Edwards leads three Roush Fenway Ford Mustangs in top-six at Dover
Stenhouse Jr. builds NNS points leads to 22; five races remain
DOVER, Del. (Oct. 1, 2011) – Roush Fenway Racing’s Carl Edwards turned in a truly dominating performance in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Dover International Raceway, leading 179 of 200 laps en route to sweeping both NNS races at “The Monster Mile” in 2011. It marked the 16th NASCAR win for Roush Fenway at Dover and its fifth in the NNS.
Edwards led a trio of Roush Fenway Ford Mustangs in the top six. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished fifth – extending his Nationwide Series points lead – while Trevor Bayne posted a strong showing in a sixth-place finish.
“I have to thank Fastenal; we really appreciate these guys being on board,” said Edwards in victory lane. “This series is so much fun and this track is so much fun,” added Edwards. “Everything went very well today, except my back flip; I was a little nervous about doing it on the banking there. My (Sprint) Cup car is very, very good. Hopefully we can get a win another win in that Aflac Ford tomorrow.”
With the finish Stenhouse Jr. leads the Nationwide Series point standings by 22, with only five races remaining in 2011.
“We just kept working on it all day,” said Stenhouse. “It was a solid day for us in the points. We have to keep running top five and that is what we were able to do today. We didn’t have the best car, but we kept working on the Blackwell Angus Ford and were able to get a solid finish out of it.”
It was Edwards 36th career Nationwide win and his ninth NNS win on concrete. It marked his seventh win this season in the NNS and his 10th NASCAR win in 2011. It is Roush Fenway’s 10th Nationwide win in 2011 and its 122nd career Nationwide Series win. Roush Fenway has now won 14 races this season in NASCAR action.
Roush Fenway returns to action at Dover for tomorrow’s (Oct. 2) Sprint Cup race. The race is set for 2:00 p.m. EDT and will be televised live on ESPN.