Biffle on Martinsville: “We ran well at Martinsville in the spring but just got caught a lap down after a green-flag pit stop. That track has always been the most challenging for me of all the tracks on the circuit. We have historically struggled there as a company as well but we’re definitely improving. I actually feel pretty good about going there this week and I hope to leave with at least a top-10 finish.”
Puccia on Martinsville: “Martinsville is the smallest race track we race on all year so taking care of you brakes and taking care of your car are crucial. You need to save your brakes but at the same time try to maintain track position because it is hard to obtain. Martinsville will bite you in a heartbeat. Pit strategy and tire management make it important to have a good plan going into the race. It’s not often that you have green-flag pit stops at Martinsville which is what hurt this team in the spring. We hope to not have those same sort of issues this time. We need to finish this season strong so we have something to build on going into next season and compete for a championship.”
• Biffle is currently 15th in the Sprint Cup point standings following his 14th-place finish in Talladega. He is 28 points out of the 13th position.
• Biffle’s average finish at Martinsville is 22.9 from an average starting position of 19.6.
• This weekend the No. 16 Ford will have a special Filtrete brand paint scheme. For more information about the Filtrete Brand air and water home filtration products, visit www.filtrete.com.
Last time at Martinsville:
Despite a starting near the rear of the field, Greg Biffle was able to drive the 3M Ford Fusion into the top 15 around lap 120 of the 500-lap race. He had fallen back to 21st when a round of green-flag pit stops began on lap 320 and got trapped one lap down during the pit cycle. He was unable to get back on the lead lap and eventually finished two laps down in the 21st position.