NASCAR Team Roush Fenway Racing Tease Major Announcement for Fans

Published 07/19/2021, 4:05 PM EDT
Apr 10, 2021; Martinsville, Virginia, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47) leads Brad Keselowski (2) and Ryan Newman (6) during the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Ryan Hunt-USA TODAY Sports


It seems like the Roush Fenway Racing team has big plans for Tuesday. Apparently, they have revealed that a ‘major announcement’ is incoming. This is a huge deal because Jack Roush, and Fenway’s Steve Newmark, and Ed Weiss will be present for the announcement.

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Obviously, if earlier reports are to be believed, the announcements pertain to Brad Keselowski. The 2012 Cup Series champion recently announced his departure from Team Penske at the end of the season. In response to that, Austin Cindric and Harrison Burton were promoted to Penske and Wood Brothers, respectively.

And many reports also said that Keselowski was on his way to Roush Fenway.

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Of course, this will mean that Ryan Newman will likely have to make way for Keselowski. Many suggest that the latter’s appointment is a “done deal.”

However, neither party has confirmed this report, though all may soon be revealed with this Tuesday announcement. Despite the denials, Keselowski’s Team Penske departure is seemingly letting the cat out of the bag.

What lies ahead for Roush Fenway Racing?

Without a doubt, RFR will get a top-quality driver in the form of Keselowski. He is a former champion and also has a vast amount of experience. So, he will definitely be able to help the team grow and improve. And once you throw the 2022 Next Gen cars into the mix, a driver like Keselowski will be a big boon.

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Feb 21, 2021; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Newman (6) during the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Of course, there will be some people who will sympathize with Ryan Newman. The 43-year-old may be in his final couple of years in the NASCAR arena, but he is still competitive. So, it would be a little cruel to oust the driver unless he decided to retire from racing.

If he can try and find a ride elsewhere, it would be a great help and Newman can extend his career even further.

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