Greg Biffle recently revealed that he would not rule out a potential return to the NASCAR Cup Series at some point. Will he end up coming back?
Greg Biffle competed in the NASCAR Cup Series from the 2002 season through the 2016 season, and he did so as a full-time driver from the 2003 season through the 2016 season.
However, ever since the 2016 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, the 48-year-old Vancouver, Washington native has not driven in the Cup Series. In fact, he has not driven in any other NASCAR series, either.
However, despite the fact that he has now been out of the sport completely for two consecutive seasons, something he hadn’t previously been able to say since before his career began, Biffle would not rule out a potential return to the Cup Series at some point in the future.
Here is what Biffle had to say about the possibility of returning to the Cup Series, according to Racing News.
“Well, I’m coming to Daytona. That’s part of a plan. I guess that’s the first part of a plan. I’m going to bring my gear, just in case. You just never know when they might need somebody. I’ve said the same thing for a while now. Certainly, if the right opportunity comes up…I’d jump back in there and have a little fun and win some more races.
“I don’t know if I want to do a full-time. Well, I wouldn’t say I don’t know. I wouldn’t do a full-time Xfinity or Truck program. I certainly would entertain doing some races. It’s a hell of a lot of fun, racing NASCAR. I enjoyed it for a long time. If somebody called me up, I’d have a hard time saying I wouldn’t.”
Over the course of his 15-year Cup Series career, Biffle competed in 510 races. He competed in 503 of those 510 races as a full-time driver, and he never drove full-time for a team other than Roush Fenway Racing (formerly Roush Racing). He drove the #16 Ford.
Biffle even drove the #16 Roush Racing Ford for the team in one of the seven races that he contested in his lone part-time season in the sport, the 2002 season. He drove the #55 Andy Petree Racing Chevrolet in four of the other six, and he drove the #44 Petty Enterprises Dodge in the other two.
In his 510 career Cup Series starts, Biffle earned 19 victories, 92 top five finishes, 175 top 10 finishes and 13 pole positions. He recorded a career-high six victories as well as a career-high 15 top five finishes in the 2005 season, which was the season during which he recorded a career-high finish of second place in the championship standings as well.
Biffle recorded a career-high 21 top 10 finishes in both the 2005 season and the 2012 season. He recorded a career-high three pole positions in both the 2011 and 2012 season. Throughout his career, he led 5,844 of the 145,561 laps that he completed. He completed a career-high 10,521 laps and led a career-high 1,322 laps in the 2005 season.
His average career starting position is 16.1, and his average career finishing position is 16.6. He recorded a career-high average starting position of 9.9 and a career-high average finishing position of 10.2 in the 2012 season en route to a fifth place finish in the championship standings, which was his third and final top five finish in the standings. He also finished in third in the 2008 season.
Biffle also won the 2000 Truck Series championship as well as the 2002 Xfinity Series (then Busch Series) championship.
Will Greg Biffle return to the NASCAR Cup Series at any point in the future? If so, when will he make his return? For which team will he drive, and in which race or races will he compete?