Greg Biffle Confirms Departure From Roush

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By Jerry Jordan, Editor

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – After 14 years with Roush Fenway Racing at the highest level, Greg Biffle has left the organization, the driver confirmed to Kickin’ the Tires.

“Yes, that is true,” Biffle replied via text. “Working on future plans.”

It has been no secret around the Sprint Cup garage that Biffle was unhappy with his performance at RFR and the team had not been able to turn things around. It was also reported that RFR did not have enough sponsorship to cover the No. 16 car in 2017.

The former Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series champion is one of only three drivers to have won a title in both series and it was his goal to also win a Sprint Cup trophy before his retirement to complete the trifecta.

Ford executives released a statement on the departure within the past hour.

“One of my fondest memories in NASCAR is being able to welcome Greg to Victory Lane at Michigan when he won our 1,000th NASCAR race,” stated Raj Nair, Executive VP of Product Development and Chief Technical Officer, Ford Motor Co. “We had so many Ford employees at the track that day and it’s a moment that I’ll always cherish.  We wish Greg nothing but the best and thank him for all he’s done in representing Ford on and off the track.”

Dave Pericak, Global Director for Ford Performance also thanked Biffle for his years with the manufacturer, calling him a member of the family, and wishing him well in the future.

“Greg Biffle has done so much for Ford during his NASCAR career and all we can do is thank him for being such a hard-charging competitor and loyal ambassador to our brand,” Pericak said. “Greg has achieved many milestones with us and no matter where his career path takes him from here, he’ll always be a welcome member of the Ford family.”

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