: Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Novec Ford, stands in the garage prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Could Greg Biffle Win the 2012 Sprint Cup?


 

Greg Biffle, who will be 42 years old on the 23rd, could be considered as a dark-horse candidate to win the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup. Although Biffle did not win a race during the 2011 season, he ended up finishing as the 16th best driver . He also had a reliable and dependable Ford, and won three Coors Light Pole Awards.

The 2002 NASCAR Busch Series champion has been a very consistent driver throughout most of his career. He has won 16 races since coming to the Sprint Cup Series in 2002, and he has finished as one of the top-ten drivers in 122 races. However, there are a number of other talented drivers, like Biffle, who also have potential and talent to win the Sprint Cup in 2012.

One driver that comes to mind is Brad Keselowski. Keselowski definitely established himself as an excellent driver during the 2011 season. He finished 5th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and won three races. Keselowski, who is 14 years younger than Biffle, has the ability to win the Sprint Cup, whether he will in 2012 or later on down the road is still up in the air.

There are many other skilled NASCAR drivers who can compete and win against Biffle. Among them are Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and the current Sprint Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart. All of these drivers have proven they can win a race next year, and they definitely can win the Sprint Cup. Mostly because they have the key ingredients of winning a NASCAR race involving the driver’s ability, talent, and luck. They have all had wonderful careers already and adding a Sprint Cup, or another one in the case of three of the four, would definitely earn them a spot in the NASCAR Hall of Fame later on in their lives.

Biffle’s season was slightly disappointment. Despite finishing as one of the top 20 drivers, he did not make the Chase. The last time this happened was in 2007. Fortunately, he showed in several races last year that he is still a force to be reckoned with and he should be able to rebound in 2012 to race and compete for the Sprint Cup.

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