Greg Biffle, on Nov. 17 race at Homestead-Miami: "Busch series my favorite to drive"
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It's nothing personal, NEXTEL Cup—Greg Biffle still maintains some very sincere affection for you. He thinks, like, you're great and all….
… It's just that the driver of the No. 16 Ford has found a place in his thoughts for another series dear to his heart. ….
"The Busch series is my favorite to drive," Biffle said on his recent trip to Miami in advance of Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Nov. 16-18), "There are so many NEXTEL Cup drivers in the Busch Series this year. It's an exciting league."
Indeed, more than 50 drivers who have competed in a 2007 NEXTEL Cup race also have run at least on race in the Busch series race—the most in the circuit's history. With both a Craftsman Truck Series (2000) and Busch Series Championship (2002) to his credit, Biffle says that racing against largely the same competition—with fewer penalties for crashing—provides him even greater incentive to lay it on the line every lap.
"The Busch series is the most fun to drive because you don't have to worry about the points," Biffle said of the series that will be renamed the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2008. "In NEXTEL, you always have to be conservative and think about point standings, and you don't drive as aggressively with that much on the line. In Busch, you can go all out to try to win a race, and if something happens, it doesn't hurt you as much."
"There's a reason the Ford 300 is featuring more NEXTEL Cup drivers than ever," said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Curtis Gray. "With less tied up in point standings, these guys are really pulling out all the stops to win. Rest assured that Saturday night [Nov. 17] at our track will make for some of the most exciting racing of Ford Championship Weekend."
No one knows that better than Biffle. The three-time defending champion of the NEXTEL Cup season-ending Ford 400 will be gunning for an unprecedented fourth consecutive NEXTEL Cup victory in South Florida. And each year he's won the 400 at Homestead-Miami, he's also run the Busch series Ford 300 finale—as have current NEXTEL Cup drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Kasey Kahne.
So look for Biffle to be front and center at Homestead-Miami Speedway again come this November—the location of the final race in the Chase for the NEXTEL Cup, as well as the final races of the Busch and Craftsman Truck series.
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