Greg Biffle admitted Friday that he has options to race for other teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He insisted, however, that he has no intention of exercising those options.
The Washington native is in the final season of his current contract at Roush Fenway Racing, and has been negotiating a new deal with the team for a number of weeks. Asked if a departure from Roush Fenway Racing is possible at season’s end, Biffle answered without hesitation.
"No, not a bit," he said. "Absolutely, 100-percent no.
“Ultimately, I’ve got options (to race elsewhere),” he admitted. “This isn’t the only place, you know. I'm going to have a job. (But) is it a distraction? No."
Biffle said talks are ongoing toward a new contract, as well as a matching pact with sponsor 3M.
"We have a great relationship and they're very happy with the program," he said. "This is a big deal for them. They've got a lot of business units inside 3M (and it’s good to have) all these sponsors in the garage part of one company.”
While many outside the team obsess about the contract status of both Biffle and teammate Carl Edwards, Biffle said he is fully focused on making his car faster, winning races and contending for a championship.
"My concentration is coming here and figuring out how we get this car as fast as we can get it, qualify up front and try to win this race," he said. "That's my focus.”