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Greg Biffle Attempting Daytona 500 With NY Racing

Greg Biffle will make his NASCAR Cup Series return in an attempt to qualify for the 2022 Daytona 500 with NY Racing Team, NY announced Feb. 14.

Biffle, who won 19 Cup races from 2003-2016, will pilot the No. 44 Grambling State University/HBCU League Pass Plus Chevrolet.

“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 a team release. “I’ve always said since the day I stepped away from full-time competition that I would return under the right circumstances.”

The 52-year-old is attempting his first Cup start since 2016, his last full-time season as a driver. Biffle competed in Cup full-time for 14 seasons, all for Roush Fenway Racing.

He last competed in a NASCAR race in 2020, driving for GMS Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Darlington Raceway.

Jay Guy, who won at Talladega Superspeedway in 2013 with David Ragan, will be the crew chief. The car will be built by Richard Childress Racing and will have a Hendrick Motorsports engine.

The Vancouver, Wash., native is seeking his first Daytona 500 victory. His best career finish in the Great American Race is third, occurring both in 2010 and 2012.

NY last competed in a NASCAR race in 2018, running a part-time schedule with JJ Yeley.

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Luken Glover joined the Frontstretch team in 2020 as a contributor, furthering a love for racing that traces back to his earliest memories. Glover inherited his passion for racing from his grandfather, who used to help former NASCAR team owner Junie Donlavey in his Richmond, Va. garage. A 2023 graduate from the University of the Cumberlands, Glover is the author of "The Underdog House," contributes to commentary pieces, and does occasional at-track reporting. Additionally, Glover enjoys working in ministry, coaching basketball, playing sports, and karting.

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The “honorary starter” for the “Clash” was a WWE rassling actor (Seamus). Totally appropriate. I wonder which rassler will be at the 500?

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