Nascar

Roush Fenway Racing hopes new personnel improves competition

Roush Fenway Racing opened last season with the same optimism as every other team in NASCAR.

Then it became quickly apparent the organization had fallen far behind the competition. Roush drivers failed to win a single Sprint Cup race last year and the organization didn't put a driver in the Chase for the first time since the playoff format began in 2004.

A year later, the team is again optimistic for a successful season.

The difference? A slew of behind-the-scenes personnel moves that the team believes will put them back in contention.

Greg Biffle and Trevor Bayne both had offseason crew chief changes, and three key additions were made to the competition staff.