Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Fast Facts Redux: Greg Biffle

Biffle at Charlotte- Oct. 2015
credit: Charlotte Bray/Skirts & Scuffs
When he was coming up through the driving ranks, Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 Ford Fusion for Roush-Fenway Racing, had a big-time fan in popular driver and broadcaster Benny Parson. Find out more about Biffle in this edition of Fast Facts, originally published in March 2012.
  • Gregory Jack Biffle was born Dec. 23, 1969 in Camas, Washington. He began his racing career on the short tracks of the Pacific Northwest and gained attention during the ESPN Winter Heat Series’ 1995-96 season. Biffle dominated the season, won the championship and gained a fan in Parsons, who recommended Biffle as a driver to Jack Roush.
  • Biffle raced in the Winston West Series and Busch Series (now Xfinity Series) in 1996, and in the NASCAR Northwest Series in 1997; he was named Most Popular Driver in the Northwest Series. In 1998, he raced full-time in the Craftsman (now Camping World) Truck Series for Roush Racing, 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 Rookie of the Year. 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.
  • In his career to date, Biffle has won 19 Cup Series races, 20 Xfinity Series races and 16 Truck Series races.
  • Biffle married the former Nicole Lunders on Oct. 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 Greg Biffle at www.roushfenway.com and the Greg Biffle Foundation at www.gregbifflefoundation.com


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