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RACE REPORT: 

No. 16 3M SAFETY FORD FUSION

Brickyard 400

2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway
SPEEDWAY, Ind.
Sunday, July 28th, 2013

 

  

RACE SUMMARY

Greg Biffle
Started: 27th
Finished: 20th

Top Five

  1. Ryan Newman, Chevrolet
  2. Jimmy Johnson, Chevrolet
  3. Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet
  4. Tony Stewart, Chevrolet
  5. Matt Kenseth, Toyota

Complete Race Results:
http://www.roushfenway.com/

NASCAR

POINTS SUMMARY
Greg Biffle
Points in Race: 20
2013 Season Total: 565, – currently 8th in points, 175 points behind the leader

2013 SEASON SUMMARY
Greg Biffle

Starts Wins Top Five Top 10s Poles
20 1 3 7 0

No.16 3M SAFETY FORD FUSION RECAP:

Biffle Crosses Finish Line 24th in 3M Safety Ford at Indy

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (July 28, 2013) – Kissing the bricks at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway just wasn’t in the cards for Greg Biffle and his No. 16 3M Safety team.  Biffle qualified 27th and the team battled handling all weekend.  Long green flag runs didn’t allow many opportunities for adjustments and the caution never fell while Biffle was in position for the lucky dog.  Biffle finished 24th and the finish was enough for him to remain eighth in the Championship point standings.

As soon as the 3M Safety Ford hit the track, the team knew they had their hands full.  The team took full advantage of practice on Friday and Saturday trying to come up with the best race setup.  A tight handling condition in qualifying resulted in a 27th-place starting effort for Biffle at a place notoriously difficult to pass at.

The 160-lap race unfolded with long green flag runs, not leaving many opportunities to pit for adjustments.  The handling woes from practice continued into the race.  At first Biffle told his team he had no grip, then by the end, was tight.  Routine stops for four tires, fuel, wedge, shim and air pressure adjustments were all tried throughout the race. 

Midway through the race Biffle called for no adjustments, but due to the opening struggle and long green flag runs fell a lap down to the leaders. This happened just as the field cycled through green flag stops and the handling started to come around on his Ford.  The 3M Pit Bulls made gains throughout the race and never gave up.  Biffle was in the “lucky dog” position to be back on the lead lap, but a caution never came.  Biffle ultimately crossed the finish line 24th, one lap down to the leaders.

Ryan Newman got to kiss the bricks at Indy, winning his first race of the season from the pole position.  After leading the most laps Jimmie Johnson had to settle for a second-place finish.  Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth rounded out the top five.  Next weekend the Sprint Cup Series heads back to Pocono Raceway, the same track Biffle finished second at a few weeks ago.

NEXT UP:
GoBowling.com 400
2.5-mile Pocono Raceway
Long Pond, PA
Sunday, August 4, 2013

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