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Roush Fenway has won nine times in the Nationwide Series at Richmond. In fact, Roush Fenway won its first two NNS races at Richmond in 1993 and never looked back. All in all, three different drivers have won a total of nine times in NNS action at Richmond, including Carl Edwards who has three wins there. In addition, Roush has 40 top fives and 55 top 10s in NNS racing at RIR.
Pastrana To Pilot No. 60 Ford at Richmond: Extreme sporting star Travis Pastrana will pilot the Roush Fenway No. 60 Ford Mustang in this weekend’s Nationwide Series race at Richmond. Pastrana will become the 47th driver to drive a Roush Fenway NASCAR entry. He will be making his ninth career NASCAR Nationwide Series start in the race.
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. on racing at Richmond International Raceway: “We’re coming off a huge win at Atlanta. Richmond is a fun track to race because it is the typical short track racing. We have been fast there in the past but have come up short. Hopefully we can get our first back-to-back win in our No. 6 Ford Ecoboost Mustang.”
Crew chief Mike Kelley on racing at Richmond International Raceway: “We have momentum on our side right now. We’re bringing the same car that we finished fourth with in the spring. We will focus on getting our No. 6 Ford to turn in the center for good drive off. The key is to execute on pit-road, stay up front and out of trouble. If we can accomplish those three things, I feel confident we can get this No. 6 Ford back into victory lane.”
So far in 2012, Ricky has four wins, 14 top-five, and 18 top-ten finishes.
Stenhouse is currently second in the NASCAR Nationwide point standings; 12 points behind leader Elliott Sadler.
At Richmond International Raceway, Stenhouse will pilot the No. 6 Ford Ecoboost Mustang.
Stenhouse has completed 1248 of 1253 (99.6%) laps at Richmond International Raceway.
Stenhouse has an average starting position of 11.8 and an average finishing position of 10.4 at Richmond.
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You don't want to make everybody mad at you, but if I'm Carl Edwards, I'm going to be like a bull. I'm dropping my head and I'm running over anything in my way to get that win Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway.
Because, if for some reason fellow NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup contenders Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon get wrecked and, once again, they...
Carl Edwards has been a victim of circumstance this season...
Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Fastenal Ford Fusion, has a chance to qualify for next week’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup if he can win and have luck fall his way in terms of the point standings. Edwards participated in a media session to discuss his chances Friday.
YOU’VE GOT A TALL ORDER ON SATURDAY. YOU NEED TO WIN AND HAVE SOME HELP ALONG THE WAY. “Somehow...
There's a lot at stake Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. So how do Chase-contending teams handle the pressure leading into and during the race?
The key right now for these teams, as they roll in there - and I don't care whether you're in or you're out or you're just trying to get a win - is to try to maintain a certain amount of consistency and...
Battle For Points Lead Comes Down to Sadler And Stenhouse … Again
It’s déjà vu all over again, only the positions have reversed.
Last year, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led Elliott Sadler down the homestretch in the hunt for the NASCAR Nationwide Series title. Fueled by two victories at Iowa, Stenhouse went on to capture the 2011 NNS championship by 45 points over Sadler. In 2011...
It was a poor showing for the Ford Racing camp in qualifying at the Richmond International Raceway for Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400. Carl Edwards led the way qualifying in the 16th spot, followed by Roush Fenway Racing teammate Matt Kenseth in 17th, Aric Almirola was 18th, and Michael McDowell was the only other Ford driver in the top 20, clocking in with the 19th best lap...
Moving into Richmond both Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth have clinched their respective spots in the 2012 Chase field. Carl Edwards will need a victory and for Kyle Busch to finish 24th or worse (with no laps led) this weekend and for Jeff Gordon to finish 12th or worse to secure a spot. If Busch or Gordon supplant Tony Stewart in the top 10, Edwards will be eliminated.
RFR Chase History...
Travis Pastrana led the way with a lap of 21.977 seconds in the final practice for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 from Richmond. Rounding out the top five was Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, and Brian Scott.
Ford EcoBoost Ford
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ford EcoBoost Ford
Carl Edwards led the way with a lap of 22.073 seconds in the final practice for the Federated Auto Parts 400 from Richmond. Rounding out the top five was Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, and Martin Truex, Jr.