Biffle To Make 100th Career Busch Start At Milwaukee... CONCORD, N.C. (June 22, 2004) - Greg Biffle will reach a landmark in his NASCAR Busch Series career this weekend, as he is set to make his 100th career start at The Milwaukee Mile on ...
Biffle To Make 100th Career Busch Start At Milwaukee...
CONCORD, N.C. (June 22, 2004) - Greg Biffle will reach a landmark in his NASCAR Busch Series career this weekend, as he is set to make his 100th career start at The Milwaukee Mile on Saturday, June 26. The 2002 Champion has amassed some impressive statistics over the last three and a half years on the circuit, including 14 wins. While running full schedules in both the Busch and NEXTEL Cup Series', Biffle has already racked up three wins in 16 starts in the No. 60 Charter Communications Ford and he finds himself fourth in the overall standings. He hopes to add to his win total this weekend and inch closer to the lead in the standings with another victory at Milwaukee, a track that has been good to him over the years.
This is Biffle's third full season in the Busch Series driving the No. 60 Ford. On top of that, he ran the final two races in 1996 for owner Jim Bown and 14 last season for Nemco Motorsports. Biffle has reached great heights during his rather short tenure in the series, which include the 2002 Championship along with Raybestos Rookie of the Year honors in 2001.
In 99 starts Biffle has 11 poles, 14 wins, 45 top-five finishes and 59 top-10 finishes, which means he has visited victory lane on average every 7.07 races. He has finished in the top five 45.5% of the time and in the top 10 59.6%. In addition, Biffle has completed 14,534 of 16,087 laps of competition in races he has entered (90.3%) and he has led at least one lap in 55 races for a total of 2586.
"I just found out this past weekend that I'd be making my 100th start in the Busch Series, and that's pretty cool," said Biffle. "I'm very fortunate to reach this point in my career and I've only been able to do it with the backing of good teams and sponsors. I owe Jack Roush and the entire Roush Racing organization a great deal of gratitude for taking a chance on me in 1998. And, I have to thank the many sponsors that I've had the opportunity to be associated with. Without all of them, none of what I've accomplished would've been possible. We've done some great things together over the years and the series has certainly been good to me."
Biffle is hoping that the final result of his 100th Busch Series start at The Milwaukee Mile is as fruitful as past performances at the historic facility. In five starts in either the Busch or Craftsman Truck Series, Biffle has two poles (1999 Truck, 2002 Busch), three wins ('99 truck, '01&'02 Busch) and five top-five finishes.
"I'm looking forward to racing at The Milwaukee Mile again," added Biffle. "It's been a good track for us over the years and I can't think of a better place to make my 100th start - that is as long as the weather cooperates. It sure would be nice to repeat some past history there and get a win this weekend in the Charter Ford. That would definitely keep us in the points race and help knock off some of that lead that Martin Truex and Kyle Busch have. We'll just have to wait and see what happens, but either way I'm excited and honored to be making my 100th Busch Series start."
Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Industries that operates nine motorsports teams; five in NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and Greg Biffle, two in the Busch Series with Martin, Burton, Kenseth and Biffle, and two in the Craftsman Truck Series with drivers Jon Wood and Carl Edwards.