Bad Day At Las Vegas A Concern For Biffle
Greg Biffle says his cars need to get better at 1.5-mile track and soon. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
An extra day of practice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday may have resulted in an extra day of discovery for some Sprint Cup drivers, but for Greg Biffle of Roush Fenway Racing, the test produced an extra day of frustration.
The first question directed at him in a post-session press conference produced proof of that frustration.
“I’m willing to talk about anything but today’s test,” Biffle said, “so any questions that you guys have I’d be more than happy to answer, but it was a pretty tough day for us.”
Pretty tough may have been underselling not just Biffle’s day, but that of all of the RFR teams and drivers.
While Biffle was 34th on the times sheets when the session ended, teammates Carl Edwards and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. were almost as low with top laps that ranked 27th and 29th respectively.
Pressed about his day, Biffle said, “Last year I was the fastest on Thursday, probably the third-fastest on Friday, 12th on Saturday and I was 25th on Sunday. This year I’m 34th on Thursday, and hoping that I’m about 20th tomorrow and maybe 12th Saturday and win on Sunday, but that’s about as good of an analogy I can give you on what is wrong.”
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