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
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
NASCAR XFINITY Series
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