Roush Fenway Returns to “Thunder Valley” – Advance

Roush Fenway Returns to “Thunder Valley”

Roush Fenway Racing heads through the Cumberland Gap to Johnson City, Tenn. this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) returns to Bristol Motor Speedway, a track that has seen a Roush Fenway Ford visit victory lane 18 times across NASCAR’s three major touring series.

Roush Fenway Advance – Bristol Motor Speedway, .533-mile

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Sprint Cup Series


Sun. 4/17/16 – 1:00 PM ET

FOX, PRN, Sirius 90


Trevor Bayne, No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion

Greg Biffle, No. 16 Roush Performance Parts Ford Fusion

Ricky Stenhouse Jr, No. 17 Zest Ford Fusion




Sat. 4/16/15 – 12:30 PM ET

FS1, PRN, Sirius 90

 Bubba Wallace, No. 6 Ford EcoBoost Ford Mustang

Ryan Reed, No. 16 Lilly/American Diabetes Ford Mustang


Bristol, TN - AUG 27, 2011: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams take to the track for the Irwin Tools Night Race race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN.

Tennessee Love

Roush Fenway has called victory lane at Bristol home in all three of NASCAR’s major divisions, including 11 NSCS wins. In addition, the organization has five wins at Bristol in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) and two wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).

Runner Up

Roush Fenway’s history at Bristol began on April 10, 1988 with the No. 6 NSCS car earning a second-place finish. Since that time, in addition to the organization’s 11 NSCS wins at the track, Roush Fenway Fords have finished second at Bristol on 14 occasions (6 NSCS, 4 NXS, 4 NCWTS), including Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the spring of 2014 (NSCS).

One-Two Punch

Roush Fenway’s most recent victory at Bristol came after sweeping the top two positions in the March 2014 event, with former driver Carl Edwards taking the victory and Stenhouse coming home in second. Edwards led the final 78 laps of the event to earn the victory.

10 Years and Going at “The Last Great Colosseum”

Roush Fenway’s history at Bristol has been that of hot streaks, including trips to Victory Lane in 10 of the last 15 seasons at the famed short track. Roush Fenway swept the track in 2003 and put a NSCS car in Victory Lane at least once in every season from 2002-2008.

Tale of the Tape

Roush Fenway has started 193 NSCS races at Bristol, recording a total of 11 victories, 47 top-five finishes, 81 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 16.0 and has led 3,396 laps.

Thunder Rolls

Roush Fenway has earned five victories, 23 top-five finishes, 36 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 14.4 at Bristol in the XFINITY Series. Former Roush Fenway driver David Ragan earned the organization’s most recent XFINITY victory at the .533-mile short track in the Aug. 2009 event.


This weekend at Bristol marks the first NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash event of the 2016 season. In a twist from past years, this season the race will be broken up into two 50-Lap heat races followed by a 200-Lap main event. The top two NASCAR XFINITY Series regulars from each heat race will be eligible for the $100,000 prize in the 200-Lap main event.

Roush Fenway BristolWins

1993-2    Martin        Cup

1998-2    Martin        Cup

2002-1    Busch          Cup

2003-1    Busch          Cup

2003-2    Busch          Cup

2004-1    Busch          Cup

2005-2    Kenseth      Cup

2006-2    Kenseth      Cup

2007-2    Edwards     Cup

2008-2    Edwards     Cup

2014 -1   Edwards     Cup

1996-1    Martin        NXS

1997-1    Burton        NXS

2006-2    Kenseth      NXS

2007-1    Edwards     NXS

2009-2    Ragan         NXS

2004       Edwards     Truck

2006        Martin         Truck


Roush Fenway at Bristol Motor Speedway

                         Race      Win     T5          T10       Pole    Laps          Led          AvSt        AvFn       Miles

CUP                 193         11       47          81         11       91241        3396         18            16            48630.9

NXS                 86           5         23          36         4         21771        1649         12.7         14.4         11603.8

TRUCK            23           2         4            9           3         4097          318           12.6         14.5         2183.6

                       302       18          74        126       18      117109          5363         14.4         15.0        62418.3