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Return of RFK Racing #60 Car: Reviving Racing Legends

Return of RFK Racing #60 Car: The allure of Mark Martin’s magic and Carl Edwards’ charisma—the iconic #60 race car conjures a vivid reel of countless triumphant moments. From 1992 to 2015, the #60 car clinched three championship titles and notched an impressive 94 wins. Unfortunately, the team ceased operations at the end of the 2018 season. However, it appears the #60 garage is gearing up for a revival.

Co-owner Brad Keselowski has orchestrated a transformation within the struggling team over the past couple of years, indicating a potential revival for RFK Racing’s Xfinity program. After a hiatus of five years, the #60 team’s social media page recently sprang back to life, teasing a glimpse of what’s on the horizon. The racing community found itself captivated by the prospects of an imminent and exciting announcement.

Back in 1992, Mark Martin propelled the #60 Ford to victory at the North Carolina Speedway, kicking off a staggering 25-year reign where the race car stood out for its sheer dominance in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The pinnacle of this run arrived with Chris Buescher’s 2015 championship, signifying the conclusion of its full-time presence. By 2018, RFK Racing President Steve Newmark steered their focus towards allocating resources to the Cup Series.

In a 2019 conversation with Sirius XM NASCAR Radio, Newmark explained, “We’ve decided, based on our current positioning, to step away for a year and concentrate all our resources, engineering, and wind tunnel efforts on ensuring we meet our performance expectations at the Cup level.” Despite past champions like Buescher, Greg Biffle, and Carl Edwards steering the #60 car to championship victories for Roush Fenway Racing, Newmark stressed that the Xfinity team had always served as a pipeline for Cup expansion.

“We’ve always viewed Xfinity as a stepping stone… We’ve assessed our engineering talent and crew chiefs and believed we had all the building blocks in place. What we need now is to execute at the Cup level, and we’ll reassess our Xfinity position in the future.” Yet, for the last five years, attention gravitated towards NASCAR’s premier series, leaving fans resigned to the notion that the #60 Ford might never again grace the tracks. But team owner and #6 driver Brad Keselowski could be on the verge of changing that narrative.

For the first time since Chase Briscoe’s final ride in Homestead-Miami in 2018, the #60 Team’s social media page posted a cryptic message: “NEW STAGE LOADING…” Following Trackhouse Racing’s international venture with Project 91 and 23XI Racing’s Project 67, is Keselowski embarking on his own Project 60?

The inaugural Chicago Street Race gained an extra layer of excitement with NASCAR newcomer Shane Van Gisbergen from New Zealand claiming victory. Following the success of Project 91, NASCAR eagerly advocated partnerships with international drivers, expanding its global appeal. Former F1 driver Kamui Kobayashi’s Cup debut with 23XI Racing’s #67 Toyota further echoed this approach.

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Predictably, Reddit’s racing community seized upon the opportunity to welcome more international icons leveraging Ford’s brand strength and RFK Racing’s strategic acumen. “Finally, Ford has their own Project 91,” asserted one fan, while another chimed in, “I’m convinced RFK was nudged to do this, considering 23XI’s similar initiative with the 67.”

Yet, some felt Brad Keselowski was simply reviving the defunct Xfinity team: “Most likely an Xfinity car,” stated one, with another enthusiast adding, “Heck yes, maybe Brad will run some Xfinity races again next year.”

While speculation brewed, some fans held back in anticipation of a thrilling surprise from Keselowski’s playbook. “Not sure what this is about, but I’m excited!” summed up the general sentiment expressed by a fan on the Roush60Team’s post, encapsulating the overall enthusiasm for the mysterious teaser.

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Khushal Bhatia
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Khushal Bhatia, a distinguished BA (Hons) English graduate from St. Stephen College (University of Delhi) and a holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English) from IIMC Delhi, is an accomplished journalist. Currently affiliated with Slicksandsticks.com, Khushal is an expert in covering a range of sports topics with a specialization in motorsports, particularly NASCAR. His insightful articles explore the nuances of the sporting world, providing readers with comprehensive analysis and the latest updates. With a commitment to unbiased reporting, Khushal's expertise and authoritative voice make him a reliable source for sports enthusiasts.
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