The Charlotte Observer’s Jim Utter is reporting that both Greg Biffle and 3M will re-sign with Roush Fenway Racing for at least the 2015 season. The move came as a small surprise for many as multiple reports in recent weeks (including our own Amy Henderson) had Biffle’s contract negotiations suddenly turning cold, leading the veteran to look elsewhere. Michael Waltrip Racing was considered to be a popular landing spot for the veteran, with Darrell Waltrip even announcing the likelihood of that occurring during NASCAR on FOX’s pre-race show at Dover.
The announcement of Biffle’s new contract could come as soon as this week. Roush Fenway Racing traditionally does not publicly comment on contractual matters in these situations, and upheld that policy when the Observer attempted to seek comment.
In fourteen starts this season, Biffle is ninth in points two top fives, four top 10s, and an average finish of 16.9. His last win was at the June Michigan race last season, the site of this weekend’s race. All eyes are on Biffle and his teammate Carl Edwards, whose contract also expires later this year.
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