NSCS: Greg Biffle’s Chase Comes to Very Early End In Dover


DOVER, Del. — One of the top teams in the garage that have experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows so far in 2014 has been Roush-Fenway Racing.

With Carl Edwards’ two victories at Bristol Motor Speedway and Sonoma Raceway, Biffle making the Chase for the Sprint Cup but lacking speed, and the second-year driver Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. struggling to make the top-20 on a regular basis has the team in a state of question. Pile on top of those facts that Edwards will be departing at season’s end and you start to wonder if this team is flat unsure about its future in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Entering the Monster Mile of Dover International Speedway – a track where Biffle has twice seen victory in his career – Biffle had an outside chance at making it to the Contender Round (Round Two of the 2014 Chase). Standing six-points behind the cutoff of 12th position, Biffle and the entire No.16 RFR team knew they had their work cut out for them if they were to rebound to advance to the next round.

Starting back in 27th – the second lowest starting position of any Chase contender – Biffle was in no way a contender for the win, a top-five or even a top-15 for that matter. Finishing the day as the last car one-lap down and in 21st spot, Biffle cannot put a finger on the lack of performance through this troubled season.

With very little to comment after the race Biffle stated, “It’s pretty frustrating, I’ve won races my whole career, but to be struggling like this all year is disappointing at best.”

The numbers only prove Biffle’s point.

In the last four races, his best finish was a 16th last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Before that, he had a string of three consecutive 10th-place finishes which was just enough to squeak Biffle through to initially make the 16-driver Chase.

Biffle enters the next race at Kansas Speedway — a track, where he is a two-time winner — with hopes of bringing back the right winning piece on Sunday afternoon.

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About Zach Catanzareti

Zach Catanzareti serves as a Contributing Writer in the NASCAR department for Rubbings Racing and can be followed on Twitter (@zachracing) for the latest NASCAR updates. A native of Easton, Pennsylvania, he also follows IndyCar and Formula 1.

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