Sitting inside Greg Biffle’s pit during Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was something every racing fan should experience.
I arrived in Loudon hours before the start of the race, giving me plenty of time to walk around and admire everything that makes the event so impressive.
I stepped inside Biffle’s Roush Fenway Racing trailer, met the pit crew, and even stepped onto the track to chat with some of the drivers just minutes before the green flag was raised. Biffle, who finished 15th, even let me and others from NESN’s team see the alluring NESN30 car up close.
The race started, and I put on a headset to listen to Biffle’s conversation with his crew chief, Matt Puccia. It was both entertaining and informative to hear them discuss the car, other drivers and the weather conditions near the track.
The most captivating part, though, was seeing Biffle’s pit crew at work. His No. 16 car developed a complication on its left rear less than 10 laps into the race, so he was forced to pull over. But as you can see in the video below, Biffle’s pit stop was quick, efficient and effective.
The problem was corrected, and Biffle finished the race, which he credited to his crew via headset after he crossed the checkered line.