Rumors of Biffle’s return have been circulating for months, but NY Racing confirmed them on Feb 14. The Cup Series team introduced Biffle’s No. 44 Chevrolet Camaro, with Grambling State University as a key partner. The press release also announced that Jay Guy will be the team leader for Biffle.
“Urban Edge Network, Inc., is excited to announce our relationship with black-owned NY Racing,” said Todd F. Brown, CEO of Urban Edge Network, Inc., in a statement. “[Team owner John Cohen] is an alumnus of Grambling State University. We’re excited to bring our HBCU audiences across 101 campuses into the physical and practical NASCAR arena. We know that our fan base supports sports that reflect and invite black people to join the experience. We look forward to branding and partnering with Fortune 500 companies to support this all-black ownership group as they have supported other NASCAR groups in the past. “
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NY Racing doesn’t have a guaranteed spot in the 2022 Daytona 500 on Feb. 20 (2:30 p.m. ET, FOX). Biffle will have to qualify first driving a number 44 built by Richard Childress Racing and powered by a Hendrick Motorsports engine.
Biffle has multiple departures at the Daytona International Expressway
The veteran driver had 19 career wins in the NASCAR Cup Series, including six career wins in 2005 when he finished second in the championship standings behind Tony Stewart. One of Biffle’s victories took place at the Daytona International Speedway, but not in the Daytona 500.
Biffle’s second start in the race was a Pepsi 400 in 2003. He started 30th overall in the 16th Ford, but he ran ahead and took a total of 21 laps before taking the win. First win of his career.
Biffle had a total of 28 Daytona starts in his career with nine top 10 finishes, three top nets and his 2003 win. His other two top-flight matches were a pair of third-place finishes in the Daytona 500 (2010, 2012). He will now chase his first win in the Crown Jewel race when joining forces with NY Racing.
Biff will join a veteran captain
When Biffle climbs into a Chevrolet Camaro number 44, he will team up with a veteran captain. Jay Guy will sit atop the pit box and continue a career that includes 305 Cup Series races before that.
Guy has worked with many drivers dating back to Johnny Benson Jr. in 2003. He also joined forces with Joe Nemechek, Brad Keselowski, Kenny Wallace, Regan Smith and Michael Annett among others.
Guy’s best seasons went with David Ragan as the driver in 2012 and 2013. The Georgia-born player has won four top 10 finishes, two top finishes and one win for Front row sports car when working with Guy. The run included Aaron’s 499 in 2013 at the Talladega Superspeedway when Ragan and teammate David Gilliland finished the second half at the Alabama track.
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