Roush Fenway Racing Visits The Valley Of The Sun – Advance

Roush Fenway Racing heads back west again this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) returns to Phoenix International Raceway (PIR), a track that has seen a Roush Fenway Ford visit Victory Lane on 17 different occasions.

Sprint Cup Series

Campingworld.com 500

Sun. 3/15/15 – 3:30 PM ET

FOX, MRN, Sirius 90

Trevor Bayne, No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion

Greg Biffle, No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion

Ricky Stenhouse Jr, No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion


Axalta 200

Sat. 3/14/15 – 4 PM ET

FOXSports1,  MRN, Sirius 90

Elliott Sadler, No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford

Bubba Wallace, No. 6 Ford EcoBoost Mustang

Ryan Reed, No. 16 Lilly/American Diabetes  Ford

Chris Buescher, No. 60 Roush Performance Ford

Hooked on Phoenix

Roush Fenway has started 245 combined NASCAR races at PIR, collecting 17 wins (7 NSCS, 8 NXS, 2 CWTS), 73 top- fives, 126 top-10s and nine poles, while leading 4,027 laps.  

Winning in the Desert

Roush Fenway has won at Phoenix in all three of NASCAR’s major divisions, with the organization’s first win coming in the fall of 1993 with driver Mark Martin. Roush Fenway won the second-ever NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) race at PIR in 2000, and Greg Biffle claimed their 100th overall XFINITY Series win at Phoenix in 2009. Carl Edwards also won there that fall to give Roush Fenway the season sweep. All in all, six drivers have won NASCAR races for Roush Fenway at PIR (Martin, Biffle, Edwards, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth and Joe Ruttman). In addition, Edwards swept Phoenix in the fall of 2010, winning both the NXS and NSCS events.

Tale of the Tape

Roush Fenway has started 136 NSCS races at PIR, recording a total of seven victories, 34 top-five finishes, 57 top-10 finishes, four poles and has led 2,290 laps. Edwards earned Roush Fenway’s most recent victory at PIR in the March 2013 event.

Short Track Prowess

In 592 NSCS starts on short tracks, Roush Fenway has earned 22 victories, 116 top-fives, 228 top-10s, 25 pole positions and has led 7,576 laps. Roush Fenway’s most recent victory on a short track came last season at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in the spring event with Edwards.


Phoenix is one of the strongest tracks for Roush Fenway’s XFINITY program. In 73 starts, the organization has won eight times, earned 26 top-fives, 48 top-10s and has led 1,403 laps. Roush Fenway most recently went to Victory Lane with Edwards in Nov. 2010. 

2015 Roush Fenway Lineup

Roush Fenway Racing will field seven NASCAR teams in 2015. Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne will make up the team’s NASCAR Sprint Cup lineup, while Chris Buescher, Ryan Reed, Elliott Sadler and Bubba Wallace make up the team’s NASCAR XFINITY roster. 

Roush Fenway PHX   Wins

1993      Martin                  Cup

2000      Burton                  Cup

2001      Burton                  Cup

2002      Kenseth                Cup

2005-1   Busch                   Cup

2010-2   Edwards               Cup

2013-1   Edwards               Cup

2000      Burton                  NNS

2001      Biffle                      NNS

2005-2   Edwards               NNS

2006-2   Kenseth                NNS

2008-2   Edwards               NNS

2009-1   Biffle                      NNS

2009-2   Edwards               NNS

2010-2   Edwards               NNS

1997-2   Ruttman               Truck

2001      Biffle              Truck

Roush Fenway at Phoenix International Raceway

               Race       Win        T5           T10         Pole        Laps       Led         AvSt       AvFn      Miles

CUP        136        7             34           57           4             40911    2290      17.7       14.8       40911

NXS        73           8             26           48           5             13982    1403      10.8       11.2       13982

TRUCK    36           2             13           21           0             5195      334        12.3       12.4       5195

               245        17           73           126        9             60088    4027      40.8       38.4       60088