Roush Fenway Racing Returns to the Valley of the Sun

Roush Fenway Advance – Phoenix International Raceway, One-Mile

 Roush Fenway Racing Returns to the Valley of the Sun

Roush Fenway Racing heads back west for the second-consecutive weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) returns to Phoenix International Raceway (PIR), a track that has seen a Roush Fenway Ford visit victory lane on 17 different occasions across NASCAR’s three major touring series.

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 Sprint Cup Series


Sun. 3/13/16 – 3:30 PM ET

FOX, MRN, Sirius 90

 Trevor Bayne, No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion

Greg Biffle, No. 16 Cheez-It Ford Fusion

Ricky Stenhouse Jr, No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion



Sat. 3/12/16 – 2:30 PM ET

FOX, MRN, Sirius 90

Bubba Wallace, No. 6 Cheez-It Ford

Ryan Reed, No. 16 Lilly/American Diabetes Ford

Hooked on Phoenix

Roush Fenway has started 259 combined NASCAR races at PIR, collecting 17 wins (7 NSCS, 8 NXS, 2 CWTS), 73 top- fives, 128 top 10s and nine poles, while leading 4,030 laps.

Winning in the Desert

Roush Fenway has won at Phoenix in all three of NASCAR’s major divisions, with the organization’s first win coming in the fall of 1993 with driver Mark Martin. Roush Fenway won the second-ever NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) race at PIR in 2000, and Greg Biffle claimed their 100th overall XFINITY Series win at Phoenix in 2009. Carl Edwards also won there that fall to give Roush Fenway the season sweep. All in all, six drivers have won NASCAR races for Roush Fenway at PIR (Martin, Biffle, Edwards, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth and Joe Ruttman). In addition, Edwards swept Phoenix in the fall of 2010, winning both the NXS and NSCS events.

Tale of the Tape

Roush Fenway has started 142 NSCS races at PIR, recording a total of seven victories, 34 top five finishes, 57 top-10 finishes, four poles and has led 2,290 laps. Edwards earned Roush Fenway’s most recent victory at PIR in the March 2013 event.

Short Track Prowess

In 610 NSCS starts on short tracks, Roush Fenway has earned 22 victories, 117 top-fives, 229 top-10s, 25 pole positions and has led 7,582 laps. Roush Fenway’s most recent victory on a short track came last season at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in the spring event with Edwards.


Phoenix is one of the strongest tracks for Roush Fenway’s XFINITY program. In 81 starts, the organization has won eight times, earned 26 top-fives, 50 top-10s and has led 1,406 laps. Roush Fenway most recently went to victory lane with Edwards in Nov. 2010.


As part of #NASCARGoesWest, Roush Fenway driver Trevor Bayne will be heading to Jump Zone in Chandler, AZ with Whistle Sports and award winning YouTube personality Scooter Magruder to participate in various “trampoline trick shots.” Teammates Biffle and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will take part in #NASCARGoesWest activities next week in Fontana, Calif.


Roush Fenway PHX  Wins

1993        Martin       Cup

2000        Burton       Cup

2001        Burton       Cup

2002        Kenseth    Cup

2005-1    Busch         Cup

2010-2    Edwards    Cup

2013-1    Edwards    Cup

2000        Burton       NXS

2001        Biffle          NXS

2005-2    Edwards    NXS

2006-2    Kenseth    NXS

2008-2    Edwards    NXS

2009-1    Biffle          NXS

2009-2    Edwards    NXS

2010-2    Edwards    NXS

1997-2    Ruttman   Truck

2001       Biffle        Truck

Roush Fenway at Phoenix International Raceway

                          Race      Win     T5          T10       Pole    Laps          Led           AvSt        AvFn       Miles

CUP                 142         7          34          57         4          42471       2290         17.9         15.3         42471

NXS                  81           8          26          50         5          15574       1406         11.1         11.4         15574

TRUCK            36           2          13          21         0          5195          334           12.3         12.4         5195

                       259         17         73         128        9        63240        4030         13.8          13          63240