Roush Fenway Racing Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series packs up and heads west to start the West Coast Swing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, we’ll take a step back in time for today’s edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater” to the 2006 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 and the closest finish to ever occur at the 1.5-mile track. In the final race on the original configuration of the track, it looked to be another Roush-Fenway kind of day as Greg Biffle led the field to green from the poleRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. left last July’s race at Daytona as Public Enemy No. 1, having been involved in more than a few of the multi-car crashes that defined the 400-mile race. Despite the criticism, Stenhouse noted his only regrets from that night are that he didn’t get to make a trip to Victory Lane when all was said and done. “The only issue I had with July is we didn’t win,” Stenhouse said. “I could care less what the perception of everybodyRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, FL – His name is spoken in automotive rarefied air. And as a NASCAR team owner, an engineer, an innovator and all-around highly respected member of the sport, Jack Roush will be formally inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on February 1. For so many, Roush’s official new title as “NASCAR Hall of Famer” was inevitable and necessary. Not only did the former Ford Motor Company engineer field championship cars at every level of NASCAR competition, he is considered one of the sport’sRead More
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 1000Bulbs.com 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