NASCAR: Top drivers of 2014 – No. 14 Greg Biffle

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Greg Biffle

Season finish: 14th

2014 Season Stats: 0 wins, 3 top-5, 11 top-10, 0 Poles.

What went right: Greg Biffle didn’t have the best of seasons, but at least he qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Other than that, the biggest highlight of the 2014 season for The Biff was a runner-up finish in the spring race at Talladega. He also re-signed with Roush Fenway Racing and has a new sponsor going forward for 2015.

What went wrong: Consistency and better performances were the biggest problem for Biffle in 2014, his worst season since 2011. He struggled to a 16.4 average finish per race and had only 27 lead lap finishes. He led just 110 laps, his lowest season total since 2007. But it wasn’t all Biffle’s fault, teammates Carl Edwards and especially Ricky Stenhouse Jr. also struggled in 2014.

2015 Prospectus: Biffle, who turns 45 on Dec. 23, will find himself for the first time as the de facto No. 1 driver at Roush Fenway Racing, now that Carl Edwards has moved on. RFR needs a big turnaround overall, and if Biffle and Stenhouse can have good seasons, that will go a long way towards making RFR more competitive not just against other teams, but especially vs. the other top Ford team, Penske Racing. Biffle works well with crew chief Matt Puccia, but just three wins in 3 ½ years together needs to be improved. Plus, in the last three seasons, Biffle has slipped from fifth (2012) to ninth (2013) to 14th (2014). It’s time to right the wayward ship and get back on the winning track.

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