Roush Fenway Advance — Martinsville

[media-credit name=”” align=”alignright” width=”272″][/media-credit]Roush Fenway Looks for Renewed Success at Martinsville

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

American Muscle

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.

Winning Formula

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

Looking Back

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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