CONCORD, N.C. - Roush Fenway Racing announced Monday that long-time driver Greg Biffle will not return to the organization in 2017.

Biffle, who first joined Roush Fenway in 1998 after being discovered by the late Benny Parsons, has spent his entire 19-year career with the team founded by Jack Roush. The Vancouver, Washington native climbed the ladder of NASCAR's top three series with the team, winning championships in the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Xfinity Series before making the move to the Cup series in 2003.

"We've had an incredible run and I am so appreciative for the opportunity to be a part of Roush Fenway," said Biffle. "For a kid that grew up in Washington, I'm extremely proud of everything we have been able to accomplish over the last 19 years — both on and off the track."

After winning at least one race in nine of his first 11 seasons in NASCAR's top series, Biffle went winless over the last three years.

"I don't have the words to say what Greg has meant to this organization," team owner Jack Roush said. "He is a true racer who has always exhibited a will to win and an intense passion for speed. For almost two decades Greg has given us an opportunity to run up front and compete for wins."

Biffle won the 2000 Truck Series championship before moving to the Xfinity Series, where he claimed the 2002 title. He also won Rookie of the Year in both series prior to his foray into full-time Cup racing. In 510 career Cup series starts, Biffle has amassed 19 wins, 92 top-five, and 175 top-10 finishes, with a career-best result of second in 2005.

Roush Fenway has not yet announced a replacement for Biffle or if the team plans to field three full-time entries next year.