SOUTHLAKE, Texas – Former NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Greg Biffle has signed on to compete in the American Racing Legends Charity Pro-Am Presented By RACER Magazine.
The race will take place at Virginia Int’l Raceway on Sept. 22.
Biffle will face an impressive field that includes NASCAR Cup champions Bill Elliott and Bobby Labonte as well as Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton and his son, Jeb Burton. The depth of talent in the entry list is IROC-worthy with Truck series champions Ron Hornaday Jr. and Mike Skinner, road course ringers Boris Said, Dorsey Schroeder and Ron Fellows along with Wally Dallenbach Jr. all ready to rumble.
Even more star power will come from two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. and two other Indy 500 veterans, Willy T. Ribbs and Max Papis. Those three open-wheel stars all have NASCAR credentials and are master road racers.
“We weren’t kidding when we said we were pulling together an amazing field of champions,” said SVRA CEO Tony Parella. “Greg told us early on he was interested in the competition and the charity aspect, and we thank him for arranging his schedule to be with us.”
Biffle enjoyed tremendous success in the top three tiers of NASCAR – Cup, the Xfinity Series and Trucks. He won a total of 55 races – 19 in Cup, 20 in Xfinity, and 16 with Trucks. Biffle was an exceptional qualifier with 39 poles across the three series. He entered NASCAR racing full-time with Roush Racing in 1998, competing in the Truck Series where he was crowned Rookie of the Year. He won that series championship in 2000.
In 2001 he was full-time still with Roush in what was then the Busch Series. He won five races that year to earn him the Rookie of the Year trophy. Biffle brought home the Busch championship in 2002 with four additional race wins. In 2003 he stepped up to Cup competition while continuing to be active in the Busch Series.
He delivered another strong year with a Cup victory in the July race at Daytona and two additional race wins in Busch. It was the first of 19 victories for Biffle in Cup action, which included a runner-up result in the Cup Series standings in 2005.