Greg Biffle Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Kansas Speedway for this weekend’s running of the Hollywood Casino 400, it’s time again for another edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater” researching a race from the track’s past. With Kansas only being on the schedule since 2001, the track hasn’t built up the numerous memorable races like other tracks have, but in 2004, Joe Nemechek provided one of the more memorable moments in the track’s short history. Much like he did for a good portion of hisRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor With the first round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup complete after last weekend’s race at Dover, NASCAR’s premier division heads home to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend to kick off the Round of 12 with Saturday night’s running of the Bank of America 500. As the first race in the Round of 12, Charlotte will play a big role in setting up how the remainder of the round will play out at Kansas and Talladega in the next two weeks. The 1.5Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor After a trip to New England for the second race in the Chase, the Round of 16 comes down to this. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolls into Dover International Speedway for the running of the Citizen Soldier 400, which will determine which drivers will join Martin Truex, Jr. and Kevin Harvick in the next round. As one of the only two concrete tracks on the NASCAR schedule, the one mile high banked oval that is Dover has always drawn similarities to Bristol and isRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor After Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400, the cars of race-winner Martin Truex Jr. and 12th-place finisher Jimmie Johnson failed post-race LIS (laser inspection station). But according to NASCAR, the infraction will not result in the loss of Chase advancement for Truex. The penalty for both drivers should be of the P2 variety, which should result in a minimum of 10 points and a $15,000 fine. With Truex’s Chase advancement not in question, the penalty definitely will hurt Johnson much more. A 10-point deduction wouldRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor After 500 miles around the historic Darlington Raceway last Sunday, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Richmond for the final regular season race that will set the 16 driver field for the Chase with Saturday night’s running of the Federated Auto Parts 400. Often described as the perfectly designed race track by drivers, the 0.75 mile track lends itself to not only short track characteristics of beating and banging, but also the characteristics of a larger track with the side by side racing thatRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer At the start of the weekend, the New Hampshire 301 did not look as if it would be a good race for Greg Biffle and his No. 16 NESN Fuel Ford Fusion team. Biffle was 34th in the opening practice, and qualified his Roush Fenway Racing Ford in the 28th position. In the following practices on Saturday, Biffle’s team improved his car, as he was 15th fastest in the second practice. Biffle was 19th fastest in the final practice. After the race went green onRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Greg Biffle came out of nowhere. Winless since 2013 and without a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole since the fall Charlotte race in 2012, the driver of the No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford scorched Daytona International Speedway on Friday to claim the top starting spot for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 (at 7:45 p.m. ET on NBC). In the second and final round of knockout qualifying, Biffle toured the 2.5-mile restrictor-plate track in 46.643 seconds (192.955 mph) to wrestleRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Roush Fenway Racing’s resurgence has been one of the most surprising stories of the 2016 season, but unfortunately while Trevor Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have been succeeding week after week, the team’s veteran leader, Greg Biffle has been left behind recently. Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte though, Biffle had his best race of the season and the finishing position reflected it. The week started off great for Biffle as he recorded his best starting position of the year, with a sixth placeRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer After an impressive start to All-Star weekend on Saturday morning with the rain-delayed Sprint Showdown, all eyes were on the new NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race format to see if it could equal the excitement from the preliminary race, but the new format fell well short of expectations as the Showdown overshadowed the main event. The Sprint Showdown started off with a photo finish between Trevor Bayne and Chase Elliott in the first segment of the All-Star preliminaries as Bayne made a daring three-wide pass forRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – With Chase Elliott’s Chevrolet bouncing off the outside wall, and Kyle Larson’s Chevy bouncing off Elliott’s car coming to the finish line, Larson won a wild drag race to claim the last of three available spots in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (9 p.m. ET on FS1). At the end of the final 10-lap dash in the Sprint Showdown, Larson pinched Elliott into the outside wall entering the dogleg at the 1.5-mile track and banged intoRead More