Enthusiasts Mean, Green Roush 729 a Nod to the Boss 429
Majeski and Briscoe get their first laps at Bristol in Xfinity cars
Roush Fenway Racing drivers Ty Majeski and Chase Briscoe got their first taste of Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in Xfinity Series cars this week. The two were among several drivers who participated in a two-day Xfinity Series test Tuesday and Wednesday at the track.Majeski, Briscoe and Austin Cindric are sharing RFR’s No. 60 Ford this season. Majeski will compete in the No. 60 at next month’s Bristol race while Briscoe is scheduled to compete in the car at the track’s August event.
It’s an exciting time for American muscle. Manufacturers are pushing the limits of front-engine, rear-wheel drive platforms with efforts like theand the coming . In the aftermarket, tuners are taking things a step further, diving into projects that the large manufacturers shy away from.
Roush unveiled their . The 729 is a nod to Ford’s historic . The mean, green, machine is finished in Ford Grabber Green, a throwback to the Boss of the ’70s. A custom wide-body kit with flared fenders adds to the standard Roush body kit to create a dramatic presence. The aggressive stance is set with custom Vossen RVS forged wheels wrapped with Continental ExtremeContact Sport tires.
Kenseth wants to help Roush "return to prominence" in the Cup Series
Veteran driver Matt Kenseth returns to the team he won 2003 NASCAR Cup Series title with to drive part-time this season and help improve on-track performance for the Roush Fenway Racing. One week after announcing long-term extensions for three primary partners for the No. 17 car, Roush Fenway Racing officially announced the return of Kenseth during a news conference Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte (N.C.).Kenseth was introduced by NASCAR Hall of Famer and former Roush Fenway Racing driver Mark Martin.“It’s a great feeling to return to where it all started for me in the Cup Series,” said Kenseth.
But that’s just the start, Roush adds painted Brembo GT Series brakes and a proprietary 3-Way Adjustable Coilover Suspension which helps the Mustang hit the skid pad with 1.07 lateral g’s. Like all Roush vehicles, under the hood is where things get interesting. It keeps the 5.0-liter Coyote engine but adds a twin-screw Roush R2650 supercharger using Eaton TVS technology. This shoots the power up over the 700 horsepower mark. Then you throw in the typical bolt-ons including a cold air intake and a quad-tip exhaust system.
The interior is customized with Katzkin leather and Recaro Racing seats. It’s geared towards racing with window ducts and cooling tubes as well as a Watson Racing roll cage and Sparco 4-point racing harness.
Brendan Marks: What Matt Kenseth's NASCAR comeback means for 2018 Cup Series season and beyond
All the buildup finally bubbled over Wednesday morning at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the moment when the rumors became reality. Matt Kenseth will indeed make his NASCAR return. Kenseth, the 2003 Cup Series champion, announced that he will be joining Roush Fenway Racing on a part-time basis for the remainder of the 2018 season, splitting time in the No. 6 car with current driver Trevor Bayne. Kenseth's last race was the 2017 season finale at Homestead in November.But what does Kenseth's return really mean for NASCAR, his fans, and RFR? We tried to break it down here:___- 1.
Roush currently offers two different tuning stages for the 2018 Ford Mustang to go along with six different packages for the 2017 model. In addition, Roush offers packages for the Ford F150 pickup. While the Roush 729 is technically a SEMA Concept car, if there’s enough interest in the package from consumers I bet that Roush would hook it up. For the right price, of course.
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Kenseth to pay tribute to Martin in All-Star Race .
The throwback paint scheme will signify team owner Jack Roush's first victory in the event.The No. 6 Ford will sport the iconic black, red, orange and yellow livery that Martin drove to the win that year.
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