“I Hung Out” – NASCAR Veteran Regrets Not Waiting for Brad Keselowski and Losing on $58.64-Billion Sponsor


HAMPTON, GEORGIA – MARCH 20: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #6 Kohler Generators Chevrolet, waits backstage during driver intros prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 20, 2022 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
On the back of Chris Buescher‘s back-to-back wins at Richmond and Michigan, RFK Racing made an unforeseen resurgence a month before playoffs. Jack Rouch and Brad Keselowski stood proud as both their teams, #6 and #17 made it into the playoffs. In the first playoff encounter in Darlington, Buescher and Keselowski both finished in the top 6, putting their team in a solid position before NASCAR rolled onto the tracks of the Kansas Speedway.
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Amidst all this, a semi-retired NASCAR veteran’s name, who had competed in a madhouse like the Daytona 500 till in his early 50s, rose up to the headlines of NASCAR news. Interestingly, this man bears a connection with Brad Keselowski and his Cup Series team.
NASCAR Cup Series legend regrets leaving RFK Racing before Brad Keselowski entered the scene
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Although he said goodbye as a NASCAR full-timer at the end of the 2016 season, Greg Biffle never really exited the racing arena. In 2022, Biffle competed in his 15th Daytona 500. Throwback to the inception of 2010 and then in 2012, he finished third on those two occasions. Moreover, he had even set the pole for the 2004 Daytona 500. However, he opted to break ties with Jack Roush and the then-Roush Fenway Racing for a better opportunity seven years ago.
Now that Keselowski is the pioneer of Jack Roush’s team, Biffle feels that perhaps he should have stayed with the team. Although Biffle knew that they were close to refining the team’s operation, he said that he left the organization because he felt like he was going back to the track every time and failing miserably.
During an interview with BVM Sports, the regret in his tone was evident as he said, “Going back, I wish I would’ve maybe tried somewhere else. I raced at Roush Fenway my entire career. But felt like they gave me my opportunity.”
Moreover, he regrets his departure from 3M’s sponsorship for his #16 car. In 2007, 3M sponsored Biffle over the course of 19 races in the Busch Series and 7 races in the Nextel Cup Series. A year back from then, Biffle had driven the 3M sponsored car in 9 NASCAR Nextel Cup races, winning in California and Texas.
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He said, “I had a great relationship with Jack (Roush), and more importantly, I had a great relationship with 3M, the sponsor. And leaving Roush Fenway not only meant leaving that, but leaving the sponsor as well. So, you know, I wish I would’ve done something else, but I hung out.”
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Greg Biffle cannot just retire from racing even at 53. And that is precisely why he took part in Tony Stewart‘s brainchild, The Superstar Racing Experience Series. One could argue that he had done pretty well driving the #69 car and finishing a P5, despite an unfortunate event at the Stafford Speedway with Daniel Suarez.
Despite crashing hard in Heat 1, Biffle managed to secure a top-five finish in a backup car. However, he was utterly disappointed at the outcome of the race. Frontstretch’s Michael Massie walked up to the “Biff” and it was then that the Vancouver native revealed his true feelings.
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“It was pretty disappointing I have to go to a backup car, this thing didn’t drive near as my other car,” he said,“ My other car drove really good, I thought we really had a great (run). Knowing the outcome now, now I think we had a good opportunity on that car to win this thing.”
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“It was unfortunate for us, it came out in top 5, I think we could have been a little better if we had stayed on the bottom but that’s the way it goes,” he added.
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When asked about the contact with Suarez, Biffle admitted that he did not have a clear-cut idea about what exactly had happened. He acknowledged, “I couldn’t see him in either mirror, so I moved down and I think he might have dive-bombed…maybe. It wasn’t a light bump, it was a hard hit.”


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