Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fast Facts: Greg Biffle

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Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion for Roush-Fenway Racing, is one of the hottest drivers on the Sprint Cup Series circuit early in 2012. Find out more about this animal-lover in this edition of Fast Facts.
  • Gregory Jack Biffle was born December 23, 1969 in Vancouver, Washington. He began his racing career on the short tracks of the Pacific Northwest, taking a turn in the open-wheel Barber Pro Series in the early 1990s, even moving to Europe in 1994 to race in the Formula Opel Euroseries and British Formula Three.

  • Biffle returned to the United States in 1995, gaining attention in the ESPN Winter Heat Series’ 1995-96 season. He raced in the Winston West Series and Busch Series (now Nationwide Series) in 1996, and in the NASCAR Northwest Series in 1997.

  • Biffle, as part of Roush Racing, raced full-time in the Craftsman Truck Series (now Camping World Truck Series) in 1998, winning four poles and the Rookie of the Year title, following that up with nine wins and a second-place finish in points in 1999. In 2000, Biffle was crowned Truck Series champ after winning five times.

  • Biffle moved up to the Busch Series full-time in 2001, winning the Rookie of the Year title, then the championship in 2002. He moved up to the Cup Series in 2003, winning at Daytona in July and finishing second to Jamie McMurray for the Rookie of the Year title. In 2005, Biffle won five races and finished second in points to Tony Stewart; Biffle tied in points with teammate Carl Edwards , but took the second spot based on a tie-breaker: race wins.

  • Biffle married the former Nicole Lunders on October 17, 2007; they have one daughter, Emma Elizabeth, born July 6, 2011. The couple manages the Greg Biffle Foundation, which serves to improve the well-being of animals; the foundation donates to local humane societies, no-kill shelters, spay and neuter clinics and the Animal Adoption League.

  • Find out more about Biffle at http://www.gregbiffle.com/ and the Greg Biffle Foundation at http://www.gregbifflefoundation.com/.

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