Greg Biffle – Pocono Advance

By Official Release On Wed, Jul. 31, 2013

Greg Biffle – Pocono  Advance
Team:                          No. 16 3M Ford Fusion
Crew Chief:                 Matt Puccia
Primary Chassis:         RK-862  Brand new chassis
Backup Chassis:        RK-822  Last ran Martinsville – finished 9th

ADVANCE NOTES

·        Biffle at Pocono

o   Biffle has 21 Sprint Cup career starts at Pocono.  Earlier this season Biffle started 13th and worked his way to a second-place finish at Pocono.

o   In 2010 he earned his only victory at the “tricky triangle,” while his other stats include three top-five and five top-10 finishes.

·        The Car

o   Chassis RK-862 is a brand new chassis.

o   The backup chassis RK-822 last earned a top-10 finish at Martinsville.

·        Local Boys

o   Three members of No. 16 3M team are from Pennsylvania.  Team engineer Ben Beshore is from York, PA.  Pit support member Dale Hoffman is from Allentown, PA and interior mechanic Wesley Lape is from Sinking Springs, PA.

Biffle on Pocono:

“I’m looking forward to going back to Pocono.  Second-place finish last time, we kind of overachieved a little bit with a few restarts at the end which got us some spots.  We are working hard on our race cars, we’ve got more down-force than we did last time we were there.  We know turn three is where they are beating us, so we are going to concentrate on that and get us another top-five finish.”

Puccia on Pocono:

“Pocono has got a lot of grip and is much smoother than in years past.  We ran well there in the spring and look to do that again this weekend.  It’s difficult to find the right setup with three distinctly different corners, finding a balance between them is a challenge.  Track position is a big factor and tires don’t wear out like the old Pocono.  Good fuel mileage is also crucial.”

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