Can Roush Fenway Racing bounce back in 2015?

Roush Fenway Racing struggled in 2014, and with Carl Edwards now at Joe Gibbs Racing, Larry Mac wonders if will they be able to do any better in 2015.

Doug Pensinger

The New Year is upon us. All the teams are back hot and heavy to work. We are only 40-plus days until we run the Daytona 500 on FOX. So this is all very exciting as we quickly approach the opening of the 2015 season.

If you were to ask me who has the most to prove this year, well the list would be as long as my arm. I mean seriously, unless you won the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, as Kevin Harvick did, then everyone else came up short in 2014.

If you stop and think about it though, the reality is even Kevin Harvick and his No. 4 bunch have something to prove. They want to prove they can do it again.

Quite honestly, the one that is at the top of my list who has a lot to prove this year is Roush Fenway Racing. They lost their premier driver in Carl Edwards, who has moved over to the Toyota camp of Joe Gibbs Racing. Roush Fenway has a couple very young drivers in Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne, who are teamed up with veteran Greg Biffle. So they are the ones I will be watching early on to see how their overall program is.

Let’s face it, Carl was the only one who won for them last year and now he’s gone. I want to see if they can bounce back. We know the Fords are strong. You don’t have to look much further than Team Penske as proof of that in 2014 when they accumulated eleven wins with Joey Logano finishing fourth and Brad Keselowski right behind him in fifth overall in the final points.

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