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Greg Biffle comes into the Texas Motor Speedway as the most recent winner at the track. In April he led 90 laps on route to the victory after starting in the third position. That was his second career win at the Texas track, first since 2005. His record in the spring event are slightly better than his fall record, having 9 starts, those 2 wins, 4 top 5s, and 6 top 10s compared to 8 fall starts, 3 top 5s, and 4 top 10s. He’ll look to get the sweep in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500.
Team: No. 16 3M Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Matt Puccia
Chassis: Primary: RK-809 Last ran Dover – finished 16th
Backup: RK-803 Last ran Pocono – finished 15th
The car: Chassis RK-809 is the same car that won the spring race at Texas and also won at Michigan.
Texas Stats: Biffle has led a total of 732 laps in 17 starts at Texas Motor Speedway, making Texas his number one track for total laps led on the Sprint Cup circuit and he ranks second in laps led at TMS.
Point Standings: Biffle is currently ninth the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver point standings.
Follow: On Twitter fans can follow @163MTeam and @3MRacing for the latest info on Biffle and the No. 16 Pit Bulls.
Greg Biffle on racing at Texas Motor Speedway: “I’m excited about heading to Texas this weekend and hopefully we can make it a sweep. We tested the 2013 car there about a month ago and feel good about Texas, but to win there you have to have everything right. You’ve got to drive hard like we did in the spring and there will always be four or five guys to contend with at the end. You can run up the track, down the track, pit stops are important and the track really flattens off the corner. You have really got to watch what you do or that thing will sneak up and bite you, kind of like what happened to me in Chicago.”
Crew chief Matt Puccia on racing at Texas Motor Speedway: “Texas has always been one of our stronger tracks on the circuit and we had some success earlier in the year there with a win. The spring race is a little different than this race temperature wise and this time around we race more in the day. Texas is one of the more unique tracks in that it’s getting more worn out and much bumpier, making it a little bit harder to get a handle on then some of the more recent tracks like Charlotte and Kansas. Tires mean a lot there so pit strategy will come into play.”
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Date: Sun. 11.4.12, 3:00 p.m. EST
Coverage: ESPN TV, PRN, Sirius 90
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