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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Biffle hoping Edwards stays at Roush


CONCORD, N.C. -- Greg Biffle says his contract extension with Roush Fenway Racing should be completed within the next two weeks. He'd like to think teammate and points leader Carl Edwards will re-sign for the same reason -- a chance to win the Sprint Cup title.

He makes a valid point.

You could argue there no better place than RFR at the moment, including Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing or Joe Gibbs Racing.

"The next three to five years is going to be good at Roush Fenway," Biffle said on Tuesday after beating 15-time Funny Car champion John Force in an exhibition at zMax Dragway. "Our engine is new and we're going to continue to find better, new stuff with it.

"Are there other places to go? Probably. Ultimately, we want to win races. Economics is a part of it. If we were going to drive something we'd win in damn near every weekend, we probably would drive for nothing because that's the way it is."

Edwards said last weekend at Auto Club Speedway in California that his contract talks were on hold so he could focus on the best start of his career. Although most in the business expect Edwards to stay put, there are teams that will make a run at him.

Red Bull Racing, which is looking for a replacement for Kasey Kahne in 2012, comes up most often.

"If I'm going to make a change, it's going to be better than what I have," Biffle said. "Do I consider Red Bull a better team than us, competitive wise? I don't think so.

"Now I'm not saying they are bottom of the barrel. They're a good team. But to say, 'Oh, I'm going to go over there and win a championship,' for sure I don't think that's in the cards."

Roush Fenway has won Cup championships with Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch, and collected 121 Cup wins. Red Bull has more of a reputation for its edgy promotions than winning races -- one win and no titles since entering the sport in 2007.

"If you're in it for the lifestyle and parties, go to Red Bull," Biffle said jokingly.