Sports Now

Sports news from Los Angeles and beyond

« Previous Post | Sports Now Home | Next Post »

NASCAR's Greg Biffle to ride on Rose Parade float

December 14, 2011 |  2:42 pm

He'll be traveling much slower than normal, but NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Greg Biffle is scheduled to ride on a float in the Rose Parade on Jan. 2.

BiffleBiffle's NASCAR team, Roush Fenway Racing, said the driver will ride on the Natural Balance Pet Foods float as it moves along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. Biffle's Greg Biffle Foundation promotes the well-being of animals.

The pet-food company's floats previously have included dogs skimming and diving in water, including one named Tillman, and its upcoming float features dogs "surfing" on 65-foot-long waves in more than 6,600 gallons of water.

"Tillman came to our shop at Roush Fenway Racing last month and we got to see him skateboard," Biffle said in a statement. "I can't wait to see the [new] float."

If you missed last year's parade, here's a reminder:



NBA reportedly calls Clippers about Chris Paul

Clippers back off Chris Paul trade, win rights to Chancey Billups

Clippers' Chris Kaman says contract year doesn't affect his approach

--Jim Peltz

Photo: NASCAR driver Greg Biffle at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 4. Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images