Greg Biffle will not compete in NASCAR in a full-time capacity in 2017.
However, that doesn’t mean you won’t be seeing the former Roush Fenway Racing driver at the track this year.
Biffle announced Friday (Feb. 17) on his Twitter account that he has decided, after receiving potential offers and weighing his options for the season, he will not run full-time this season, but is leaving the door open for possible part-time rides.
“After a great deal of consideration from all the offers I’ve received, I’ve decided not to participate full time in #NASCAR this season…” Biffle tweeted around noon ET on Friday, adding: “If the right opportunity arises I may return to the driver’s seat.”
After a great deal of consideration from all the offers I've received, I've decided not to participate full time in #NASCAR this season….
— Greg Biffle (@gbiffle) February 17, 2017
However, he did make another announcement about his role in NASCAR in 2017.
“I’ve accepted a great opportunity [at] @NBCSports as a reoccurring (sic) guest analyst on their show #NASCARAmerica, my first appearance is March 1,” he tweeted later.
Biffle ran all 36 races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2016 for Roush Fenway Racing, finishing 23rd in points with a top five and three top 10s. In 510 total starts in the series dating back to 2002, he has 19 wins, 92 top fives and 175 top 10s, all with Roush and the team’s No. 16.
However, Roush has scaled back to just two full-time Cup teams for 2017: the No. 6 (Trevor Bayne) and No. 17 (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.).
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