Sources: Biffle will remain with Roush
Greg Biffle will remain with Roush Fenway Racing, sources confirmed to FOXSports.com on Wednesday night.
ThatsRacing.com first reported that Biffle, 41, signed a contract extension with RFR. An official announcement will be made this weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Current sponsor 3M will be part of the announcement this weekend.
Sources told FOXSports.com that 3M's deal is a three-year deal.
Usually driver and sponsor deals corrolate, but no confirmation has been given on the length of Biffle's contract.
Biffle was discovered by the late Benny Parsons while running in the Winter Heat Series. He began competing for Jack Roush in the Craftsman Truck Series in 1998 and won the title two years later. Biffle was promoted to the Nationwide Series in 2001. In his second season, Biffle won the NNS championship.
Biffle is the only driver currently in the Sprint Cup Series that has a shot at a title trifecta in NASCAR’s top three tours — an accomplishment topping the Vancouver, Wash., native’s career wish list.
Biffle has 16 career Cup victories but is winless this season. He’s currently 18th in the points standings but has qualified for the Chase to the Sprint Cup four of the seven seasons the program has been in existence. His best career finish was second in 2005. While he and teammate Carl Edwards earned the same number of points, Biffle won on a tiebreaker with a series-best six victories that season.
While 3M has sponsored Biffle and the No. 16 Ford since 2007, there has been no official word on the company’s status. Earlier this season, a sponsor representative indicated that they were waiting on Biffle to re-sign before negotiations were put into motion.