Roush Fenway Advance – Talladega Superspeedway, 2.66-mile
Roush Fenway Racing Returns to Talladega
Roush Fenway Racing heads back to the track where “you never know what you’re gonna get,” as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) visits Talladega Superspeedway for the second time in the 2015 season, a track that has seen a Roush Fenway Ford visit Victory Lane seven times across NASCAR’s three major touring series.
Sprint Cup Series
Sun. 10/25/15 – 2:30 PM ET
NBCSN, MRN, Sirius 90
Trevor Bayne, No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion
Greg Biffle, No. 16 Cheez-It Ford Fusion
Ricky Stenhouse Jr, No. 17 Zest Ford Fusion
Overall, Roush Fenway has run well at the Alabama track, starting a total of 242 races and earning seven victories, 38 top-five and 82 top-10 finishes, six poles and 1,347 laps led across the NSCS, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).
Sweet Home Alabama
Roush Fenway has won in all three of NASCAR’s major series at Talladega. The team won its first race at Talladega in the NSCS event in the spring of 1995. Former Roush Fenway driver Mark Martin won for the organization in all three series at the 2.66-Mile oval.
Tale of the Tape
Roush Fenway has started 188 NSCS races at Talladega, recording a total of four victories, 31 top-five finishes, 65 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 18.9 and has led 987 laps. Former Roush Fenway driver Matt Kenseth earned the most recent victory at Talladega in the fall of 2012.
Roush Fenway’s Strength Racing with Plates
The Roush Fenway restrictor-plate program has experienced a rejuvenation in recent seasons. The organization won two of the four restrictor-plate races in 2012 and have won five restrictor-plate races overall in the NSCS dating back to 2009. Most recently in the XFINITY Series, Roush Fenway drivers Ryan Reed and Chris Buescher finished first and second in the first restrictor-plate race of the season at Daytona International Speedway.
Roush Fenway Unrestricted
Roush Fenway has run a total of 385 Sprint Cup races with restrictor plates, earning 11 victories, 68 top-fives, 136 top-10s and has led 2,004 laps.
In The Points
Roush Fenway currently has all four XFINITY Series drivers inside the top 10 in the championship standings. Two-time race winner Chris Buescher remains first, with teammates Bubba Wallace, Elliott Sadler and Ryan Reed ranking fifth, sixth and 10th, respectively.
The NASCAR XFINITY Series gets a rest this weekend with just three races remaining in the 2015 season. Buescher currently holds a 27 point lead in the championship standings.
Roush Fenway Talladega Wins
1995-1 Martin Cup
1997-1 Martin Cup
2009-2 McMurray Cup
2012-2 Kenseth Cup
1997 Martin NXS
2009 Ragan NXS
2006 Martin Truck
Roush Fenway at Talladega Superspeedway
Race Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFn Miles
CUP 188 4 31 65 2 31907 987 18.9 18.8 84872.6
NXS 44 2 5 14 1 4176 236 12.2 21.2 11108.2
TRUCK 10 1 2 3 3 865 124 3 15.9 2300.9
242 7 38 82 6 36948 1347 11.4 18.6 98281.7