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Greg Biffle’s Car to Carry Little League Logo in NASCAR Race

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April 5, 2006) – Driver Greg Biffle's No. 16 car in this weekend NASCAR event at the Texas Motor Speedway will be carrying the Little League logo on the hood.

The car is sponsored in part by Subway Restaurants, which is one of the national sponsors for Little League Baseball and Softball. Mr. Biffle has nine NASCAR victories, and 22 finishes in the top five.

Below is a biography of Mr. Biffle, from the NASCAR web site.

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Birthday: Dec. 23, 1969

Hometown: Vancouver, Wash.

Greg Biffle made NASCAR history in 2002 and came within 35 points of doing it again last year when he finished second in the Chase for the Nextel Cup.

Biffle became the first driver to win championships in both the Craftsman Truck and Busch series before moving full time to Cup in 2003. His lone win that season came in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona, making him one of only a handful of drivers to win a race in each of NASCAR's top three series.

Biffle doubled his career win output in 2005 by leading the series with six victories, one more than champion Tony Stewart. Biffle won five of the first 15 races, then bested teammate Mark Martin in a photo finish at the Homestead season finale to finish second in points.

No driver has won a championship in each of NASCAR's top three series, and Biffle is one of only 15 drivers to have won a race in each of the series.

If he becomes the first to win the title in all three series, it won't be a surprise to former Cup champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer Benny Parsons. The TV analyst first saw Biffle in the 1995-96 NASCAR Winter Heat Series, and strongly urged Jack Roush to take on the Washington state native.

After racing for owner Dick Bown in two Busch races in 1996, Biffle joined Roush Racing and ran a full Truck schedule in 1998. Biffle went winless in 27 races, but had eight top-fives and 12 top-10s to finish eighth in the points and win rookie of the year honors.

In 1999 Biffle won a series-record nine races -- his 16 wins are tied for fourth all time -- but fell eight points shy of the championship. He won the title in 2000 and the next year ran full time in the Busch Series.

Like he had done in the Truck Series, Biffle was named rookie of the year in his first full Busch season in 2001 and followed that with the series title the following year.