Biffle Survives Flat Tire to Finish 15th in Kansas

Greg Biffle unloaded a fast No. 16 3M Filtrete Ford in Kansas, posting top 10 lap times in practice and qualifying 11th, but an eventful 267-lap race saw Biffle involved in two cautions.  Biffle remained on the lead lap and battled back from a flat tire after contact from another competitor to earn a 15th-place finish in Kansas.

Raceday at Kansas was the warmest day of what was a chilly race weekend for the Sprint Cup series.  Biffle described the handling on his Ford as “snappy loose” and the team worked with track bar and wedge adjustments to help get the 3M Filtrete Ford’s handling where he needed it to be.

Just over 80 laps into the race, Biffle made contact with another car, sending the two spinning across the track.  Luckily the No. 16 3M Filtrete Ford had no damage and after a pit stop for four tires, Biffle was back on his way.  Unfortunately after the contact the handling continued to waiver between tight and loose for Biffle.

As the race was approaching 30 laps to go, another car got into the left front of Biffle’s Ford.  The contact caused the tire to go flat and Biffle to hit the outside wall.  The team made multiple pit stops for repairs, all while maintaining their position on the lead lap.  Their effort paid off with a solid 15th-place lead lap finish.  Biffle currently sits 14th in the championship point standings.