Biffle Earns Ford Fan Friday Pole for Sunday's Food City 500
Greg Biffle earned his first career Bristol Motor Speedway pole during Ford Fan Friday qualifying at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile Friday afternoon.
The Vancouver, Wash. native ripped off a 15.324 sec. lap at 125.215 mph to place himself in the top spot for Sunday’s Food City 500.
While it is the first time Biffle will roll off the grid in the first position, he is no stranger to the front row, having started second three prior times.
“I couldn’t be more proud of how my team is working,” Biffle said after the run. “I know a lot of people say that, but we got in line with about nine minutes to go to make our bonsai run with sticker tires. Puccia called it the money lap, but I still wasn’t happy with where the car was and I wanted one more change.
“It was a huge thrill ride. It is only a good thrill ride if it turns out to be good. I saw Kyle’s lap and he had a thrill ride, but is probably not happy about it. I learned a couple of things. Don’t overdrive one. The key is to not overdrive it and as soon as the car turns in the corner you have to get back to the throttle.”
A.J. Allmendinger drove his machine to the outside pole position, his third top-10 start at BMS. Ryan Newman will begin the race from third.
Five-time BMS victor Jeff Gordon and 2011 IRWIN Tools Night Race winner Brad Keselowski rounded out the top-five.
Regan Smith, Aric Almirola, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano and Kasey Kahne filled the sixth through tenth positions.
Other notables include defending race winner Kyle Busch in 13th, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. starting 18th.
Tickets still are available for both Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300/Widow Wax 125 doubleheader and Sunday’s Food City 500 Sprint Cup Series event.
For more information about Bristol tickets, please call 423-BRISTOL or visit www.bristoltix.com.