Roush Fenway Racing returns to the track that is “like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get,” as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) heads to Talladega Superspeedway, a track that has seen a Roush Fenway Ford visit victory lane seven times.
Sprint Cup Series
Sun. 5/1/16 – 1:00 PM ET
FOX, MRN, Sirius 90
Trevor Bayne, No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion
Greg Biffle, No. 16 Ford EcoBoost Ford Fusion
Ricky Stenhouse Jr, No. 17 Fifth Third Bank Ford Fusion
NASCAR XFINITY Series
Sat. 4/30/16 – 3:00 PM ET
FOX, MRN, Sirius 90
Bubba Wallace, No. 6 Kleen Performance Products Ford Mustang
Ryan Reed, No. 16 Lilly/American Diabetes Ford Mustang
I was Running
Overall, Roush Fenway has run well at the Alabama track, starting a total of 245 races and earning seven victories, 38 top-five and 83 top-10 finishes, six poles and 1,367 laps led across the NSCS, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).
Winning in Greenbow
Roush Fenway has won in all three of NASCAR’s major series at Talladega. The team won its first race at Talladega in the NSCS event in the spring of 1995. Former Roush Fenway driver Mark Martin won for the organization in all three series at the 2.66-Mile oval.
Tale of the Tape – That’s All I Have to Say About That
Roush Fenway has started 191 NSCS races at Talladega, recording a total of four victories, 31 top-five finishes, 66 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 18.8 and has led 1,007 laps. Former Roush Fenway driver Matt Kenseth earned the most recent victory at Talladega in the fall of 2012.
Resurgence Makes Roush Fenway and Restrictor-Plate Racing Like Peas and Carrots Again
The Roush Fenway restrictor-plate program has experienced a rejuvenation in recent seasons. The organization won two of the four restrictor-plate races in 2012 and has won five restrictor-plate races overall in the NSCS dating back to 2009. Most recently in the XFINITY Series, Roush Fenway drivers Ryan Reed and Chris Buescher finished first and second in the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway.
Roush Fenway Unrestricted
Roush Fenway has run a total of 391 Sprint Cup races with restrictor plates, earning 11 victories, 68 top-fives, 137 top-10s and has led 2,024 laps.
Big Wheels Keep on Turnin’
Roush Fenway has earned two victories, five top-five finishes, 14 top-10 finishes and an average start of 12.2 at Talladega in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Former Roush Fenway driver David Ragan recorded the organization’s most recent XFINITY victory at the 2.66-Mile oval in the spring of 2009.
Fastest Chicken in the South
Former Roush Fenway driver Mark Martin won the fastest NSCS race ever recorded on May 10, 1997 at Talladega piloting the No. 6 Ford Thunderbird (Thunderchicken). Martin, who held off NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt, started from the 18th position and led 47 laps en route to the victory. The race saw 26 lead changes and had an average speed of 188.354 mph.
Roush Fenway Talladega Wins
1995-1 Martin Cup
1997-1 Martin Cup
2009-2 McMurray Cup
2012-2 Kenseth Cup
1997 Martin NXS
2009 Ragan NXS
2006 Martin Truck
Roush Fenway at Talladega Superspeedway
Race Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFn Miles
CUP 191 4 31 66 2 32495 1007 18.8 18.8 86436.7
NXS 44 2 5 14 1 4176 236 12.2 21.2 11108.2
TRUCK 10 1 2 3 3 865 124 3 15.9 2300.9
245 7 38 83 6 37536 1367 11.3 18.6 99845.8
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!