Roush Looks For Fifth All-Star Race Victory
CONCORD, N.C. (May 15, 2018) – When it comes to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star race, Jack Roush is no stranger to success.
The two-time NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee has won the event four times with three different drivers.
The first victory came in what was then the Winston Cup Series in 1998. Mark Martin took the checkered flag in the No. 6 Ford after passing Jeff Gordon — who ran out of gas on the last lap. Jeff Burton followed closely behind, finishing the non-points race in fourth after qualifying 14th.
In 2004, defending Cup champion Matt Kenseth led five laps on his way to securing his trip to Victory Lane for Roush in the No. 17 Ford. The next year Roush earned his second consecutive win in the All-Star Challenge with Martin.
Carl Edwards brought Roush Fenway Racing back to Victory Lane for the event in 2011. Edwards ran the event alongside teammate Greg Biffle. The pair led a combined race-high 75 of 100 laps. Biffle finished fifth and Edwards ended the event with his iconic victory backflip.
This year, Kenseth returns to the track with hopes of winning his second All-Star trophy and the grand prize of one million dollars. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will compete in his second consecutive All-Star race and the third of his career. Stenhouse finished 14th in the 2017 event.
The Roush Fenway teammates hope to find Jack Roush’s fifth win in the MENCS All-Star Race this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Saturday’s race is set for 6 p.m. EST on Fox Sports 1.