NASCAR Driver Greg Biffle Will Win at Michigan

Michigan International Speedway is Greg Biffle’s Favorite Track

Greg Biffle has been in the NASCAR Silly Season rumor mill the last few months. It has been reported that he has resigned with Roush Fenway Racing and an official announcement is coming. With that Monkey off his back what a great time to return to his best track on the circuit the Michigan International Speedway.

The Michigan International Speedway is one of the biggest D shaped ovals that NASCAR runs on. It is a 2 mile speedway. It has been super fast since its most recent repave and the focus on much discussion on slowing the cars down. It is a wide race track with 18 degrees of banking in the corners, 5 degrees on the front stretch and 2 degrees on the backstretch. It is not uncommon to see four wide on a restart.

Every week we look at the driver ratings for the race track that NASCAR is racing at. This week Greg Biffle leads all drivers with a rating of 110 followed by Matt Kenseth 105.6, Carl Edwards 101.4 and Jimmie Johnson at 101.4.

Who gets it done at Michigan. Greg Biffle leads all active drivers with four wins including this race last year. Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards each and two wins. This track is one of Jimmie Johnson’s nemesis. He has never won here.

Last year was the best Father’s Day ever, 1,000th win for Ford and to have my daughter there for her first victory lane.  I’m not sure how to top that, but hopefully something spectacular will happen.” Biffle added, “Michigan is one of my favorite tracks; it’s a big fast place and has lots of room to race.  There is always a lot of strategy going on.  Fuel mileage and pit stops are very important.

This track has in the past been referred to as the “House of Roush” because Roush Fenway Racing has the most wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup as any other team. They have 13 wins which include those of Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards above plus four from Mark Martin and one from Kurt Busch.

Greg Biffle has won two of the last three races at Michigan finishing ninth last august. He loves this speedway and has put his contract issues behind him. Look for him to win the Quicken Loans 400.

If you cannot get to the Michigan International Speedway for the Quicken Loans 400 it will be broadcast on TNT Sunday, June 15th starting at 12 PM ET.

Brian Berg Jr. is a NASCAR writer for BehindPitRow.com.

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Top 10 Driver Ratings at Michigan
Greg Biffle …………………………….. 110.0
Matt Kenseth …………………………. 105.6
Carl Edwards …………………………. 104.7
Jimmie Johnson …………………….. 101.4
Dale Earnhardt Jr. ……………………. 97.0
Tony Stewart …………………………… 95.9
Kyle Busch ……………………………… 92.0
Brian Vickers …………………………… 91.5
Jeff Gordon …………………………….. 89.8
Denny Hamlin ………………………….. 89.7
Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2013 races (18 total) among active drivers at Michigan International Speedway.