Roush Fenway Advance — Texas

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Roush Fenway Eyes Big Finish at Texas

After the Easter weekend off, Roush Fenway heads to one of its top tracks on the circuit – Texas Motor Speedway – where RFR has won 16 NASCAR races, including three there last season.


American Muscle

Samsung Mobile 500

Sat. 4.14.12, 7:30 p.m. EDT

FOX TV, PRN, Sirius 90

Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M-Filtrete Ford

Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Best Buy Ford

Carl Edwards, No. 99 Fastenal Ford

O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

Fri. 4.13.12, 8:00 p.m. EDT

ESPN2 TV, PRN, Sirius 90

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 Pure Michigan 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 six races to begin 2012 and leads the standings by six points. On the Nationwide side, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., is second in the standings and continues to move closer to the lead. He will look to become the seventh RFR winner at Texas this weekend.

Roush Fenway at Texas

Overall Roush Fenway has posted 16 wins, 69 top fives, 118 top 10s and five poles, while leading 3,265 laps in combined NASCAR action at Texas Motor Speedway. Roush boasts wins in all three major series at Texas (8 Cup, 7 NNS, 1 Truck).

25 Winning Years: Roush Sweeps Inaugural Weekend at Texas

Roush Fenway won both the first Cup (Jeff Burton) and NNS (Mark Martin) races at Texas in 1997. In fact Roush Fenway won the first two Cup races at Texas and three of the first four NNS races at the track.

Crossover

Four drivers have won for Roush Fenway across multiple NASCAR platforms at Texas; Martin (1 Cup, 3 NNS,), Edwards (3 Cup, 2 NNS), Kenseth (2 Cup, 3 NNS) and Biffle (1 Cup, 2 NNS).

Winning at Texas

A total of six different drivers have won a total of 16 NASCAR races at Texas. All three of Roush Fenway’s Sprint Cup drivers have won at TMS (Edwards – 3 times, Kenseth – 2 times and Biffle 2005). Trevor Bayne became the sixth RFR driver to win at Texas with his Nationwide Series win there last fall.

RFR Texas Wins

1997     Burton              Cup

1998     Martin               Cup

2002     Kenseth            Cup

2005-1  Biffle                Cup

2005-2  Edwards           Cup

2008-1  Edwards           Cup

2008-2  Edwards           Cup

2011-1  Kenseth            Cup

1997     Martin               NNS

1999     Martin               NNS

2000     Martin               NNS

2007-1  Kenseth            NNS

2010-2  Edwards           NNS

2011-1  Edwards           NNS

2011-2  Bayne               NNS

2000     Biffle                Truck

‘08 Sweep

Carl Edwards swept the 2008 Sprint Cup races at Texas Motor Speedway, leading a total of 335 laps in the two events. He is one of only two drivers to win both events at TMS in the same year.

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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