Biffle Salvages 20th-Place Finish After Being Collected In A Lap Three Accident
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 6, 2015) – The July 4th weekend at Daytona International Speedway proved challenging for Biffle and his team. A wreck early in practice was severe enough for the team to pull out the backup Cheez-It Ford. As if one wreck wasn’t enough, after a rain delayed start of the Coke Zero 400 Biffle got collected in an accident just three laps into the race. The team made the necessary repairs and Biffle was in contention for a solid finish until being collected in the final lap accident, resulting in a 20th-place finish.
Biffle took to the track in the first of two practice sessions on Friday in his No. 16 Cheez-It Ford. Just a few laps in things got dicey up ahead and Biffle wound up collected in the melee. The damage resulted in the No. 16 team having to pull out the backup car. Despite July Daytona heat, the team got the backup car ready in time to make some laps in final practice.
The start of the Coke Zero 400 was delayed around five hours for rain. Biffle started 25th, but just three laps in got collected in an accident on the track. Despite multiple pit stops for repairs, Biffle was able to remain on the lead lap in his Cheez-It Ford.
Aerodynamics are crucial to Superspeedway racing and after the damage the team did the best they could to fix their Ford. Over the course of the race the No. 16 Cheez-It Ford had good balance, but was lacking aero speed.
Biffle was poised to salvage a decent finish as the field headed into a green-white-checkered finish. A giant wreck unfolded as the field slid across the finish line. Biffle was sliding sideways in the No. 16 Cheez-It Ford and made it across the finish line for a 20th-place finish.