BIFFLE BATTLES HIS WAY TO A TOP-10 FINISH FOR RED MAN RACING DOVER, Del. (May 16, 2010) -- After a rough date with the "Lady in Black" last week, Greg Biffle took on "The Monster Mile" this weekend and delivered his seventh top-10 finish in...
BIFFLE BATTLES HIS WAY TO A TOP-10 FINISH FOR RED MAN RACING
DOVER, Del. (May 16, 2010) -- After a rough date with the "Lady in Black" last week, Greg Biffle took on "The Monster Mile" this weekend and delivered his seventh top-10 finish in nine starts for the Red Man Racing team this season. The two-time winner in the Nationwide Series at Dover International Speedway was running in the top 10 when on lap 83 he was caught speeding entering pit road and had to restart from the tail end of the field. Biffle slowly clawed his way back to finish in eighth place, earning his eleventh career top-10 finish in 16 career Nationwide starts at the one-mile oval.
"We were running in the top 10 when I tried to gain a few spots on pit road and they busted us," said Biffle. "These races are so short that it leaves little time to make up for a mistake like that. The Red Man Moist Snuff Ford was pretty good all day and we ended up fighting our way back into the top 10 at the end of the race."
The Vancouver, WA native started the race from the seventh position where he would remain until the first caution of the race occurred on lap 33. Biffle communicated to crew chief Rick Viers that the Red Man Moist Snuff Ford was a little loose. He brought the No. 27 down pit road and the Red Man Racing crew put on four fresh tires, made an air pressure adjustment and returned the veteran driver back to the track in the fifth position.
As the race continued with Biffle back in the seventh spot, he communicated to Viers that the adjustments had helped tighten the car. When a debris caution occurred on lap 82, the Red Man Racing Crew put four fresh tires on the No. 27, made a small trackbar adjustment and returned Biffle to the track in the fifth position. NASCAR ruled that the Red Man Moist Snuff Ford was too fast entering pit road and Biffle was forced to restart the race from the rear of the field in the 19th position.
In the second half of the race, Biffle slowly made his way back into the top 15. He was running 11th when a caution occurred on lap 195. When the race went back to green-flag conditions on lap 199 several cars checked up in front of Biffle and he got into the back of Paul Menard caving in the hood of the Red Man Moist Snuff Ford. The race was red-flagged setting up another green-white-checker finish.
The No. 27 took the final restart from the 7th position but the damage to the hood caused to plow up the race track allowing Brad Keselowski to sneak by him in the races final laps.
Biffle, who currently ranks seventh in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings, makes his final start in the Red Man Moist Snuff Ford Saturday, May 29th, when the series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Tech-Net Auto Service 300 on ABC at 2:00 p.m. ET.