Blame Biffle For Blunder

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Nobody can blame Greg Biffle for pointing the finger anywhere but himself.

Biffle says it's his fault for a pit road mistake that took him out of contention for a win in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway.

Biffle was in the mix for taking the race lead with winner Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon during a pit stop on lap 209. But he entered his pit box awkwardly and was forced to back-up after rolling across an air hose.

"This was a pretty fast car. I just screwed it up," Biffle said. "Trying to get greedy. You know, it was so hard to pass out here, and I was hoping to beat the 24 out and I was trying to give my guys every advantage I could. I stopped in the box, I wasn’t out of the box, but the guy pulled the hose around, and we had this problem before. It’s just me stopping too deep in the box and caught them off-guard and ran over the hose. And this box is super-long anyway. But they didn’t do anything wrong, it was my fault.”

Biffle was able to go on to a top five finish but was left wondering what might have been had the pit road problems not plagued the No. 16 team.

But there was enough positives in the night that Biffle is confident he'll contend for more wins as the season rolls on.

“Yeah, they’re [in trouble] if this is the kind of car I’m going to have all year," he said. "This thing was fast. Unbelievable. Unbelievable. I don’t know how I’m going to sleep tonight. I’m just sick to my stomach, man, it almost brings tears to my eyes to know that I let the guys down like I did."

"When you you’ve got a car like that, it sucks to not win, and it sucks that it’s your fault. If they’d have dropped a lugnut or something, it wouldn’t have been a big deal. But, when it’s your fault, it’s really hard.”

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