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June 20, 2013

Biffle, Edwards not on same page

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BROOKLYN, Mich. —

For the most part, Sunday’s race was a welcome break from all that chatter. At one point, Biffle, Edwards, Keselowski and Joey Logano — all Ford drivers — were firmly in the top 10. Edwards led 16 laps. Logano led 21 before finishing ninth.

“I think seeing all those Fords up front was really a statement, that we are moving in the right direction. There’s a lot of momentum,” said Edwards, who is second in the standings behind Chevrolet’s Jimmie Johnson. “We need to get better and faster.”

Of course, that upbeat, team-oriented quote didn’t draw as much attention as what Edwards said about Biffle, but Biffle said Tuesday the two would have a chance to talk things through.

“We had a brief conversation in our call-in, but we had all the team engineers and crew chiefs and drivers. That really wasn’t the proper time to take up the meeting time to discuss all of those things, but we talked about it briefly,” Biffle said. “We’re going to have a follow-up meeting. Everybody had different schedules this week, so we’re going to sit down and talk a little bit about it and just the expectation and understanding of, what can you do to help another competitor? Certainly, I’ve backed up to Carl before to get stuff off his grille and he’s done the same stuff for me.”

Balancing teamwork with individual competitiveness always seems to be an inexact science. One thing was clear after the race: Team owner Jack Roush was happy Biffle held on to win.

“There’s no team orders for that kind of thing, but I do support the decision that Greg made to not give up his track position,” Roush said. “We’ll discuss that.”

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