Kansas Speedway 1.5-mile
Sun 6.5.11, 1:00 p.m. EDT
FOX TV, MRN, Sirius 90
David Ragan, No. 6 UPS Ford
Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M Ford
Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Affliction Clothing Ford
Carl Edwards, No. 99 Aflac’s Now Hiring Ford
Sat. 6.4.11, 8:00 p.m. EDT
ESPN TV, MRN, Sirius 90
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 RickyVs.Trevor Ford
Trevor Bayne No. 16 AVNET/BMA Ford
Carl Edwards, No. 60 Fastenal Ford
Roush Fenway Focuses Effort on Kansas and Chicagoland
After posting perhaps its most dominating Charlotte Speedweeks effort ever, Roush Fenway Racing refocuses its attention on Kansas Speedway, where the Sprint Cup program will look for its second consecutive victory, and Chicagoland Spedway, where the team will hope to continue its fast run in the Nationwide Series.
Roush Fenway was once again hot last weekend, posting a one-two finish in the Nationwide Series on Saturday at Charlotte, and leading 221 laps while dominating the majority of Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at the 1.5-mile track. The team visited NASCAR victory lane a total of six times in the month of May, and also collected three pole awards during the stretch.
Roush Fenway at Kansas
Roush Fenway has made 48 Sprint Cup starts at Kansas Speedway, winning three times and collecting 12 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes. Roush Fenway’s first win at the track came via the NNS series with Jeff Burton in 2002. It’s first Sprint Cup win at Kansas came in 2005 via Mark Martin. Greg Biffle is Roush Fenway’s winningst driver at Kansas, having won twice there in the Cup Series, including last fall. This year marks the first time that Kansas Speedway has hosted two Cup races in a single season.
RFR Kansas Wins
2005 Martin Cup
2007 Biffle Cup
2002 Burton NNS
2003 Wood Truck
2004 Edwards Truck
2007 Darnell Truck
Leading the Way
Roush Fenway has led a total of 722 laps in NASCAR Sprint Cup action at Kansas, including 88 last fall, with three of Roush Fenway’s four Fords leading in the event.
The Nationwide Series at Chicagoland
Roush Fenway has made a total of 30 starts in the Nationwide Series at Chicagoland, posting 14 top-10 finishes and eight top fives. The company has led 221 laps in NNS action at the track and finished runner up on two occasions (Edwards in 2006 and Kenseth in 2007).
Looking for the ‘W’
Chicagoland is the only current track on the NASCAR circuit, that hosts multiple series, that Roush Fenway has never won. Currently Roush has fielded 79 entries at Chicagoland, while putting up 14 top-five finishes, 30 top 10s and two poles. While never having won at Chicagoland, Roush Fenway has finished runner up on five occasions in NASCAR action at the track (three in the Sprint Cup and twice in the Nationwide Series), including Carl Edwards’ second-place finish in the Cup race last year.
Leading the Way
Carl Edwards continues to grow his Sprint Cup points lead, now leading second place by 36 points. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. trails first place in the Nationwide Series point standings by just a single point.
Trevor Bayne will make his NASCAR return this weekend in NNS race at Chicagoland Speedway…Ricky Stenhouse Jr. returns to Nationwide action, after posting an 11th-place finish in his Sprint Cup debut in last week’s 600…David Ragan scored a career-high second-place finish last week in the 600…Affliction Clothing will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 17 for the next two races.