Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 10/17/14

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 07: Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Scotch Super 33 Tape Ford, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Motorsports editor Luke Krmpotich and NASCAR lead writer Sam Salo are wrapping up the task of evaluating last year’s performances by the major teams and drivers from the Sprint Cup garage. Today’s edition features the Fords of Roush Fenway Racing. Roush Fenway Racing Sam’s grade: B Luke’s grade: B- A bit of yin and a dose of yang colored the Roush tones in 2012.  While Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle enjoyed turns atop the points throne all throughout the regular season, 2011 cup runner-up Carl Edwards never even contended strongly for a Chase spot.  #16: Greg Biffle Sam’s grade: A  Characteristic inconsistency, albeit a bit less of it, sunk Biffle’s title hopes.  However, the fact that Biffle turned around a winless 2011 into a title-contending 2012 is encouraging enough. Luke’s grade: A-  In 2012, Da Biff did just what he always does in even-numbered years: win exactly two races. Now the question becomes, will his performance take a turn for the better, or for the worse, in 2013? Team 16 is hoping for the former. #17: Matt Kenseth Sam’s grade: A  Kenseth stumbled out of the gates in the Chase, the only sour stretch for what was generally a valliant run at the title.  Complete domination at restrictor plate races (two wins and an average finish of 2.0) highlighted his 2012 tour. Luke’s grade: B+  Mr. Consistency put together a fine season, especially considering his impending move to JGR. But I have to wonder just how strong he’ll be in 2013 without the significant advantage of Roush-Yates engine power at the superspeedways. And as far as the No. 17 team is concerned, it will be very interesting to see how two-time Nationwide champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. does in his first full season at the Cup level. #99: Carl Edwards Sam’s grade: C-  After a title fight for the ages in 2011, Edwards went from 2nd in the points in 2011 to a lamentable, and winless, 15th in 2012. Expect a comeback season, at least to some degree, in 2013. Luke’s grade: D  Given the complete lack of championship contention, Edwards probably deserves an D for his lousy performance after entering the year as a championship favorite. Given the fact that his teammates rocked in 2012, a D- is the best I can manage for Edwards. And given the fact that the No. 99 missed the Chase and whiffed in the “W” column… Luke’s revised grade for Edwards: F The post NASCAR grades: Roush Fenway Racing 2012 season review appeared first on Race Review Online.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Three quarterbacks who could be traded this offseason

Wolves trade Corey Brewer to the Rockets

Yankees trade Prado to Marlins for Eovaldi in 5-player deal

Brandon Browner fined $8K for throwing Brandon Gibson to turf

Report: Sharper, NFLers called spiked drinks 'horny juice'

Rex Ryan: My wife could coach Tom Brady

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jim Harbaugh won in laser tag by 'hunting' 10-year-old kid

Eddie Lacy is ‘very blind,’ refuses to wear goggles

Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation

NFL scouts not in love with Amari Cooper?

Report: No teams interested in trading for Lance Stephenson

It is not Chip Kelly's fault if Eagles miss playoffs

New video of Ray Rice incident emerges

President Obama calls James Franco “James Flacco”

Game of the week: Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys

NBA games of the weekend: Rondo's Dallas debut, Bulls-Grizz

Tuscaloosa students will have two days off if Bama plays in National Championship

Brady scares the **** out of his teammates celebrating

Longhorn Network’s yule log? Five hours of BEVO

Will a Chiefs WR finally catch a TD in Week 16?

Jon Lester and the Cubs

The Toronto Raptors reveal their new logo

Things Johnny Manziel, Browns can do to avoid a bad repeat

What if the Bengals hired Bill Walsh?

NASCAR News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Three quarterbacks who could be traded this offseason

Jon Lester and the Cubs

Report: NFL players used 'horny juice'

Top 10 worst NBA related commercials of all-time

Game of the week: Colts vs. Cowboys

Phelps gets probation for DUI

NFL coaches on hot seat in Week 16

The Roy Williams-Terrell Owens horse collar turns 10

Most underpaid NFL players in 2014

Gronk jokes about Brady compliment

In Matt Kemp, did the Dodgers find a pigeon in Padres?

Why the Saints are legit playoff threat

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.