Last Time at Pocono: Biffle started 13th, but by the completion of lap one was up to the sixth position. On lap 21 Biffle got his left front down into the grass on the inside of the track and immediately started dropping back in the field due to a damaged splitter and debris on the grille. Biffle rebounded with the help of his crew and by lap 83 he was leading the field. On lap 106 he started having valve spring issues and was left struggling to save his engine to cross the finish 24th.
Point Standings: Biffle is currently third in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver point standings.
Primary: RK-803 Last ran Kentucky – finished 21st
Backup: RK-786 Last ran Homestead – finished 35th
Biffle on racing at Pocono Raceway: “Well, I’m definitely looking forward to Pocono this weekend for several reasons. It’s always good to go back to a track where you’ve won. Pocono is really more like a road course than a traditional oval so shifting is important to make the car perform properly and allow for better racing. It can be a difficult track because all three corners are completely different which makes handling an obstacle. We can just go there and try to run as well as we did when we won and hope for the same result.”
Crew chief Matt Puccia on racing at Pocono Raceway: “Pocono is similar to Indy in several ways but probably the most important is that track position is crucial. You really have to prioritize your practice sessions because of the way the schedule is laid out with no practice after qualifying. You have to get some race run in but track position and pit selection make qualifying extremely important. At Pocono you also might have to compromise handling at one corner to improve handling in another corner because they are so different. Brake managements and fuel mileage are two additional challenges to face at Pocono so we’ll just go and do our best.”