Roush/Fenway Racing Duo Strong Again This Weekend in Richmond

One thing is starting to show now for Roush/Fenway Racing, and that’s in the fact that they’ve got an above average short track program. This isn’t necessarily something to go rah rah about per say, but it’s a start. To be good on a specific discipline of a race track is better than to be off at all of them. For RFR, being off on all of them isn’t too far in the rear view mirror either. The last several years have been some of RFR’s worst. They’ve just struggled to compete,…

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Matt Kenseth Earns 1st Pole of the Season for Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400

Joe Gibbs Racing has admitted that they’ve lacked the right speed in their cars to contend on most race weekends this season. Friday though, that speed came back to them. Three of their four cars made the third and final round of qualifying at the Richmond International Raceway, as one of them, took home the pole. Matt Kenseth earned his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season, as the JGR driver will start first in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN). 

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Strong Day for RFR at Bristol, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Gets Another Top 10, Bayne 11th

One of the years, Roush/Fenway Racing is going to earn a trip back to victory lane. They’ve had to scale back in their organization over the last several years, and those efforts are finally coming around. The duo of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne are having much better years, as today’s Food City 500 at the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway showed that. Both started outside of the top 10 in Monday’s rain delayed race, but both drove their way into the top 10 by the end of it. Trevor…

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Larson, Stenhouse Jr. Wreck in Cup Practice, Stenhouse to Go to a Backup Car

With weather threatening the Bristol (Tenn) area, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams were still able to hit the .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway short track on Saturday morning for practice. Unfortunately for two drivers, their sessions were cut short due to incidents in this morning’s practice session. First, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got into the wall in his No. 17 Ford as he got into the SAFER barrier with 36 minutes left of the 55 minute first practice. 

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Watch Out for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. On Sunday in Bristol

So far, the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has gone much better for the Roush/Fenway Racing camp compared to the last few years. No, the duo isn’t knocking down the door of victory lane yet, but they’re getting closer. In fact, this could be the weekend that one of them actually does drive to victory lane in a Cup race. Ford drivers have led a series-high 951 laps this year and are clearly the class of the field right now. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has never led a lap…

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Sunday’s Auto Club 400 Could Be Survival of the Fittest

Fontana, Calif – After three practice sessions as well as a three-round qualifying session, one thing is for sure entering Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN) this weekend’s race could be an event of the survival of the fittest. The 2-mile Auto Club Speedway has chewed up and spit out several cars so far this weekend, as we’ve seen a bunch of crashes. Among those two incidents were two of the top drivers to recently race at Fontana. It all started in Friday’s lone practice session of the day…

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Late Race Pit Gamble Leads Ryan Newman to End Winless Drought in Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – Kyle Busch appeared to have Sunday’s Camping World 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway well in control. Inside of 10 laps-to-go, Busch held a commanding lead in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the 1.022-mile Arizona oval. But, today was just another reason to show that you can’t turn off the TV early. Busch, held a 3.23-second lead over second place Kyle Larson with six laps left, but unfortunately for them, pole sitter Joey Logano blew a right front tire on the front stretch and…

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