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Jack Roush believes Ford engine woes are solved

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10:58 AM ET 03.24 | To contend at Auto Club Speedway, Greg Biffle will have to come from the rear of the field due to an engine failure in opening practice on the 2-mile track. And car owner Jack Roush believes his driver has enough under the hood to do it. Roush said Saturday the engine failures suffered by Biffle and Ford stable mate Brad Keselowski appeared to be due to lost bearings, and the No. 16 car's strength in practice Saturday gave him confidence the issue would not rear its head again in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. "Both of those problems are something we characterize as an infant mortality problem," Roush said after Biffle topped the first of Saturday's two practice sessions. "The fact that we've gotten the rest of the practice today, that we had one practice today and had no further problems, gives me confidence that we're going to be OK. We have adequate spare engines, and if we have more trouble in practice, we can make changes. But right now, I'm believing it's behind us."

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March 24, 2013  11:25 AM ET

If Jack Roush says it.. then by God.. I don't believe it for a second

March 24, 2013  02:20 PM ET
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If Jack Roush says it.. then by God.. I don't believe it for a second

LMAO....good one.....and same here.

March 24, 2013  06:21 PM ET

denny leavin on a stretcher.. uh oh

March 24, 2013  09:18 PM ET
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denny leavin on a stretcher.. uh oh

No official word yet, but I'm thinking he got his bell rung. Report is he was transported by air because of traffic issues. After Jr's Dega wreck last year, I have a feeling NASCAR is taking no chances with this one.

March 24, 2013  10:29 PM ET
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No official word yet, but I'm thinking he got his bell rung. Report is he was transported by air because of traffic issues. After Jr's Dega wreck last year, I have a feeling NASCAR is taking no chances with this one.

makes you wonder why they still have spots with no SAFER barrier especially at high speed tracks like this.. the pavement was even angled up like a ramp, guess they wanted to see if the cars could fly

March 24, 2013  11:51 PM ET
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makes you wonder why they still have spots with no SAFER barrier especially at high speed tracks like this.. the pavement was even angled up like a ramp, guess they wanted to see if the cars could fly

Yes, it does make you wonder. When they hit straight on and the rear end lifts, it's usually not good.

March 25, 2013  12:10 AM ET

even more shocking than the lack of safety barrier was Logano's cold attitude towards it all.....he sure is racking up enemies.

March 25, 2013  12:12 AM ET

And Biffle did exactly what Roush said he would.....came up from the back for a top 5 finish.......could Roush have accidently been truthful?.....LOL

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March 25, 2013  10:38 AM ET
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Yup, I agree. Best part is that the kid cost himself a shot at the win.

And let Kyle win...

Logano now has 2 enemies, Hamlin and Stewart.

Tony's going to get him. You watch.

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March 25, 2013  10:58 AM ET
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Tony's going to get him. You watch.

Yeah probably no later then Sears Point, Tony will know just when to do it, will ruin Joey's day.

March 25, 2013  11:00 AM ET
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even more shocking than the lack of safety barrier was Logano's cold attitude towards it all.....he sure is racking up enemies.

...and NASCAR loves it....You watch it will be hyped now for 2 weeks till the next race!

March 25, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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Tony as you so fondly call him.... is way off base on this one, and has reverted back to his hypocritical, a_ s s hole self. What was the kid suppose to do move over so "Tony"could get a final lap lead?The other issue was 2 cars racing for the win, and allowing #3 to win... used to see it quite often.

I don't care either way. Simply stating the facts and Tony will be gunning for him.

March 25, 2013  11:34 AM ET

After the sit down with Nascar Tony won't be gunning for anyone. They will let him know that the "have at it boys" has been toned down and then they will slap him with a nice fine for his language yesterday.

March 25, 2013  11:34 AM ET

Okeee Doockeeee

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March 25, 2013  02:10 PM ET

That has got to be the silliest pic of Roush that I have seen yet......LOL

 
March 25, 2013  02:13 PM ET
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After the sit down with Nascar Tony won't be gunning for anyone. They will let him know that the "have at it boys" has been toned down and then they will slap him with a nice fine for his language yesterday.

Not so sure about that......yes Tony may get fines....and yes he will probably be told to tone it down......but Tony has said in the past, (referring to paybacks in general) that he will give a payback that he feels is necessary......but he is willing to wait to do it.......I see Tony waiting, but not too long....Dega in May would be long enough LOL

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