ROUSH FENWAY ADVANCE – PHOENIX

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Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M /Scotch Ford

Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Valvoline Ford

Carl Edwards, No. 99 Aflac Ford

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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.

Pointing Up

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.


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