Roush Fenway Racing Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s 61st annual running of the Daytona 500. Age: 31 Years in Cup: Six Career Wins: Two Biggest Accomplishment: 2011-12 Xfinity Series champion After scoring two superspeedway victories in 2017, it was a rather polarizing 2018 campaign for Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., who went winless and missed the playoffs. Now going into his seventh season, he’ll be seeking for a turnaround after finishing 18th in points, and continueRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After being a one-off sponsorship at Darlington Raceway with Matt Kenseth last Labor Day Weekend, Oscar Mayer have extended its partnership with Roush Fenway Racing, becoming a primary sponsor for Ryan Newman’s No. 6 Ford Mustang. Their new partnership will begin in the 61st Daytona 500 Feb. 17, a race that Newman was triumphant in 2008. Jack Roush has two wins in the “Great American Race” (2008 and 2012) that came at the hands of Kenseth. In addition to Daytona, they’ll be on the car forRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer With so much emphasis on the Championship 4, three drivers may have strapped into their cars for the last time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The three of subject were AJ Allmendinger, Matt Kenseth, and Jamie McMurray, whose careers are up in the air after completing their last races in their current rides in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida. Their results might’ve been what defined each of their seasons, with McMurray in 18th and Allmendinger in 19th, while sixth-place KensethRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor For the first eight years of its existence, Texas Motor Speedway had just one race weekend a year, but starting in 2005, the track was granted a second date in the playoffs and the racing at the 1.5-mile track certainly didn’t disappoint the first time out. Heading into the race, Tony Stewart led the points standings by 43 points over Jimmie Johnson, with Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, and Ryan Newman rounding out the top-five championship contenders. Newman may have won the pole, but he had toRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer A top-10 finish in the Kansas Lottery 300 was a refreshing change of pace for Ty Majeski. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver earned just his second top-10 finish of the season, which has produced underwhelming results. On the final green flag run, Majeski was one of just eight drivers left on the lead lap at Kansas Speedway. In the uneventful run to the finish, the Roush Fenway Racing Program 60 driver slipped backward. Majeski dropped from sixth to eighth by the time the checkered flagRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Public enemy No. 1 after the last restrictor plate race at Daytona in July, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. was able to avoid instigating trouble and finished a salvageable third in Sunday’s 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, the highest non-Stewart-Haas Racing finisher. Although it was a clean race, Stenhouse felt his No. 17 Sunny D Ford Fusion wasn’t as competitive as his car has been in previous restrictor plate races. “We definitely had to fight hard today,” Stenhouse said. “We weren’t near as good as we normally areRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – Leaving the last restrictor plate race at Daytona, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. was Public Enemy No. 1 for many drivers after his involvement in some of the multi-car crashes that took place that night. Despite the criticism that he received following that race, Stenhouse isn’t fazed one bit. “I don’t really care about the criticism,” said Stenhouse. “We’re all in this business and you get criticized for something all the time. I feel like a lot of fans criticize you. They’re the ones watchingRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer At Richmond Raceway on Saturday afternoon, Ryan Newman announced that he will be joining Roush Fenway Racing following the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The 17-year veteran will drive the teams’ iconic No. 6 Ford Mustang for the entire season. The Roush Fenway No. 6 has visited victory lane 36 times with Mark Martin and David Ragan behind the wheel. Currently, seat time in the No. 6 Ford Fusion is split by veteran Matt Kenseth and Trevor Bayne. In total, the organization hasRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Trevor Bayne’s future at Roush-Fenway Racing has been up in the air since being moved to a part-time schedule earlier this year and according to comments from team owner Jack Roush Wednesday night on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Bayne will be looking for a new home for the 2019 season. Roush was speaking with Claire B. Lang when he let it slip that Bayne would not be returning to the No. 6 car after this season is over. “We’re making a search,” Roush said. “We’re in negotiationsRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor INDIANAPOLIS – For Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., his objective in Sunday’s Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard is simple – win or go home. Sitting just outside the top-16 in points and not within striking distance of Alex Bowman and Jimmie Johnson to be able to steal one of their playoff spots strictly on points, Stenhouse will have to find his way to Victory Lane to make his way into the postseason still eligible for the championship. With only a win paving the way into theRead More