Roush Fenway Advance – Richmond International Raceway

Roush Fenway Looks to “Meet Virginia” and Race into Chase in Richmond

Roush Fenway Racing is ready for battle this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) heads to Richmond International Raceway for the second time in 2016, a track that has seen a Roush Fenway Ford visit victory lane on 15 previous occasions across NASCAR’s three major touring series.

Sprint Cup Series
Richmond
Sat. 9/10/16 – 7:00 PM ET
NBCSN, MRN, Sirius 90

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

NASCAR XFINITY Series
Richmond
Fri. 9/9/16 – 7:30 PM ET
NBCSN, MRN, Sirius 90

Bubba Wallace, No. Bleacher Report Ford Mustang
Ryan Reed, No. 16 Lilly/American Diabetes Ford Mustang
Gray Gaulding, No. 60 Krispy Kreme Ford Mustang

Roush Fenway History at Richmond

Overall, Roush Fenway has started 327 races at Richmond, earning a total of 15 victories, 87 top-five and 144 top-10 finishes, 14 poles and 4,958 laps led across the NSCS, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).

Tale of the Tape

Roush Fenway has started 196 NSCS races at Richmond, recording a total of five victories, 35 top-five finishes, 70 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 16.7 and has led 2,440 laps. Former driver Carl Edwards recorded the organization’s most recent victory at the .750-mile short track in Sept. 2013.

Consistency

All five of Roush Fenway’s full-time drivers have earned at least one top-10 finish in one of the three major NASCAR touring series at Richmond. Greg Biffle leads the way with a combined total of one win, 11 top-five and 19 top-10 finishes across the three series at Richmond.

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Roush Fenway has earned nine victories, 43 top-five finishes, 63 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 11.4 at Richmond in the XFINITY Series. All-in-all, three different drivers are responsible for the nine victories at the Virginia short track (Edwards, Mark Martin and Jeff Burton).

Nine and Counting

Roush Fenway’s nine victories at Richmond rank fourth among all tracks the organization has competed on in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, trailing Darlington Raceway (15), Charlotte Motor Speedway (12) and North Carolina Speedway – formerly known as Rockingham – (11).

Race to Make the Chase

This weekend marks the cutoff race to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. In order for Roush Fenway to make the Chase, one of the three drivers (Trevor Bayne, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Biffle) must win the race. Roush Fenway Racing driver Chris Buescher, currently racing for Front Row Motorsports, will qualify for the Chase if he maintains his current position in the point standings.

Roush Fenway Richmond Wins

1990-1    Martin          Cup

1998-2    Burton         Cup

2002-2    Kenseth      Cup

2005-2    Busch          Cup

2013-2    Edwards     Cup

1993-1    Martin          NXS

1993-2    Martin          NXS

1997-1    Martin          NXS

1998-1    Burton         NXS

1999-1    Martin          NXS

2000-2    Burton         NXS

2005-1    Edwards     NXS

2008-2    Edwards     NXS

2009-2    Edwards     NXS

1999       Biffle           Truck

Roush Fenway at Richmond International Raceway

Race      Win     T5          T10       Pole    Laps          Led           AvSt        AvFn       Miles

CUP                 196         5          35          70         7          75765       2440         17.4         16.7         56748

NXS                  111         9          43          63         5          26530       2341         11.8         11.4         19897.5

TRUCK            20           1          9             11         2          3743          177           11.6         11.1         2807.2

327         15       87          144       14       106038     4958         13.6         13.1         79452.7

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SpeedwayMedia.com

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