Roush Fenway Returns to the Heartland

Roush Fenway returns to The Sunflower State this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) makes its second trip to Kansas Speedway. Jack Roush has sent nine RFR cars to victory lane at the 1.5-mile track, four of which were Cup victories.

Kansas Speedway
Sunday, Oct. 20 | 2:30 p.m. ET
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·         Ryan Newman, No. 6 Roush Performance Ford Mustang
·         Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Overall, Roush Fenway has started 165 races across the MENCS, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series (NGOTS), earning a total of nine wins, 41 top-five finishes, 75 top-10 finishes and has an overall average finish of 14.4.

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Winning at Kansas

Roush Fenway swept both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and MENCS races at Kansas in the fall of 2012 with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Matt Kenseth. Stenhouse became the sixth driver to win at the track for the organization via his Xfinity victory.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin earned Roush Fenway’s first MENCS win at Kansas in 2005 and former driver Greg Biffle bested the 1.5-mile track in 2007 and 2010. Roush Fenway’s first overall win at Kansas came in 2002 via Jeff Burton in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Three drivers (Jon Wood in 2003, Carl Edwards in 2004 and Erik Darnell in 2007) have won in the NGOTS at Kansas for Roush Fenway.

Tale of the Tape

Roush Fenway has started 96 MENCS races at Kansas, recording four victories, 20 top-five finishes, 35 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 15.9 and has led 955 laps. Kenseth earned the most recent victory at Kansas in the fall of 2012.

Where They Rank
·         Ryan Newman ranks 14th in points entering Kansas Speedway.
·         Ricky Stenhouse Jr., is 21st in points with five races left.

Roush Fenway Kansas Wins
2002       Burton  NXS
2003       Wood    Truck
2004       Edwards Truck
2005       Martin  Cup
2007       Biffle     Cup
2007       Darnell  Truck
2010       Biffle                     Cup
2012-2   Kenseth               Cup
2012       Stenhouse          NXS

By the Numbers at Kansas Speedway

Race      Win       T5           T10         Pole       Laps       Led        AvSt      AvFn     Miles
96          4              20           35           2              24676    955         16.7        15.9        37014
50           2              14           28           3              9699       383         12.9        12.9        14548.5
19           3              7              12           0              3059       229         9.9          11.0        4588.5
165         9              41           75           5              37434    1567       14.8        14.4        56151

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