Roush Fenway only fielding 2 cars in 2017

    How the giants can fall

    3y ago


    In 2017, Roush Fenway Racing will reduce its Sprint Cup operation to just two cars.

    Following Greg Biffle's departure during this years off season, Roush will not only field the #6 of Bayne and #17 of Stenhouse Jr. in 2017.

    Matt Kenseth in 2009

    Matt Kenseth in 2009

    This will be the first time since 1995 that Roush has fielded so few cars. At it's peak in 2009, Roush Fenway was running 5 teams in the Sprint Cup, eventually cutting back to 3 when Matt Kenseth left for Joe Gibbs Racing.

    “We have been able to shore up our plans for 2017 and we feel that this will continue to move us in a direction that will yield improved performance and results,” said Roush Fenway co-owner Jack Roush in a press release. “We saw improvement in our cars and made substantial gains in our performance at times last season, and we will continue to build on that by maintaining a robust engineering group in order to take the next step by consistently running up front.”

    The charter that belonged to Biffle’s team will be leased to JTG Daugherty Racing in 2017 as it fields Chris Buescher.

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