Found October 24, 2012 on
It appeared late in the summer and even entering the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup that Roush Fenway Racing was behind on its mile-and-a-half and 2-mile-type racetrack program.
None of the company's drivers were a factor at Chicago, the first race of the Chase that was on a mile-and-a-half track. Now all the sudden, the past three weeks, the team's drivers have sparked.
You look at Carl Edwards -- he had good run at Charlotte Motor Speedway and a good run at Dover International Speedway. Matt Kenseth won at Kansas Speedway last Sunday.
I know for a fact that Roush Fenway showed up with a brand-new car for Kenseth and it showed up with a brand-new car for Edwards. Like Kenseth said, they just went to work and started really focusing on what they felt like the weaknesses were.
He truly felt like the two days of testing at Kansas helped them a ton. That's pretty amazing when you think about them showing up with two brand-new race cars because these race cars are essen...
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(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer Matt Kenseth choked back his words a bit when he got to Victory Lane, then fumbled with his sunglasses in a futile attempt to hide his emotions.
His 14-year run at Roush Fenway Racing is in the homestretch and Kenseth is going out with class and dignity.
He slammed his No. 17 Ford hard into the wall at Kansas...
Matt Kenseth comes into the TUMS Fast Relief 500 looking for his third win in the Chase and that will be no easy task. In 25 prior starts at the Martinsville Speedway, Kenseth has a best finish of 2nd (2002), three top 5s, and eight top 10s. One year ago he finished 31st, but on the upside in the Spring he finished 4th.
Team: No. 17 Ford EcoBoost Fusion
Crew Chief: ...
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With Matt Kenseth’s third win on the year last week at Kansas, the Roush-Fenway’s senior (and departing) wheelman continued to resurrect his 2012 Chase.
After starting his Chase trek with a languishing feel, the future Joe Gibbs driver has proceeded to win two out of the last three races and looks poised to make a run at a top-five points finish.
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The repaved surface at Kansas Speedway pushed speeds higher all weekend, and tires seemed to take a beating as well. A few teams were able to figure it out, though, and while some were forced to overcome adversity, a handful had it in hand all afternoon.
Mark Martin led for much of the late race, but it was a Roush Fenway Racing car that pushed its way forward in the closing miles...