Greg Biffle Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Ahead of this weekend’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway that will see one of four drivers walk away with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship trophy, we’ll take a step back to 2004 and the first year of the Chase format, along with the drama that played out in the season finale to deliver Kurt Busch with his first Cup championship. With Sprint/Nextel taking over the series title sponsorship from Winston at the end of the 2003 season, a new championship format was introduced, calledRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Racing at Michigan International Speedway often comes down to fuel mileage on the fast, two-mile oval, especially with long green flag runs and a scarcity of caution flags to slow the race pace down. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday Theater,” we’ll look back at one of those races that saw the lead swap three times over the last six laps when the leaders fuel tanks began to run dry. Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch would lead the field to green in the 2009 LifeLock 400,Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor While the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has only been racing at Kentucky Speedway since 2011, both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series have been racing at the track since 2001 and 2000, respectively. With that being said, the focus of this week’s “Throwback Thursday Theater” will spotlight one of the best finishes ever at the track that happened in the Xfinity Series, the 2002 Kroger 200. With rain threatening scheduled Saturday night start of the race, the field was ableRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Entering the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan in June 2012, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. had gone four long years since his last trip to victory lane, which came in the same race on Father’s Day in 2008. With the weight of the world on his shoulders and his rabid fan base willing him to victory, Earnhardt silenced the doubters with a dominating win on the two-mile oval. With a freshly repaved track greeting the drivers as they arrived at Michigan, speeds immediately began to skyrocket onRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series gets back to business this weekend with the running of the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, we’ll take the opportunity to look at race from Bristol’s not too distant past, the 2008 Food City 500, for this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater.” A year after Bristol underwent a repave and reconfiguration to add a new layer of concrete and progressive banking in the turns, drivers were still getting acclimated to the new surface as wellRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor Entering the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season, Carl Edwards was not yet a household name, but after a weekend for the ages at Atlanta Motor Speedway, he was well on his way to becoming one. The Missouri native burst onto the NASCAR scene in 2003, winning three races in the No. 99 truck for Roush Racing and backing it up the following season with another three wins to bring home top-10 points finishes in his first two full-time seasons in NASCAR. When Jeff BurtonRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer *Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season for 24 drivers. We will release one driver preview per day over a 24-day stretch. Age: 29 Years in Cup: 5 Career Wins: 0 Biggest Accomplishment: Two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion (2011, 2012) Entering the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, several drivers are looking to turn their luck around. One of those drivers is Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. In 2017 Stenhouse is entering his fifth full-time season at the top level in NASCAR. BothRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor The season-opening exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway, which has had various name changes and format changes over the years, having recently been known as the Sprint Unlimited, will have a new name and format for the 2017 running of the event that is reminiscent of the early years of the race. On Wednesday, Daytona announced that the race, which began its life in 1979 as the Busch Clash, will be known as “The Clash” for next season. The race held the Busch Clash monikerRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor With the announcement that Greg Biffle was leaving Roush Fenway Racing after the 2016 season, the inevitable has happened and the team announced on Tuesday that they would field only two cars for the 2017 season after fielding three for the past four seasons. Returning to the team next season will be Trevor Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. to field the No. 6 and No. 17 cars, respectively. Bayne will once again have crew chief Matt Puccia at the helm, while Stenhouse will have aRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor After 19 seasons driving for Roush-Fenway Racing, the longest tenured driver for the organization, Greg Biffle, announced his departure from the team on Monday. Biffle, who finished the 2016 season ranked 23rd in points, drove in all three national NASCAR series for the team, starting in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 1998 before moving to the NASCAR Xfinity Series full-time in 2001 and finally climbing behind the wheel of the No. 16 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2002, where heRead More