Greg Biffle will not be seen the same way Kasey Kahne or Jamie McMurray are seen. But he will be seen as a title contender in 2012.
After a win at Michigan, his second win of the year, Biffle is back on top of the points lead as there are three races to go before the chase. It seems like he and Carl Edwards have switches places as Edwards looks like he will miss the chase and Biffle is the championship contender.
Biffle has been near the front the whole season. He hasn't been outside the top five all season long. He and his other teammate soon to be gone Matt Kenseth have been consistent all year. People have talked about Kenseth, the 2003 champion as a championship contender. But Biffle has gone to the wayside.
The 16 team and co have felt unappreciated for a few weeks now. And have worked hard to get back to where they are being talked about. And now they have gotten to that point. Biffle now has three wins at Michigan. And winning made a statement. He is in it to win it. And has the cars to win it all too.
He will have to go through the defending series champion Tony Stewart. Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr are also likely title contenders. But Biffle seems primed and up to the game.
Biffle's best points finish was in 2005 when he tied for second with Carl Edwards finishing 35 points behind Tony Stewart. Since then he has finished third in points. Biffle could accomplish something that no other driver has before. And that is be the first driver to win a championship in all three of NASCAR's top three divisions. That would be an amazing feat.
Greg Biffle and the 16 team will get ready for Bristol this week. He is good there as well. Could get another win to make it a four way tie for the top seed going into Chicagoland Don't overlook him. He is one to be dealt with.