#6 NASCAR Team News and Links

Roush Fenway Racing
Trevor Bayne (2019)
Matt Kenseth
Roush Yates Performance Parts

AdvoCare (2019)
Performance Plus Oil (? races)
Wyndham Rewards (7 races)
Constantine Sealing Service (NHMS - July)
NESN (Watkins Glen - August)
Oscar Mayer (Darlington)

Kleen Performance Products

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Trevor Bayne - Twitter
Trevor Bayne - Facebook
AdvoCare - Facebook
Matt Kenseth - Twitter
Matt Kenseth - Facebook

Trevor Bayne - ESPN
Trevor Bayne - RacingReference.info
Matt Kenseth - ESPN
Matt Kenseth - RacingReference.info

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Races that Advocare is scheduled to be primary sponsor in 2018:
with Trevor Bayne driving
Daytona- 2/18
Atlanta - 2/25
Phoenix - 3/11
Martinsville - 3/25
Richmond - 4/21
Talladega - 4/29
Dover - 5/6
Sonoma - 6/24
Chicago - 7/1
Michigan - 8/12
Bristol - 8/18
Las Vegas - 9/16
Charlotte - 9/30
Kansas - 10/21
Texas - 11/4

Races that Performance Plus Oil is scheduled to be primary sponsor in 2018:
Auto Club - 3/18 (Bayne)
Daytona - 7/7 (Bayne)

Races that Wyndham Rewards will sponsor Matt Kenseth:
Kansas - 5/12
Charlotte - 5/27, Patriotic
Michigan - 6/10
Indianapolis - 9/9
Dover -10/7
Phoenix - 11/11
Homestead - 11/18

Races that Constantine Sealing Service is scheduled to be primary sponsor in 2018:
New Hampshire - 7/22

Other races Matt Kenseth is scheduled to drive:
All-Star Race - 5/19, Roush as sponsor
Pocono - 6/3, Ford
Kentucky - 7/14, Performance Plus
New Hampshire - 7/22, Constantine Sealing Service
Pocono - 7/29, Roush
Watkins Glen - 8/5, NESN
Darlington - 9/2, Oscar Mayer throwback
Richmond - 9/22, Performance Plus
Martinsville - 10/28

Contract Status: Sponsor: AdvoCare, 2019?; Bayne: 2019? Kenseth: 2018?

#6 Team / Driver News

Scott Graves to serve as Ryan Newman's crew chief at Roush Fenway Racing: Roush Fenway Racing has announced that veteran crew chief Scott Graves will rejoin the team, leading its No. 6 NASCAR Cup Series team with newcomer driver Ryan Newman in 2019. Graves initially joined Roush Fenway Racing in 2006, working his way from team engineer to Xfinity Series crew chief, where he helped lead Chris Buescher to the 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Championship. [More](10-23-2018)

Matt Kenseth has no plans to race next year: Matt Kenseth has no plans to race again after this NASCAR Cup Series season. That doesn't mean he won't. But only if Roush Fenway Racing calls and needs a driver could Kenseth, 46, even see himself possibly stepping back behind the wheel after the Nov. 18 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.[More](10-6-2018)

Kenseth hopes to stay involved with Roush, no plans to race full-time: Matt Kenseth says he is not interested in running full-time, nor looking for rides outside of Roush.[More](9-23-2018)

NASCAR's 'Rocket Man' to pilot Jack Roush's iconic No. 6 Ford in 2019: Roush Fenway Racing announced that veteran Ryan Newman will take the reins of its iconic No. 6 Ford Mustang, competing full-time for Jack Roush in 2019.[More](9-22-2018)

Kenseth may return for partial schedule: Roush is still plotting sponsor, driver lineup for 2019; could include a return by Kenseth.[More](9-15-2018)

Trevor Bayne will not return to Roush Fenway Racing next season: Jack Roush told SiriusXM NASCAR that the team is in negotiations with other drivers to run the No. 6 in 2019.[More](9-12-2018)

Ryan Newman to Roush Fenway Racing? Newman has reportedly been exploring options with other teams, but could stay at RCR.[More](9-12-2018)

2019 plans for Roush Fenway's No. 6 still up in the air: Trevor Bayne is unlikely to return but Matt Kenseth is not guaranteed to be back either.[More](8-31-2018)

Oscar Mayer teams up with Roush Fenway at Darlington: Oscar Mayer continues to go to great heights and great lengths to feed people's love of meat. And now, Oscar Mayer is going to new speeds-becoming the official primary sponsor of Matt Kenseth's #6 Roush Fenway Ford Fusion at the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, September 2.[More](8-21-2018)

Constantine Sealing Service featured on Kenseth's Ford at New Hampshire: The season-long quest to find Ford's biggest NASCAR fan will continue with a new element this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Ford will recognize Constantine Sealing Service of Glastonbury, Connecticut, as the Official Small Business of the Ford Hall of Fans. The company will have its name splashed across the hood of the #6 Fusion and driver Matt Kenseth's uniform for Sunday's Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.[More](7-17-2018)

Performance Plus sponsoring Kenseth at Kentucky and Richmond: Performance Plus will make its debut as the primary partner for NASCAR Champion driver Matt Kenseth this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. The premium motor oil brand - which is the official motor oil of Roush Fenway Racing and helps power all of the team's engines - will also serve as Kenseth's primary partner on the #6 Ford later this season at Richmond Raceway on Sept. 22.[More](7-10-2018)

Trevor Bayne eager to return to Cup Series after five-race hiatus: As far as his future beyond this year, Bayne said he was unsure what 2019 holds. His original deal went through next season with partial-season sponsorship from AdvoCare. "Right now, it's been quiet," Bayne said. "I don't know what's going on. But I'm definitely trying to figure out what I'm going to do next year and what's going to happen.[More](6-22-2018)

Roush Fenway unveils new AdvoCare Rehydrate scheme for Bayne: AdvoCare Rehydrate will be featured on the #6 as the summer months roll on, and for the remainder of AdvoCare's primary races this season.[More](6-19-2018)

Roush Fenway Racing announces additional races for Kenseth: Matt Kenseth will pilot Roush Fenway Racing's flagship No. 6 Ford for 10 more races in 2018. Starting on July 14 at Kentucky Speedway, Kenseth's summer stretch of four-straight weekends will conclude at Watkins Glen International on August 5.[More](6-13-2018)

Kenseth's All-Star paint scheme to pay tribute to Jack Roush, 1998 All-Star victory: 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominee Jack Roush has had his fair share of success in the NASCAR All-Star Race; winning the event on four occasions and placing his Fords in the race every year for the past 30 seasons. In 1998 Roush and Hall-of-Fame driver Mark Martin scored the team's first All-Star win with a surprise victory in the annual All-Star event at Charlotte Motor Speedway.[More](5-16-2018)

An open-minded Matt Kenseth returns to NASCAR: Dressed in the Roush Fenway Racing, Wyndham Rewards livery Matt Kenseth showed up at Kansas Speedway Friday ready to turn his very first laps in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car since the November, 2017 season finale. The former series champion, 46, addressed the media shortly before his season-opening practice session - the only one he will get prior to qualifying for Saturday night's KC Masterpiece 400.[More](5-11-2018)

Kenseth expected to drive next five weekends: According to two people with direct knowledge of the schedule but who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly, Kenseth will drive in at least the next five race weekends - Kansas, the All-Star Race, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and Michigan International Speedway.(5-8-2018)
UPDATE: NASCAR Champion Matt Kenseth will make his return to Roush Fenway Racing this weekend at Kansas Speedway in an event that also marks the debut of Roush Fenway's new partnership with Wyndham Rewards. Kenseth will also be back behind the wheel of the Wyndham Rewards Ford for the famed Coca-Cola 600 on May 27th and at Jack Roush's 'home track' of Michigan International Speedway on June 10. Wyndham Rewards will again serve as the primary on Kenseth's Ford at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Sept. 9) and the Monster Mile of Dover International Speedway (Oct. 7), before rounding out the 2018 schedule at Phoenix Raceway (Nov. 11) and the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Nov. 18).[More]

Matt Kenseth returns at Kansas looking to rejuvenate Roush Fenway Racing UPDATE: Judging by the reaction and the general vibe, it's hard to tell who is more excited about former champion Matt Kenseth's return to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition this week driving the No. 6 Wyndham Rewards Ford Fusion at Kansas Speedway for Roush Fenway Racing. The team? Fans? Kenseth? Roush?[More](5-9-2018)

Will Bayne return to Roush in 2019?: Roush Fenway Racing insists no decision has been made yet.[More](5-3-2018)

Roush Fenway Racing press conference transcript: The press conference included Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin, Jack Roush, RFR President Steve Newmark, and Wyndham executive Eliot Hamlisch.[More](4-25-2018)

Kenseth returning to Roush Fenway? UPDATE Matt Kenseth is returning to the NASCAR Cup Series to drive Roush Fenway Racing's No. 6 car in select races this season, multiple sources told SB Nation.(4-23-2018)
UPDATE: Who said you can't go home? NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth will return to the organization where he began his storied NASCAR career, piloting Roush Fenway's flagship No. 6 Ford Fusion for a part of the 2018 season. Kenseth will also have a new home away from home, with the team announcing a multi-year partnership with Wyndham Rewards®, the award-winning loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, as a new primary on the No. 6.[More](4-25-2018)

Sullair the official supplier of compressed air for RFR: As part of the partnership, Sullair will be featured on each of Roush Fenway's racecars, as well as team transporters and pit equipment.[More](3-29-2018)

Roush Fenway sells charter to Penske: Roush Fenway Racing confirmed it has sold a charter to Penske Racing, which needed one for the addition of the No. 12 NASCAR Cup car with driver Ryan Blaney to its stable for 2018. Roush Fenway sold the charter - NASCAR's form of a franchise that guarantees a spot in each race plus accompanying revenue -- of its former No. 16 car, a charter it leased in 2017 to JTG Daugherty Racing.[More](1-2-2018)

Bayne and AdvoCare "Back in Black" for the 2018 season: Trevor Bayne's AdvoCare Ford Fusion will sport a different look when it hits the track to begin the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season as the famed Roush Fenway Racing #6 will be sporting the primary color of black. [More](12-5-2017)

Roush Fenway Racing again recognized for Outstanding Achievement by MarCom Awards: Roush Fenway Racing has been recognized for outstanding achievement by the prestigious MarCom Awards. The team has been awarded a pair of MarCom Awards for its marketing and communications efforts in 2017. The organization received a Platinum Award in the category of 'Traditional and Social Media Campaign' for its #DrivenForACause campaign highlighting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition, Roush Fenway was awarded a Gold Award in the 'Integrated Marketing' category for its joint #RaceWithRicky promotion with SunnyD. The team also garnered Honorable Mention for its #DriveYourHealth campaign promoting healthy living and fitness, with driver Ryan Reed.[More](11-8-2017)

Could Danica move to Roush-Fenway? UPDATE: One of the most talked about vacancies in the NASCAR garage is the one that will be occur at the end of the season when Danica Patrick steps away from Stewart-Haas Racing and the #10 car but at no point in the process has she said he is done with racing. Now, there is talk she could end up at Roush Fenway Racing with boyfriend, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and she would neither confirm nor deny when asked this past week at Martinsville Speedway.(10-31-2017)
UPDATE: ESPN.com's Bob Pockrass spoke to Roush-Fenway president Steve Newmark who said that Roush did not have a spot open next season.[More](11-4-2017)

Roush Fenway expects to remain at two teams: Roush Fenway president Steve Newmark told SiriusXM's Tradin Paint that the team will "most likely" be two Cup cars and one XFINITY car in 2018.[More](7-4-2017)

Roush sees retirement ahead Jack Roush, one of NASCAR's most successful owners and a pioneer in bringing engineering technology into the sport with his multi-car Ford teams, has used the "R" word. Retire. "I expected to have better years than (winless) 2016 and 2015," Roush said to azcentral sports in advance of Sunday's Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. "Had I realized I had those years in front of me, I might have decided to side-step, and retire. I'm 74. I can't do what I'm doing today for another 10 years. My window is, the longest I've been able to predict what I was going to do in life, has been five years. I'm probably down to a three-year window. I'm looking at how I can be useful."(Arizona Republic)[More](3-17-2017)
UPDATE Not so, Roush told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Friday.
"I have no retirement plans whatever," Roush said. "The article came from an ill-advised stream of consciousness I had at the end of last season." He then said: "People retire in order to go do things they're passionate about. I already have a job that allows me to be passionate beyond my imagination as a youngster." Roush turns 75 on April 19.(NBC Sports)(3-18-2017)

Roush Fenway Racing renews with Performance Plus; to sponsor Bayne: Roush Fenway Racing announced a team-wide partnership with Kleen Performance Products and Performance Plus, its premium motor oil brand. Performance Plus will serve as the official oil partner of NASCAR's winningest team, as well as the primary sponsor for multiple races with driver Trevor Bayne and the #6 Ford.
"We are extremely pleased to continue our relationship with the Performance Plus brand and have them on board as our official oil partner," said team owner Jack Roush. "The partnership reflects Roush Fenway's commitment to using the highest-quality products in our race cars. Performance Plus not only protects engines, but it provides us a competitive edge on the race track."
"This partnership allows us to continue our affiliation and to showcase the performance of our oil under the demanding conditions of NASCAR racing," said Mark Bouldin, president of Kleen Performance Products. "Running our oil in military vehicles around the globe and in race cars across North America provides today's drivers with the confidence to use our oil in their everyday vehicles."
Performance Plus is the premium brand of motor oils and lubricants that perform better even under the most extreme conditions. The brand uses conventionally refined oils and proprietary, twice-refined oils, blended with industry-leading additives, to meet or exceed all industry certifications, licenses, approvals and OEM warranty requirements. Kleen Performance Products is part of Safety-Kleen, a wholly owned subsidiary of Clean Harbors.(RFR), see an image of the scheme on the #6 Team Paint Scheme page.(1-11-2017)

Reiser out as general manager at Roush Fenway UPDATE: Robbie Reiser was relieved of his duties as general manager at Roush Fenway Racing on Tuesday, Motorsport.com has learned. Reiser, 53, has been with the company for 17 seasons, first as a crew chief and eventually graduating to a managerial role. Reiser has been offered a position in the car production side of RFR, but he has yet to decide where his future lies. Calls to Roush Fenway Racing were not immediately returned. Neither Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Trevor Bayne or Greg Biffle finished inside the top 20 in the Sprint Cup standings this season. For the second year, there was not a Roush driver in the Chase.(Motorsport)(11-23-2016)
UPDATE: Robbie Reiser didn't really have a lot he wanted to say about his situation at Roush Fenway Racing. He was relieved of his duties as vice president of competition. But he's not going anywhere. He doesn't yet have a title or even a full job description for his next role as the team struggles to regain its footing. But he is as dedicated to doing his part to bring success as he was in 2003, when he won a NASCAR title as Matt Kenseth's crew chief, or in 2007, when he answered Jack Roush's call to lead the whole operation. And at this point in his life, the 53-year-old, second-generation racer from Allenton is OK with it all. "This is going to free me up for my family, to be able to spend some time with them," said Reiser, who has one son in college and twin boys in high school, one of them a dirt-bike racer he has rarely watched.
Reiser's choice of words Thursday was interesting - he was "relieved" of his duties - because you have to believe there's a part of him that is relieved. He works hard, he's stubborn and he's not cut out to lose.(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)(12-4-2016)

Advocare renews sponsorship of Bayne: Roush Fenway Racing has signed a multiyear renewal that will see AdvoCare continue to serve as the anchor partner on Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne's #6 Sprint Cup Ford Fusion for the next three seasons. AdvoCare has partnered with Roush Fenway and Bayne since 2014, when the relationship began in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. "AdvoCare is extremely proud to call Roush Fenway Racing and Trevor Bayne partners, and we look forward to continuing our great relationship on and off the track. We are also excited about Sunday's race at Texas Motor Speedway," says Allison Levy, AdvoCare's Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. "The #6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion will feature a paint scheme honoring the SEAL Legacy Foundation, a worthwhile organization helping the families of wounded and fallen U.S. Navy Seals - a cause we are honored to support as a team." The SEAL Legacy Foundation is dedicated to providing support, including financial assistance and educational assistance to families of wounded and fallen United States Navy SEALs, and other charitable causes benefiting the SEAL community.(Roush Fenway Racing), see an image of the car on the #6 team paint schemes page.(11-2-2016)

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