Biffle hopes fourth straight victory

It's been a very disappointing NASCAR season for Greg Biffle, but he's feeling pretty good this week.

updated: November 17, 2007 18:34 IST
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Homestead, Florida:

It's been a very disappointing NASCAR season for Greg Biffle, but he's feeling pretty good this week.

The Roush Fenway Racing driver failed to qualify for the Chase for the Nextel Cup championship for the second straight year, is ranked 15th in the points and has only one victory in 2007.

But he is coming off a second-place finish last Sunday at Phoenix - only his 11th top-10 of the season - and, even better, Biffle is racing this week at his favorite track, Homestead-Miami Speedway, for the Ford 400.

The 2005 Cup runner-up has won three straight races on the Florida oval, finishing each of the past three seasons on a high note.

Four in a row on the same track would be a great accomplishment, even if most of the focus this week is on Jimmie Johnson trying to hold off Jeff Gordon to win his second straight Cup title.

"The only thing I've done like that is I won four late model events in a row at Tri-Cities Speedway, but that wasn't as near the competition of the Nextel Cup series," Biffle said.

"We won 17 out of 19 races at one track when I won the championship. We won a lot of races there, but never anything other than that, so it would be pretty special for us," he said.

Biffle said the 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) track, reconfigured in 2003 to 20 degrees of progressive banking, is a fun place to race.

"You can run on the bottom, the middle and the top, but it's not as fast as the mile-and-a-halves we normally go to and it has a little bit longer sweeping corners," he said.

"It drives a little bit more like a medium-sized short track - sort of like Phoenix, as far as corner entry into three.

"That's another thing that makes it fun. ... This racetrack has a little slower corner speed, so it's a little more technical."

Can he win at Homestead again?

"Oh yeah, absolutely," Biffle said.

That car has been really fast everywhere we've taken it and I'm real positive that we can at least challenge for that fourth win in a row, Biffle said.