NASCAR’s Silly Season is infamous for creating drama, and this year is no exception. Two drivers highlight the free agent pool, and they both come from the same organization, Roush Fenway Racing.
Of course, I’m talking about Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle. The veteran members’ contracts are up, and they’re searching for new rides. Pressure has mounted as RFR announced Trevor Bayne’s move to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series side. With him in the No. 6 and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the No. 17, people want to know what this means for Edwards and Biffle.
Edwards is definitely out; it’s nearly official that he’ll be racing at Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015. It was either JGR or Team Penske, and Penske is adamant that they will only field two cars next year. It’s only a matter of time before this is announced.
Attention is now turning to The Biff, who’s lips are sealed. That, however, doesn’t silent other speculators. The rumblings create two scenarios: Biffle stays at Roush, or he heads to Michael Waltrip Racing. In this article on NBC Sports’ MotorSportsTalk, FOX’s pre-race before Dover showed some intriguing word usage by Darrell Waltrip about his brother Michael’s team.
Although DW mentioned Edwards to Penske (which is not true), the body language is something to ponder. Co-owner Robert Kauffman’s tweet is something to think about, too. Wherever Biffle wants to go is great, but he needs to pick it up this season. I think many people can agree on that.
As the Silly Season begins, it’s time for jumping to conclusions and reading into statements and press releases. Don’t worry, it’s going to get even more crazy as the summer goes on.