Greg Biffle hasn’t raced in the NASCAR Cup Series since 2016, but the 52-year-old racing vet is hoping to make his Cup comeback in 2022. Biffle will attempt to make the Daytona 500 for NY Racing, which the team announced Monday.
“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to drive the Next Gen car and help NY Racing make its entry into the 2022 season,” Biffle said in an official statement. “I’ve always said since the day I stepped away from full time competition that I would return under the right circumstances.”
“Filling in for an injured driver or driving for a top-level team will always be compelling. With this unique opportunity, I’ll now be able to use my 18 years of experience to help this non-charter team get into the Daytona 500 with an RCR-built race car powered by a Hendrick engine. I look forward to getting back on the track this week and doing what I enjoy most.”
NYC Racing does not have a charter, so Biffle is one of six drivers who will be competing for the four spots in the Daytona 500 field that’s allotted for non-chartered teams.
Biffle will drive the No. 44 Chevrolet, which is sponsored by Grambling State University and HBCU League Pass Plus.
“As a product of HBCU and an alumni of Grambling Football, I’m excited to have them on board with HBCU League Pass Plus,” NY Racing team owner John Cohen said in a statement. “I want to thank Chevrolet for this great partnership along with Richard Childress Racing and Hendrick Motorsports, without them I’m not sure this is possible.”
Having raced in his first Cup race back in 2002, Biffle has 19 wins and 174 top-10 finishes to his name. He is also the 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Champion and the 2002 NASCAR Busch Series Champion.
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