The Paperclip On Deck for Roush Fenway

The Paperclip On Deck for Roush Fenway

Fresh off the end of the West Coast swing, Roush Fenway heads just a short trip north to Martinsville Speedway as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) converges on the shortest track on the circuit for a 500-lap event on Sunday. RFR has visited victory lane six times at the famed .526-mile track including four times in the Cup series.

 Martinsville Speedway

Sunday, March 24 | 2 p.m. ET

FS1, MRN, SiriusXM Channel 90

  • Ryan Newman, No. 6 Acorns Ford Mustang
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang

For Whom The Bell Tolls

Roush Fenway has earned four Grandfather Clocks at Martinsville with former drivers Mark Martin (two), Jeff Burton and Kurt Busch. Roush Fenway most recently went to victory lane with Busch in Oct. 2002.

Rock Around the Clock

Roush Fenway had its overall most-successful outing at Martinsville in the spring of 2002 when it placed all four of its cars inside the top 10 with drivers Martin, Burton, Busch and Matt Kenseth.

Closing Time

Roush Fenway earned a one-two finish in the April 9, 2000 event at Martinsville with former drivers Martin and Burton. Martin paced the field for 64 laps en route to the victory.

Short-Track Prowess

Roush Fenway has started a total of 652 MENCS races on short tracks, recording a total of 22 wins, 121 top-five finishes, 238 top-10 finishes and 7,584 laps led.

Tale of the Tape

Roush Fenway has started 208 MENCS races at Martinsville, recording four victories, 26 top-five finishes, 67 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 17.7 and has led 1,378 laps. Roush Fenway also boasts two NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series (NGOTS) wins in 46 starts at Martinsville (fall of ’03 and ’05).

Where They Rank

Through the first five weeks of the NASCAR circuit, Stenhouse and Ryan Newman have a combined seven top-15 finishes. Stenhouse is 11th in the standings while Newman is 17th.

Roush Fenway Martinsville Wins

1992-1    Martin       Cup

1997-2    Burton       Cup

2000-1    Martin       Cup

2002-2    Busch         Cup

2003-2   Wood         Truck

2005-2   Craven       Truck

By the Numbers at Martinsville Speedway

Race      Win       T5           T10         Pole       Laps       Led        AvSt      AvFn     Miles

                    208         4              26           67           4              100186  1378       20.4        17.7        52697.8

                    3              0              0              1              0              750         0              28.0        19.3        394.5

               46           2              14           24           3              10256    270         12.4        12.3        5394.6

257         6              40           92           7              111192  1648       19.1        16.8        58486.9