Fontana: Greg Biffle race quotes
February 22, 2008

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (finished 4th)

"This was a pretty fast car. I just screwed it up. Trying to get greedy. You know, it was so hard to pass out here, and I was hoping to beat the 24 out and I was trying to give my guys every advantage I could. I stopped in the box, I wasn't out of the box, but the guy pulled the hose around, and we had this problem before. It's just me stopping too deep in the box and caught them off-guard and ran over the hose. And this box is super-long anyway. But they didn't do anything wrong, it was my fault."

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM SAYS THAT THIS RACE IS THE BEST INDICATOR EARLY IN THE SEASON TO GIVE TEAMS AN IDEA OF WHAT THEY COULD HAVE FOR THE YEAR. THAT'S GOT TO BE A GOOD FEELING FOR YOU. "Yeah, they're [in trouble] if this is the kind of car I'm going to have all year. This thing was fast. Unbelievable. Unbelievable. I don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight. I'm just sick to my stomach, man, it almost brings tears to my eyes to know that I let the guys down like I did. When you you've got a car like that, it sucks to not win, and it sucks that it's your fault. If they'd have dropped a lugnut or something, it wouldn't have been a big deal. But, when it's your fault, it's really hard."

BUT YOUR TEAMMATES WERE QUICK TO TELL YOU HOW WELL YOU DROVE. "They were. The guys know I'm feeling bad, but they're trying to keep me cheered up for next week. They know we can win at Las Vegas. I'll keep working on it. I'm just mad because it always seems like I make a mistake, a little mistake here or there. I got in a little hot during qualifying and probably could've been on the pole -- maybe. Just little stuff. I'm too hard on myself, probably, I guess."

-credit: ford racing