Greg Biffle said a contract extension with Roush Fenway Racing is not finalized.
Earlier in June, the Charlotte Observer reported that Biffle would sign a contract extension with the team and an official announcement could come as early as the week after the June 8 report. That hasn't obviously happened.
Biffle spoke about his contract with the AP on Friday at Sonoma.
Biffle tells me: "My deal is definitely not done. I'm trying to negotiate an extension. Nothing has changed." #NASCAR— Jenna Fryer (@JennaFryer) June 20, 2014
Roush President Steve Newmark alo said that the two parties hadn't agreed to anything officially yet.
Working hard to put together a package for the 16 program in the future but nothing to report yet. Hope to have some news soon.— Steve Newmark (@NewmarkRFR) June 20, 2014
If Biffle stays at Roush Fenway, sponsor 3M is expected to stay with the team too.The team has Trevor Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. signed for next season in the Cup Series, but the contracts of Biffle and Carl Edwards are up after the season. Edwards has given no indication of his future plans.
After winning titles in the Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series, Biffle moved up to the Sprint Cup Series full-time in 2003 and Roush is the only team he's driven for. He has 19 Cup Series wins, though he hasn't been very close this season. While Biffle has been consistent in 2014, Roush has lacked speed. Through 15 races, he has just four top-10 finishes.
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