The Paperclip On Deck for Roush Fenway
Fresh off the end of the West Coast swing, Roush Fenway heads just a short trip north to Martinsville Speedway as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) converges on the shortest track on the circuit for a 500-lap event on Sunday. RFR has visited victory lane six times at the famed .526-mile track including four times in the Cup series.
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· Ryan Newman, No. 6 Acorns Ford Mustang
· Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Roush Fenway has earned four Grandfather Clocks at Martinsville with former drivers Mark Martin (two), Jeff Burton and Kurt Busch. Roush Fenway most recently went to victory lane with Busch in Oct. 2002.
Rock Around the Clock
Roush Fenway had its overall most-successful outing at Martinsville in the spring of 2002 when it placed all four of its cars inside the top 10 with drivers Martin, Burton, Busch and Matt Kenseth.
Roush Fenway earned a one-two finish in the April 9, 2000 event at Martinsville with former drivers Martin and Burton. Martin paced the field for 64 laps en route to the victory.
Roush Fenway has started a total of 652 MENCS races on short tracks, recording a total of 22 wins, 121 top-five finishes, 238 top-10 finishes and 7,584 laps led.
Tale of the Tape
Roush Fenway has started 208 MENCS races at Martinsville, recording four victories, 26 top-five finishes, 67 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 17.7 and has led 1,378 laps. Roush Fenway also boasts two NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series (NGOTS) wins in 46 starts at Martinsville (fall of ’03 and ’05).
Where They Rank
Through the first five weeks of the NASCAR circuit, Stenhouse and Ryan Newman have a combined seven top-15 finishes. Stenhouse is 11th in the standings while Newman is 17th.
Roush Fenway Martinsville Wins
1992-1 Martin Cup
1997-2 Burton Cup
2000-1 Martin Cup
2002-2 Busch Cup
2003-2 Wood Truck
2005-2 Craven Truck
By the Numbers at Martinsville Speedway
Race Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFn Miles
208 4 26 67 4 100186 1378 20.4 17.7 52697.8
3 0 0 1 0 750 0 28.0 19.3 394.5
46 2 14 24 3 10256 270 12.4 12.3 5394.6
257 6 40 92 7 111192 1648 19.1 16.8 58486.9