Greg Biffle is set for a NASCAR return as he will attempt to make it into the 40-car field for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season-opening race, the Daytona 500.
Biffle will drive the No. 44 NY Racing Team with Grambling State University featured on the car.
NY Racing announced the news with a rendering of their paint scheme in a Twitter tweet on Monday morning, captioned “It’s Our Time !”.
Greg Biffle on his return to NASCAR
“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to drive the Next Gen car and help NY Racing make its entry into the 2022 season,” Biffle said in a team release. “I’ve always said since the day I stepped away from full-time competition that I would return under the right circumstances.”
— Greg Biffle (@gbiffle) February 14, 2022
According to Biffle, the NY Racing No. 44 machine will be a car built and prepared by Richard Childress Racing and it will have a Hendrick Motorsports engine under the hood.
“Urban Edge Network, Inc., is excited to announce our relationship with black owned NY Racing,” Todd F. Brown, CEO of Urban Edge Network, Inc., said. “John is an alumni of Grambling State University. We’re excited to bring our HBCU audience across 101 campuses into the NASCAR arena virtually and physically. We know that our fan base supports sports that reflect and invite blacks into the experience. We’re looking forward to branding and partnering with Fortune 500 companies to support this fully black owned team as they’ve supported other NASCAR teams in the past.”
It’s Our Time ! pic.twitter.com/xwWt6dLWg5
— NY Racing Team (@Nyracingteam) February 14, 2022
Greg Biffle competed in the NASCAR Cup Series full-time from 2003-2016, collecting all of his 19 victories for team owner Jack Roush.