NASCAR Cup: More shake-up at Roush Fenway Racing
Robbie Reiser (right) and Greg Biffle (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)
By AMANDA VINCENT
According to a report Tuesday from Motorsport.com
, Robbie Reiser has been relieved of his duties of General Manager at Roush Fenway Racing. The news came quickly after an announcement from the race team that Greg Biffle, a driver who had been with RFR for 19 years through competition in the NASCAR Camping World Truck, Xfinity and Sprint Cup series, had parted ways with the team, despite not having another NASCAR ride lined-up.
Reiser has been with Roush Fenway for 17 NASCAR race seasons, moving over to the organization with former RFR driver Matt Kenseth when Kenseth joined the organization to go full-time Sprint Cup Series racing in 2000. After several years as a crew chief, he was promoted to a managerial role within the organization.
As a crew chief with Kenseth as his driver, Reiser contributed to RFR’s first of two Cup championships in 2003.
According to the motorsport.com
report, Reiser has been offered a position within Roush’s car production program, but he has yet to decide whether or not he’ll accept the position.
Roush Fenway Racing has struggled in recent years, especially since the departure of Kenseth at the end of the 2012 race season and Carl Edwards two years later, both to Joe Gibbs Racing. RFR hasn’t won a Sprint Cup race since Edwards’ departure, as he posted the team’s last Cup win in 2014. With three drivers — Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Trevor Bayne — in 2016, RFR failed to put a team inside the top-20 of the points standings at season’s end.