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Greg Biffle: Roush Fenway Has Begun to Remedy 2014 Trouble Areas

Greg Biffle: Roush Fenway Has Begun to Remedy 2014 Trouble Areas

by December 10, 2014 0 comments

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LAS VEGAS — After a relatively quiet 2014 compared to several of the ‘super teams’ on the Sprint Cup grid, Roush Fenway Racing has identified and has begun to fix the issues that hampered their effort this season – so says driver of their No. 16 Ford Fusion, Greg Biffle.

Biffle, this year’s 14th-place driver in the points standings, points to several personnel changes in the Roush Fenway camp and a brand new team mindset entering 2015 as the keys to overhauling the organization’s Sprint Cup program heading into next season.

“I think it’s a matter of really kind of re-organizing our group and kind of going in a different direction,” Biffle said. “We’ve got some new people and some new thoughts, new ideas. We’re working really really hard.

“I think you tend to see that – teams that struggled the prior year or whatnot come out of the gate a little stronger because we worked harder over the winter, and I hope that’s the case.”

Biffle explained at last Friday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet that the Roush Fenway organization have a good idea on where the problem areas are that held the team to two wins in 2014, a total that ties their lowest since 2001.

“We definitely have an idea where our deficiencies are in our cars and our program,” Biffle stated. “We’re working hard to correct those.”

RFR will be working with a clean slate in a sense next year as new aerodynamic and engine changes are coming to the Sprint Cup cars in time for February’s Daytona 500.

When talking about the changes that will be present on the cars next year, the 19-time race winner issued his thoughts on the impending changes set to impact each team, specifically praising NASCAR’s decision to take some of the downforce off of the cars.

“I think it’s going to be fairly similar to this year,” Biffle said. “I think a change is probably good because it’s going to mix it up a little bit and give teams a chance to get to that main goal again of creating speed in our car.

“I know it can’t hurt us, we’re certainly looking for some help. I think it’s going to change it up.

“I don’t think anybody is excited about losing a little bit of power, but I think bringing some of the downforce off of it is the right thing to do.”

Kyle Pokrefky
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