Team: No. 16 3M Safety Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Matt Puccia
Primary Chassis: RK-852 Brand new chassis
Backup Chassis: RK-794 Last ran Sprint Unlimited – finished 2nd
Biffle at Talladega:
Biffle has 20 Sprint Cup career starts at Talladega, earning two top-five and five top-10 finishes.
In 2012 Biffle finished inside the top 10 at both Talladega races.
Chassis RK-852 is a brand new chassis.
The backup chassis RK-794 first ran the Sprint Unlimited in Daytona last year earning a sixth-place finish. Then ran the Sprint Unlimited this year earning a second-place finish.
The No. 16 3M team will be wearing special safety shirts on Friday and Saturday.
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Biffle on Talladega: “I’m really looking forward to Talladega. We’ve been working really hard on our restrictor-plate program. We did a tire test for Goodyear at Daytona and so we think we learned a little bit of speed secrets. You never know what will happen at Talladega. It’s a lot wider race track and we are probably going to be three or four wide. For sure it will be an exciting finish.”
Puccia on Talladega: “We had a decent run at Daytona and learned a bunch of what we needed to work on with our superspeedway program. I like the direction we’ve gone and the work that we’ve done leading up to now. A lot of strategy goes into racing at Talladega to keep track position and I expect lots of side-by-side racing. Look for the 3M Safety Ford Fusion to be upfront all day and we’ll get us a good run.”