Roush Fenway Racing Is Ready To Kiss The Bricks In Indy
Roush Fenway Advance – Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 2.5-Mile
Roush Fenway Racing is Ready to Kiss the Bricks in Indy
Roush Fenway Racing heads to the most famous speedway in the world this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) returns to the hallowed ground of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A Roush Fenway Ford has recorded 16 top-five finishes at the 2.5-mile oval since the NSCS began racing there in 1994.
Sprint Cup Series
Sun. 7/26/15 – 3:00 PM ET
NBCSN, PRN, Sirius 90
Trevor Bayne, No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion
Greg Biffle, No. 16 Lilly Diabetes Ford Fusion
Ricky Stenhouse Jr, No. 17 Nos Energy Ford Fusion
NASCAR XFINITY Series
Sat. 7/26/15 – 3:30 PM ET
NBCSN, PRN, Sirius 90
Elliott Sadler, No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford
Bubba Wallace, No. 6 Ford EcoBoost Ford
Ryan Reed, No. 16 Lilly/American Diabetes Ford
Chris Buescher, No. 60 Zest Ford
Indianapolis is one of just three active NSCS tracks that Roush Fenway has not visited Victory Lane at, along with Chicagoland Speedway and Kentucky Speedway. Despite not earning a victory, Roush Fenway has finished in the second position on four separate occasions (1998, 2003, 2006 and 2008) with former drivers Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards.
And He’s On it
Former Roush Fenway driver David Ragan earned the organization’s first pole position at the famed 2.5-mile speedway in the 2011 running of this event. Overall, Roush Fenway has had one of its Fords on the front-row at the hallowed speedway four times.
At the Brickyard
Roush Fenway has made 85 NSCS starts at Indianapolis dating back to the inaugural event in 1994. In that timeframe, Roush Fenway has recorded 16 top-five finishes, 30 top-10 finishes, has an average finish of 17.2 and has completed 12,936 out of a possible 13,605 laps (95.1 percent).
Indy in XFINITY
In six starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Indianapolis, Roush Fenway has earned three top-10 finishes with current drivers Trevor Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr and former driver Travis Pastrana. Both Bayne and Stenhouse earned the organization’s best finish at the speedway of ninth in the 2012 and 2014 runnings of the event.
XFINITY Wins in Indiana
Roush Fenway has earned victories in the XFINITY Series in the state of Indiana before, recording two victories at the then named Indianapolis Raceway Park with Greg Biffle in 2002 and Edwards in 2009.
Triple-Header Weekend for Lilly
Lilly Diabetes will be the title sponsor for this weekend’s Lilly Diabetes 250 XFINITY race at Indianapolis. Along with the title sponsorship of the race, Lilly Diabetes will be the primary sponsor of the No. 16 Ford’s of Ryan Reed in the XFINTY Series and Biffle in the NSCS.
In the Points
Roush Fenway currently has all four XFINITY Series drivers inside the top 10 in the championship standings. Two-time race winner Chris Buescher remains first, with teammates Elliott Sadler, Bubba Wallace and Reed ranking fifth, sixth and ninth, respectively.
Roush Fenway in Indianapolis
Race Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFn Miles
CUP 85 0 16 30 1 12936 173 21.6 17.2 32340
NXS 6 0 0 3 0 599 2 14 12.5 1497.5
91 0 16 33 1 13535 175 17.8 14.9 33837.5