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RACE REPORT: 
No. 16 3M RED CROSS FORD FUSION

Bojangles’ Southern 500

1.366-mile Darlington Raceway
Darlington, S.C.
Saturday, April 12, 2014

 

  

RACE SUMMARY

Greg Biffle
Started: 19th
Finished: 5th

Top Five

  1. Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet
  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet
  3. Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet
  4. Matt Kenseth, Toyota
  5. Greg Biffle, Ford

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

NASCAR

POINTS SUMMARY
Greg Biffle
Points in Race: 40

2014 Season Total: 227

2014 SEASON SUMMARY
Greg Biffle

Starts Wins Top Five Top 10s Poles
8 0 1 3 0

No.16 3M RED CROSS FORD FUSION RECAP:

Biffle Honors Blood Donor with Fifth-Place Finish at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. (April 12, 2014) —Greg Biffle drove his No. 16 Red Cross Ford Fusion, honoring blood donor Maureen Holt, to a fifth-place finish Saturday night under the lights at Darlington.  Biffle qualified 19th, earned a “Darlington stripe” just 16 laps into the race, and a two-tire gamble resulted in Biffle leading for five laps before settling into the top five. 

“We worked really hard all night and we had good pit stops and track position was everything tonight,” said Biffle.  “Those last restarts we were on the outside, the inside and then the outside and we picked up one or two spots there at the end. Everybody worked hard and we will keep working on our car. We have to get better here but we will keep working at it.”

Biffle started the race 19th and by lap 16 had brushed the outside wall, earning his “Darlington stripe” at the track knick named “Too Tough to Tame.”  In the first half of the race, Biffle hovered just outside the top 15 with a Ford that was too tight and needed more turn.

Crew chief Matt Puccia made a bold two tire call under caution on lap 273.  Biffle came onto pit road 15th and left with the lead.  Biffle lost a few spots to those with four tires, but settled into the top 10 as tire wear started to even out.

Biffle was 10th when the caution came out with 11 laps remaining.  Puccia made another two tire pit stop call and Biffle restarted the race sixth.  Two more cautions followed, resulting in two green-white-checkered attempts to finish the race.  When the checkered flag finally waved Biffle was fifth, earning his first top-five finish of the season and advancing to 11th in the point standings.

After a weekend off, the Sprint Cup Series will start back up with a night race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, April 26th.  Coverage begins at 6:30 PM ET on FOX. 

Next Up:
Toyota Owners 400
0.75-mile Richmond International Raceway
Richmond, Va.
Saturday, April 26, 2014

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