Roush Fenway Weekly Advance – Homestead

Roush Fenway Set to Close out 2018 in Miami

Roush Fenway Racing heads South to The Sunshine State this weekend as the 2018 NASCAR season comes to a close at the 1.5-mile track. An RFR Ford has visited victory lane on 11 occasions all-time at Homestead-Miami Speedway, including seven times in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS).

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS)
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Sunday, November 18 | 3 p.m. ET
NBC, MRN, Sirius 90
·         Matt Kenseth, No. 6 Wyndham Rewards Ford Fusion
·         Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion

NASCAR XFINITY (NXS)
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Saturday, November 17 | 3:30 p.m. ET
NBCSN, MRN, Sirius 90
·         Ryan Reed, No. 16 Drive Down A1C Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang
·         Chase Briscoe, No. 60 Nutri Chomps Ford Mustang

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Welcome to Miami

Roush Fenway has 163 combined starts at HMS, totaling 11 wins (7 MENCS, 3 NXS, 1 NCWTS), 50 top-fives, 71 top-10s and eight poles. RFR drivers have led 1,842 laps at the 1.5-mile track over the years, logging more than 50,000 miles.

Tale of the Tape

Roush Fenway has started 79 MENCS races at Homestead, recording a total of seven victories, 22 top five finishes, 28 top-10 finishes, four poles and has led 1,109 laps. Former Roush Fenway driver Carl Edwards earned the organization’s most recent win at the 1.5-mile oval in 2010.

Five Straight

Roush Fenway earned five consecutive victories in the MENCS at Homestead from 2004-2008 with drivers Matt Kenseth (2007), Edwards (2008) and Greg Biffle, who won three consecutive races from 2004-2006.

Miami Nights

In 55 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Homestead, Roush Fenway has earned three wins, 22 top-fives, 32 top-10s and two pole positions. Edwards recorded the most recent victory at Homestead in the 2008 season finale.

Curtain Call

Dating back to 1988, Roush Fenway has earned the victory in the final event of the season on nine separate occasions. Former Roush Fenway driver and NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Mark Martin earned wins in the 1991 and 1994 MENCS season finales at Atlanta Motor Speedway to go along with the organization’s seven MENCS victories at Homestead.

Point Standings Entering Homestead

MENCS

·         Ricky Stenhouse Jr. sits 18th in the driver standings heading into the season finale.

·         The No. 6, split between Trevor Bayne and Matt Kenseth, sits 25th in owner standings.

NXS

·         Ryan Reed checks in 11th in the NXS standings heading into the season finale.

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

Roush Fenway Homestead Wins

1998       Burton  NXS

2002       Busch    Cup

2004       Biffle     Cup

2005       Biffle     Cup

2006       Biffle     Cup

2006       Kenseth NXS

2006       Martin  Truck

2007       Kenseth Cup

2008       Edwards Cup

2008       Edwards NXS

2010       Edwards Cup

By the Numbers at Homestead

Race      Win       T5           T10         Pole       Laps       Led        AvSt      AvFn     Miles

79           7              22           28           4              20121    1109       18.2        16.8        30181.5

55           3              22           32           2              10873    540         11.6        11.5        16309.5

29           1              6              11           2              3912       193         12.2        14.7        5868

163         11           50           71           8              34906    1842                                       52359

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