Chat with Greg Biffle
Biffle was the 2001 Busch Series Rookie of the Year.
Welcome to SportsNation! On Thursday, NASCAR driver Greg Biffle stops by to chat about the 2010 season, just before he appears as a panelist on NASCAR Now (ESPN2, 5 p.m. ET).
Biffle drives the Sprint Cup Series No. 16 3M Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing and the Nationwide Series No. 27 Red Man Moist Snuff Ford Fusion for Baker Curb Racking. Coming off a win at Pocono, Biffle's season so far has secured him 14 top-10 Sprint Cup Series finishes and seven top-10 Nationwide Series finishes.
In 2005, Greg along with his wife Nicole founded the Greg Biffle Foundation which creates awareness and serves as an advocate to improve the well-being of animals.
Send your questions now and join Biffle Thursday at 4 p.m. ET!
Buzzmaster (4:02 PM)
We've got Greg! We'll get started in a couple of minutes here.
How are you feeling heading into the Glen this weekend?
Greg Biffle (4:05 PM)
Really good, especially after coming off the win. WE finished fifth last year. We had a good year at Sonoma. I'm definitely looking forward to this weekend.
I know the Greg Biffle Foundation works actively with animals, so I was just wondering what pets you, yourself have?
Greg Biffle (4:06 PM)
I have three dogs. I have four or five, but we foster dogs and then try to get them into homes. Most of what our foundation does is help no-kill shelters and spay and neuter clinics. That's the primary inspiration for the foundation is our pets.
How much more did the victory mean being right after Jack's accident?
Greg Biffle (4:07 PM)
It meant a lot. We knew that Jack would be watching and it's got to be a big uplift for him, especially after the year and a half drought that we've had. I know they said that he was feeling good after the win on Sunday.
washington n.j. [via mobile]
Biff congrats on ur win. How much added pressure is on u knowing that u are only 100 or points ahead of 12.
Greg Biffle (4:08 PM)
We are definitely watching that. The last two weeks have definitely helped our case. But what really hurt us was our engine in Chicago. We were running 3rd and finished 38th. If we had those points back, we'd be nearly locked in or have a one race cushion right now.
What type of free items or swag do you get from 3M as a sponsor?
Greg Biffle (4:09 PM)
I've gotten some sandpaper and tape and braces from 3M, quite a variety of things. They're a huge company. Anything I need help with, they're there to help.
Greg, I am a big fan, which win means more to you your first win at Daytona or the Pocono win.
Greg Biffle (4:10 PM)
Boy, I tell you what, this past Pocono win definitely rates up there with our first win. It's been so long, the longest of my career without a win. But to win for your very first time at the Sprint Cup level will always be a memory that I'll have.
Matthew (Columbia, NJ)
Hey Greg, congrats on the win! How much credit do you give the new FR9 engine for your win and 3rd place finish lately?
Greg Biffle (4:11 PM)
A fair amount of credit. Our cars have gotten a lot better. It's been a combination of a bunch of small things. The engine is probably one of a half dozen things that we needed to get better on our race cars. The engine was definitely a major part of winning.
Mike (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Do you get motivation out of the fact you once can be the first and to date only driver to win the Truck, Nationwide and Cup title?
Greg Biffle (4:12 PM)
Absolutely. I think about it all the time. Just winning a Sprint Cup title alone without the other two is something that few of us get to do in a career. But having the other two, it would make it that much better. I feel like right now, after the last couple of weeks, we have a good chance this year.
NASCAR has decent diversity in track types on the circuit. Do you prefer the cookie cutter tracks, or road courses, superspeedways, or short tracks?
Greg Biffle (4:13 PM)
I really really like 1-2 mile race tracks. I also enjoy road racing. Phoenix to Darlington to all of the 1.5 miles and I like California and Michigan. I do like Bristol and its .5 mile course.
What's your favorite nickname? The Biff? Or something else?
Greg Biffle (4:13 PM)
That's my favorite. The Biff. They haven't called me anything else yet and I hope they don't.
jpoore (anderson, indiana) [via mobile]
Do you think your team is peaking at the right time to make a run at the championship?
Greg Biffle (4:14 PM)
Absolutely. Our whole organization has worked hard on our race cars and I feel like we're making headway. The last three weeks have been remarkable runs. I feel like that's going to continue through the end of the season.
Sitting only 11th in the Sprint Cup Chase standings, are you more confident or nervous about your spot in the Chase? With only 5 stops left before the Chase, do you feel you'll be able to move up the standings?
Greg Biffle (4:15 PM)
Well, I'm glad that I'm inside looking back versus outside looking in. But certainly not comfortable only 100 points ahead. I think that we have a good opportunity to win again before the Chase starts. Hopefully we will and make the Chase, that would give us at least 10 seed points, maybe 20.
I'm heading to Bristol for my first ever race there, anything specific you recomend I need to check out when I'm there?
Greg Biffle (4:16 PM)
I know one thing, there isn't a bad seat in the house. It's an awesome race to watch. Other than the race track, I haven't been around that area that much, but you'll have fun at the race, I guarantee that.
David (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
What is it like to race for Jack Roush?
Greg Biffle (4:17 PM)
It's good to have him as a boss. He cares a lot about our program. He's focused and dedicated on winning races, like we are. We hope he gets back to the track soon.
Greg, great to hear from you. What's been the driver's reactions to Sadler's wreck on Sunday?
Greg Biffle (4:18 PM)
I haven't really talked to a lot of other drivers yet, because I didn't see the wreck until the race was over Sunday night. But I'm sure a lot of people are thinking it was a pretty severe accident, one of the worst we've seen in the sport.
Jason (Tuscaloosa, AL)
What is your favorite car/ truck you own?
Greg Biffle (4:18 PM)
I've got two favorites. My favorite truck is the Ford Lightning for winning the truck championship. My favorite car is the GT500 Mustang.
Mike (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
How important is the alliance with RPM for Roush?
Greg Biffle (4:19 PM)
It's very important. They're part of the reason why we've been running well for the past few weeks. A lot of support from them for our group.
Biff, has either Mark Martin or Jeff Burton been in touch with Jack?
Greg Biffle (4:20 PM)
I was there earlier today. Unfortunately, he was in for some procedures, so I wasn't able to visit with him. I took him his owner's trophy from Pocono. From what I understand, he's doing very well and could be going home next week.
MARK Washington NJ [via mobile]
Do u have nicknames for ur cars
Greg Biffle (4:21 PM)
Just one of my race cars, I used to have. I would call it Tubby. The reason why is because we changed the sheet metal in the back of it and it had tubs in the back. I had another car Hubert. Who knows how you come up with those names.
Lon tucson arizona [via mobile]
whats your opionun on carl and brad situation
Greg Biffle (4:22 PM)
I think a lot of it, what happens in rivalries is that two guys are running for the same piece of real estate or wins constantly. It becomes a rivalry between two drivers because they're racing all the time for the same position. Now there have been other instances where they've gotten together, but I think the paying each other back on the track has to quit.
Greg Biffle (4:24 PM)
I appreciate the support. For the fans, it's exciting to see myself win. Thanks for the continued support of myself and Roush. I look forward to maknig a run at the championship.