Greg Biffle

Greg Biffle: 2013 NASCAR Driver Profile

Release Date: 
Mon, 2013-02-18 01:00
Driver Profile Year: 
2013
Owner: 
Jack Roush
Team Name: 
Roush Fenway Racing
Manufacturer: 
Ford
Sponsor: 
3M
Driver Rank: 
11
Car Number: 
16
Crew Chief: 
Matt Puccia
Recap: 
<p> <strong>2012 Recap</strong><br /> Greg Biffle, now planning for his 11th full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup season, knows not to be over-exuberant about a season’s prospects. “I figured we were going to have our challenges ahead of us,” Biffle said of 2012. “So to come out of the gate like we did and lead the points all the way through when the Chase started was amazing for me. I was really excited about that.”</p> <p> Indeed, Biffle had plenty to be pleased about from NASCAR’s latest tour. The season proved to be his best since 2005, which featured an oh-so-close miss at the championship. Biffle tied his career-best mark for top 10s (21), clicked off 32 lead-lap finishes and became the only driver to finish every race all year.</p> <p> Oh, and Biffle scored two wins — one at Texas Motor Speedway, the other at Michigan International Speedway. The Texas win was the first of the Cup Series variety for crew chief Matt Puccia, who took over Biffle’s team in July 2011.</p> <p> “I wanted to win more for Matt than I did myself,” Biffle said at Texas. “I know I hadn’t won in a long time, but I wanted to get a win for him.”</p> <p> The Washington native earned Sprint Unlimited eligibility with three pole positions (Bristol, Darlington and Charlotte) and set a personal best for average finish (10.2).<br /> Biffle entered the Chase fifth in points but floundered quickly with three finishes outside the top 10. A crash during the race on Kansas’ treacherous new pavement was the final blow, even after he survived a self-described “Days of Thunder” moment in the Talladega Chase race with a sixth-place run. He never returned to contention position but finished the year with four straight top-10 finishes and fifth in NASCAR’s point standings.<br />  </p>

2013 Spin
When a driver turns in the most consistent season-long effort of his career, yet still isn’t a factor when the championship fight boils down to the final moments, the offseason head-scratching can be nearly maddening. That’s what Greg Biffle has dealt with since NASCAR took its short winter break.

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Previews, predictions and stats for Greg Biffle and the No. 16 team

NASCAR News & Notes of the Week

Dustin Long takes a spin around the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
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<p> Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long highlights the NASCAR news and notes of the week. Carl Edwards and Regan Smith get new crew chiefs, Kyle Busch searches for sponsorship and Elliot Sadler has a new home at Joe Gibbs Racing.</p>
2012

Until last week, crew chief Jimmy Fennig admits he had “very seldom’’ talked to Carl Edwards in their years together at Roush Fenway Racing.

“I’m the type of crew chief that I focus in on the job at hand and the driver I have and don’t really pay too much attention to other drivers,” said Fennig, who most recently was Matt Kenseth’s crew chief.

NASCAR Chase for the Championship Preview

Pennell’s Picks: Fantasy NASCAR Trends at Atlanta

Jay Pennell looks at favorites and darkhorses for Sunday's AdvoCare 500
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<p> Athlon Sports contributor Jay Pennell looks at fantasy NASCAR favorites and darkhorses for Sunday's AdvoCare 500 from Atlanta Motor Speedway.</p>
2012

Coming off another exciting race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads south to Atlanta Motor Speedway for this weekend's AdvoCare 500. Only two races remain before the Chase for the Cup gets underway in Chicago, and if the past few weeks are any indication of things to come, you better hold on a lot tighter than Tony Stewart holds onto one of his helmets.

NASCAR News & Notes of the Week

Biffle, Earnhardt, Stewart and Truex making Cup Series news
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<p> Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long takes a spin around the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this week with Greg Biffle, Dale Earnahrdt Jr., Tony Stewart and Martin Truex Jr.</p>
2012

Greg Biffle credits an aggressive approach with his team’s return to the points lead and says once NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup starts, there won’t be any backing down.

Biffle regained the points lead after his victory at Michigan and held it despite finishing 19th last weekend at Bristol. That finish was good enough to clinch a Chase spot and return him to NASCAR’s playoffs after missing it last year.

Pennell’s Picks: Fantasy NASCAR Trends at Bristol

Jay Pennell looks at favorites and darkhorses for the Bristol Night Race
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<p> Athlon Sports contributor Jay Pennell looks at favorites and darkhorses for Saturday's Bristol Night Race NASCAR Sprint Cup event at Bristol Motor Speedway.</p>
2012

The Race for the Chase is heating up and after two weeks of late-race drama the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Thunder Valley for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

When the series hits the high-banks, it will be on a much different racing surface than the drivers have been accustomed to over the past few seasons. After the 2007 reconfiguration of the track, progressive banking was added in the corners, allowing for multiple grooves and two- and three-wide racing.

NASCAR News & Notes of the Week

The "New" Bristol, the 2013 Cup Schedule and Danica Back to Cup
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<p> Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long takes a lap around the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit. The "new" Bristol, 2013 schedule and Danica in the Cup Series highlights the news of the week.</p>
2012

One theme is consistent among competitors as NASCAR returns to Bristol Motor Speedway for the first time since track changes intended to create tighter racing.

“I just hope that they didn’t screw it up,” points leader Greg Biffle says.

“I just hope they didn’t screw up the race track,” Ryan Newman says.

“Nobody really knows what is going to happen,” Jimmie Johnson says.

Greg Biffle Wins Michigan

Jimmie Johnson blows engine late, hands win to Biffle in Michigan
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<p> Greg Biffle took advantage of Jimmie Johnson's blown engine in the waning laps of the Pure Michigan 400 to notch his second win of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.</p>
2012

Neither Greg Biffle nor team owner Jack Roush is unaccustomed to visiting Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway. So it was no surprise that the duo ended up spraying champagne following Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup race. What was a surprise were the circumstances that landed them there.

Pennell’s Picks: Fantasy NASCAR Trends at Michigan

Jay Pennell looks at favorites and darkhorses for the Pure Michigan 400
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<p> Athlon Sports contributor Jay Pennell looks at favorites and darkhorses for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.</p>
2012

After a wild late-race battle for the win at Watkins Glen, the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads to the Irish Hills of Michigan for this weekend's Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Returning to MIS for the second time this season, the Chase is fast approaching and the action is heating up. In June, Dale Earnhardt Jr. ended his 143-race winless streak and made the NASCAR Nation happier than a kid chowing down on some Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia.

NASCAR News & Notes of the Week

Ambrose's Chase chances, Stewart's grueling schedule and Edwards' winning ways in Michigan
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<p> Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long talks Marcos Ambrose's Chase chances, Tony Stewart's grueling racing schedule, the "new" groove at Bristol and Carl Edwards' Michigan run.</p>
2012

Buoyed by his victory at Watkins Glen on Sunday, Marcos Ambrose said the goal is quite simple for the next four races as he and his team vie for a wild card spot in NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship.

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