Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Martinsville II

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Martinsville II

Xfinity 500

Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. ET

NBC, MRN, SiriusXM Channel 90

  • Ryan Newman, No. 6 Kohler Generators Ford Mustang
  • Chris Buescher, No. 17 Fifth Third Bank Ford Mustang


Kansas Recap, Martinsville Preview

  • Buescher was one of only 15 cars to finish on the lead lap in Sunday’s 400-mile race from Kansas Speedway, earning a 12th-place run in the Fastenal Ford. Newman finished 27th.
  • Fifth Third Bank is back on Buescher’s No. 17 machine this weekend at Martinsville for its final primary of 2021. They will carry the standard Fifth Third scheme with a pink number in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and also feature Colony Tire on the decklid as part of the Fueled by Fifth Third pass-through program.
  • Kohler Generators will ride on Newman’s Ford for its final primary of the season, and carry a different look with a nod to Halloween on Sunday.


For Whom The Bell Tolls

Roush Fenway has earned four Grandfather Clocks at Martinsville with former drivers Mark Martin (two), Jeff Burton and Kurt Busch. Roush Fenway most recently went to victory lane with Busch in Oct. 2002.


Rock Around the Clock

Roush Fenway had its overall most-successful outing at Martinsville in the spring of 2002 when it placed all four of its cars inside the top 10 with drivers Martin, Burton, Busch and Matt Kenseth.


Closing Time

Roush Fenway earned a one-two finish in the April 9, 2000 event at Martinsville with former drivers Martin and Burton. Martin paced the field for 64 laps en route to the victory.


Short-Track Prowess

Roush Fenway has started a total of 682 NCS races on short tracks, recording a total of 22 wins, 122 top-five finishes, 243 top-10 finishes and 7,584 laps led.


Tale of the Tape

Roush Fenway has started 218 NCS races at Martinsville, recording four victories, 26 top-five finishes, 68 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 17.7 and has led 1,378 laps. Roush Fenway also boasts two NASCAR Truck Series wins in 46 starts at Martinsville (fall of ’03 and ’05).



Roush Fenway Martinsville Wins


1992-1    Martin       Cup

1997-2    Burton       Cup

2000-1    Martin       Cup

2002-2    Busch         Cup

2003-2   Wood         Truck

2005-2   Craven       Truck



By the Numbers at Martinsville

Race      Win       T5           T10         Pole       Laps       Led        AvSt      AvFn     Miles

                   218         4              26           68           4              104827  1378       20.4        17.7        52413.5

                    3              0              0              1              0              750         0              28.0        19.3        394.5

               46           2              14           24           3              10256    270         12.4        12.3        5394.6

267         6              40           93           7              115833  1648       20.4        16.4        58202.6