Yes, "The Biff" hasn't exactly been firing on all cylinders this season but isn't that sort of the same thing that happened last year? We all know how that story turned out so don't count out Greg Biffle just yet.
If there's a chance of seeing the Vancouver, WA native celebrating in Victory Lane on Sunday, this weekend's race is just the venue for it, as he captured the checkered flag here in controversial fashion in 2007. His win was the epic "he passed the pace car during the final lap" race, which irked many of his competitors.
But you know the old saying, "It's all over but the crying." The only one who wasn't weeping was Biffle, who has all the tangibles needed to succeed at Kansas.
First off, he's a raw talent who's willing to push his equipment beyond limits, even if it means risking a good finish just to go for a win. He goes after each lap like it's a qualifying effort and if there's any track that loves a racer who goes all out, it's Kansas Speedway.
Come to think of it, they'd make a good couple, huh?
Secondly, his equipment has been stellar on the intermediates. Ford has absolutely feasted on the 1.5-mile tracks where handling and horsepower go together like...well, "a horse and carriage." While there's only been three point races run so far at these venues, Roush-Fenway Racing appears to have the inside edge over their competitors in terms of contending for wins.
Additionally, they have added motivation. Last Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600 was basically a Roush-Fenway Ford parade until the nighttime skies descended upon Charlotte Motor Speedway, and instantly, the race turned into anyone's chance to win. Surely, car owner Jack Roush doesn't want a repeat of this happening in the STP 400.
Track Stats for Greg Biffle: 9 starts, 2 wins, 6 top-fives, 6 top-tens, 1 DNF