There continues to be rumblings throughout the garage area the Greg Biffle will be leaving his employer for the last decade plus at the end of the 2016 season!
For Greg Biffle, 2016 has been a long, trying season, and extremely frustrating. And that’s just for starters.
The problem is that the “trying” hasn’t brought the success Biffle expected when the season began back in February.
The Roush Fenway Racing lifer won titles for team owner Jack Roush in both the Truck and Xfinity Series before embarking on a 15-year stint behind the wheel of the No. 16 Ford in the Sprint Cup Series.
The 46-year-old Vancouver, Washington native has endured the highs and lows of NASCAR. In addition to his two championships in the lower tours, CWTS and NXS, Biffle has earned 19 wins, 92 top fives and 175 top 10s in 504 Cup starts. He hoped to be the first driver to win NASCAR’s triple crown — championships in all three national touring series — but his best career-finish was second in the Cup standings in 2005 — after Roush won consecutive titles with Matt Kenseth (2003) and Kurt Busch (2004).
After re-signing with RFR in 2014, Biffle hasn’t sniffed the Chase for the Sprint Cup in the last two seasons. He thought 2016 might be the year. With a new crew chief in Brian Pattie, a lower-downforce aero package from the sanctioning body and a renewed effort at Roush, things appeared to line up for NASCAR’s elder statesman.
And now, he’s 24th in the standings with just one top-five finish, at Loudon. Yes, Biffle earned his 13th career Cup pole at Daytona International Speedway in July and finished eighth. Considering that was the venue where Biffle won his first Cup race as a rookie in 2003, it’s not surprising that he needs more to challenge him on Sundays.
So when Biffle said his most recent contract might be his last, it’s understandable.
The latest, and up to the minute, talk around the pits is that Greg Biffle will be leaving RFR at the end of the season and moving over to JTG/Daugherty Racing. It is rumored that JTG/Daugherty Racing will be starting up a second team and that The Biff will be the driver of that team. There is no word from that team at this time if they are trying to secure a charter for that start up team.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!