Team: No. 16 3M Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Matt Puccia
Primary Chassis: RK-844 Last ran Richmond – finished 36th
Backup Chassis: RK-822 Last ran Martinsville – finished 9th
Biffle at Pocono
oBiffle has 20 Sprint Cup career starts at Pocono. In 2010 he earned his only victory at the “tricky triangle,” while his other stats include two top-five and four top-10 finishes.
oChassis RK-844 last hit the track in Richmond where a broken shock led to a 36th-place finish for Biffle.
oThree 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.
oYou may notice something different about the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion this week. The team is displaying their first-ever hashtag on the hood and TV panel as 3M Racing asks fans to send words of encouragement to get the No. 16 3M Team pumped for the Party in the Poconos 400. Starting this week, Facebook fans and Twitter followers can send their good luck messages to Greg Biffle and the PitBulls using the hashtag #StickWithBiff. One message will be chosen and written on a Post-it® Note
and displayed for the entire team and 3M Racing’s social media communities to see. Show your support and help the No. 16 3M Team make it to Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway. #StickWithBiff
Biffle on Pocono:
“I’m looking forward to Pocono. It’s been an up and down track for us, but with the new repave I’ve liked it a lot better and we’ve done a lot better. We’re struggling with our cars right
now and we are struggling to get them to turn. We are looking for speed and hopefully a high-speed place like Pocono will play into our hands a bit. We’ll try and knock off a top-five finish and get ourselves back towards the front.”
Puccia on Pocono:
“Since the repave Pocono has been a different race track. It’s got a lot of grip and is much smoother than in years past. We ran well last year at Pocono. 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.”