Greg Biffle Leaving Roush Fenway Racing as Season Ends – New 2017 NASCAR Free Agent
NASCAR veteran Greg Biffle announced Monday that he and Roush Fenway Racing have agreed to part ways, leaving the driver’s immediate future very much up in the air.
Biffle, 46, had been with the company for 19 years. He called the decision to part ways a “mutual agreement” and touched on multiple topics in an appearance on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Among them — he wants to drive in 2017, but has no concrete plans; he had fielded offers from multiple teams, including JTG Daugherty; and the on-track results over the past three years weighed heavily on the driver as he mulled his future.
“It’s been a tough decision to make,” Biffle said on Sirius. “I’ve kind of been faced with it several times throughout my career. … I felt like it had kind of run its course. I felt like it was time for me to move on and explore some other opportunities. I’ve enjoyed my time with Roush, and Jack (Roush) has meant a tremendous amount to me.”
Since 2003, Biffle has piloted the company’s No. 16 Ford. His best season came in 2005, when he notched six wins and a career-best 15 top-five finishes en route to a second-place finish in the driver standings.