After turning in a pair of top-six finishes in a rain-shortened event in southern California last weekend, Roush Fenway heads to Martinsville, Virginia for NASCAR Sprint Cup short-track racing.
Goody’s Fast Relief 500
Sun. 4.1.12, 1:00 p.m. EDT
FOX TV, MRN, Sirius 90
Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M Ford
Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Tunnel to Towers Ford
Carl Edwards, No. 99 Fastenal Ford
View from the Front
After one of the hottest starts on the circuit, Greg Biffle continues to lead the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings. Biffle has started the season with top-six finishes in four of five races to begin 2012 and leads the standings by seven points. On the Nationwide side, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., is second in the standings and continues to move closer to the lead. The NNS is off the next two weekends, before returning to action at Texas.
Roush Fenway at Martinsville
In 170 Cup starts at the half-mile paper-clip shaped track, Roush Fenway has turned more laps at Martinsville Speedway than any other venue in the Sprint Cup Series, with 81,982 laps completed. During that span, Roush Fenway has collected four wins, four poles, 25 top-five and 60 top-10 finishes. All-in-all Roush Fenway carries a 17.1 average finish to Martinsville this weekend.
Roush Fenway has won four Sprint Cup races at Martinsville, with three different drivers. However, the team has not visited victory lane at the track since the fall of 2002. Roush Fenway also boasts two truck wins in 46 starts at Martinsville (fall of ’03 and ’05).
RFR Martinsville Wins
1992-1 Martin Cup
1997-2 Burton Cup
2000-1 Martin Cup
2002-2 Busch Cup
2003-2 Wood Truck
2005-2 Craven Truck
Roush Fenway had its overall most-successful outing at Martinsville in the spring of 2002 when it placed all four of its cars inside the top 10. In addition, RFR posted a one-two finish at the track in the spring of 2000. Ironically, Roush Fenway has not placed more than one car inside the top five at Martinsville since that finish in 2000.
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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