Roush-Fenway in flux

LONG POND, PA - JUNE 07: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Kelloggs/Cheez-It Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 7, 2014 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
LONG POND, PA - JUNE 07:  Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Kelloggs/Cheez-It Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 7, 2014 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
LONG POND, PA – JUNE 07: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Kelloggs/Cheez-It Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 7, 2014 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Carl Edwards hinted that the May departure of longtime engineer Chip Bolin might be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to changes at Roush Fenway Racing.

Although Edwards is third in points, he, Greg Biffle and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have combined for only six top-five finishes for RFR this season.

“There have been a bunch of moves internally. There definitely will be [more] changes at Roush Fenway Racing,” Edwards said. “Chip Bolin moving on is a huge change and shows the magnitude of where we’re at. We know we have to be faster and there are big changes trying to address that.

“At the end of the day, now is the time when you have to think about if we are going in the right direction or wrong direction performance-wise. That is what everyone has on their minds. How do you be the best you can be so that you peak at Homestead?”

Edwards and Biffle remain unsigned for next season. Roush Fenway has already announced that Trevor Bayne will have a full-time Cup ride and there are rumors that Edwards could be interested in jumping to Toyota team Joe Gibbs Racing. But Edwards isn’t talking like a driver ready to abandon his Ford family any time soon.

“I don’t think anybody makes better cars than Ford does,” Edwards said. “I think they really care about their products and definitely care about racing. It is part of their DNA. I’m really proud to drive for Ford.”

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