Roush Fenway Racing Readies for Short Track Racing in Martinsville – Advance

Roush Fenway Racing Advance – Martinsville .526-mile

Roush Fenway Racing is Ready to Rock Around the Clock in the Old Dominion

Roush Fenway Racing gears up for some short-track racing this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) heads to the .526-mile paper-clip shaped oval of Martinsville Speedway, where the team has earned four victories.

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Trevor Bayne, No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion
Greg Biffle, No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion
Ricky Stenhouse Jr, No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion

For Whom The Bell Tolls

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

Cleaned Their Clocks

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 drivers Martin and Burton. Martin began the afternoon in the 21st position and paced the field for 64 laps en route to the victory.

Tale of the Tape

Roush Fenway has started 188 NSCS races at Martinsville, recording four victories, 26 top-five finishes, 64 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 17 and has led 1,378 laps. Roush Fenway also boasts two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series wins in 46 starts at Martinsville (fall of ’03 and ’05).

Time Keeps on Slippin’, Slippin’, Slippin’, Into the Future

Roush Fenway driver Chris Buescher will be making his second career NSCS start this weekend at Martinsville, piloting the No. 34 Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports. The second-place driver in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship standings made his NSCS debut last weekend in Fontana, earning a 20th-place finish. With the result, Buescher joins Roush Fenway teammates Greg Biffle, Trevor Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in recording a top-20 finish in their NSCS debut. Biffle, Bayne and Stenhouse earned finishes of 13th, 17th and 11th, respectively in their NSCS debuts.

Roush Fenway’s XFINITY Effort ‘On-time’

The NASCAR XFINITY Series takes a short hiatus before returning to action in two weeks at Texas Motor Speedway. Heading into the break, Roush Fenway holds the second, fourth, fifth and eighth positions with Chris Buescher, Ryan Reed, Bubba Wallace and Elliott Sadler. After five starts, Buescher sits just five points outside of first with three top-five finishes.

2015 Roush Fenway Lineup

Roush Fenway Racing will field seven NASCAR teams in 2015. Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne will make up the team’s NASCAR Sprint Cup lineup, while Chris Buescher, Ryan Reed, Elliott Sadler and Bubba Wallace make up the team’s NASCAR XFINITY roster.

RFR 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

Roush Fenway at Martinsville Speedway

Race      Win        T5           T10        Pole       Laps      Led        AvSt       AvFn      Miles

CUP        188        4             26           64           4             90928    1378      19.9       17           47827.6

NXS        3             0             0             1             0             750        0             28           19.3       394.5

TRUCK   46           2             14           24           3             10256    270        12.4       12.3       5394.6

237        6             40           89           7             101934  1648      20.1       16.2       53616.7

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