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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

NASCAR racer Greg Biffle will Best In The Desert Terribles 250 Fun Run April 16


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UPDATE!

FORD Motorsports clarifies the message. Because the 'Fun Run' was canceled, the Greg Biffle appearance-drive will occur before 'qualifying' in Primm, on Thursday, April 16 from 10 AM -1 PM.


Monster Jam superstar, Linsey Weenk, will race the FORD Raptor race truck during Saturday’s second race of the 2009 Best in the Desert 5-race series. Off road racing champion, MacCachren, will co-drive for Linsey Weenk during the race, as the Monster Jam racer is slated to drive one of three 69-mile laps. Weenk, from Alberta, Canada, who campaigns the Built Ford Tough Blue Thunder in Monster Jam.

OK, now its understandable. Ya'll need to get your stories up front.



Original Story:
Before Greg Biffle makes his way to Phoenix International Raceway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in a couple of weeks, he’ll swing through Primm, Nev., for an off-road race.


Biffle will take part in the Best in the Desert Terrible’s 250 driving a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R. He’ll go from Primm to Phoenix for the Cup race a few days later.

“When I think of Raptor the first thing that comes to mind is a proven off-road piece with its finish in the Baja 1000, and I think it’s a long-time overdue, if you want my opinion,” said Biffle, who is participating in the event’s Fun Run on April 16 before heading to Phoenix for Saturday night’s NASCAR event. “Up to this point, no manufacturer has built a truck like this. People had to do it themselves, so there’s a definite market out there and I’m excited about it. I’ve been paying attention and watching some of the desert testing that they’ve done and I can’t wait.”

Before Biffle graduated to the Cup cars, he was a NASCAR Truck Series champion. But this will be the first time he’s raced in an off-road truck.

“I really enjoy off-roading. I enjoy riding motorcycles. I enjoy my sand car,” said Biffle, who will be driving the F-150 SVT Raptor R being campaigned by former Ford Rough Riders Rob MacCachren and Steve Olliges in all five Best in the Desert races this year. “I’ve never pre-run Baja or anything like that, and I might do that this year, but I’ve never really been in a specific off-road. I’ve watched the stuff on Speed a lot. It looks fun and it looks exciting to do, so I’d like to mess with it a little bit."

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