Is Greg Biffle Close To Visiting Victory Lane?

Katie CilanoCorrespondent IAugust 23, 2008

Everyone wants to know—when will Greg Biffle get his first win of the 2008 season?

He already has a few second places finishes, a handful of top-fives, a list full of top-10s, and he’s starting to look a little like Mark Martin (which, of course, is not a bad thing). So the next step is to get into the Chase.

Getting into the Chase will actually improve Biffle's odds of winning.

Look at it this way: Once in the Chase, everyone will be gunning for the wins and the most points to go for the ultimate prize, the championship. So when you think about it, Biffle, a guy with no wins this season, will be hungry, even starving, for a win.

Sure, the teams will be cautious and try to be consistent, but come on, this is the CHASE FOR THE SPRINT CUP! How could you not go for a win in the Chase? Not to mention, getting your first win of the season in the Chase can only give your team the confidence to perform at their best, and everyone knows confidence is everything.

Just look at Kansas last year. The No. 16 team got a win and look how good they are this year, compared to '06 and '07.

As of now, Biffle is seventh in the points and 141 points ahead of 13th place, David Ragan. With an 11th place at Bristol, the 16 team's momentum is high going into two tracks that Biffle is very good at and likes a lot as a driver.

Roush Fenway as a whole is good at California, so it wouldn't be a surprise if Biffle got a win there.

Greg has run well at Richmond, but with it being the last race until the Chase, I would expect him to get a solid top-15 run and settle into the chase.

Once into the chase, though, be on guard for everyone to shoot for the wins, so watch for Biffle to be in Victory Lane, hopefully sooner rather than later!