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Motorsports editor Luke Krmpotich and NASCAR lead writer Sam Salo are wrapping up the task of evaluating last year’s performances by the major teams and drivers from the Sprint Cup garage. Today’s edition features the Fords of Roush Fenway Racing.
Roush Fenway Racing
Sam’s grade: B
Luke’s grade: B-
A bit of yin and a dose of yang colored the Roush tones in 2012. While Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle enjoyed turns atop the points throne all throughout the regular season, 2011 cup runner-up Carl Edwards never even contended strongly for a Chase spot.
#16: Greg Biffle
Sam’s grade: A Characteristic inconsistency, albeit a bit less of it, sunk Biffle’s title hopes. However, the fact that Biffle turned around a winless 2011 into a title-contending 2012 is encouraging enough.
Luke’s grade: A- In 2012, Da Biff did just what he always does in even-numbered years: win exactly two races. Now the question becomes, will his performance take a turn for the better, or for the worse, in 2013? T...
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Most of them involved single car runs with very little “pack racing.” The one session featuring pack testing saw the “big one” occur yesterday and sent 12 race cars back to Charlotte with damage early.
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I am back again this week with another look at some drivers I expect to make news in 2013.
First of all, I hope you got a chance to watch some of the Daytona testing on SPEED. I had to watch it all online since Comcast has unexpectedly pulled the plug on my SPEED channel – unless I cough up more money. I fear I will lose this battle.
The cars look to be very fast in testing and...