Biffle Hopes To Lead Roush Fenway Back To Top
Greg Biffle says Roush Fenway can turn things around. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At the end of each season in three of the last four years Greg Biffle has watched teammates exit Roush Fenway Racing; two moved to another organization while one had his sponsor withdraw from the sport.
It was a scenario that made the 45-year-old Biffle wonder if he should remain with the team that gave him his break; the organization where he recorded NASCAR Camping World Truck and Xfinity series championships. It was an agonizing decision, one the Vancouver, Wash., native wrestled with for six months. He was in his 17th year with Jack Roush and there were “great” teams offering him an opportunity. Eventually, he decided that remaining with the veteran team owner was the path to take.
“Loyalty in this world only goes so far,” Biffle said Wednesday during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom. “It makes it easy to leave … it’s easy to kick a guy when he’s down. We had tremendous trouble last year. It would have been easy for me to leave at that point, but, knowing that the stock is at its lowest price that it’s been at, sometimes that’s the opportunity. It’s going to go up. I (decided) I wanted to be the guy that brings this organization out of the bad place it’s in. I decided I didn’t want to jump ship.”
In 17 years with Roush Fenway, Biffle has produced 55 victories – 19 in Cup, 20 in Xfinity and 16 in the Truck Read the full story »