August 7, 2014 7:22 PM

Road Racing Challenges | Greg Biffle Watkins Glen Advance


Biffle at Watkins Glen

  • Biffle has 11 Sprint Cup career starts at Watkins Glen, earning one top-five and three top-10 finishes.

Last time

  • After qualifying 17th, Biffle had his hands full all day with traffic but had a fast Ford.  A poorly timed caution while pitting cost the team valuable track position, but Biffle was able to avoid the caution filled closing laps to finish 16th.  

The Car

  • Chassis RK-764 has been around for a few years, but last hit the track one year ago at Watkins Glen. 

Puccia’s Homestate

  • Crew chief Matt Puccia is originally from Watertown, NY.  

Another Local Connection

  • Kevin Doebler, Roush Fenway fabricator and raceday pit support for the No. 16 3M team is originally from Johnson City, NY.  

Biffle on Watkins Glen:

“Road racing presents a tough set of scenarios.  You have to be careful with the gear box, the braking and staying on the race track.  So those are three challenges of road racing to start with.  I like Watkins Glen and I’ve been fairly successful there, even won in the trucks and had some good finishes.  I like that track and I’m looking forward to this weekend.”   

Puccia on Watkins Glen:

“The new rules for 2014 are unique and you have to change the way you approach things for road course racing.  We had a good run at Sonoma and some things will translate and help out at Watkins Glen this week.  Watkins Glen is close to home for me and it’s always good to get up there once a year.  Track position is a big key to being successful on a road course and so is proper pit strategy.”  


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