Roush Fenway Returns to “Thunder Valley” – Advance
Roush Fenway Returns to “Thunder Valley”
Roush Fenway Racing heads through the Cumberland Gap to Johnson City, Tenn. this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) returns to Bristol Motor Speedway, a track that has seen a Roush Fenway Ford visit victory lane 18 times across NASCAR’s three major touring series.
Roush Fenway Advance – Bristol Motor Speedway, .533-mile
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Sprint Cup Series
Sun. 4/17/16 – 1:00 PM ET
FOX, PRN, Sirius 90
Trevor Bayne, No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion
Greg Biffle, No. 16 Roush Performance Parts Ford Fusion
Ricky Stenhouse Jr, No. 17 Zest Ford Fusion
NASCAR XFINITY Series
Sat. 4/16/15 – 12:30 PM ET
FS1, PRN, Sirius 90
Bubba Wallace, No. 6 Ford EcoBoost Ford Mustang
Ryan Reed, No. 16 Lilly/American Diabetes Ford Mustang
Roush Fenway has called victory lane at Bristol home in all three of NASCAR’s major divisions, including 11 NSCS wins. In addition, the organization has five wins at Bristol in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) and two wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).
Roush Fenway’s history at Bristol began on April 10, 1988 with the No. 6 NSCS car earning a second-place finish. Since that time, in addition to the organization’s 11 NSCS wins at the track, Roush Fenway Fords have finished second at Bristol on 14 occasions (6 NSCS, 4 NXS, 4 NCWTS), including Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the spring of 2014 (NSCS).
Roush Fenway’s most recent victory at Bristol came after sweeping the top two positions in the March 2014 event, with former driver Carl Edwards taking the victory and Stenhouse coming home in second. Edwards led the final 78 laps of the event to earn the victory.
10 Years and Going at “The Last Great Colosseum”
Roush Fenway’s history at Bristol has been that of hot streaks, including trips to Victory Lane in 10 of the last 15 seasons at the famed short track. Roush Fenway swept the track in 2003 and put a NSCS car in Victory Lane at least once in every season from 2002-2008.
Tale of the Tape
Roush Fenway has started 193 NSCS races at Bristol, recording a total of 11 victories, 47 top-five finishes, 81 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 16.0 and has led 3,396 laps.
Roush Fenway has earned five victories, 23 top-five finishes, 36 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 14.4 at Bristol in the XFINITY Series. Former Roush Fenway driver David Ragan earned the organization’s most recent XFINITY victory at the .533-mile short track in the Aug. 2009 event.
This weekend at Bristol marks the first NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash event of the 2016 season. In a twist from past years, this season the race will be broken up into two 50-Lap heat races followed by a 200-Lap main event. The top two NASCAR XFINITY Series regulars from each heat race will be eligible for the $100,000 prize in the 200-Lap main event.
Roush Fenway BristolWins
1993-2 Martin Cup
1998-2 Martin Cup
2002-1 Busch Cup
2003-1 Busch Cup
2003-2 Busch Cup
2004-1 Busch Cup
2005-2 Kenseth Cup
2006-2 Kenseth Cup
2007-2 Edwards Cup
2008-2 Edwards Cup
2014 -1 Edwards Cup
1996-1 Martin NXS
1997-1 Burton NXS
2006-2 Kenseth NXS
2007-1 Edwards NXS
2009-2 Ragan NXS
2004 Edwards Truck
2006 Martin Truck
Roush Fenway at Bristol Motor Speedway
Race Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFn Miles
CUP 193 11 47 81 11 91241 3396 18 16 48630.9
NXS 86 5 23 36 4 21771 1649 12.7 14.4 11603.8
TRUCK 23 2 4 9 3 4097 318 12.6 14.5 2183.6
302 18 74 126 18 117109 5363 14.4 15.0 62418.3