KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Roush Fenway Racing swept the front row in Friday’s (Oct. 7) qualifying session at Kansas Speedway, with Greg Biffle clocking in at 30.877 seconds in his qualifying run. Carl Edwards will start alongside Biffle when the green flag waves on Sunday afternoon, finishing out his session at 30.933 seconds.
“It was a really good lap,” said Biffle. “I think what I’d really rather talk about is how slow we were off the truck. It was quite amazing. We were 35th or 37th when we loaded off the truck today and 15 or 20 guys in race trim were faster than we were. I think that says something about the team, how we started there and ended up where we are right now.”
Edwards was also satisfied with his qualifying run, saying, “I’m pretty excited to have an all Ford front row. I think that’s neat. There’s a lot of pride for that in our guys at the shop.”
Yet another factor was prevalent in this qualifying session, though, that also played a part in Friday’s Sprint Cup Series practice session: Wind. Kyle Busch, who qualified third, was one of the drivers who noticed this.
“The wind blowing today was kind of a handful for a lot of cars and it was a little bit for us too just getting down into turn 3,” said Busch. “We couldn’t get to the bottom as good as I wanted to.”
Jeff Gordon almost wrecked his car trying to compensate for the wind gusts and qualified 10th.
Behind Biffle, Edwards and Busch, Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top five. Biffle warned the other competitors to watch out for the RFR drivers on Sunday, as three of the cars are starting in the top four.
“The three of us are going to be hard to beat,” said Biffle.
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