Jack Roush's once-elite NASCAR program will scale to 2 teams

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Roush Fenway Racing will be a two-car Cup program next season and its third charter will be leased to JTG Daugherty Racing.

Roush will field cars at NASCAR's top level for Trevor Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. It will mark the first time since 1995 that Roush will field only two cars. The organization once peaked at five in 2009.

Roush announced the scaleback on Tuesday.

JTG will lease the Roush charter that had been designated as Greg Biffle's car with the team. Biffle and Roush parted ways last week, and the entry will be driven at JTG by Chris Buescher.

Buescher and AJ Allmendinger will be teammates for JTG.