Roush Fenway Racing has “Saturday Night Fever” – Ready for “Unlimited” Racing in Daytona – Advance
Roush Fenway Racing has “Saturday Night Fever” – Ready for “Unlimited” Racing in Daytona
Roush Fenway Racing returns to action for the first time in 2016 as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) prepares for the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway. Roush Fenway previously visited victory lane in the 1999 running of the Unlimited.
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Roush Fenway Advance – Daytona Speedweeks
Sprint Cup Series – Sprint Unlimited
Sat. 2/13/16 – 7 PM ET
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Greg Biffle, No. 16 KFC Nashville Hot Ford Fusion
Ricky Stenhouse Jr, No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion
Saturday Night’s Alright
Roush Fenway earned the victory in the 1999 Sprint Unlimited with former driver Mark Martin. Martin began the 25-Lap event from the 13th position and paced the field for the final 16 laps en route to the win.
Shining Bright in the ‘Sunshine State’
In 192 NSCS points’ races at Daytona, Roush Fenway has recorded six wins, 36 top-fives, 69 top-10s and has led 717 laps. The organization most recently went to victory lane at the famed 2.5-mile superspeedway in the 2012 running of the Daytona 500 with former Roush Fenway driver Matt Kenseth.
Land of Firsts
Roush Fenway drivers Greg Biffle and Trevor Bayne each earned their first career NSCS victories at Daytona. Biffle won the 2003 running of the July event, leading 21 laps, while Bayne became the youngest winner of the Daytona 500 at 20 years and one day in 2011. Roush Fenway driver Ryan Reed won his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona in the 2015 season opening event.
The Unlimited By the Numbers
Roush Fenway drivers Biffle and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have raced in the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona nine and three times, respectively. Biffle earned his best result in the non-points event in the 2013 running, recording a second-place finish. Stenhouse recorded a best finish of 15th in 2014.
Dueling in Daytona
Roush Fenway has earned one victory in the Can-Am Duels, taking the checkered flag in 2012 with former driver Kenseth.
Sunday, Feb. 14 marks the 29th anniversary of Roush Fenway’s first NSCS race, the 1988 running of the Daytona 500 with former driver Martin. To date, Roush Fenway has recorded a total of 135 NSCS wins, 735 top-five finishes, 1,320 top-10 finishes and 87 pole positions. The organization has also earned two NSCS championships with drivers Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch in 2003 and 2004, respectively.
Roush Fenway DIS Wins
2000-2 Burton Cup
2003-2 Biffle Cup
2007-2 McMurray Cup
2009-1 Kenseth Cup
2011-2 Ragan Cup
2012-1 Kenseth Cup
2014-1 Reed NXS
2004 Edwards Truck
2006 Martin Truck