Stock Car Racing
#16 Greg Biffle
|Crew Chief||Matt Puccia|
|Birthday||DEC 23, 1969|
Greg Biffle finds himself entering the 2015 season as the longest tenured Ford driver, but that means nothing to the Washington state native who simply wants to get back into victory lane.
Even though Biffle, who first came onto the scene with car owner Jack Roush in 1998, made the Chase field for the seventh time last season it was arguably his most challenging season. Biffle did not win last year, but made the 16-driver playoff by virtue of consistency. He failed to advance past the Challenger Round of the Chase, and finished the season 14th in the point standings after registering 11 top 10s and three top 5s.
Despite that adversity, Biffle remains committed to becoming the first driver in NASCAR history to win championships in all three major touring divisions, having won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title in 2000 and the NASCAR XFINITY championship in 2002.
Winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship would undoubtedly be his biggest milestone, but right now that top spot is arguably his win at Michigan in 2013 which also happened to be the 1,000th victory for Ford Motor Co. in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR XFINITY and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series combined.
Biffle enters 2015 with 19 career NSCS wins, and is one of a select number of drivers to have at least one win in all three of NASCAR’s top touring series. Overall, Biffle has 55 combined victories (16 NCWTS, 20 NNS, 19 NSCS), 38 poles and two championships.
- The man who gets credit for discovering Biffle is the late Benny Parsons, who saw him compete in the NASCAR Winter Heat Series in the mid-1990’s. Parsons recommended Biffle as a future star and car owner Jack Roush paid attention and hired him in 1998.
- Biffle grew up in the great Northwest and participated at such tracks as Portland Speedway in Oregon and Tri-City Raceway in Washington.
- Besides his outstanding performance on the track, Biffle has been a standout off it as well through his Greg Biffle Foundation, which benefits animals throughout the country.
DID YOU KNOW?
Even though Ford Racing has won numerous NASCAR championships, when Biffle won the 2002 NASCAR XFINITY Series title it marked the first for the manufacturer in that series.