NASCAR Sprint Cup cars reaching 220 mph going into the corner at Michigan International Speedway?
That's Greg Biffle's estimate of his top speed Friday after posting a lap of 204.708 mph in qualifying trim during practice. For Biffle, 42, the lap was a confidence booster for Saturday's time trials, particularly since the Roush Fenway racer believes he left a little speed on the track.
"It was closer to 205 than 204," Biffle pointed out. "Can we round it up? Obviously if qualifying tomorrow was earlier in the day and it was a little cooler out I am sure we would break into the 34-second bracket. (The lap time of 35.172 seconds) is seconds faster than I thought we would go here.
"To be perfectly honest with you, I wish I could tell you that I was holding my breath and on edge, but it must be a lot of adrenaline because I don't remember. I am trying to think of my lift points on the pedal and things like that. You get so in the moment. We scuffed in so many sets of tires and now I h...