RFK Weekly Advance | Darlington I
Roush Fenway Keselowski Weekly Advance | Darlington
The annual NASCAR Throwback weekend is on tap this weekend at Darlington Raceway as the Cup Series battles the track Too Tough to Tame Sunday afternoon for its first of two race events in 2022. Jack Roush has 20 wins all-time at Darlington including five in the Cup Series.
NASCAR Cup Series Race at Darlington
Sunday, May 8 | 3:30 p.m. ET
FS1, MRN, SiriusXM Channel 90
- Brad Keselowski, No. 6 Socios Ford Mustang
- Chris Buescher, No. 17 Socios Ford Mustang
Throwin’ it Back to 2004
Both of RFK’s Ford Mustangs this weekend will match that of 2004 schemes from the Roush Racing days. Keselowski’s No. 6 machine will be similar to Mark Martin’s iconic blue and white scheme from the 2004 season, while Chris Buescher will recognize the popular No. 17 scheme Matt Kenseth made famous in 2004.
RFK has twice won consecutive NCS races at Darlington, including a season sweep in 1999 with former driver and current NBC commentator Jeff Burton. RFK also earned victories in consecutive seasons at the egg-shaped oval in 2005 and 2006 with Biffle.
Tale of the Tape
In 254 all-time NASCAR starts at ‘The Lady in Black,’ Jack Roush’s Fords have 20 wins, 69 top-five and 119 top-10 finishes, along with 20 poles. Over the years RFR has led 4,500+ laps across the Cup, Xfinity and Truck series, with more than 89,000 miles logged at the 1.366-mile track. In NCS action alone, RFK has finished top-10 in 43 percent (72-of-168) of the races with 35 top-five results and five wins.
Kickin’ It Old School
Legendary RFK drivers Mark Martin, Jeff Burton and Greg Biffle are responsible for the five Cup wins for Jack Roush at Darlington. Martin earned Roush’s first Cup win back in 1993 after leading 178 laps. Burton swept the 1999 events as the dominant car, and Biffle earned the two most recent victories in 2005 and 2006.
It’s no secret that when Roush has dominated in the Xfinity Series at Darlington. In 79 starts, the organization has 15 wins, 33 top-five and 44 top-10s. Mark Martin is responsible for eight of the victories, second-most for him among any track, after winning five of the first seven races at the track for Roush from 1993-96. He also went on to win in 1999 and swept again in 2000. Jeff Burton got in on the fun with wins in 1997, 2001 and 2002, while Biffle earned a win in 2004. Most recently, Kenseth drove to victory lane in 2005 and 2009.
RFK Darlington Wins
1993-2 Martin Cup
1999-1 Burton Cup
1999-2 Burton Cup
2005 Biffle Cup
2006 Biffle Cup
1993-2 Martin NXS
1994-1 Martin NXS
1994-2 Martin NXS
1995-2 Martin NXS
1996-1 Martin NXS
1997-2 Burton NXS
1999-2 Martin NXS
2000-1 Martin NXS
2000-2 Martin NXS
2001-2 Burton NXS
2002-1 Burton NXS
2002-2 Burton NXS
2004-1 Biffle NXS
2005 Kenseth NXS
2009 Kenseth NXS
By the Numbers at Darlington
Series Race Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFn Miles
Cup 168 5 35 72 7 53598 2724 17.0 16.0 73214.8
XFINITY 79 15 33 44 12 10616 1856 9.9 12.9 14501.4
Truck 7 0 1 3 1 944 9 16.0 15.9 1289.50
254 20 69 119 20 65158 4589 14.6 15.1 89005.5