RFR Heads to the Commonwealth for First Trip of 2019
Roush Fenway Racing rolls north to the Commonwealth this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) gets set for a 400-mile Saturday night event under the lights. Roush Fenway has 15 wins all-time at the .75-mile track and 147 top-10 finishes.
Saturday, April 13 | 7:30 p.m. ET
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- Ryan Newman, No. 6 Roush Performance Ford Mustang
- Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 Fifth Third Ford Mustang
History in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Overall, Roush Fenway has 347 starts at Richmond Raceway, earning a total of 15 wins, 87 top-five and 147 top-10 finishes. RFR Fords have sat on the pole 14 times and led 4,959 laps across NASCAR’s three major touring series.
To Xfinity and Beyond
Roush Fenway has earned nine victories, 42 top-five finishes, 65 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 11.8 at Richmond in the Xfinity Series. All-in-all, three different drivers are responsible for the nine victories at the Virginia short track (Edwards, Mark Martin and Jeff Burton).
Nine and Counting
Roush Fenway’s nine victories at Richmond rank fourth among all tracks the organization has competed on in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, trailing Darlington Raceway (15), Charlotte Motor Speedway (12) and North Carolina Speedway – formerly known as Rockingham – (11).
Tale of the Tape
Roush Fenway has started 207 MENCS races at Richmond with 71 top-10 and 36 top-five finishes along with seven poles. Former drivers Mark Martin (1990), Jeff Burton (1998), Matt Kenseth (2002), Kurt Busch (2005), and Carl Edwards (2013) are responsible for RFR’s five Cup wins, and overall a Jack Roush Ford has led 2,442 laps at the .75-mile track.
Where They Rank
After a points-shuffling race at Bristol last weekend, Ryan Newman jumped five spots and now sits 15th in the driver standings, while Ricky Stenhouse Jr., fell to 16th.
Roush Fenway Richmond Wins
1990-1 Martin Cup
1993-1 Martin NXS
1993-2 Martin NXS
1997-1 Martin NXS
1998-1 Burton NXS
1998-2 Burton Cup
1999-1 Martin NXS
1999 Biffle Truck
2000-2 Burton NXS
2002-2 Kenseth Cup
2005-1 Edwards NXS
2005-2 Busch Cup
2008-2 Edwards NXS
2009-2 Edwards NXS