While speculation increases about Greg Biffle, who’s in his contract-year at Roush Fenway Racing, I’ve decided to compile a list of prospects that could be looking to land ‘The Biff’ following the conclusion of this season; keep in mind, Biffle will have loyal and long-time sponsor 3M Company funding him wherever he lands.
Below (not in any order) are a few organizations that Biffle could be interested in and possibly sign with, after his current contract concludes.
Joe Gibbs Racing
Biffle – who was a former teammate with current Joe Gibbs Racing driver, Matt Kenseth – could enter a new atmosphere next season: the Toyota camp.
PROS: Gibbs – which currently fields three drivers – could be interested in landing a seasoned veteran like Biffle, especially with funding behind him.
CONS: Gibbs could be leaning towards signing another driver though, especially with Carl Edwards, Biffle’s current teammate, being on the market.
Also, despite having the sponsor funding, Gibbs may be unable to ‘work in’ another competitor to a developing roster.
Nevertheless, Gibbs will certainly be eyeing Biffle; however, the dominos might not land the right direction.
Richard Childress Racing
Maybe, though, Biffle takes a different direction and heads to a manufacturer that’s had endless success at NASCAR’s top level – the Chevrolet squad.
PROS: Like Gibbs, Biffle could be a perfect fit for Richard Childress Racing – especially being a funded competitor.
However, at this team, Biffle could offer limitless mentoring towards up-and-coming drivers Ty Dillon and Austin Dillon – two drivers almost guaranteed lifetime contracts at Childress’ team.
CONS: After adding Ryan Newman, last season, three drivers – with Ty Dillon on the way to a Cup Series ride at Childress – then Biffle may not be even considered for the spot.
Therefore, to me, this is a definite reason of why Childress won’t give Biffle a thought.
Chip Ganassi Racing
Biffle – which would make sense – could join Chip Ganassi Racing, a team that hasn’t been granted a Chase berth in seasons.
PROS: Ganassi, who only fields two machines in the Sprint Cup Series, could be interested in adding a third competitor, at least until Dylan Kwasniewski – a current Ganassi development driver – reaches the Cup Series.
Again, like all the other teams, funding could play a major role in landing Biffle as well.
CONS: Biffle, if knowing he’d have to re-sign after Kwasniewski makes it to the Cup Series, may overlook this contract.
Nevertheless, Ganassi may consider this; however, he’d have to really consider what lies ahead for his organization.
Wood Brothers Racing
Trevor Bayne, who just announced a full-time deal, won’t return to the Wood Brothers next season, allows Biffle an opportunity to hop into the No. 21 Ford – keeping him in the same camp he’s been most of his career.
PROS: Like now ALL the other teams, funding could play a major role, however, that’s the only pro for the team and driver in this instance – the funding would also help the team run their intended goal of a full-season.
CONS: However, this wouldn’t turn out good for Biffle, as the Wood Bros. haven’t scored a victory since Bayne’s heroic Daytona 500 triumph a few seasons ago.
Nevertheless, anything is possible, right?
‘Comment’ below which team you believe would be best fit for Biffle, whether it be staying at Fenway or moving to another of the other teams.