Roush Fenway Advance – Charlotte

Bank of America 500

Sat. 10.16.10, 7:00 p.m. EDT

ABC TV, PRN, Sirius 128
American Muscle

David Ragan, No. 6 UPS Ford

Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M Ford

Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Crown Royal Black Ford

Carl Edwards, No. 99 Aflac Ford

Dollar General 300

Fri. 10.15.10, 7:30 p.m. EDT

ESPN 2 TV, PRN, Sirius 128

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 Citi Financial Ford

Colin Braun No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford

Trevor Bayne, No. 17 Roush Fenway Ford

Carl Edwards, No. 60 Copart Ford

Paul Menard, No. 98 Menard’s Ford

Tough Week Out West, Roush Fenway Returns Home to Charlotte

After one of the toughest outings in recent history, Roush Fenway hopes to rebound this week at the friendly confines of Charlotte Motor Speedway. They will look to do it at a track where Roush Fenway has won seven times in the Sprint Cup Series and 10 times on the Nationwide Side.

In the Chase

Despite occupying one fourth of the field in the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup, Roush Fenway’s championship hopes were dealt a tough blow last weekend in California; with all three teams in the Chase falling victim to mechanical and electrical issues. Still all three remain mathematically eligible for the championship and each will look to bounce back this weekend at one of Roush Fenway’s strongest venues.

Roush Fenway Best the ‘The Beast’

Roush Fenway has won seven Cup races at Charlotte, while leading 1,996 laps and bringing home 37 top fives, 62 top 10s and two poles at the ‘Beast of the Southeast.’

RFR Charlotte Wins

1992-2 Martin Cup

1995-2 Martin Cup

1998-2 Martin Cup

1999 Burton Cup

2000 Kenseth Cup

2001 Burton Cup

2002 Martin Cup

1993-2 Martin NNS

1995-2 Martin NNS

1996-1 Martin NNS

1996-2 Martin NNS

1998-1 Martin NNS

1999-1 Martin NNS

2000-1 Burton NNS

2001-2 Biffle NNS

2002-2 Burton NNS

2006-1 Edwards NNS

In the Nationwide Series at Charlotte

In 79 starts, Roush Fenway Racing has won 10 times in the Nationwide Series at Charlotte, the second most at any track. Roush Fenway Nationwide Fords have accumulated 27 top-five and 42 top-10 finishes, while running to a company best 12 poles at the 1.5-mile track. Mark Martin earned Roush Fenway’s first Nationwide win at Charlotte in the fall of ‘93. He then went on to win three straight, fall ‘95 and a sweep in ‘96, followed by wins in the spring of ‘98 and ‘99. Jeff Burton, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards have also won in Roush Fenway Fords at Charlotte in the NNS Series.

On the Pole

Roush Fenway swept all four Nationwide poles in 2006 and 2007 between Kenseth, Biffle and Edwards. Roush Fenway’s 11 Nationwide poles break down as follows – Mark Martin (fall ’94, spring ’97), Jeff Burton (fall ’01), Greg Biffle (spring ’04, fall ’07), Matt Kenseth (spring ’06, ’07), Carl Edwards (fall ’06), and Jamie McMurray (fall ’08).


Overall, Roush Fenway Racing has posted 17 NASCAR wins at Charlotte, while earning 66 top-five finishes, 109 top-10 finishes, 13 poles and leading 4,362 laps.

Chase Races at Charlotte

This will be the 18th race for Roush Fenway Chase-eligible drivers. During that span Roush Fenway has scored four top-five finishes and seven top 10s, including the 2005 race when four of the five Chase eligible Roush Fenway cars finished top 10, including three in the top five. Roush Fenway Chase cars have also led 91 laps in those races, leading at least one lap in eight of the 17 events.

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