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
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
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.
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