TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, 1-5-mile
Roush Fenway Gunning for Big Results in Texas
With the short track of Martinsville in the rear-view mirror, Roush Fenway heads west to Texas Motor Speedway, to one of its most successful track’s on the circuit. RFR will look to expand on its rich heritage at the 1.5-mile oval.
Samsung Mobile 500
Sun. 4.9.11, 7:30 p.m. EDT
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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
O’Reilly Auto Parts 300
Sat. 4.8.11, 8:30 p.m. EDT
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Ricky Stenhouse, No. 6 Easy Feet Ford
Trevor Bayne, No.16 Roush Fenway Ford
Carl Edwards, No. 60 Fastenal Ford
Roush Fenway at Texas
Overall Roush Fenway has posted 13 wins, 60 top fives, 106 top 10’s and five poles, while leading 2,614 laps in combined NASCAR action at Texas Motor Speedway. Roush boasts wins in all three major series at Texas (7 Cup, 5 NNS, 1 Truck).
Roush Sweeps Inaugural Weekend at Texas
Roush Fenway won both the first Cup (Jeff Burton) and NNS (Mark Martin) races at Texas in 1997. In fact Roush Fenway won the first two Cup races at Texas and three of the first four NNS races at the track.
Winning at Texas
A total of five different drivers have won a total of 13 NASCAR races at Texas. Three of Roush Fenway’s Sprint Cup drivers have won in the Cup Series at TMS (Edwards – 3 times, Kenseth – 2002 and Biffle 2005).
RFR Texas Wins 1997 Burton Cup 1998 Martin Cup 2002 Kenseth Cup 2005-1 Biffle Cup 2005-2 Edwards Cup 2008-1 Edwards Cup 2008-2 Edwards Cup 1997 Martin NNS 1999 Martin NNS 2000 Martin NNS 2007-1 Kenseth NNS 2010-2 Edwards NNS 2000 Biffle Truck
Carl Edwards swept the 2008 Sprint Cup races at Texas Motor Speedway, leading a total of 335 laps in the two events. He is one of only two drivers to win both events at TMS in the same year.
200 and Counting
Roush Fenway has started over 200 NASCAR races at TMS.
Roush Fenway’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr. carries the Nationwide Series point lead to Texas this weekend. Carl Edwards is second in the Sprint Cup Series as well.
RickyvsTrevor.com, a new website launched by Roush Fenway Racing, promises to provide not only an inside glimpse of two of NASCAR’s fastest rising stars, but a behind the scenes look at the competitive nature that drives their racing success on the track. The site will feature ongoing competitions ranging from on-track performances to battles of brawn, brain, and maybe even a test of their musical abilities. Bayne’s Ford Mustang will highlight the site this weekend at Texas.