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Greg Biffle and Roush Fenway Racing Part Ways


One of NASCAR’s longest team-driver combos has come to an end. Greg Biffle and Roush Fenway Racing have parted ways after 19 years together Monday.

Biffle, who turns 47 next month, addressed the team Monday from it’s headquarters about his departure. He won both Truck and XFINITY Series titles with the team before making the full time move to the CUP Series in 2003.

Over the last 19 seasons, the Vancouver, Washington native has amassed 19 wins, 13 poles, 92 top fives and 175 top 10s in his career. His second-place points finish in 2005 was his career best in the CUP Series.

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But, a struggling 2016 season only saw him collect three top 10’s all season and was in the top 20 in points on only one occasion. Biffle finished 17th at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday and 23rd in the standings to wrap up the dismal season Sunday.

Biffle made previous comments during the Kansas Speedway race weekend last month stating if he couldn’t run in the top 10, then he would “Do Something Different”, acknowledging rumors of a then unclear future with RFR and perhaps in general. He also posted an encrypitic tweet following Sunday’s race thanking the team for “years of hard work”.

As far as where Greg Biffle will end up in 2017, there are rumors of him potentially replacing the now retired Brian Scott in the 44 Richard Petty Motorsports ride or a currently unknown numbered and new 2nd JTG Racing team. As for the 16 team, it is unknown if Roush will still field it at this time, but expect Chris Buescher or XFINITY Series regular Ryan Reed to be front runners for the seat if it stays on the track in 2017.