Greg Biffle

Fantasy NASCAR Picks for the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway

Picking the best fantasy drivers at Dover so you don't have to.
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<p> Fantasy Picks for the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway.</p>

To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll break down the picks according to its NASCAR driver classes — A-List, B-List, C-List.

NRA sponsorship of NASCAR race in Texas creating buzz

Geoffrey Miller's Five Things to Watch at Texas Motor Speedway
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<p> Five storylines to follow as the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads to Texas Motor Speedway for the NRA 500.</p>

1. NASCAR finding Texas race sponsor to be questionable fit
When Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage announced the naming rights to Saturday night's race, eyebrows were raised in circles far wider than those just in the NASCAR garage. That'll happen when you allow a political group on one side of this country's hottest political debate to stake it's name to an event broadcast on national TV.

The 7 Amazing NASCAR Stats of the Week

David Smith's NASCAR Numbers Game
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<p> David Smith reveals seven NASCAR stats about Dale Earnhardt Jr., Greg Biffle, Casey Mears and AJ Allmendinger in the Sprint Cup Series.</p>

This weekend provides a rare off day on the jam-packed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, but that doesn’t mean analysis will stop. After five races, there is a litany of story-telling statistics in a series that continues to one-up itself, to the delight of news desks everywhere.

Wreck, fight highlight a NASCAR thriller at Auto Club Speedway

Kyle Busch wins Auto Club 400; Logano, Hamlin rivalry intensifies.
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<p> Kyle Busch wins a thriller at Auto Club Speedway, as a last-lap wreck and post-race fight spice up NASCAR's Auto Club 400.</p>

A frenetic final 20 laps in the Auto Club 400 concluded in a last-lap crash involving rivals Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano, a surprise winner in Kyle Busch, and a fight on pit road between Logano and Tony Stewart. And it all happened at the most unlikely of venues: Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

The two-mile oval in Southern California has historically been known for its single-file, strung-out style of racing where aerodynamics and downforce — not tight-quarters beating and banging — are key. That all changed on Sunday.

Harvick, Busch win Duels; hint at what's to come in Daytona

What we've learned thus far in Speedweeks
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<p> What the Sprint Unlimited and Budweiser Duels have taught us.</p>

The theme of NASCAR Speedweeks in Daytona thus far?

Timidity.

New cars that do not line up square and are volatile in the draft; a supposed lack of quality body parts back at the team shops in North Carolina; valued information gleaned on specific cars that crew chiefs don’t want sacrificed.

For these reasons — and possibly because there’s no need to show one’s hand just yet — the action has been relatively staid at Daytona International Speedway.

Greg Biffle: 2013 NASCAR Driver Profile

Release Date: 
Mon, 2013-02-18 01:00
Driver Profile Year: 
2013
Owner: 
Jack Roush
Team Name: 
Roush Fenway Racing
Manufacturer: 
Ford
Sponsor: 
3M
Driver Rank: 
11
Car Number: 
16
Crew Chief: 
Matt Puccia
Recap: 
<p> <strong>2012 Recap</strong><br /> Greg Biffle, now planning for his 11th full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup season, knows not to be over-exuberant about a season’s prospects. “I figured we were going to have our challenges ahead of us,” Biffle said of 2012. “So to come out of the gate like we did and lead the points all the way through when the Chase started was amazing for me. I was really excited about that.”</p> <p> Indeed, Biffle had plenty to be pleased about from NASCAR’s latest tour. The season proved to be his best since 2005, which featured an oh-so-close miss at the championship. Biffle tied his career-best mark for top 10s (21), clicked off 32 lead-lap finishes and became the only driver to finish every race all year.</p> <p> Oh, and Biffle scored two wins — one at Texas Motor Speedway, the other at Michigan International Speedway. The Texas win was the first of the Cup Series variety for crew chief Matt Puccia, who took over Biffle’s team in July 2011.</p> <p> “I wanted to win more for Matt than I did myself,” Biffle said at Texas. “I know I hadn’t won in a long time, but I wanted to get a win for him.”</p> <p> The Washington native earned Sprint Unlimited eligibility with three pole positions (Bristol, Darlington and Charlotte) and set a personal best for average finish (10.2).<br /> Biffle entered the Chase fifth in points but floundered quickly with three finishes outside the top 10. A crash during the race on Kansas’ treacherous new pavement was the final blow, even after he survived a self-described “Days of Thunder” moment in the Talladega Chase race with a sixth-place run. He never returned to contention position but finished the year with four straight top-10 finishes and fifth in NASCAR’s point standings.<br />  </p>

2013 Spin
When a driver turns in the most consistent season-long effort of his career, yet still isn’t a factor when the championship fight boils down to the final moments, the offseason head-scratching can be nearly maddening. That’s what Greg Biffle has dealt with since NASCAR took its short winter break.

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Driver Name: 
Greg Biffle
Previews, predictions and stats for Greg Biffle and the No. 16 team

NASCAR News & Notes of the Week

Dustin Long takes a spin around the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
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<p> Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long highlights the NASCAR news and notes of the week. Carl Edwards and Regan Smith get new crew chiefs, Kyle Busch searches for sponsorship and Elliot Sadler has a new home at Joe Gibbs Racing.</p>
2012

Until last week, crew chief Jimmy Fennig admits he had “very seldom’’ talked to Carl Edwards in their years together at Roush Fenway Racing.

“I’m the type of crew chief that I focus in on the job at hand and the driver I have and don’t really pay too much attention to other drivers,” said Fennig, who most recently was Matt Kenseth’s crew chief.

NASCAR Chase for the Championship Preview

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