Greg Biffle – Talladega Advance

Greg Biffle – Talladega Advance
Team:                          No. 16 3M Safety Ford Fusion
Crew Chief:                 Matt Puccia
Primary Chassis:         RK-852  Brand new chassis
Backup Chassis:        RK-794  Last ran Sprint Unlimited – finished 2nd

ADVANCE NOTES

·        Biffle at Talladega


American Muscle

o   Biffle has 20 Sprint Cup career starts at Talladega, earning two top-five and five top-10 finishes.

o   In 2012 Biffle finished inside the top 10 at both Talladega races.

·        The Car

o   Chassis RK-852 is a brand new chassis.

o   The backup chassis RK-794 first ran the Sprint Unlimited in Daytona last year earning a sixth-place finish.  Then ran the Sprint Unlimited this year earning a second-place finish.

·        Safety First

o   The No. 16 3M team will be wearing special safety shirts on Friday and Saturday.

·        Did You Know?

o   3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material has been found all over the world on:
• Michael Johnson’s shoes in the 1996 Olympic Games
• Firefighter turnout gear
• Olympic speed skating suits to reduce friction
• High end designer apparel and footwear
• Marine equipment including rafts and boats
• T-shirts, vests and other work wear worn by construction workers
• Leather motorcycle gear

Biffle on Talladega:

“I’m really looking forward to Talladega.  We’ve been working really hard on our restrictor-plate program.  We did a tire test for Goodyear at Daytona and so we think we learned a little bit of speed secrets.  You never know what will happen at Talladega.  It’s a lot wider race track and we are probably going to be three or four wide.  For sure it will be an exciting finish.”

Puccia on Talladega:

“We had a decent run at Daytona and learned a bunch of what we needed to work on with our superspeedway program.  I like the direction we’ve gone and the work that we’ve done leading up to now.  A lot of strategy goes into racing at Talladega to keep track position and I expect lots of side-by-side racing.  Look for the 3M Safety Ford Fusion to be upfront all day and we’ll get us a good run.”


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