Roush Fenway Racing heads to the Monster Mile of Dover International Speedway (DIS), where the team will look to expand on its rich heritage at the fast and furious one-mile oval.
Roush Fenway at Dover
While nicknamed the ‘Monster Mile,’ Roush Fenway has experienced a great deal of success at every level of NASCAR competition at Dover. Roush Fenway has started a total of 271 NASCAR races at DIS, tallying 16 wins, 81 top fives, 127 top 10s and 10 poles, while leading 4800 laps in NASCAR action at the track.
Greg Biffle has finished a NASCAR-high streak of 84 consecutive races. He will look to add to that streak this weekend, while going for his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) win at DIS. Biffle has won four times in NASCAR action at the Monster Mile, with a pair of wins in both the NSCS and Nationwide Series (NNS).
Edwards Tames the Monster
Carl Edwards has won a total of four NASCAR races at Dover, including three wins in the NNS and a Cup win in 2007. Edwards is currently fourth in the NSCS point standings, while virtually a lock for the Chase via his win at Bristol.
Roush Fenway swept the NSCS and NNS spring races at Dover in 2004 and 2011, and won both the Truck and Cup races there in 2006. The team will look for its third spring sweep of Dover this weekend.
Taming the Monster
Roush Fenway’s nine wins in the NSCS at Dover are the third most at a track for the organization (trailing only Michigan and Bristol with 12 and 10). Dover is also top two for Roush Fenway in the Sprint Cup in top fives (52), top 10s (81) and poles (6).
Leading the Way
Roush Fenway has led a total of 4,899 laps in NSCS action at Dover, the most the team has led at any track.
Roush Fenway has won in all three major NASCAR series at Dover (9 NSCS, 5 NNS and 2 Truck). Roush Fenway won its first race at Dover in the NSCS series from the pole in the fall of 1997.
In addition to its nine NSCS wins at Dover, Roush Fenway has finished second in the series on 13 occasions. In fact Roush Fenway finished second at Dover twice before breaking into the winner’s circle in 1997. Twice the company has posted one-two finishes at Dover in NSCS action (spring ’06 and fall ’07). In addition, Roush Fenway has six runner-up finishes at Dover in the Nationwide Series; including a one-two finish there with Edwards and Stenhouse in 2011.
No. 6 Back in Cup
Roush Fenway announced last week that its iconic No. 6 will make its return to NSCS racing in 2015; The Ford will be sponsored full-time by AdvoCare and feature Daytona 500 Champion Trevor Bayne behind the wheel.