Stock Car Racing
#16 Greg Biffle
|Crew Chief||Matt Puccia|
|Birthday||DEC 23, 1969|
If trophies were handed out for the regular season, otherwise known as the first 26 races prior to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, then Greg Biffle would have some additional hardware to display because he scored more points and led the standings longer than anyone in 2012. Biffle led the way for 15 of the first 26 weeks, including 10 straight that started in March, and included his first win of the season at Texas. He regained the top spot after taking the checkered flag at Michigan in August and held it for five more weeks until the Chase began in September.
Biffle eventually finished fifth in the final point standings, the highest among Ford drivers, which marked the fifth time in his career he has finished in the top 10. While that lofty finish would make many happy, Biffle remains driven to become the first driver in NASCAR history to win a championship in all three of its major divisions. He gave owner Jack Roush his first NASCAR championship in 2000 when he won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title and followed that up by winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship in 2002. Biffle enters 2013 with 18 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins.
* 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.
* Greg and his wife, Nicole, live in North Carolina and are proud parents to daughter Emma.
DID YOU KNOW?
Even though Ford Racing has won numerous NASCAR championships, when Biffle won the 2002 NASCAR Nationwide Series title it marked the first for the manufacturer in that series.