Greg Biffle Surprisingly Set for NASCAR Cup Series Return in 2022, According to New Report
Greg Biffle parted ways with Roush Fenway in 2016 after spending most of his career with the organization. At 46 years old, it turned out to be his last year in the NASCAR Cup Series and capped off a successful 14-year career totaling 19 wins, including his first victory at Daytona in the 2003 Coke Zero Sugar 400.
Rumors have swirled in recent weeks about Biffle possibly returning to Cup action in 2022 on that same track. On Friday, news of the driver’s potential return picked up steam when a report indicated that he was recently seen getting fitted for a seat at Richard Childress Racing and linked him to a specific team.
Greg Biffle raced to a successful career
Greg Biffle had already established himself as a successful NASCAR driver before he debuted with the Cup Series in 2003, having won a Truck Series title in 2000 and the Xfinity Series championship in 2002. During that rookie season, he impressively won the Coke 400 at Daytona and set the stage for what was to come in the years to follow.
After winning twice in 2004, the Roush Racing driver would post the best season of his career in 2005 with six wins, including the season finale at Homestead. Despite his success all season long, he came up just short, tying for second in the points with his Roush teammate Carl Edwards behind Tony Stewart.
A couple of years later, Biffle recorded one of his most consistent years, earning a pair of back-to-back trophies at New Hampshire and Dover. He finished that season third overall.
From 2009-16, his performance slowly declined. He won five times during that span, but his finishes in the season standings began dropping in 2012 when he finished fifth. In his final season at Roush Fenway, he ended 23rd.
Competed in Trucks and SRX since leaving Cup
The Biff never officially retired. Like so many drivers before, he faded out of NASCAR overnight. However, he wasn’t done racing and several years later showed up with the Stadium Super Trucks, which he raced for a couple of seasons. He returned to NASCAR and the Truck Series with Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2019, where he won at Texas, and then finished 19th with GMS Racing in 2020.
In 2021, he shifted gears and renewed his friendly rivalry with Tony Stewart, competing a couple of times in Stewart’s SRX Series. He performed well at the inaugural race at Stafford Motor Speedway, finishing first in his heat and then second in the featured race, just ahead of Stewart. He raced again later in the season at Slinger Speedway and finished eighth in the 150-lap main.
In all of his post-Cup Series appearances, Biffle showed he could still wheel it and remain competitive.
Greg Biffle fitted for seat at RCR Racing
Now that the Daytona 500 is less than a month away, the rumor mill has picked up in recent weeks, with numerous teams potentially coming together and entering the season-opening race with a variety of drivers linked to possible seats. Biffle was among them, and according to speculation, he was connected with NY Racing.
On Friday, Lee Spencer of racinboys.com, added a little fuel to the fire on Twitter about Biffle’s possible return this season and to a specific team.
“Hearing there were @gbiffle sightings at @RCRracing getting his seat fitted for the No. 44 Chevrolet… #NASCAR,” she tweeted. The No. 44 car is owned by NY Racing.
Biffle was always a fan favorite, winning the Most Popular Driver award in both the Truck and Busch series early in his career. His return would please a lot of fans. And it would make what already appears to be one of the most exciting years in recent NASCAR Cup Series history with the new Next Gen car even better.
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