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2013 Las Vegas: Greg Biffle NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Mar 05, 2013 - 04:46 PM
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2013 Las Vegas: Greg Biffle NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview


Team: No. 16 American Red Cross Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Matt Puccia
Primary Chassis: RK-825 Last ran Kansas – finished 27th
Backup Chassis: RK-809 Last ran Texas – finished 10th

 

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• Biffle at Las Vegas

o Biffle has nine Sprint Cup Series starts at Las Vegas, earning two top-five and six top-10 finishes.

o Statistically, Biffle’s best starting position on the circuit of ninth comes at Vegas.

o The driver of the No. 16 Red Cross Ford Fusion has competed nine times in the Nationwide Series at Las Vegas, earning one win, five top-five and eight top-10 finishes.

• The Car

o Chassis RK-825 first hit the track in 2012 at Kansas. While running inside the top three Biffle brushed the wall, resulting in a 27th-place finish.

o The backup Chassis RK-809 is the car Biffle got his first win of 2012 with in Texas.

• The American Red Cross and RFR

o The American Red Cross is celebrating the sixth year of its Red Cross Racing partnership with 3M and Roush Fenway Racing. Thanks to a generous donation from 3M and support by Greg Biffle, the No. 16 Ford features a Red Cross paint scheme during the March 10 race in Las Vegas, NV, and the April 27 race in Richmond, Va.

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o All blood types are needed to ensure an adequate supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of positive identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

• About the American Red Cross

o The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.


Biffle on Vegas:
“I’m jacked up about heading to Vegas. One, I love to gamble, and two, I love that race track. We run really well there. We’ve got the American Red Cross on the car this weekend and I just can’t wait to get there. It takes a lot of things to win at Vegas. Track position is key and you need to have the right pit stop at the end. We’ve been really close to winning in the Cup car before and hopefully this is it.”

Puccia on Vegas:
“We learned a lot at the Charlotte test in January that will help us out in Vegas with this new 2013 Gen 6 Ford. 1.5-mile tracks have been our strong suit in the past and we are hoping to capitalize on that in 2013. Last season we finished third at Vegas and took over the points lead, we are looking to pick up where we left off last season.”

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