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Roush Fenway Shoots for 18th Bristol Win After an impressive run in Las Vegas and a weekend off, Roush Fenway Racing returns to the track at Bristol Motor Speedway where the company will look for its 18th NASCAR win at the half-mile track known for intense competition and fierce racing.

Jeff Byrd 500 Sun. 3.20.11, 1:13 p.m. EDT FOX TV, PRN, Sirius 128  

David Ragan No. 6 UPS Ford Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M Ford Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Crown Royal  Black Ford Carl Edwards, No. 99 Scotts EZ Seed Ford  

Scotts EZ Seed 300 Sat. 3.19.11, 2:00 p.m. EDT ESPN TV, PRN, Sirius 128   Ricky Stenhouse, No. 6 Blackwell Angus Ford Trevor Bayne, No. 16 Roush Fenway Ford Carl Edwards, No. 60 Scotts EZ Seed Ford    

By the Numbers Bristol Motor Speedway ranks in the top five of virtually every category for Roush Fenway Racing in Sprint Cup competition. Roush Fenway’s 10 Cup wins at Bristol are the second most that the organization has at any track and the nine poles are three more than RFR has at any other track. All in all, Roush Fenway has turned a total of 75,617 laps in Cup action at BMS and just over 90,000 in NASCAR competition.

Winning Formula at Bristol Roush Fenway has won in all three of NASCAR’s major divisions at BMS, including 10 wins in the Cup Series. In addition, Roush Fenway has five wins at Bristol in the Nationwide Series, including David Ragan’s win there in the fall of ‘09. Overall Roush Fenway has won at Bristol 17 times in NASCAR competition, with six different drivers on three levels.

Edwards King of the Oval Carl

Edwards is one of only three drivers in NASCAR history to have won in all three of NASCAR’s major divisions at Bristol . Mark Martin accomplished the feat as well, with each of his wins coming in a Roush Fenway entry. Edwards is one of only four drivers to accomplish the career sweep at any NASCAR track.

  Runner Up Roush Fenway’s history at BMS began on April 10, 1988 with the No. 6 car almost winning Roush Fenway’s first race at the track and finishing second. Since that time, in addition to the organization’s 10 Cup wins at the track, Roush Fenway cars have finished second at BMS on seven occasions.  

Hot Streaks Roush Fenway’s history at Bristol has been that of hot streaks. Roush Fenway swept the track in 2003 and put a Cup car in victory lane at Bristol at least once in every season from 2002-2008. In addition, Roush Fenway has sent an entry to victory lane at Bristol in nine of the last 10 years.

Hitting on 50K Roush Fenway will turn its 50,000th mile of NASCAR action this weekend at Bristol . Roush Fenway has run over 92,000 laps, while leading over 4,500 laps in 240 starts at “ Thunder Valley .”

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