By Bobby Markos
Greg Biffle made quite an impact on NASCAR before quietly walking away after the 2016 season. In the early 2000s, he became the first of only three drivers to win both NASCAR Truck and Xfinity Championships. He used that success to propel him into the Cup series, where he would go on to tally up 19 victories over 14 seasons. On this week’s episode of The Dale Jr. Download, Biffle will join Dale Jr. and co-host Mike Davis in the Bojangles Studio to discuss his time in NASCAR as well as the path he took to get there.
Biffle was born and raised in Camas, Washington. His father Jack passed a love of cars and engines on to him at an early age, and young Biffle was welding and riding a motorcycle by the time he entered grade school. After getting his driver's license and demonstrating a need for speed that resulted in several speeding tickets, he began racing at nearby Portland Speedway and soon graduated into the NASCAR Weekly Racing program. He also took advantage of the NASCAR Winter Heat Series held at Tucson Raceway Park, where a '95-96 Championship would change the trajectory of his racing career forever.
In 1998, Biffle began running the NASCAR Truck Series full-time for Jack Roush. This started a partnership that spanned nearly two decades and collected a lot of trophies along the way. Greg and the gang will have much to discuss, including his success in all three of NASCAR’s premiere divisions, his 2005 runner-up points effort in Cup, and his barnstorming late model days.
Tune in to get the scoop on one of NASCAR’s most popular drivers of the modern era.