Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Kansas II
The NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) returns to the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway this weekend for its second trip in the 2021 season. Jack Roush has nine wins all-time at the track including four in the NCS. Chris Buescher is coming off an eighth-place run there this spring.
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· Ryan Newman, No. 6 Violet Defense Ford Mustang
· Chris Buescher, No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang
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· Newman was caught up in a 15-car pileup just 30 laps into Sunday’s race from Texas, ending his day early in the Violet Defense Ford.
· Buescher had turned his afternoon into what was going to be a solid top-10 (if not more) run, before crashing inside 10 laps to go to ultimately finish 21st.
· Violet Defense is back on Newman’s machine this weekend at Kansas for its final primary race of 2021, while Fastenal returns to Buescher’s Ford.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Overall, Roush Fenway has started 173 races across the three national series, earning nine wins, 41 top-five finishes, 76 top-10 finishes and has an overall average finish of 14.8.
Winning at Kansas
Roush Fenway swept both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NCS races at Kansas in the fall of 2012 with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Matt Kenseth. Stenhouse became the sixth driver to win at the track for the organization via his Xfinity victory.
NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin earned Roush Fenway’s first NCS win at Kansas in 2005 and former driver Greg Biffle bested the 1.5-mile track in 2007 and 2010. Roush Fenway’s first overall win at Kansas came in 2002 via Jeff Burton in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Three drivers (Jon Wood in 2003, Carl Edwards in 2004 and Erik Darnell in 2007) have won in the NGROTS at Kansas for Roush Fenway.
Tale of the Tape
Roush Fenway has started 104 NCS races at Kansas, recording four victories, 20 top-five finishes, 35 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 16.5 and has led 956 laps. Kenseth earned the most recent victory at Kansas in the fall of 2012.
Roush Fenway Kansas Wins
2002 Burton NXS
2003 Wood Truck
2004 Edwards Truck
2005 Martin Cup
2007 Biffle Cup
2007 Darnell Truck
2010 Biffle Cup
2012-2 Kenseth Cup
2012 Stenhouse NXS