NASCAR: Five Teams That Needed To Regroup During Off-Week

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Roush Fenway Racing

RFR has been on the decline foe a few seasons now but it would seem that they have hit a new low in 2015. The departing of Carl Edwards who was replaced by Trevor Bayne has left the team with no true identity or star.

After six races Greg Biffle (20th), Trevor Bayne (25th) and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (28th) all find themselves 20th in the standings or worse. Biffle has anchored the team and has three top-20 finishes in six races including a 10th-place finish at Daytona. For Bayne his best finish of the season came in Martinsville where he finished 18th, he also has four finishes of 28th or worse. The best finish on the year for Stenhouse Jr. is 12th in Phoenix but he also has four finishes of 29th or worse in six races.

The bottom line is that RFR is not performing well. Qualifying is down across the board for them right now. A few weeks ago Biffle talked about how the team was “dying a slow death” after all three cars failed to advance past the first round of qualifying. Unfortunately RFR’s problems are deeper than qualifying. The team seems to just be off the pace when it comes to sending quality cars to the track each and every week. None of the drivers on this team are sunk yet but another six races like the first six and a couple of them could be in a lot of trouble.