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NASCAR Cup: Roush Fenway Racing drivers swap pit crews

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (left) is interviewed during the NASCAR playoffs media day Sept. 13, 2017 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (left) is interviewed during the NASCAR playoffs media day Sept. 13, 2017 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

By AMANDA VINCENT

Roush Fenway Racing is swapping pit crews between its two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams — the No. 17 Ford team of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and the No. 6 Ford team of Trevor Bayne — ahead of Sunday’s Nickelodeon Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. The swap is expected to remain in effect through at least the remainder of the 2017 season and was made with the hopes of improving the No. 17’s performance in the playoffs, set to being Sunday at Chicagoland.

Stenhouse and his No. 17 team are among the 16 drivers/teams in the playoffs. Bayne and his team, though, are not. Stenhouse heads into the playoffs in the eighth positions with a points tally of 2013. He posted two wins in the 26-race regular season.

Roush Fenway Racing is the second team two swap pit crews between a playoff team and a team outside the playoffs. Earlier this week, Joe Gibbs Racing announced a crew swap between its No. 18 Toyota team of playoff participant Kyle Busch and its No. 19 Toyota team of Daniel Suarez, who didn’t make the playoffs.

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