Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 10/5/14

KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 03: Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 CitiFinancial Ford during prerace forthe NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway on October 3, 2009 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
It’s been an up and down 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season for Roush-Fenway’s Greg Biffle. The veteran driver is sitting ninth in the standings heading into this weekend’s return visit to the Michigan International Speedway for the Pure Michigan 400. Biffle won at Michigan back in June as him and his Roush-Fenway teammates dominated that day. They’re hoping for similar results in the return trip this weekend as a victory would really solidify Biffle’s chances at making the Chase this year. Biffle is only four points to the good on being in the automatic locked in spots. If he falls outside the top 10 he will have to go on the lone victory at MIS in June to get one of the wildcards, but he will be competiting with Kasey Kahne who has two wins, Martin Truex Jr. who’s currently in the 10th spot and Ryan Newman who won the Brickyard 400. And that’s if none of those guys win another race and no one else outside the top 10 wins. He’s only 22 points ahead of Newman entering this weekend which means all Newman would have to do over the next four races is combine to finish 22 spots ahead of the Biff in those races. That could easily be done in one race. That’s why it’s so important for Biffle to capitalize on a track he’s statistically good at and sweep the year in Michigan. Biffle has four career MIS victories with 10 top fives and 13 top 10′s in 21 career starts there. He has a series-high average running position (8.2), driver rating (110.0), average green flag speed (177.096 mph) and average laps run in the top 15 (85.7%). If he could win that second victory really makes it hard for anyone to beat him for one of the 12 Chase spots as someone outside the top 10 will have to win at least twice and get in front of him in the standings with only four races to do so. That’s why this weekend is so important to Biffle.   Eric Smith is the Lead Motorsports Writer for Race Review Online. Follow him on Twitter @ericsportsguru The post NASCAR: Greg Biffle could put his claim on Chase position with Pure Michigan 400 win appeared first on Race Review Online.
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