BIFFLE-60-Charter Communications Ford Taurus (Finished 1st)
"Today's race was pretty good for us. I had a good car. It was really difficult to pass. I want to make a comment on Saturday's race. I got in the back of the 2 car a little bit. He thought he was giving me the bottom and came down in front of me, and I couldn't get my momentum slowed up enough and barely touched him. I put a little scratch on the helicopter tape on the nose of the car. Not even a mark on it hardly, but I apologize to those guys for getting him turned around. But today, the Charter/BASS car was really good. The guys did a good job in the pits. The thing handled good all day. I was really good in the middle part of the race. I was running down the 8 like mad, four-tenths a lap. Then we didn't make any changes and just put tires on it and I was way too loose and going backwards pretty fast. When the caution came again, I had to come in and make a change and tightened it up just barely enough. I was still pretty loose, but I was able to get going there and I saw the 8 was too tight and falling back, so we were pretty happy."
"We hate sitting around and waiting all that time; it's frustrating. I think a lot of people get a little over-aggressive, and I think maybe we saw some of that at the beginning of the race. We saw a couple of wrecks. Your anxiety from sitting around, you're just ready to go. By now, I'm not a wily veteran, but I've been in a lot of rain delays and you've got just to wait until it's time to go."
"It certainly has. It's kind of funny, one weekend we'll run good in the Busch car and the next weekend we'll run good in the NEXTEL Cup car and not run good in the Busch car, and vice-versa. It kinda keeps you going. It keeps your hopes up that some day you'll get them both right in the same weekend and win both of the them, or win one and run real good in the other. We had a pretty good National Guard car yesterday. I don't know if something happened. One set of tires we got our lap back and then the dang thing wouldn't go at all. In just 20 laps I was already a lap down, and then the rest of the day ran fine. It's just my luck that that would happen in that particular spot. We had a pretty good car until we got in that wreck. I feel good that we ran decent in both cars, unfortunately we got in that wreck. It does help running in both of them."
"For me, it was kind of a no-brainer, I was coming for four. We watched how long it took Kyle Busch to come from the back with four tires. It made us nervous with only 40-something to go, how far it was going to be. We were going to kinda commit to that, and if nobody came, I probably would have stayed out, but once I saw half the people coming, I was going to come. I saw a lot of guys dropping down, and, of course, the 8 was coming, so I thought at that point to go ahead and come. I was so loose I couldn't drive it. I was wrecking loose. I could barely keep it under me, so I had to do something."
"It's exciting to win anywhere, but to win at a place like this, we won a couple of years ago in a Busch car. It's really neat. A neat victory I had also this year was Darlington. I think here and Darlington are tough places. You have to be on your game all the time and you have to have a pretty free race car, and you have to keep it turning good to win here. It's pretty special to win anywhere."
"It's been real good or horrible. We've run really good, and we've had stupid stuff happen. A lot of people said for a long that we were having bad luck, but I don't think it's luck. It's stuff not being done the way it should be. If you leave a wheel loose and you go two laps down and have to make up two and finish seventh and have the fastest car by two tenths, that's not bad luck in my opinion. We had more than a tremendous amount of engine failure this season. I can't believe that we've had as many problems as we've had. It kind of shocks me, but that's the new-race-team-blues right there. That's what that's caused from. How many people think the 60 has been racing for 10 years in the Busch Series? It's really a brand new team this year. All of the cars got wrecked last year. There weren't any cars left really. We started from scratch and Brad (Parrott) came over there with a new group of guys, and half of the guys never worked on a Busch car before, at least two or three of them. There is going to be a learning curve there. But, the engine shop, I don't think there's any excuse for that. There is no reason they should be off their game. I expressed to Jack that I was pretty unhappy about that, and Jack really stepped up and responded to that and brought some guys down from Michigan that did all of the 17 motors last year when they were making the championship run. He brought those guys down to straighten out the engine shop. I think we're still down on power a little bit. They may not be as good as they need to be, but maybe they are. Maybe it's just the way our cars are handling. I think there are big improvements from the beginning of the season, and I can't be happier right now because it seems like those problems are behind us."
"I'm still committed. We've talked about maybe not doing it (double duty). The reason why we're doing it is to win the championship, and I'm the guy who wanted to do it. I didn't want to run all but six races and not win the points. We're kind of out of the championship right now with the oil pump belt coming off and all of the motors blowing up, and all of those things happening to us. At that point, not saying we're going to quit. We'd still certainly run the car maybe with a different driver or something, but the championship is kind of out of touch, and for us, it's kinda win or nothing. We're not shooting for third in points, or fifth. We want to win the championship, and if not, we're going to win as many races as we can and run the entire season with the 60 car. No decisions have been made not to do that. I'm running at Nashville next week, from Pocono to Nashville. If that tells you anything, we're still on."