Biffle on Talladega: “We started the season this year with a good run at Daytona and although Talladega is certainly different than Daytona despite them both being superspeedways, I am hoping that we can have that same sort of performance this weekend. We haven’t had a lot of luck at Talladega but last year we had two top-10’s there so it looks like we’re doing something right. If we can just get out of there with a top-10 finish I will be happy.”
Erwin on Talladega: “The superspeedway races are obviously unique races in that even if you have the best driver, the best pit crew and the fastest racecar, you can very easily get caught up in someone else’s accident and take the car home in pieces. Qualifying is not as important as it is at other tracks just because pit selection isn’t that crucial because the pit stalls are so big and no matter where you start you could have the lead one lap and be 20th the next lap. We had a couple of good finishes at Talladega last year so we’ll just go out there and do what we did then to try to get out of there with a top-10 finish.”
- Biffle and the 3M team dropped to 11th in the standings following their 33rd-place finish in Martinsville; they are 316 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson and 113 points out of fifth.
- Biffle’s average finish at Talladega is 22nd from an average starting position of 16.4.
- Biffle scored his two best-ever finishes at Talladega last year when he finished seventh in the spring and fourth in the fall.
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