Bank of America 500
Sat. 10.16.10, 7:00 p.m. EDT
ABC TV, PRN, Sirius 128
David Ragan, No. 6 UPS Ford
Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M Ford
Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Crown Royal Black Ford
Carl Edwards, No. 99 Aflac Ford
Dollar General 300
Fri. 10.15.10, 7:30 p.m. EDT
ESPN 2 TV, PRN, Sirius 128
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 Citi Financial Ford
Colin Braun No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford
Trevor Bayne, No. 17 Roush Fenway Ford
Carl Edwards, No. 60 Copart Ford
Paul Menard, No. 98 Menard’s Ford
Tough Week Out West, Roush Fenway Returns Home to Charlotte
After one of the toughest outings in recent history, Roush Fenway hopes to rebound this week at the friendly confines of Charlotte Motor Speedway. They will look to do it at a track where Roush Fenway has won seven times in the Sprint Cup Series and 10 times on the Nationwide Side.
In the Chase
Despite occupying one fourth of the field in the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup, Roush Fenway’s championship hopes were dealt a tough blow last weekend in California; with all three teams in the Chase falling victim to mechanical and electrical issues. Still all three remain mathematically eligible for the championship and each will look to bounce back this weekend at one of Roush Fenway’s strongest venues.
Roush Fenway Best the ‘The Beast’
Roush Fenway has won seven Cup races at Charlotte, while leading 1,996 laps and bringing home 37 top fives, 62 top 10s and two poles at the ‘Beast of the Southeast.’
RFR Charlotte Wins
1992-2 Martin Cup
1995-2 Martin Cup
1998-2 Martin Cup
1999 Burton Cup
2000 Kenseth Cup
2001 Burton Cup
2002 Martin Cup
1993-2 Martin NNS
1995-2 Martin NNS
1996-1 Martin NNS
1996-2 Martin NNS
1998-1 Martin NNS
1999-1 Martin NNS
2000-1 Burton NNS
2001-2 Biffle NNS
2002-2 Burton NNS
2006-1 Edwards NNS
In the Nationwide Series at Charlotte
In 79 starts, Roush Fenway Racing has won 10 times in the Nationwide Series at Charlotte, the second most at any track. Roush Fenway Nationwide Fords have accumulated 27 top-five and 42 top-10 finishes, while running to a company best 12 poles at the 1.5-mile track. Mark Martin earned Roush Fenway’s first Nationwide win at Charlotte in the fall of ‘93. He then went on to win three straight, fall ‘95 and a sweep in ‘96, followed by wins in the spring of ‘98 and ‘99. Jeff Burton, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards have also won in Roush Fenway Fords at Charlotte in the NNS Series.
On the Pole
Roush Fenway swept all four Nationwide poles in 2006 and 2007 between Kenseth, Biffle and Edwards. Roush Fenway’s 11 Nationwide poles break down as follows – Mark Martin (fall ’94, spring ’97), Jeff Burton (fall ’01), Greg Biffle (spring ’04, fall ’07), Matt Kenseth (spring ’06, ’07), Carl Edwards (fall ’06), and Jamie McMurray (fall ’08).
Overall, Roush Fenway Racing has posted 17 NASCAR wins at Charlotte, while earning 66 top-five finishes, 109 top-10 finishes, 13 poles and leading 4,362 laps.
Chase Races at Charlotte
This will be the 18th race for Roush Fenway Chase-eligible drivers. During that span Roush Fenway has scored four top-five finishes and seven top 10s, including the 2005 race when four of the five Chase eligible Roush Fenway cars finished top 10, including three in the top five. Roush Fenway Chase cars have also led 91 laps in those races, leading at least one lap in eight of the 17 events.