Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/4/14

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 03: Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, sits in his car before the Victory Lap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week on December 3, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for NASCAR)
It's easy to understand Greg Biffle's frustration at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. After all, Biffle rallied from the 33rd-place starting position and into the top 20 in the first 75 laps. Although the initial contact that damaged his rear bumper cover was instigated by Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Lap 246, Biffle's tenacity, combined with the team's adjustments to the No. 16 3M Ford, enabled the veteran to restart 13th by Lap 291. Within a few more circuits, Biffle was battling in the top 10. With 125 laps to go, Biffle was running seventh when he was nudged by Jimmie Johnson. That exacerbated the problem with the rear fascia. Seven laps later, NASCAR forced Biffle to pit for repairs. Biffle, 43, has never been a force on the half-mile track, but he has improved considerably with age. In 22 starts on NASCAR's vintage paper clip, Biffle has posted just five top 10 finishes. But three of those have come in his past three starts. So it's not surprising that Biffle, who finished ninth ...
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