How Wood Brothers and Paul Menard Deal Came About

Most people are wondering why the Wood Brothers would go from young drivers like Trevor Bayne and Ryan Blaney to having Paul Menard in their driver lineup for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The historic team has had legends driving for them over the years, and in recent seasons had a youth movement. So, why would the Virginia team, with currently 99 Cup victories to their credit, hire a veteran in Menard who has just one career Cup victory in 383 career starts himself? The answer is…

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Trevor Bayne Has Great Shot to Be Next Driver to Stamp His Name Into the Playoff’s With With Saturday Night in Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – Last year’s Coke Zero 400 was really where this Roush/Fenway Racing resurgence was found. In qualifying for the race at the Daytona International Speedway in July of 2016, all three of the then drivers started in the top seven rows, including earning the pole and two in the top three. In fact, two of them finished in the top five, and all three in the top eight that night. Now, they enter with some major momentum on their side this year. They’ve scaled back to a two-car…

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RFR to “Suspend” No. 6 Ford Operations After Race This Weekend at Pocono

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. is currently having the best season that he’s ever had in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. In his third season, all with Roush/Fenway Racing, Wallace has had seven top eight finishes in 11 starts this season, currently ranking him fourth in the points standings. Unfortunately though, his No. 6 Ford will be parked following this weekend’s race at the Pocono Raceway due to the lack of funding. RFR announced on Monday that they will “suspend” the operations on the car despite him doing so well and being…

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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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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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The Continued Fall of Roush/Fenway Racing

It seems so distant now, but at one time, Roush/Fenway Racing was among NASCAR’s elite teams. In fact, really up until a few years ago, they could still be found in that category. RFR had a great system in place from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to the NASCAR X-Finity Series all the way up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. They would groom drivers in the feeder series and allow them to thrive all the way up the ranks until they landed in a Cup ride with the…

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RFR Scales Back to 2 Teams, Moves No. 16 Team/Charter to Form 2nd JTG Team With Chris Buescher As Driver

Roush Fenway Racing has announced its 2017 plans for the NASCAR Cup Series that will see the organization field a two-car Cup operation next season, with drivers Trevor Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. piloting the No. 6 and No. 17 Ford Fusions, respectively, in NASCAR’s highest series. In addition, Kevin Kidd and Tommy Wheeler will lead Roush Fenway’s overall competition efforts going forward. Kidd will assume the role of Competition Director, and Wheeler will serve as the team’s Operations Director. The team will lease its No. 16 NASCAR Charter and…

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