Greg Biffle really likes Kansas Speedway.
He likes it so much that he decided to stop in to lend a hand to work crews installing Kansas Speedway’s new, wider seats on Wednesday. The Roush-Fenway Racing driver, and two-time Kansas Speedway winner, helped install the seats overlooking his still visible burnout marks, leftover from his victory celebration last October.
As a part of his tasks, the Washington native began numbering the new seats; however, crews will have some additional work to do as a result. Perhaps he was confused or just one-track-minded, but the entire row was mysteriously marked with same seat number, 16, the same as his car number.
“All 16’s at the start finish line,” said Biffle. “Right where I plan on doing my victory celebration. Row 16 will be the best in the house.”
Biffle is excited about returning to Kansas Speedway twice this year; the track is statistically his best, averaging an eighth-place finish.
“I’ve thought about lobbying NASCAR to come here four times a year,” said Biffle. “This racetrack promotes racing all the way up and down it. The banking and speed of it is perfect.”
Given Biffle’s history and the fact that he now has a sense of ownership at the facility, fans in the newly installed seats may only need the edge as the driver of No. 16 Ford will do whatever it takes to accomplish wins number four and five this season.
Race fans will have a chance to check out Biffle’s handiwork this coming June for the first of two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends this year. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 will kick off the weekend on Saturday, June 4th and the Sprint Cup Series race will run on Sunday, June 5th.
The second weekend will feature the Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series event on Saturday, October 8 and the Sprint Cup Series returns on October 9 for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.