FT. WORTH, Texas (April 13, 2013) – Roush Fenway drivers Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle battled back to third and fourth-place finishes in Saturday night’s 500-mile Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. Both battled through numerous issues and obstacles throughout the weekend and during the race, but were able to battle back to the strong finishes.
RFR rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr. cut a right-rear tire early in the race, made contact with the outside wall and was forced behind the wall for repairs; finishing 40th.
“I’m really proud of the whole Fastenal team for fighting all night,” said Edwards. “We had great pits stops all night. This was just a great event. I wish we were over there celebrating in victory lane, but we’ll get there.”
“It was a hard-fought battle,” said Biffle. “Racing Carl there at the end was a lot of fun. We want to be racing for the win, but it was a strong effort by the 3M guys tonight and a solid finish.”
The finish was Edwards fourth top-five in seven starts this season. It was Biffle’s first top five and fourth top-10 in 2013. The duo moved up two spots to fourth and fifth in the Sprint Cup point standings.
RFR and the Sprint Cup Series return to action next weekend at Kansas Speedway, where Roush Fenway boasts four wins in the Cup Series.
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