RFR Heads to the Commonwealth for First Trip of 2019

RFR Heads to the Commonwealth for First Trip of 2019

Roush Fenway Racing rolls north to the Commonwealth this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) gets set for a 400-mile Saturday night event under the lights. Roush Fenway has 15 wins all-time at the .75-mile track and 147 top-10 finishes.

Richmond Raceway

Saturday, April 13 | 7:30 p.m. ET

FOX, MRN, SiriusXM Channel 90

  • Ryan Newman, No. 6 Roush Performance Ford Mustang
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 Fifth Third Ford Mustang

History in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Overall, Roush Fenway has 347 starts at Richmond Raceway, earning a total of 15 wins, 87 top-five and 147 top-10 finishes. RFR Fords have sat on the pole 14 times and led 4,959 laps across NASCAR’s three major touring series.

To Xfinity and Beyond

Roush Fenway has earned nine victories, 42 top-five finishes, 65 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 11.8 at Richmond in the Xfinity Series. All-in-all, three different drivers are responsible for the nine victories at the Virginia short track (Edwards, Mark Martin and Jeff Burton).

Nine and Counting

Roush Fenway’s nine victories at Richmond rank fourth among all tracks the organization has competed on in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, trailing Darlington Raceway (15), Charlotte Motor Speedway (12) and North Carolina Speedway – formerly known as Rockingham – (11).

Tale of the Tape

Roush Fenway has started 207 MENCS races at Richmond with 71 top-10 and 36 top-five finishes along with seven poles. Former drivers Mark Martin (1990), Jeff Burton (1998), Matt Kenseth (2002), Kurt Busch (2005), and Carl Edwards (2013) are responsible for RFR’s five Cup wins, and overall a Jack Roush Ford has led 2,442 laps at the .75-mile track.

Where They Rank

After a points-shuffling race at Bristol last weekend, Ryan Newman jumped five spots and now sits 15th in the driver standings, while Ricky Stenhouse Jr., fell to 16th.

Roush Fenway Richmond Wins

1990-1    Martin       Cup

1993-1    Martin       NXS

1993-2    Martin       NXS

1997-1    Martin       NXS

1998-1    Burton       NXS

1998-2    Burton       Cup

1999-1    Martin       NXS

1999        Biffle          Truck

2000-2    Burton       NXS

2002-2    Kenseth    Cup

2005-1    Edwards    NXS

2005-2    Busch         Cup

2008-2    Edwards    NXS

2009-2    Edwards    NXS