Concord, N.C. (May 26, 2005) - NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver Greg Biffle has renewed a multi-year agreement with Roush Racing to continue to drive the No. 16 Ford Taurus. In the midst of his eighth year with Roush Racing, a tenure that has ...
Concord, N.C. (May 26, 2005) - NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver Greg Biffle has renewed a multi-year agreement with Roush Racing to continue to drive the No. 16 Ford Taurus. In the midst of his eighth year with Roush Racing, a tenure that has included a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Championship and a NASCAR Busch Series Championship, Greg Biffle is considered a top contender for the Nextel Cup title.
Now, 12 races into the 2005 season, Biffle and the National Guard team have three wins, four top-five finishes and seven top-10 finishes. Needless to say, Biffle has been quite busy. However, in the last week he has made time to finalize his contract with Roush.
"It just took a little while to iron out the details but I'm really happy to be making this announcement," said Biffle. "I've had a long, successful career at Roush Racing with the Truck and Busch Series Championships and I'd love to bring Jack his third Nextel Cup Championship.
"This National Guard team is at the top of its game right now and the energy is so high, it's just a really good feeling as a driver to be in this situation. I think you'll see a few more wins out of this team before the end of this season and we're doing everything we can to be ready for those final ten races. You never know how things are going to play out but we can at least make sure we're in the best position possible heading into the 'Chase'."
Team owner Jack Roush shares Biffle's excitement about the National Guard team and Biffle's future at Roush Racing.
"Greg is a tremendous talent and his decision to remain at Roush is a commitment to his team," said Roush. "The No. 16 team has really come together and I think the best is yet to come for them. Greg and Doug (Richert) have a chemistry right now that you don't find very often between a driver and a crew chief. It's taken a little while to get to this point but their on-track performance this season speaks for itself."
Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Industries that operates 10 motorsports teams; five in NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Mark Martin, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and Greg Biffle, three in the Busch Series with Martin, Kenseth and Edwards, and two in the Craftsman Truck Series with drivers Todd Kluever and Ricky Craven.
The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest enduring institutions. The National Guard operates in all 50 states, three territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit the National Guard website at www.1-800-GO-GUARD.com.