Biffle on Pocono: “Well, I’m definitely looking forward to Pocono this weekend for several reasons. It’s always good to go back to a track where you are the most recent winner but I’m also excited that we’ll be shifting again. Pocono is really more like a road course than a traditional oval so shifting is important to make the car perform properly and allow for better racing. It can be a difficult track because all three corners are completely different which makes handling an obstacle. We can just go there and try to run as well as we did when we won and hope for the same result. I’m also excited to go do a little fishing up there on Saturday afternoon.”
Erwin on Pocono: “NASCAR has relaxed the gear ratio rule to allow shifting at Pocono which I think will make for a better show for the fans. By being able to shift, the drivers will be able to accelerate better off of the slower corners for faster and more competitive racing. It just adds another element to the race and I think it will obviously be an advantage to the drivers who are better at shifting and road course racing. We’d love a repeat win there and that’s what we’re aiming for.”
• Biffle is currently 12th in the Sprint Cup point standings following his 10th-place finish in Kansas. He is only five points out of the 10th position with 13 races remaining until the Chase.
• Biffle’s average finish at Pocono Raceway is 17.2 from an average starting position of 18.1.
• Last August in Pocono Biffle led 28 laps on his way to a victory by a margin of 3.6 seconds over Tony Stewart.