Roush Fenway Advance — Richmond

[media-credit name=”http://www.richmondinternationalraceway.com” align=”alignright” width=”253″][/media-credit]Roush Fenway Looks for Victory in Richmond

Roush Fenway had a strong showing in Kansas last weekend, placing all three Fords in the top nine. The team will look to continue its momentum this weekend in Richmond, were RFR has won a total of 14 NASCAR races.

Capitol City 400


American Muscle

Sat. 4.28.12, 7:30 p.m. EDT

FOX TV, MRN, Sirius 90

Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M/Give Kids a Smile Ford

Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Ford EcoBoost Ford

Carl Edwards, No. 99 Ford EcoBoost Ford

Virginia College 250

Fri. 4.27.12, 7:30 p.m. EDT

ESPN2 TV, MRN, Sirius 90

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 Cargill Ford

Biffle, Kenseth Off to Fast Starts

Roush Fenway’s Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth are off to a fast start in 2012. The dynamic duo sit at first and third in the Sprint Cup point standings, each have won in 2012 and are the only drivers to post five top-five finishes in the first eight races of the season.

In the Points

Carl Edwards has now battled his way back inside the Sprint Cup top 10, using a ninth-place finish at Kansas to move up two spots to ninth. On the Nationwide side, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will look to take over the points lead with another strong run this weekend in Richmond; Stenhouse has won twice in 2012.

Roush Fenway History at Richmond

Overall, Roush Fenway has started 274 races at Richmond in NASCAR action, winning 14 times, while bringing home 81 top-five and 128 top-10 finishes, 13 poles and leading a total of 4,639 laps across all three of NASCAR’s major series.

On the Sprint Cup Side

Roush Fenway has made 169 Cup starts dating back to 1988 at Richmond, winning on four occasions, with the first coming in 1990 and the last in 2005. Current Roush Fenway driver Matt Kenseth won at Richmond in the fall of 2002.

Winning Trends

Roush Fenway has won four Cup races at RIR, with three of the four wins coming in the fall. Roush has not won a ‘spring’ race at Richmond since Feb. 25, 1990.

Nationwide Dominance at Richmond

Roush Fenway has won nine times in the Nationwide Series at Richmond. In fact, Roush Fenway won its first two NNS races at Richmond in 1993 and never looked back. All in all, three different drivers have won a total of nine times in NNS action at Richmond, including Carl Edwards who has three wins there. In addition, Roush has 39 top fives and 54 top 10s in NNS racing at RIR.

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 303, 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.

Roush Fenway at Richmond

Races    Win     T5          T10       Pole Laps          Led          AvSt        AvFn       Miles

CUP                 169         4         33          63         7     64997        2188         16.9         16.5         48672

NNS                 85           9         39          54         4      20295        2274         11.4         11.1         15221.2

TRUCK           20           1         9            11         2   3743          177           11.6         11.1         2807.2

274        14        81       128         13        89035     4639       13.3        12.9        66700.4

RFR Richmond Wins

1990-1      Martin           Cup

1998-2     Burton           Cup

2002-2     Kenseth       Cup

2005-2     Busch            Cup

1993-1      Martin           NNS

1993-2     Martin           NNS

1997-1       Martin           NNS

1998-1      Burton           NNS

1999-1      Martin           NNS

2000-2     Burton           NNS

2005-1     Edwards       NNS

2008-2     Edwards       NNS

2009-2     Edwards       NNS

1999         Biffle       Truck


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