Roush Fenway Weekly Advance – Richmond

by Official Release On Tue, Sep. 18, 2018

Roush Fenway Heads to the Commonwealth for Second Time in 2018

Roush Fenway Racing rolls north to the Commonwealth this weekend as the 2018 NASCAR Playoffs are underway in both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) and NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). Ryan Reed begins his playoffs run Friday night under the lights, while Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Matt Kenseth and Ty Majeski all look for strong runs at the .75-mile track.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS)
Richmond Raceway
Saturday, September 22 | 7:30 p.m. ET
NBCSN, MRN, Sirius 90
· Matt Kenseth, No. 6 Performance Plus Ford Fusion
· Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion

NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS)
Richmond Raceway
Friday, September 21 | 7:30 p.m. ET
NBCSN, MRN, Sirius 90
· Ryan Reed, No. 16 Drive Down A1C Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang
· Ty Majeski, No. 60 Ford Performance Mustang

History in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Overall, Roush Fenway has 343 starts at Richmond Raceway, earning a total of 15 wins, 87 top-five and 146 top-10 finishes. RFR Fords have sat on the pole 14 times and led 4,957 laps across NASCAR’s three major touring series.

Kenseth Returns to Site of Fifth MENCS Win

2003 Cup Champion Matt Kenseth returns to the track where he’s previously won twice, including his fifth career win on the Cup circuit back in 2002. Piloting the No. 17 Ford for Jack Roush, Kenseth dominated the 400-lap race, leading 134 laps including the final 108. He also won the Saturday night event just three years ago, leading 352 of the 400 laps.

80K on Horizon

In MENCS action at Richmond, Jack Roush is nearing a milestone, just a few hundred laps shy of turning 80,000 at the .75-mile track. In 205 starts over the years, RFR Fords have logged 79,396 laps, with more than 96 percent of the overall laps completed.

Tale of the Tape

Roush Fenway has 205 starts in MENCS action at Richmond with five wins, 36 top-five and 71 top-10 finishes. RFR Fords have recorded 14 poles, led 2440 laps and tallied an average finish of 16.7. Former RFR driver Carl Edwards carded the organization’s most recent victory at the track in September of 2013.

To Xfinity and Beyond

Roush Fenway has earned nine victories, 42 top-five finishes, 64 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 11.7 at Richmond in the Xfinity Series. All-in-all, three different drivers are responsible for the nine victories at the Virginia short track (Edwards, Mark Martin and Jeff Burton).

Nine and Counting

Roush Fenway’s nine victories at Richmond rank fourth among all tracks the organization has competed on in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, trailing Darlington Raceway (15), Charlotte Motor Speedway (12) and North Carolina Speedway – formerly known as Rockingham – (11).

Point Standings Entering Richmond

MENCS

· With the 2018 NASCAR Playoffs under way, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is 20th in driver standings.

· The No. 6, split between Trevor Bayne and Matt Kenseth, continues to climb the charts in owner standings, now up to 25th following two-straight top-13 finishes.

NXS

· Ryan Reed is safely into the 2018 NASCAR Playoffs with the Round of 12 beginning this weekend at Richmond. Reed begins the 7-race stretch with 2000 points in 12th.

· The No. 60 car, split between Austin Cindric, Chase Briscoe and Ty Majeski, is 22nd in owner points.

Roush Fenway Richmond Wins

1990-1 Martin Cup

1993-1 Martin NXS

1993-2 Martin NXS

1997-1 Martin NXS

1998-1 Burton NXS

1998-2 Burton Cup

1999-1 Martin NXS

1999 Biffle Truck

2000-2 Burton NXS

2002-2 Kenseth Cup

2005-1 Edwards NXS

2005-2 Busch Cup

2008-2 Edwards NXS

2009-2 Edwards NXS

2013-2 Edwards Cup

By the Numbers at Richmond Raceway

Race Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFn Miles

205 5 36 71 7 79396 2440 17.4 16.7 59547.0

118 9 42 64 5 28328 2340 12.0 11.7 21246.0

20 1 9 11 2 3743 177 11.6 11.1 2807.25

343 15 87 146 14 111467 4957 15.2 14.7 83600.25

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