Multi-car incident ends Biffle, Stenhouse Jr.’s day
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. turns laps at Dover. Stenhouse Jr. and teammate Greg Biffle finished 41st and 38th respectively.
Roush-Fenway Racing teammates Greg Biffle and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. were collected in a multi-car accident in Sunday’s Dover race.
A.J. Allmendinger and Stenhouse Jr. made contact in turn two on lap 135. The chain reaction wreck also involved Landon Cassill, who received a bump from Ryan Truex as both tried to avoid the wreckage and debris on the track.
“It looked like A.J. was driving pretty hard like he always does, and just didn’t quite have enough room there,” Biffle said to Fox Sports. “He caught the front of the 17 car and turned himself up into me.”
Stenhouse Jr. suffered his first DNF of 2014 and dropped to 26th in points, the lowest he has been ranked this year. The second-year veteran took his thoughts to social media.
“Tough ending for our Nationwide team,” Stenhouse Jr. said on Twitter. “Sorry to all the [Greg Biffle] fans for getting him caught up in that. We will come back at Pocono.”
Stenhouse Jr.’s season has plunged since posting his career best finish of 2nd at Bristol. In the nine races since, Stenhouse Jr. has an average finish of 28.6, and has fallen from 10th to 26th in points.
Although Stenhouse Jr. retired from the race with a 41st place showing, Biffle returned to the track on lap 236, completing the race in 38th place.
Biffle lengthened his streak of consecutive races running at the finish to 85, a NASCAR record.
Biffle finished 38th, 108 laps down. He fell five spots to 16th in points, one position out of the Chase.