Greg Biffle – Indianapolis Advance

Greg Biffle – Indianapolis Advance

Team:                          No. 16 Lilly Diabetes Ford Fusion

Crew Chief:                 Matt Puccia; @mpuccia16

Twitter:                        @16RFRCup, @gbiffle

Contact:                       Nancy Padula; npadula@roushfenway.com, 704-743-3940   


Biffle at Indianapolis

Biffle has 12 Sprint Cup career starts at Indianapolis, earning three top-five and six top-10 finishes.  Biffle’s average finishing position at Indianapolis is 13.2.

One Year Ago at Indianapolis         

Biffle started 19th and battled rear grip throughout the race.  The team made big chassis adjustments throughout the event and late-race pit strategy placed Biffle in position to earn a 13th-place finish.

Lilly Diabetes Pit Crew Wellness Challenge          

In an effort to highlight how important it is for everyone to take better control of their health, including those living with diabetes, the crews of Greg Biffle and Ryan Reed will compete in a wellness challenge during the week leading into the Brickyard. Both No. 16 crews will go head-to-head to see who has the most active minutes, takes the most steps and burns the most calories during the week.  For updates follow @roushfenway on Twitter. 

In the Points 

Biffle is currently 18th in the point standings, 63 points out of 16th.

Biffle on Indianapolis:

“I’m up in the air on how the high drag package will handle at Indy.  Track position is the key to Indy, the further you are to the front the better your car drives because you aren’t in the dirty air.  Now with the high drag that dirty air is going to be multiplied by a lot.  So passing will be on the straightway.  I don’t know how it will work for the car behind around the corner.  Handling is still an issue. We have to go around the corner pretty fast and you have to have enough straightway to catch that guy in front of you with the high drag, so we’ll see, I just don’t know what it’s going to be like but I can’t wait to see.” 

Puccia on Indianapolis:

“It’s great to have Lilly on board this weekend at Indy.  About a month ago we were at Pocono which is a track with similar characteristics to Indy, so we can take what we learned there for what we’ll start with in Indy.  NASCAR came up with a new aero packing with high drag characteristics to try and put the cars closer together.  We get some extra test time on Friday with data on the car to get a better idea of what this new aero package will be like at Indy.”

About Lilly Diabetes

Lilly has been a global leader in diabetes care since 1923, when we introduced the world’s first commercial insulin. Today we are building upon this heritage by working to meet the diverse needs of people with diabetes and those who care for them. Through research and collaboration, a broad and growing product portfolio and a continued determination to provide real solutions—from medicines to support programs and more—we strive to make life better for all those affected by diabetes around the world. For more information, visit www.lillydiabetes.com or follow us on Twitter: @LillyDiabetes.