It was a banner year for Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle. The former Camping World truck series and Nationwide Series champion looked to be well on his way to completing the ever elusive trifecta in 2013, but ended up finishing in the top ten in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series points.
Following the race at the Homestead Miami Speedway, the West Palm Beach Motorsports Examiner was finally able to catch up with Biffle to discuss the health of the sport, his sponsor, and more.
1. Do you feel that the use of 3M Window Film Technology helped you in 2013? Does it aid you in reducing glare at tracks such as Homestead?
“Absolutely! Definitely helps when the sun is going down.”
2. What is your favorite racetrack?
3. I recently completed the Competition 101 Racing School, driving 20 laps in a former NASCAR stockcar. Do you think that programs like this are important to help fans understand the sport more?
“Yes, I do, because people think it’s more like driving a regular car and when you put a person in that circumstance, they see that it is much different.”
4. You have been very involved in charities supporting dogs in the past. Any new projects going on with the Greg Biffle Foundation you’d like to promote?
“The 2014 NASCAR Pets Calendar is currently available on www.gregbifflefoundation.com and makes a wonderful gift!”
5. As one of the drivers in NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship, do you feel the sport is moving in the right direction? What advice would you have to increase the exposure and popularity of NASCAR racing?
“I think that the racing and competition gets better every year. It is getting tougher and tougher to make the Chase. Next year with the rule changes that will be in place, it will be even tougher. NASCAR is definitely ahead of most other sports in the access it gives fans and I look for that to continue.”
6. Do you follow the Grand Am series at all? If so, what is your opinion of the reunification of sportscar racing in 2014?
“I wish I had more time to follow other racing series more closely, but unfortunately, I don’t.”
Although the season is over, NASCAR fans don’t have to wait until February to see their favorite drivers on the small screen. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards, which will take place at Wynn Las Vegas® on Friday, Dec. 6, will begin at 8 p.m. ET. The event will crown six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ champion Jimmie Johnson and honor the remaining top 10 drivers in the final Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ standings. The event will air on FOX Sports 2 and NASCAR.com® beginning at 9 p.m. ET, with Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio™ also providing coverage starting at 8 p.m. ET.
Jay Mohr, who transcended the comedic world from a fixture on Saturday Night Live landing roles in popular films such as Jerry McGuire, Pay it Forward and Hereafter, will host this year’s event. His career in show business, which also includes hosting nationally syndicated Jay Mohr Sports and other top radio programs, spans more than three decades. Mohr is no stranger to the spotlight, making him a natural fit to showcase some of NASCAR’s most prominent stars.
“It may be just a coincidence, but I hosted the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards in 2006 when Jimmie Johnson won the first of his five straight titles,” said Mohr. “Now, I’m back again to officially crown him champion for a sixth time. I couldn’t be more thrilled to host this show again and help honor some of the best drivers – and athletes – in the world.”
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will re-air on FOX Sports 1 at noon ET on Sunday, Dec. 8.
The West Palm Beach Motorsports Examiner would like to thank Greg Biffle, Alex Bocci, and the entire Roush Fenway organization for making this interview possible. Be sure to subscribe to the West Palm Beach Motorsports Examiner, and keep track of your favorite racers. If you’re a motorsports fan, and know of an event, team, or person you’d like to see profiled, please let me know. Also, be sure to follow me on twitter, and read my articles about local getaways,HOAs,elections, and restaurants.