Sonoma, Calif. (June 23, 2013) – Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle finished third and eighth respectively in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Sonoma Raceway to lead the Roush Fenway effort at the first road course event of the season; RFR rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished 27th in his Sonoma debut.
“I’m really proud of my Aflac guys,” said Edwards. “We ended up with a good position, so I’m happy with it.
“We have done a lot of work and there are a lot of people who have contributed a bunch as a group,” said Edwards. “Our whole Ford group has tried different parts and tested different things. We’ve leaned on Marcos Ambrose a lot and his expertise in road racing, and I think you saw that in qualifying and in the race with myself, Greg and Marcos all qualifying in the top four.”
“It was a great day,” said Biffle. “We could have been a little bit better, but I’m happy with a top 10. Our pit strategy didn’t go our way, but it was close. We wanted to stay on the track all day because we knew that would lead to a good finish and that’s what we did. We’re pretty happy with it.”
With the finish Edwards moved to within 25 points of first place in the Sprint Cup standings; Biffle moved up two spots to sixth in the standings.
Roush Fenway and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series return to action and oval racing next weekend at Kentucky Speedway.