Biffle awaits word on latest contract offer

CONCORD, N.C. -- Greg Biffle's contract negotiation with Roush Fenway Racing is currently "in limbo," the driver said Thursday at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

"Right now we've made a counter offer," Biffle said. "A lot of it regarded appearances and the way the contract was written -- and obviously money was one of the factors. So we're waiting to see where they sit with everything."

Biffle explained the addition of Fenway Sports Group to the equation has diluted negotiations a bit.

"We have more people involved now with Roush Fenway, than just one guy making a decision," Biffle said. "And there's a sponsor negotiation involved at the same time, and they have a certain level of acceptance or whatnot.

"When you get to these big time deals, the sponsors are definitely a factor in the negotiations. So we're still negotiating. Everything is in limbo right now. I don't have a solid feel for where we are. Negotiations are moving forward fairly well, we'll just have to see where it goes."

Though he is currently contracted through 2008, Biffle is one of the hottest commodities in the Nextel Cup garage. His name is being mentioned with several rides, including the No. 8 Chevrolet which Dale Earnhardt Jr. will vacate at season's end.

Marty Smith covers Nextel Cup racing for ESPN.com.