One driver is off the free-agent market.
It was announced today that Greg Biffle and Roush-Fenway Racing have agreed to a three-year contact extension. Biffle and sponsor 3M, which also signed a three-year extension with the driver and team, had contacts that were set to expire at the end of the 2011 season. Now both will be with RFR through at least 2014.
Biffle and Carl Edwards were the only remaining RFR drivers who were potential free agents after this season. With Biffle’s contract extension, Edwards is the only driver who has yet to re-sign with RFR. Matt Kenseth is signed through 2012 and David Ragan is signed through 2013.
Speculation has surrounded the RFR drivers this season, as the team was expected by some to cut one of its drivers to make way for Trevor Bayne after this season. Bayne said earlier this week that he’s happy with his current Wood Brothers team, and that he’d like to stay there next year if he can.
That’s good news for RFR, considering they would have to cut Edwards if they wanted to get Bayne in their fourth car with Biffle signing the extension.
The important thing right now, of course, is that Greg Biffle fans know where their driver will be in 2012. And RFR’s 2012 plans are now three-fourths of the way complete.