Biffle Back in Chase Picture
By: Pete Pistone - @PPistone | MRN.com on October 8, 2010 | 9:58 A.M. EST
"We've been getting better and better." (Photo: Getty Images)
Greg Biffle’s win at Kansas Speedway puts the Roush Fenway Racing driver right back in championship contention and he looks to keep his momentum going in Sunday’s Pepsi Max 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
Since his win at Pocono earlier this summer, Biffle has felt the No. 16 team improving on a weekly basis which came to a crescendo when he rolled into victory lane at Kansas.
That performance bodes well for the former Nationwide and Truck Series champion with so many similar tracks to Kansas still to come on the Chase schedule.
“Really our mile-and-a-half, two-mile program has been super strong ever since Chicago and I feel Fords are back on track,” Biffle said.
Biffle points to his summer stretch as the time when he knew his team was headed in the right direction.
“We've been getting better and better, and I talked a lot about the Chicago race this season being the turning point,” Biffle said. “Even though we blew an engine up in Chicago, we were on our way, it looked like, to win that race like we were in Kansas.
“Then we went to Indy, nearly won that race, finished 3rd. Went to Pocono and won. Went to Michigan and led the most laps.”
He comes to Fontana 85 points back of series point leader Jimmie Johnson, and Biffle can only hope to have a car as strong as the one he drove to victory at Kansas.
“I'll tell you, those last two runs, it was amazing,” Biffle said. “Literally the best car I've ever driven here. I could drive anywhere on the race track. I could enter any line in the corner, push the gas down whenever I felt like it. It was pretty incredible.”
Another day this Sunday in Biffle’s mind is not out of the question.
“Everybody asked us if we're out of the Chase, have we given up?” the Roush-Fenway Racing driver said. “The 16 team will never give up. A win here propelled us up there. Maybe we'll go do the same next week.”