With that said, I’ll admit it, the first thing that came to mind after watching the final laps of the Daytona 500 was… what was Greg Biffle thinking, why is he blocking for his teammate Matt Kenseth to win the Daytona 500 and not going for it himself. I thought that for two reasons.
First, he didn’t make any moves on Kenseth in the final two laps despite the fact that Dale Jr. was on his back bumper. And second, he know that if he made a move, it would have turned out just like the same way the Budweiser Shootout turned out but instead of Kyle Busch drafting past Tony Stewart, it would have been Dale Jr. drafting by Greg Biffle to win the Daytona 500.
Now two days later and after watching his interview on NASCAR RaceHub, I understand what Biffle is saying and that he was full throttle for the final two laps, so I conclude he just couldn’t get their to win, but it would have been better if he had did something of a move a few times to try. And now I say goodbye to the Daytona 500, hello Phoenix and good racing.
BTW: This is the same comment I gave on a post entitled "If You Think Biffle Didn’t Want To Win The 500, You Are Crazy”" on The NASCAR Insiders blog, by the way, its a good blog and recommend it.
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