Greg Biffle is set to return to NASCAR for the upcoming Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway. He hasn’t competed in over a year.
Greg Biffle, who hasn’t competed full-time in NASCAR since the 2016 Cup Series season after running full-time for Roush Fenway Racing for 14 seasons, returned to the sport last June to compete in the Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway for Kyle Busch Motorsports behind the wheel of the #51 Toyota.
Biffle hadn’t competed in a Truck Series race since 2004, but he won the race to secure his 17th career victory in the series and his first since winning at Phoenix Raceway back in October of 2001.
He has competed in 82 races at NASCAR’s third highest level over six seasons dating back to the 1998 season, the first of his three seasons as a full-time driver in the series. The 2000 champion has secured 43 top five finishes, 55 top 10 finishes, 12 pole positions and an average finish of 9.0.
Now the 50-year-old Vancouver, Washington is set to return to NASCAR yet again for another Truck Series race, with this one being the upcoming race at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, September 6. He is set to drive the #24 Chevrolet for GMS Racing in this event.
Here is what Biffle had to say about his return last week, according to a team release.
“I’m excited to get back behind the wheel of a Gander Truck. GMS Racing produces competitive trucks week in and week out. So needless to say when I got the chance to drive one of their Chevrolets, at one of my favorite tracks, I couldn’t turn it down. I’m thankful for this opportunity and I can’t wait to get to Darlington with this GMS Racing team.”
Biffle is a two-time winner at the four-turn, 1.366-mile (2.198-kilometer) egg-shaped oval in Darlington, South Carolina in the Cup Series, having won at the track Too Tough To Tame back in 2005 and 2006. He also won at the Lady in Black in the Xfinity Series back in 2004. He has never competed at the track in the Truck Series. In fact, the upcoming South Carolina Education Lottery 200 at the track is the first Truck Series race there since 2011. This race was not even initially on this year’s schedule. It is set to replace the race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tune in to Fox Sports 1 at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 6 for the live broadcast of the South Carolina Education Lottery 200 from Darlington Raceway.