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Greg Biffle joins teammate Carl Edwards as the only two drivers from Ford Motor Company in the chase.
Biffle sits in 9th place in the chase 153 points behind leader Mark Martin. What does that mean? It means he needs to finish six spots ahead of Mark Martin on average, every race, from here on out.
With Biffle's best two chase tracks behind him, he and crew chief, Greg Erwin, are going to have to really step up.
Kansas has been historically a great track for Biffle. He finished third here last year, after two wins. He won here in 2007, and his average finish is 5.5. He also has completed every lap he's ever ran here, as a Roush driver.
Homestead is also a huge track for "The Biff." He won there three years in a row, from 2004-'06, and has an average finish of 9.8.
The other six tracks are just ok for Biffle. Only one win at those six tracks, which was in the spring of 2005, at Texas.
His performance has to go way up in those tracks to be a champion, especially at Charlotte, where he's only completed 85.5 percent of his laps.
Last season may be deja vu for Biffle. After winning the first two races, and finishing third at Kansas, he fell way off, and this year, he's 9th, not first.
If he even falls off a little, its over for Biffle, and with Ford Racing in 2009, look for that to happen, and Biffle be on the outside looking in for 2010.