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Molly Dalton
October 3, 2008

Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, has stormed ahead in NASCAR’s “Chase for the Cup”. 

Greg Biffle (seated) recently signed autographs and chatted with fans at Kansas Speedway before the third race in the “Chase for the Cup” in Kansas City.
Greg Biffle (seated) recently signed autographs and chatted with fans at Kansas Speedway before the third race in the “Chase for the Cup” in Kansas City.

Greg, along with the 3M Company and Roush Fenway Racing, are sponsors of this year’s Red Cross Racing, which launched in April at the race at Talladega and will culminate in November at the race in Phoenix. A member of the Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet, Greg is also a blood donor. Red Cross Racing features a traveling display at numerous races used to encourage NASCAR fans to become loyal Red Cross blood donors. Over 25,000 people have already joined Red Cross Racing, resulting in nearly 18,000 blood donations thus far.

Only 30 points out of the lead held by driver Jimmie Johnson, Greg and the No. 16 team are now third in the point standings.  Back-to-back wins in New Hampshire and Dover, DE helped push Biffle to his current ranking.

The NASCAR Chase for the Cup started in 2004.  The first 26 points events of the 36-race Sprint Cup season determine the drivers eligible for the Chase, and winning the series title.  Chase participants continue to compete with all other drivers during the final Chase races, but the driver who is tops in the standings at the end is crowned Cup Series champion.

Fans can join the Red Cross Racing program at the track or by visiting redcrossracing.com. Once registered, individuals are automatically entered for a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip for two to the November race at Phoenix International Raceway, when the No. 16 Ford Fusion, driven by Biffle, will feature a full Red Cross paint scheme.  The prize package includes airfare, hotel, two race tickets and pit and garage tours.

To give blood, you must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health.  Some states allow 16-year-olds to donate with parental consent.  Red Cross urges everyone who can to join Red Cross Racing by visiting redcrossracing.com and to schedule a blood donation appointment in the days and weeks ahead to ensure an adequate supply of blood is available when needed.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The American Red Cross is a charity, not a government agency, and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission.

About 3M
A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M’s core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms – often in combination – to a wide array of customer needs. With $24 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com.

About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing is NASCAR’s largest team operating 13 motorsports teams.  Five in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with drivers Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and David Ragan; four in the Nationwide Series with Kenseth, Biffle, Edwards, McMurray, Ragan, Erik Darnell and Colin Braun; and three in the Craftsman Truck Series with Darnell, Braun, Kvapil, John Wes Townley and Bobby East; and one in the ARCA RE/MAX Series with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  For more information on any of the Roush Fenway Racing teams, log onto www.RoushFenway.com.  For sponsorship inquiries please contact Robin Johnson at (704) 720.4645.

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