16 GREG BIFFLE, Ford
Team: Roush Fenway Racing
WHERE HE STANDS: 13th, 21 points out of the top 10. Gained three spots last week. Would make the Chase if the Chase for the Championship began this week.
WATKINS GLEN RECORD: Three top-10 finishes in 11 starts.
LOOKING AHEAD: Biffle said, "Road racing presents a tough set of scenarios. You have to be careful with the gear box, the braking and staying on the race track. So those are three challenges of road racing to start with. I like Watkins Glen and I've been fairly successful there, even won in the trucks and had some good finishes (in Cup). I like that track and I'm looking forward to this weekend."
LOOKING BACK: Excellent pit strategy vaulted Biffle into the lead with 25 laps to go. And he led the next 11 laps before getting passed by eventual winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Biffle ended the day in fifth spot after running outside the top 18 for most of the afternoon. "We had a 20th-place car and got track position and drove our butt off," said Biffle. "We did everything we could. We had a good strategy there and we might have been able to sneak one (a win) out. If that second caution wouldn't have come out for Kurt (Busch hitting the wall), we might have had a prayer to try and steal one, but, overall, it was a great day for this 3M team."
ETC.: Biffle said, "I think it's pretty obvious for all of us that this has been one of our tougher seasons for our whole organization. It seemed like we were really far behind, or we were up until this point, and we really shed some light on where our whole organization was when we did a Michigan test prior to Indy, and found what I'm gonna call a tremendous amount of speed in our race cars. This season felt like it's been three years, the first six months, how hard we've worked trying to close the gap, but it feels like a weight is lifted off my shoulders. I feel like we're in a much, much better situation going into these next five races than we have been so far."