Bluegrass State on Deck for Roush Fenway

Bluegrass State on Deck for Roush Fenway

Roush Fenway Racing takes its No. 6 and 17 teams to the Bluegrass State this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) converges on the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway for a Saturday night show under the lights. RFR has three wins at Kentucky across NASCAR’s three series.

Kentucky Speedway

Saturday, July 13 | 7:30 p.m. ET

NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM Channel 90

  • Ryan Newman, No. 6 Acorns Ford Mustang
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 Fifth Third Ford Mustang

My Old Kentucky Home
This weekend marks a homecoming for team owner and 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Jack Roush, who hails from Covington, Kentucky, which is just over 30 minutes from Kentucky Speedway.

And They’re Off
In 95 starts across the three national series, Roush Fenway Racing has totaled three wins, 13 top-five and 34 top-10 finishes, along with two poles. The Xfinity series teams have raced at the 1.5-mile track more than the MENCS and NGOTS combined, having earned 22 top-10s and one win.

Cup in Kentucky

In 23 MENCS starts at Kentucky, RFR has one top five and five top-10 finishes, highlighted by Carl Edwards’ fifth-place result at the inaugural race back in 2011, the best Cup finish to date for RFR. Greg Biffle has the most recent top-10, a sixth-place result in 2016.

Quick Out of the Gate

Former driver Greg Biffle earned the organization’s first victory in the inaugural NASCAR event at Kentucky in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series (NGOTS) in 2000. Biffle started from the second position and paced the field for 53 laps en route to the victory.

To Xfinity and Beyond

Jack Roush’s Xfinity cars have been very consistent over the years in Kentucky, having earned top-10s in nearly half the starts (22-of-51). Carl Edwards went to victory lane back in 2005, and he and Biffle combined for four additional runner-up finishes at the 1.5-mile track.

Where They Rank

Ryan Newman put himself back inside the top-16 for the playoffs after a fifth-place run in Daytona. He sits 16th, just a point outside 15th and three ahead of 17th. Stenhouse Jr. is 19th.

Roush Fenway Kentucky Wins

2000       Biffle     Truck

2003       Edwards      Truck

2005       Edwards               NXS