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October 8, 2012 8:55 AM

Biffle Avoids Final Lap Melee to Finish Sixth with Some Help From His Spotter

Talladega, ALA. (October 7, 2012) – Greg Biffle had one of the most exciting races of his life today in Talladega.  The first 187 laps passed by with little incident but on the final lap a wreck unfolded right in front of him that collected most of the field.  With the help of his spotter Joel Edmonds, however, Biffle successfully dodged all of the carnage and crossed the finish line practically unscathed.  He was credited with a sixth-place finish and move up two spots to ninth in the point standings.

“If I told you, you wouldn’t believe me,” said Biffle after climbing from his 3M/City of Hope Ford. “It was unbelievable.  I was probably 20th and five wide up against the wall and then the cars started wrecking.  It was like Days of Thunder coming through the smoke and grass and I just kept going straight.  That’s all I did and once I was clear of all the stuff, I kept going to the start finish line.  It was the craziest thing I’ve ever been involved in in my life.”

Prior to all of the craziness of the final lap, Biffle started the race in the fifth position and remained in the top 10 for the majority of the race.  He let a total of 16 laps and picked up 39 points with his sixth-place finish.

Next up, the Sprint Cup Series will head to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Bank of America 500.  Coverage for the Bank of America 500 begins at 7:00pm ET on Saturday, October 13th on ABC.

NEXT UP:

Bank of America 500

1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway

Concord, NC

Saturday, October 7, 2012

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