Roush Fenway Racing Heads To Talladega, That’s Not In The County Of Greenbow

Roush Fenway Racing returns to the track that is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get, as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) heads to Talladega Superspeedway, a track that has seen a Roush Fenway Ford visit Victory Lane seven times.


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Sprint Cup Series


Sun. 5/3/15 – 1:00 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 Fifth/Third Ford Fusion



Sat. 5/2/15 – 3:00 PM ET

FOX, MRN, Sirius 90

Elliott Sadler, No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford

Bubba Wallace, No. 6 SpongeBob SquarePants Ford

Ryan Reed, No. 16 Lilly/American Diabetes Ford

Chris Buescher, No. 60 Bit-O-Honey Ford

I was Running

Overall, Roush Fenway has run well at the Alabama track, starting a total of 234 races and earning seven victories, 38 top-five and 80 top-10 finishes, six poles and 1,320 laps led across the NSCS, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).

Sweet Home Alabama 

Roush Fenway has won in all three of NASCAR’s major series at Talladega. The team won its first race at Talladega in the NSCS event in the spring of 1995. Former Roush Fenway driver Mark Martin won for the organization in all three series at the 2.66-Mile oval.

Tale of the Tape – That’s All I Have to Say About That

Roush Fenway has started 185 NSCS races at Talladega, recording a total of four victories, 31 top-five finishes, 65 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 18.5 and has led 986 laps.  Former Roush Fenway driver Matt Kenseth earned the most recent victory at Talladega in the fall of 2012.

Resurgence Makes Roush Fenway and Restrictor-Plate Racing Like Peas and Carrots Again

The Roush Fenway restrictor-plate program has experienced a rejuvenation in recent seasons. The organization won two of the four restrictor-plate races in 2012 and have won five restrictor-plate races overall in the NSCS dating back to 2009. Most recently in the XFINITY Series, Roush Fenway drivers Ryan Reed and Chris Buescher finished first and second in the first restrictor-plate race of the season at Daytona International Speedway.

Roush Fenway Unrestricted  

Roush Fenway has run a total of 379 Sprint Cup races with restrictor plates, earning 11 victories, 68 top-fives, 135 top-10s and has led 2,003 laps.

Big Wheels Keep on Turnin’ 

Roush Fenway has earned two victories, five top-five finishes, 12 top-10 finishes and an average start of 12.2 at Talladega in the XFINITY Series. Former Roush Fenway driver David Ragan recorded the organization’s most recent XFINITY victory at the 2.66-Mile oval in the spring of 2009.

In The Points

Heading into this weekend at Talladega, all four of Roush Fenway’s XFINITY drivers rank inside the top eight in the championship standings. Buescher is third, Bubba Wallace is fourth, Elliott Sadler is seventh and Reed is eighth.

Defending Race Winner

Sadler enters this weekend’s XFINITY Series race at Talladega as the defending champion, having won this event last season after starting second and leading 40 laps. Buescher ran second in this event to Sadler.


Roush Fenway Talladega Wins

1995-1    Martin       Cup

1997-1    Martin       Cup

2009-2    McMurray Cup

2012-2    Kenseth    Cup

1997        Martin       NXS

2009        Ragan         NXS

2006       Martin        Truck


Roush Fenway at Talladega Superspeedway 

                          Race      Win     T5          T10       Pole    Laps          Led           AvSt        AvFn       Miles

CUP                 185        4          31          65         2          31526       986           18.8         18.5         83859.2

NXS                  39          2          5             12         1          3660          210           12.5         21.6         9735.6

TRUCK            10          1          2             3            3          865            124           3               15.9         2300.9


                      234       7             38          80            6        36051       1320        11.4          18.7        95895.7