Golden State Up Next for Roush Fenway Racing
Fresh off a trip to the desert, Roush Fenway Racing heads to the Golden State for the third leg of the West coast swing at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, this weekend. Jack Roush has sent a Ford to victory lane 15 times at the 2-mile track, seven of which came in the Cup series.
Auto Club Speedway
Sunday, March 17 | 3:30 p.m. ET
FOX, MRN, SiriusXM Channel 90
· Ryan Newman, No. 6 Performance Plus Ford Mustang
· Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang
Natural Hat-Trick for Roush Fenway
In Feb. 2006, Roush Fenway accomplished one of the hardest feats in NASCAR, sweeping all three events at Auto Club Speedway. Mark Martin won in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series on Friday, followed by wins from Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and MENCS.
Roush Fenway has won at ACS seven times in the Cup series dating back to 1998, when Martin earned the first victory for the organization at the two-mile oval. Since then, Biffle, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards and Kenseth have earned victories at ACS for team owner Jack Roush.
Roush Fenway won at least one race in one of NASCAR’s three major touring series at ACS for seven consecutive seasons from 2003-2009, tallying a total of 13 victories during that time frame.
Say Goodbye, Say Goodbye to Hollywood
Roush Fenway has left ACS with at least two victories during the same weekend four times, including a sweep of all three events in 2006. In addition, Roush Fenway swept both Xfinity races at ACS in 2005, while winning both the MENCS and Xfinity races in the spring of that same season.
Jack Puttin’ it Down for Californ-i-a
Roush Fenway’s seven victories in the MENCS at ACS are tied for sixth most in the organization’s history with Las Vegas Motor Speedway, ISM Raceway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. ACS trails only Charlotte Motor Speedway (eight), Texas Motor Speedway (nine), Dover International Speedway (nine), Bristol Motor Speedway (11) and Michigan International Speedway (13) for the most Cup wins at one track.
Welcome to the Hotel California
Roush Fenway has earned six victories, 25 top-five finishes, 41 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 11.8 at ACS in the Xfinity Series. Roush Fenway swept the season series at ACS in 2004 and 2005 with drivers Biffle, Martin and Edwards.
Tale of the Tape
Roush Fenway has 123 Cup starts in Fontana with 52 top-10s, 30 top fives and seven wins. A RFR Ford has led 1440 laps at the 2-mile oval completing 28,000+ laps. Current driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., earned the organization’s most recent top-five at the track, crossing the line fifth back in 2016.
Where They Rank
Through the first four weeks of the NASCAR circuit, Stenhouse and Ryan Newman have a combined six top-15 finishes. Stenhouse is 10th in the standings while Newman is 17th.
Roush Fenway Fontana Wins
1998 Martin Cup
2003 Busch Cup
2005-1 Biffle Cup
2006-1 Kenseth Cup
2007-1 Edwards Cup
2008-1 Kenseth Cup
2009-1 Kenseth Cup
2004-1 Biffle NXS
2004-2 Biffle NXS
2005-1 Martin NXS
2005-2 Edwards NXS
2006-1 Biffle NXS
2007-1 Kenseth NXS
2000 Busch Truck
2006 Martin Truck
By the Numbers at Auto Club Speedway
Race Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFn Miles
123 7 30 52 2 28333 1440 19.0 15.3 56666
74 6 25 41 3 10883 792 12.5 11.8 21766
27 2 8 15 2 2634 143 11.8 10.8 5268
224 15 63 108 7 41850 2375 16.0 13.6 83700