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September 17, 2008 3:48 PM

Loop Data: Biffle on Championship Path

Expect More Of The Same From New Hampshire Winner

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2008) – Greg Biffle’s standings climb began with his New Hampshire win. But it likely won’t end there.
The remaining schedule in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup sets up almost perfectly for Biffle. He has been strong at most of the upcoming tracks, starting with this weekend’s venue, Dover International Speedway.

Nine tracks remain, of which seven have already hosted a race earlier this season.

Below are Biffle’s 2008 stats from those seven tracks:

Greg Biffle at Remaining Chase Tracks (2008)

 
Track             Finish         ARP            FLR          LT15%     DR          Points

Dover                 3              2.3             77            100          130.6    175

Talladega           18            27.1           4              9.0           52.1      109

LMS                   2              9.7             25            85.3         107.6    175

Martinsville         20            24.3           0              14.2         59.7      103

Atlanta               4              12.2           10            76.6         95.0      165

Texas                 39            16.0           14            69.3         77.8      46

Phoenix             9              9.5             30            85.9         102.7    138

Total/Avg.          13.6         14.4           160          62.9         89.4      130.1

ARP: Average Running Position

FLR: Fastest Laps Run

LT15%: Percentage of Laps in the Top 15

DR: Driver Rating

Biffle has had "poor" outings this season at three of the remaining Chase tracks - Talladega, Martinsville and Texas.

But in the other four, Biffle scored top-10 finishes and Driver Ratings of at least 95.0.

Arguably more promising for Biffle are the two tracks that have yet to host a 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race: Kansas and Homestead.
He’s a winner at both. Last season, Biffle became the only non-Chaser to win a Chase race with his victory at
Kansas (he also has a top-three finish in three of the last four Kansas races). At Homestead, Biffle has dominated, winning three consecutive races from 2004-2006.

This weekend could prove vital for Biffle’s championship hopes. His career average finish at Dover of 12.1 is third-best for him behind Bristol (9.8) and Kansas (11.0).

Biffle’s working on an incredible Dover run, registering top 10s in five consecutive races – and six of the last seven. Below are his Dover stats during that span.

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Greg Biffle at Remaining Chase Tracks (2008)

 

Date         Finish        ARP       FLR      LT15%     DR           Led

6/05             1            4.9           74        99.8       137.4       150

9/05             13          8.1           28        80.9       109.3       14

6/06             8            7.2           25        97.0       103.6       2

9/06             5            7.7           48        92.5       118.6       57

6/07             6            9.5           3          91.8         95.7       0

9/07             2            4.7           12        100        117.4       6

6/08             3            2.3           77        100        130.6       164

Total/Avg.    5.4         6.3           267      94.5       116.1       393

ARP: Average Running Position

FLR: Fastest Laps Run

LT15%: Percentage of Laps in the Top 15

DR: Driver Rating

Led: Laps Led

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Biffle ranks first in all but one of the above categories (Matt Kenseth has 491 laps led over the last seven races).            


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Loop Data Defined: NASCAR statistics generated from electronic scoring loops embedded around each track hosting races in NASCAR’s three national series – the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

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