Biffle Hopes To Capitalize On Charlotte Experience
Greg Biffle – Charlotte Advance
Team: No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Matt Puccia; @mpuccia16
Twitter: @16RFRCup, @gbiffle
Contact: Nancy Padula; firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-743-3940
Biffle at Charlotte
Biffle has 24 starts at the 1.5-mile track, earning five top-five and eight top-10 finishes.
Greg Biffle dominated the first 20-lap segment of the Showdown in his No. 16 Ortho Ford, leading all 20 laps to advance to the Sprint All-Star race. Biffle then went on to qualify second for the All-Star race.
As part of NASCAR’s “600 Miles of Remembrance,” the name of Private Dean S. VanDyke will be featured across the windshield of Biffle’s No. 16 Ford this weekend. VanDyke was the cousin of Biffle’s mother Sally. A private in the U.S. Army, he was originally from Delmont Pa.
Private VanDyke entered the service in Nov. of 1965 and after training was deployed to Vietnam. Despite a heavy volume of fire, Van Dyke disregarded his own wounds to crawl forward to the perimeter to rescue several of his injured comrades. Despite being hit by gunfire during this gallant and selfless action he continued forward, eventually suffering second and third wounds and further advancing until he was eventually fatally wounded. Van Dyke, who was 21 years old and had served only six weeks of service and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his courageous actions.
Roush Fenway Racing will host their annual Fan Day on Thursday, May 21st. Biffle will sign autographs at 10 a.m. Ticket distribution is at 8 a.m.
In the Points
Biffle is currently 21st in the point standings; 30 points out of 16th.
Designed to educate consumers about Ortho products, “What’s Buggin’ Biffle” takes on everyday challenges and gives homeowners real-life answers. The web-series gives fans a peek under Biffle’s hood to see what’s buggin’ him both on-and-off the track. Check out www.drivebugsaway.com for the latest episodes!
Biffle on Charlotte:
“The Coke 600 is the longest race of the season and gives us an opportunity to work on our car for a long period of time. Charlotte is one of the more temperature sensitive tracks that we race on. Starting in the day and going into evening is a huge factor and why this race is so challenging. Last weekend we had a fast car and were able to race our way into the All-Star race and qualify well, so I’ve got added confidence going into the Coke 600.”
Puccia on Charlotte:
“The Coke 600 is one of the more challenging races since it starts in the day and ends during the night. Not only is it a test for the driver, it’s a test for the teams and the equipment since it’s the longest race of the year. We are looking to take what we learned in the All-Star race and apply it to this weekend.”