Roush Fenway Advance — California

Roush Fenway Advance – California

California Speedway, 2-mile

Roush Fenway Looks to Bring Home ‘All the Gold in California’


American Muscle

This weekend Roush Fenway moves from short-track racing in the hills of eastern Tennessee to the speed and glam of the two-mile tri-oval of Auto Club Speedway in sunny southern California.

Auto Club 400

Sun. 3.25.12, 3:00 p.m. EDT

FOX TV, MRN, Sirius 90

Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M Ford

Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Ford EcoBoost Ford

Carl Edwards, No. 99 Subway Ford

Royal Purple 300

Sat. 3.24.12, 5:30 p.m. EDT

ESPN TV, MRN, Sirius 90

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 RFR 25 Winning Years Ford

Trevor Bayne, No. 60 Ford EcoBoost Ford

2004 RFR Sweep Race Occurrence

In February of 2004, Roush Fenway accomplished one of the hardest feats in NASCAR, sweeping all three events at California Speedway. Mark Martin won in the truck series on Friday, followed by wins by Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth in the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series. Despite the degree of difficulty, RFR went on to accomplish the feat twice more in 2006 at Bristol and Homestead.

Winning Ways…

Roush Fenway Racing has won seven times in the Sprint Cup Series at California, having won in the Cup Series there in five of the last seven years, dating back to 2005. In addition, Roush Fenway has won at least one NASCAR race at Auto Club Speedway in eight of the last 10 seasons.

More on Winning…

Roush Fenway has won at least two races at California during the same weekend four times, including sweeping all three events there in 2004. In addition, RFR swept both NNS races at Fontana in 2005, while winning both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide races there in the spring of that same season.

Getting it Done…

Roush Fenway’s Matt Kenseth is one of only three drivers in NASCAR history to post multiple wins at California. Kenseth has won three times at the track, with the first coming in ‘06 and the last in ‘09. In addition, he won there in the Nationwide Series in 2007. Former RFR driver Mark Martin drove a Roush Fenway Ford to victory lane in all three series at California as well (1998-Cup, 2005-NNS, 2006-Truck).

Strong In Southern Cal

Roush Fenway Racing has placed at least one car in the top 10 in 20 of the 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Auto Club Speedway, including two in the top six last year. In addition, Roush Fenway has scored a total of 27 top fives’ and 46 top-10 finishes at the two-mile quad oval, and led a total of 1,440 laps in Cup action.

Nationwide Effort

Roush Fenway has won a total of six races in the Nationwide Series at Auto Club Speedway and has finished inside the top 10 with 60 percent (57) of its entries. In fact, Roush Fenway has twice swept the Nationwide Series at California (2004 and 2005) and completed 97 percent of its laps run in the series at the track.

Winning all the way around…

Overall, Roush Fenway Racing has won 15 NASCAR races at Auto Club Speedway (7 Cup, 6 Nationwide and 2 Truck).

RFR California Wins

1998                 Martin              Cup

2003                 Busch              Cup

2005-1              Biffle               Cup

2006-1              Kenseth           Cup

2007-1              Edwards          Cup

2008-1              Kenseth           Cup

2009-1              Kenseth           Cup

2004-1              Biffle               NNS

2004-2              Biffle               NNS

2005-1              Martin              NNS

2005-2              Edwards          NNS

2006-1              Edwards          NNS

2007-1              Kenseth           NNS

2000                 Busch              Truck

2006                 Martin              Truck

RFR Celebrates “25 Winning Years”

Roush Fenway celebrates “25 Winning Years” in 2012. During that span, RFR has accumulated the most wins in NASCAR history with 301, and is the all-time race winner in both the Nationwide and Truck Series. During the season the team will highlight the performance, people, innovation and partners that have been the cornerstone of its performance.


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