Kobalt Tool 500 K
Sun. 11.14.10, 3:15 p.m. EST
ESPN TV, MRN, Sirius 128
David Ragan, No. 6 UPS Ford
Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M /Scotch Ford
Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Valvoline Ford
Carl Edwards, No. 99 Aflac Ford
Sat. 11.13.10, 4:30 p.m. EST
ESPN 2 TV, MRN, Sirius 128
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 Blackwell Angus 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 Richmond/Menard’s Ford
Roush Fenway Looks to Carry Momentum to Phoenix
After another strong outing at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend, Roush Fenway will look to carry that momentum into this weekend’s race at Phoenix International Raceway, as the 2010 season winds to a close.
Roush Fenway Success at PIR
Roush Fenway has started 190 combined NASCAR races at PIR, collecting 14 wins (5 Cup, 7 NNS, 2 CWTS), 61 top fives and 102 top 10s, while leading 3,395 laps.
PIR Winning Formula
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. Roush Fenway won the second-ever Nationwide race at PIR in 2000, and the organization has won the last three NNS events at PIR. In addition, Greg Biffle won Roush Fenway’s 100th overall Nationwide win at Phoenix last season and Carl Edwards won there in the fall to give Roush Fenway the sweep. All in all, six drivers have won NASCAR races for Roush Fenway at PIR.
RFR Phoenix Wins
1993 Martin Cup
2000 Burton Cup
2001 Burton Cup
2002 Kenseth Cup
2005-1 Busch Cup
2000 Burton NNS
2001 Biffle NNS
2005-2 Edwards NNS
2006-2 Kenseth NNS
2008-2 Edwards NNS
2009-1 Biffle NNS
2009-2 Edwards NNS
1997-2 Ruttman Truck
2001 Biffle Truck
Sprint Cup Effort at PIR
Roush Fenway has started 106 Sprint Cup races at Phoenix, while finishing inside the top 10 with almost 50 percent of the entries (45.1 percent). In addition, Roush Fenway cars have led 1,897 laps and drove to victory lane on five occasions; the last coming in 2005. Last fall Roush Fenway failed to place an entry inside the top 10 at a Cup race at PIR for the first time since 1991.
Nationwide Effort at PIR
Phoenix is one of the strongest tracks for Roush Fenway’s Nationwide program. In 48 starts, RFR has won seven times, while finishing inside the top 10 almost half of the time (13) and inside the top 10 an impressive 69 percent of the time (33), while leading 1,164 times.
All three of Roush Fenway’s Chase drivers advanced multiple positions in the Chase standings last weekend. Carl Edwards moved up two positions to fourth and he is now joined in the top five by Matt Kenseth, who moved up three spots to fifth. In fact, Kenseth has now advanced five positions in the last two races. Greg Biffle used one of his most dominating performances of the season two move to spots to 9th in the standings. With only two races remaining in the 2010 season Roush Fenway is the only organization with three teams in the top 10.