We had a good run here last year, and I feel even more confident about the car we're taking this time. If I was racing against a car that was too high on the race track while it was out there on the track Ã¢â¬â and that obviously was the case Ã¢â¬â then there should be a penalty.""That's all the practice we get for the entire weekend! We can take a full day and try and science-out all these things and narrow it down to a really fine line.
Erwin had been crew chief on the #16 since 2007 and had worked successfully with Biffle to get into the all-important Chase over the past three seasons, claiming five wins, 36 top fives and 66 top tens along the way.
But the relationship had seemingly soured in recent months with Biffle increasingly unhappy and vocal about the state of affairs.
Sometimes though, you need to take a step back and have a new perspective or new set of eyes look at things to move to the next level."RPM has a strategic technical partnership with Roush Fenway Racing, who likely set up the new arrangement for Erwin after he was replaced as the crew chief on the #16 last week by Matt Puccia following the team's lacklustre season to date.
After David Ragan's maiden victory at Daytona, Biffle is now the only one of Roush Fenway's four drivers not to have won a race this season and is only 14th in the Cup points standings.
"He has had a lot of success, brings a fresh perspective and has shown he knows exactly what it takes to win.
I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do together and taking the team to that next level.""When one door closes, another one opens and this is great example of that," said Erwin as he took up his new post.
"I knew I had to race Matt, a great teammate, and Carl Edwards, but I couldn't give up," Biffle said in a post-race television interview.
"The fans saw a great race." Edwards, another Roush teammate, finished third, Mark Martin (Chevrolet) fourth, and two-time points champion Jimmy Johnson (Chevrolet) fifth.
It's not clear whether Erwin's move from Roush Fenway to RPM was at his instigation or because Biffle and team owner Jack Roush felt that a change was needed with or without Erwin's agreement.
JJ Yaley gets rest-of-season deal at Front Row JJ Yeley will be competing for Front Row Motorsports in all of the remaining Sprint Cup races in 2011, the team announced Monday.
But I've been saying it all along since last year, I want to skip the first 26 races and I want to go right to the last 10 again. That's the championship is the last 10, so kind of whatever we do in the first 26 has a big impact because you've got to make the chase and the higher up you are the better, but the real focus is those last 10.""I could've pushed him out of the way, but that's not the way I want to get wins. Famous Quotes organized by author or category for your pleasure and convenience.