Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Texas
The Lone Star State is the next stop on the NASCAR circuit, a track where Jack Roush has amassed 18 wins, including nine in the NCS. This race marks a return trip home for Chris Buescher, a native of nearby Prosper, Texas, who is coming off a 19th-place run in the spring. Teammate Ryan Newman, a 2003 winner at the track, has six top-10s at Texas all-time.
Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-Mile)
Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500
Sunday, Oct. 25 | 3:30 p.m. ET
NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM Channel 90
- Ryan Newman, No. 6 Guaranteed Rate Ford Mustang
- Chris Buescher, No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang
NASCAR Turns Attention to Lone Star State
- With just three races remaining in the 2020 slate, the Cup series heads west to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for a 500-mile race in the Round of 8 in the #NASCARPlayoffs.
- Sunday’s starting lineup will be set by three competition-based metrics, rewarding both season-long and single-race performance. Buescher will start 20th, while Newman will line up 25th.
- Four weeks of NASCAR action were completed prior to the COVID-19 hiatus with races at Atlanta, Homestead, Texas, Bristol, Richmond, Talladega, Dover and Martinsville postponed before the schedule later picked back up in mid-May.
Kansas Recap, Texas Preview
- Newman worked his way to second midway through Sunday’s race in Kansas, which featured extremely cold temperatures and high winds, before going on to finish 22nd in the Hy-Vee Ford.
- Buescher finished 21st Sunday at Kansas in the Fastenal Ford.
- Guaranteed Rate returns to Newman’s Ford Mustang in Texas, and will finish out the season as the primary as part of its 12-race partnership.
- Fastenal returns to Buescher’s machine at Texas, as do the pink numbers on board continuing to raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Roush Fenway won both the first NCS (Jeff Burton) and NASCAR Xfinity Series (Mark Martin) races at Texas in 1997. Burton began the afternoon from the fifth position and led 60 laps en route to the inaugural victory.
Houston, We Don’t Have a Problem
Roush Fenway has earned nine NCS victories at Texas, dating back to the inaugural event in 1997. Former drivers Burton, Martin, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth have captured the checkered flag in the Lone Star State.
J.R.’s ‘08 Sweep
Edwards swept the 2008 NCS races for Roush Fenway at Texas, leading 335 laps in the two events.
9 A.M. in Dallas
Roush Fenway has started 146 NCS races at Texas, recording a total of nine victories, 38 top-five finishes, 59 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 15.7 and has led 2,524 laps. Biffle earned Roush Fenway’s most recent victory at Texas in the April 2012 event.
North Dallas Forty
Roush Fenway has earned eight victories, 26 top-five finishes, 47 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 13th at Texas in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Roush Fenway won three of the first four races at the 1.5-mile oval.
Jack Roush; Texas Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Member
Based on the strength of Roush Fenway’s numerous accomplishments at Texas, team owner Jack Roush was inducted into the Texas Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
Tale of the Tape
Roush Fenway has started 297 races all-time at Texas Motor Speedway, recording 18 wins, 76 top-fives and 133 top-10s. RFR Fords have captured nine poles at the 1.5-mile track and led 3500+ laps while turning more than 109,000 miles.
Roush Fenway Texas Wins
1997 Burton Cup
1997 Martin NXS
1998 Martin Cup
1999 Martin NXS
2000 Martin NXS
2000 Biffle Truck
2002 Kenseth Cup
2005-1 Biffle Cup
2005-2 Edwards Cup
2007-1 Kenseth NXS
2008-1 Edwards Cup
2008-2 Edwards Cup
2010-2 Edwards NXS
2011-1 Edwards NXS
2011-2 Bayne NXS
2011-1 Kenseth Cup
2012-1 Biffle Cup
2012-1 Stenhouse NXS