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Roush Fenway Heads to Phoenix for Second Stop on West Coast Swing

Roush Fenway Racing heads west for the second of three straight weeks on the left coast with ISM Raceway up next on the schedule in Phoenix. RFR has 17 wins all-time at the 1-mile track in 285 events with 134 top-10s across the board.

ISM Raceway

Sunday, March 10 | 3:30 p.m. ET

FOX, MRN, SiriusXM Channel 90

·         Ryan Newman, No. 6 Oscar Mayer Bacon Ford Mustang

·         Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 SunnyD Ford Mustang

Hooked on Phoenix

Roush Fenway has 285 combined starts at Phoenix, totaling 17 wins, 75 top-five and 134 top-10 finishes. RFR Fords have nine poles and have led 4,030 laps at the 1-mile track.

Winning in the Desert

Roush Fenway has won at Phoenix in all three of NASCAR’s major divisions, with the organization’s first win coming in the fall of 1993 with NASCAR Hall of Famer and former driver Mark Martin in the MENCS. Roush Fenway won the second-ever NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix in 2000 and former driver Greg Biffle claimed the organization’s 100th overall NASCAR Xfinity Series win at Phoenix in 2009.

Former driver Carl Edwards also won there that fall to give Roush Fenway the season sweep. All in all, six drivers have won NASCAR races for Roush Fenway at Phoenix (Martin, Biffle, Edwards, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth and Joe Ruttman). In addition, Edwards swept Phoenix in the fall of 2010, winning both the NXS and MENCS events.

Recent Ryan in Phoenix

Two years ago in the Phoenix spring race, Ryan Newman went to victory lane in the No. 31, marking his most recent win in the MENCS. He started 22nd in that race before going on to lead the final six laps en route to his 18th career Cup series win.

Xfinity Success

Phoenix was one of the strongest tracks for Roush Fenway’s Xfinity program. In 91 starts, the organization won eight times, earned 27 top-fives, 53 top-10s and has led 1,406 laps. Roush Fenway most recently went to victory lane with Edwards in Nov. 2010. Its eight wins rank most of any track on the circuit behind only Charlotte (12), Darlington (15), Richmond (9) and Rockingham (10).

Tale of the Tape

Roush Fenway has started 156 MENCS races at Phoenix, recording a total of seven victories, 35 top-five finishes, 60 top-10 finishes, four poles and has led 2,290 laps. Edwards earned Roush Fenway’s most recent victory at Phoenix in the March 2013 event.

Where They Rank

Through just three weeks of MENCS action, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., has catapulted himself into the top-10 of the points standings, sitting seventh. Newman is 19th.

Roush Fenway Phoenix Wins

1993       Martin  Cup

1997-2   Ruttman Truck

2000       Burton  Cup

2000       Burton  NXS

2001       Biffle     Truck

2001       Burton  Cup

2001       Biffle     NXS

2002       Kenseth Cup

2005-1   Busch    Cup

2005-2   Edwards NXS

2006-2   Kenseth NXS

2008-2   Edwards NXS

2009-1   Biffle     NXS

2009-2   Edwards NXS

2010-2   Edwards Cup

2010-2   Edwards NXS

2013-1   Edwards Cup

By the Numbers at ISM Raceway

Race      Win       T5           T10         Pole       Laps       Led        AvSt      AvFn     Miles

156         7              35           60           4              46584    2290       18.1        15.9        46584

93           8              27           53           5              17917    1406       11.3        11.7        17917

36           2              13           21           0              5195       334         12.3        12.4        5195

285         17           75           134         9              69696    4030       15.1        14.1        69696

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