Golden State Up Next for Roush Fenway Racing

Golden State Up Next for Roush Fenway Racing

Sunday, March 17 | 3:30 p.m. ET

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  • Ryan Newman, No. 6 Performance Plus Ford Mustang
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang

Natural Hat-Trick for Roush Fenway

In Feb. 2006, Roush Fenway accomplished one of the hardest feats in NASCAR, sweeping all three events at Auto Club Speedway. Mark Martin won in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series on Friday, followed by wins from Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and MENCS.

California Love

Roush Fenway has won at ACS seven times in the Cup series dating back to 1998, when Martin earned the first victory for the organization at the two-mile oval. Since then, Biffle, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards and Kenseth have earned victories at ACS for team owner Jack Roush.

California Dreamin’

Roush Fenway won at least one race in one of NASCAR’s three major touring series at ACS for seven consecutive seasons from 2003-2009, tallying a total of 13 victories during that time frame.

Say Goodbye, Say Goodbye to Hollywood

Roush Fenway has left ACS with at least two victories during the same weekend four times, including a sweep of all three events in 2006. In addition, Roush Fenway swept both Xfinity races at ACS in 2005, while winning both the MENCS and Xfinity races in the spring of that same season.

Jack Puttin’ it Down for Californ-i-a

Roush Fenway’s seven victories in the MENCS at ACS are tied for sixth most in the organization’s history with Las Vegas Motor Speedway, ISM Raceway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. ACS trails only Charlotte Motor Speedway (eight), Texas Motor Speedway (nine), Dover International Speedway (nine), Bristol Motor Speedway (11) and Michigan International Speedway (13) for the most Cup wins at one track.

Welcome to the Hotel California

Roush Fenway has earned six victories, 25 top-five finishes, 41 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 11.8 at ACS in the Xfinity Series. Roush Fenway swept the season series at ACS in 2004 and 2005 with drivers Biffle, Martin and Edwards.

Tale of the Tape

Roush Fenway has 123 Cup starts in Fontana with 52 top-10s, 30 top fives and seven wins. A RFR Ford has led 1440 laps at the 2-mile oval completing 28,000+ laps. Current driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., earned the organization’s most recent top-five at the track, crossing the line fifth back in 2016.

Where They Rank

Through the first four weeks of the NASCAR circuit, Stenhouse and Ryan Newman have a combined six top-15 finishes. Stenhouse is 10th in the standings while Newman is 17th.

Roush Fenway Fontana 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   NXS

2004-2 Biffle   NXS

2005-1 Martin NXS

2005-2 Edwards NXS

2006-1 Biffle   NXS

2007-1 Kenseth NXS

2000    Busch   Truck

2006    Martin Truck

By the Numbers at Auto Club Speedway

Race      Win       T5           T10         Pole       Laps       Led        AvSt      AvFn     Miles

                    123         7              30           52           2              28333    1440       19.0        15.3        56666

                    74           6              25           41           3              10883    792         12.5        11.8        21766

               27           2              8              15           2              2634       143         11.8        10.8        5268

224         15           63           108         7              41850    2375       16.0        13.6        83700