Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/4/15

CONCORD, NC - OCTOBER 16: Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NASCAR Banking 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway on October 16, 2009 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
In honor of Memorial Day weekend, Greg Biffle’s No. 16 Ford was part of a three-car tribute to our American heroes by Fastenal with his Roush teammates for the Coca-Cola 600, the longest race of the season. Biffle qualified his Fastenal Ford 24th and struggled with grip throughout the entire 600 mile race, hanging on until the very end for a 21st-place finish. Being the longest race of the year, the Coca-Cola 600 creates a unique challenge for teams as the race starts in the evening and goes into night. Biffle’s Ford started off so loose he wasn’t sure how he’d hang on, but with air pressure, shim and track bar adjustments he found himself reporting back around 150 laps in that his handling was much better. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was running in the top-25 before suffering a pit-road mishap causing damage to the front fender of his Fastenal Ford. After numerous pit-stops to repair the mangled machine, Stenhouse battled back to take the checkered flag in the 26th position. “Of course this is not the night we wanted at our home track,” Stenhouse said. “After the Sprint Showdown, we felt we had a good balance for the Coca-Cola 600 but we started out really loose then after the contact got tight. It’s frustrating but we will go back to work and head to Dover.” Roush Fenway’s Carl Edwards finished in fourth place.Filed under: NASCAR, NESN Staff, Roush Fenway, Top Stories
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