Biffle on longest top-ten streak since 2014


By Dominic Aragon

Staff Reporter

July 19, 2016

daragon@theracingexperts.net


Greg Biffle’s top-five effort Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway extended the driver’s consecutive top-ten finishes to three in 2016, his longest since the 2014 season.


Biffle, who started 28th, ran as high as second. His fifth-place effort marked his second consecutive top-five at NHMS.


“We will keep digging, we have some work to do on it,” Biffle said of his finish. “We have a lot of momentum right now. Everybody did a great job on the NESN Ford Fusion. We just worked hard at it.


“We got a lap down on that long run in the middle of the race but we were able to come back. Brian made the right calls and we got it up there. Once I got it up in a little cleaner air in the top-ten it started coming to life.


“I changed my line a little bit and adjusted on the brakes and was able to run down the 4 and 22 at the end. A few more laps and we could have maybe been racing with those guys.”


Additionally, Biffle has finished on the lead lap in each of the last five Sprint Cup Series races, his longest streak of consecutive lead lap finishes since 2015.

His fifth-place finish was his highest finish of the 2016 season and best finish in his last 27 Sprint Cup races.


Since Sonoma, the race before his consecutive top-ten streak, Biffle has gained one position in the driver’s standings to 22nd.


According to driveraverages.com, Biffle has gained 42 points on the Chase cutline and sits 66 points behind the cutoff with seven races remaining before the playoffs begin.



NOTE: Biffle has matched his longest streak of lead lap finishes this season with his previous best in 2015. Biffle finished on the lead lap at Las Vegas, Phoenix, Fontana, Martinsville and Texas; races three through seven.


Biffle’s longest streak of consecutive top-ten finishes is seven, achieved in 2006.

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