SONOMA, Calif. — Greg Biffle said he is still working on a new contract to stay at Roush Fenway Racing. Biffle admitted Friday that he has talked to other teams but said he was presently negotiating with Roush, the only team he has driven for since his 1998 rookie season in the truck series. He won the truck championship in 2000 and added a Nationwide title in 2002.
"My deal is definitely not done," Biffle said during practice at Sonoma Raceway in preparation for Sunday's Sprint Cup race. "I'm trying to negotiate an extension. Nothing has changed."
Biffle has maintained all year his priority is not to leave the organization. Roush president Steve Newmark tweeted Friday that he hopes to have some news soon to announce on Biffle's No. 16 team "but nothing to report yet."
Biffle and Carl Edwards are in contract years with Roush, but Edwards is believed to be headed to Joe Gibbs Racing next season. A clause in his contract prohibits him from discussing his plans until September.
NHRA: Robert Hight broke the track record with a 3.988-second pass in qualifying for the New England Nationals in Epping, N.H. Hight's speed was 321.58 mph. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also led their classes.
F1: Lewis Hamilton beat teammate Nico Rosberg to the fastest time in the second practice for the Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg. Hamilton completed his best lap in 1 minute, 9.542 seconds, topping Rosberg by 0.377. In other news, the Force India team failed in its bid to overturn a five-place grid penalty for driver Sergio Perez in Sunday's race.