Biffle: The team needed this
Photo by Action Sports Photography/Used with permission
Greg Biffle leads teammate Trevor Bayne and B.J. McLeod at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.





By Dominic Aragon
Editor
September 28, 2015
daragon@theracingexperts.net

 

In one of his statistically worst Sprint Cup seasons, Greg Biffle utilized fuel strategy to notch his third top-five finish of 2015 Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Stretching his fuel run 94 laps, Biffle’s fourth place run marked his team’s first top-five in the last seven races.

“…The team needed this,” he said post-race. “We need to continue to work and try to make our cars a little bit better.”

Biffle was scored 24th at the midway mark, but ran a total of 92 laps inside the top-15.

Electing to stay out during the final caution period, Biffle assumed the lead from Denny Hamlin on lap 240. After the restart, he led nine green flag laps before being passed by Kevin Harvick.

Biffle led a total of 12 laps, the most he has led in a Sprint Cup race since Talladega 2014 (53 races). He credited the performance of his car in clean air after the final restart.

“The car in clean air—it was unbelievable how good it was in clean air,” he said. “Once I got out front there it was pretty good. I wasn’t quite as fast as the 4 and the 20 and 11. They had better tires than I did, but I would have liked to have tried it on equal tires.”


Photo by Action Sports Photography/Used with permission
Greg Biffle


The final restart came with controversy, as Brad Keselowski received a black flag for accelerating before Biffle.

The Roush Fenway Racing driver gave his perspective on the controversy.

“To be perfectly honest with you, I didn’t notice,” he said. “I saw Brad kind of going a little bit and I waited until about the middle of the (restart) zone maybe, I don’t know. I didn’t go right at the two marker, but I maintained my speed and I didn’t speed up or slow down and I took off when I felt like it was time for me to go.”

Collectively, Biffle has scored three of the four top-five finishes for Roush Fenway Racing in 2015 along with four of the seven top-ten finishes among the team’s three drivers.

Biffle will remain 20th in driver points, also the highest ranked RFR driver in points, heading into next Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway. 


Biffle is a two-time winner at the facility. 

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