Roush Fenway Looks to Hit Big in Vegas

Roush Fenway Looks to Hit Big in Vegas

Coming off a promising weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Roush Fenway Racing heads to the second straight 1.5-mile track on the circuit in Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. RFR boasts 16 wins all-time in the Entertainment Capital of the World, having finished in the top-10 at more than half of the races it has competed in at the track.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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

FOX, PRN, SiriusXM Channel 90

  • Ryan Newman, No. 6 Wyndham Rewards Ford Mustang
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang

Early JACKpot

Roush Fenway hit the Vegas jackpot right off the bat, winning the inaugural Cup event at Las Vegas in 1998. Mark Martin led 82 laps in the victory that served as a sweeping day for Roush Fenway.

Inaugural Sweep

Roush Fenway placed all five of its Cup entries inside the top 10 of that inaugural Las Vegas Cup race in 1998, including three inside the top five, four inside the top six, one in the winners circle and the runner up  (6 – 1st, 99 – 2nd, 26 – 4th, 16 – 6th and 97 – 10th).

Continued Success

Roush Fenway Racing won the first three Cup races at LVMS from ‘98-’00, with Jeff Burton winning back-to-back events in ’99 and ’00. Roush Fenway also took three of the first nine Xfinity Series events at LVMS.

Victory Lane at Vegas

In addition to the first three Sprint Cup races at LVMS, Roush Fenway again found the winners’ circle in 2003 and 2004 at the 1.5-mile track with Matt Kenseth. Carl Edwards took the checkered flag at the 2008 and 2011 events to give RFR seven Cup wins at Las Vegas with four different drivers.

Back to Back at Vegas

Roush Fenway has won back-to-back Cup races at LVMS on two separate occasions in ’99-’00 and ’03-04’ and once in the Xfinity Series in ‘99 and ‘00.

Across the Board at Vegas

All in all, Roush Fenway Racing has tallied 16 total NASCAR wins, while turning 35,000+ laps in NASCAR action at LVMS for 53,331 miles, while leading over 2,600 laps at the track in NASCAR’s top three divisions. At the same time the organization has finished inside the top 10 in 51 percent of its 170 NASCAR starts at LVMS.

Where They Rank

Through just two weeks of MENCS action, both Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Ryan Newman rank top-15 in the points standings. Stenhouse is 10th, 27 points off the leader, while Newman is 15th with two-straight top-15s to open the season.

Roush Fenway Las Vegas Wins

1998       Martin  Cup

1999       Burton  Cup

2000       Burton  Cup

2003       Kenseth Cup

2004       Kenseth Cup

2008       Edwards Cup

2011      Edwards Cup

1999       Martin  NXS

2000       Burton  NXS

2002       Burton  NXS

2005       Martin  NXS

2009       Biffle     NXS

2012       Stenhouse NXS

1997       Ruttman  NGOTS

1999       Biffle        NGOTS

2007       Kvapil       NGOTS

By the Numbers at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Race      Win       T5           T10         Pole       Laps       Led        AvSt      AvFn     Miles

                    86           7              21           38           1              21211    1257       17.7        14.9        31816.5

                    57           6              19           37           7              10683    1179       11.4        12.1        16024.5

               27           3              7              11           1              3660       234         10.3        15.9        5490

170         16           47           86           9              35554    2670       14.4        14.1        53331