Friday, May 2, 2008
Biffle strengthens resolve not to leave Roush Fenway team
By David Newton
RICHMOND, Va. -- Greg Biffle says he isn't interested in entertaining offers from other Sprint Cup organizations outside of Roush Fenway Racing, much less signing with them.
Biffle said on Friday at Richmond International Raceway that "my 100 percent intent" is to work an extension with Roush Fenway, adding he's not curious to see what other opportunities might be out there.
"There are a lot of great teams and great opportunities out there," said Biffle, whose contract expires at the end of this season. "I am making my decision kind of how [Dale] Earnhardt Jr. did, and it's about winning races and championships and contending for the title and having good equipment.
"There are a lot of teams that have that, but I feel comfortable where I'm at with Roush Fenway."
Biffle's dedication to Roush Fenway was questioned because he recently said he wasn't in a hurry to get a new deal done. In April, he said he was "90 percent" sure he would sign an extension with Roush.
"I just want to take the time necessary to get everything set up the way I'd like to see it," said Biffle, who is eighth in points. "I'm not panicked is what I meant. I'm comfortable that I'm returning to Roush Fenway so time is not really an issue for me, other than they need to secure an extension with the sponsor and all those things."
Biffle's teammate, Carl Edwards, agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at Roush Fenway, The Associated Press first reported.
Meanwhile, Richard Childress Racing owner Richard Childress said he's talking to three or four drivers for the fourth team he will start next season with General Mills as the primary sponsor.
Childress would not identify the drivers, but said all currently compete in the Sprint Cup Series.
"We hope to have something to announce in the next three or four months," he said.
David Newton covers NASCAR for ESPN.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.