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After sweeping the field two weeks ago at Kansas, Roush Fenway Racing returns to the mile-and-a half-track of Texas Motor Speedway where RFR has won 18 NASCAR races, including five in the past two years and a weekend sweep this spring.
Race: AAA Texas 500
Date: Sun. 11.4.12, 3:00 p.m. EST
Coverage: ESPN TV, PRN, Sirius 90
Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M Ford
Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Ford EcoBoost
Carl Edwards, No. 99 Aflac Ford
Race: O’Reilly AutoParts
Date: Sat. 11.5.12, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Coverage: ESPN TV, PRN, Sirius 90
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 NOS Ford
Roush Fenway at Texas: Overall Roush Fenway has posted 18 wins, 72 top fives, 122 top 10s and eight poles, while leading 3,438 laps in combined NASCAR action at Texas Motor Speedway. Roush boasts wins in all three major series at Texas (9 Cup, 8 NNS, 1 Truck).
25 Winning Years: Roush Sweeps Inaugural Weekend at Texas: Roush Fenway won both the first Cup (Jeff Burton) and NNS (Mark Martin) races at Texas in 1997. In fact Roush Fenway won the first two Cup races at Texas and three of the first four NNS races at the track.
Sweeping Up: Just as with the inaugural races in 1997, Roush Fenway swept both the Sprint Cup and NNS events at Texas earlier this season with Greg Biffle and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. doing the honors. Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards also swept both events at Texas in the spring of 2011.
Crossover: Four drivers have won for Roush Fenway across multiple NASCAR platforms at Texas; Martin (1 Cup, 3 NNS,), Edwards (3 Cup, 2 NNS), Kenseth (2 Cup, 3 NNS) and Biffle (2 Cup, 1 Truck).
Winning at Texas: A total of six different drivers have won a total of 16 NASCAR races at Texas. All three of Roush Fenway’s Sprint Cup drivers have won at TMS (Edwards – 3 times, Kenseth – 2 times and Biffle – 2 times). Trevor Bayne became the sixth RFR driver to win at Texas with his Nationwide Series win there last fall. In-in-all a total of seven drivers have won for RFR at Texas.
‘08 Sweep: Carl Edwards swept the 2008 Sprint Cup races at Texas Motor Speedway, leading a total of 335 laps in the two events. He is one of only two drivers to win both events at TMS in the same year.
RFR Celebrates “25 Winning Years”: Roush Fenway celebrates “25 Winning Years” in 2012. During that span, RFR has accumulated the most wins in NASCAR history with 311, and is the all-time race winner in both the Nationwide and Truck Series. During the season the team will highlight the performance, people, innovation and partners that have been the cornerstone of its performance.
Sprint Cup Series Wins
Nationwide Series Wins
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
Camping World Truck Series Wins
BEST OF MAXIM
CONCORD, N.C. – Texas may be known for cattle and oil, but for Carl Edwards Texas is all about victory lane. Edwards has more NASCAR Sprint Cup wins at Texas than any other driver and he hopes to add to his record Sunday in the AAA Texas 500.
Edwards has earned three Cup wins at the 1.5-mile oval dating back to November 6, 2005. Then he swept the 2008 season winning both the...
Greg Biffle comes into the Texas Motor Speedway as the most recent winner at the track. In April he led 90 laps on route to the victory after starting in the third position. That was his second career win at the Texas track, first since 2005. His record in the spring event are slightly better than his fall record, having 9 starts, those 2 wins, 4 top 5s, and 6 top 10s compared to...
Next season Matt Kenseth will join Joe Gibbs Racing. While Kenseth has denied that the move to Gibbs had anything to do with his son Ross’ racing career, the move has nonetheless opened up a different set of opportunities for the 19-year-old. One of those opportunities may be with Kyle Busch Motorsports as Busch said he “like to do something with Ross.”
Of course the biggest...
The drivers are at Texas Motor Speedway for the AAA Texas 500. Jimmie Johnson is on the pole for the second week in a row, after winning from that same position, just last weekend at Martinsville.
Johnson is your points leader in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Title, leading Brad Keselowski by 2 points.
Keselowski will roll of the grid in eighth position. Keselowski was fastest...
Kyle Busch would love to offer Ross Kenseth a Camping World Truck Series ride in 2013.
While Busch is quite impressed with Kenseth and has raced against the 19-year-old in various series, the biggest stumbling block for inking a deal could be sponsorship.
"I'd like to do something with Ross," Busch said. "It's just a problem trying to get funding. There&...
All the talk this weekend going into the AAA 500 at Texas is surely going to be on the Chase. The Jimmie Johnson/Brad Keselowski battle for the points lead with three races left with steal the bulk of the coverage. There will also be talk about Kasey Kahne and Clint Bowyer’s chances and if one of those four can snag a win on Sunday.
The rest of the attention for race winner consideration...
Carl Edwards swept the 2008 races at the Texas Motor Speedway, since there he has found moderate success. He finished no worse than third in the both the 2011 races, and earlier this year in April he finished 8th after starting 20th. Edwards comes to the AAA Texas 500 looking for his first win in 2012 and this could be a perfect track for him to do just that.
There is something about adding the Texas Motor Speedway and Roush Fenway Racing teams together that equals success. Kenseth has two victories at the track, (April ’08 and April ’11), teammate Greg Biffle has two of his own, and teammate Carl Edwards has three victories of his own. Before he leaves Roush Fenway Racing, Kenseth will look to use some of that magic for his third...
KANNAPOLIS, N.C., – Change is inevitable. It can happen within the blink of an eye, or over the course of some unspecified length of time. Just ask Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing.
One year ago, Stewart was in a slugfest with Carl Edwards for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Stewart came into the November race...
NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson is on the pole again.
Johnson is the top qualifier for the race at Texas Motor Speedway after a fast lap of 191.076 mph Friday. It's his second week in a row as the polesitter, and he won last week at Martinsville to take over the points lead with three races left.
Brad Keselowski, only two points behind Johnson in the standings...
Greg Biffle led the way by putting his #16 Ford Fusion on the front row for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 from the Texas Motor Speedway. Biffle will start 2nd to lead all Ford drivers, Trevor Bayne (7th), Carl Edwards (9th), and Matt Kenseth (10th) were the other Ford drivers in the top 10 after qualifying finished. Below is post-qualifying reaction from them and a few other Ford Racing...
(RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)
MATT KENSETH - WINNER
#17 Ford EcoBoost Ford
· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.5
· Three wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 11.1
· Led 21 races for 477 laps
Texas Motor Speedway Outlook:
It seemed like just yesterday that we were preparing for the season opening Daytona 500. Now, the Sprint Cup Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway for the third to last race of the Chase and the title battle is heating up.
Jimmie Johnson took over the points lead with the win in Martinsville last week. A pick you could have found in this very edition last week, I might add.