Roush Fenway Racing’s Greg Biffle left Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday with a second-place finish in the Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
From his 36th place starting spot, Biffle moved to the front of the pack and even led the way for 58 laps. But in the end, Biffle came up one caution flag shy of a win.
“That final restart Clint gave us a huge, huge push and we had a huge run at the No. 11 car,” Biffle said. “I was backing up off of him quite a bit on the backstretch and I got probably two-and-a-half, three cars away from him and they said, ‘Caution is out.’ I was setting up to go by him, but just never had the chance. I wish I had known we weren’t going to race all the way back, but it was a good day for us. The car was really fast, a lot of speed, and I’m just happy to come out of here with a clean car.”
If the race had stayed green, Biffle felt like he could have had a run at the win, but leaving Talladega with a second-place finish is a great day for the No. 16 team.