The Paperclip Next Stop for Roush Fenway
Roush Fenway Racing gears up for the final short track race of the 2018 season this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) heads to Martinsville Speedway, the shortest track on the circuit, for a 500-lap event on Sunday. RFR has visited victory lane six times at the famed .526-mile track, including four times in the Cup series.
Sunday, October 28 | 2:30 p.m. ET
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- Matt Kenseth, No. 6 Wyndham Rewards Ford Fusion
- Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 Fifth Third Bank Ford Fusion
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Roush Fenway has earned four Grandfather Clocks at Martinsville with former drivers Mark Martin (two), Jeff Burton and Kurt Busch. Roush Fenway most recently went to victory lane with Busch in Oct. 2002.
Rock Around the Clock
Roush Fenway had its overall most-successful outing at Martinsville in the spring of 2002 when it placed all four of its cars inside the top 10 with drivers Martin, Burton, Busch and Matt Kenseth.
Roush Fenway earned a one-two finish in the April 9, 2000 event at Martinsville with former drivers Martin and Burton. Martin paced the field for 64 laps en route to the victory.
Roush Fenway has started a total of 650 MENCS races on short tracks, recording a total of 22 wins, 121 top-five finishes, 238 top-10 finishes and 7,584 laps led.
Nearing the 100K Mark
Roush Fenway Fords have logged a load of laps at Martinsville over the years, nearing the 100K mark in laps turned. With 99,187 laps in 206 starts, two full races this weekend will put RFR over the century mark in laps turned at The Paperclip.
Tale of the Tape
Roush Fenway has started 206 MENCS races at Martinsville, recording four victories, 26 top-five finishes, 67 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 17.6 and has led 1,378 laps. Roush Fenway also boasts two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) wins in 46 starts at Martinsville (fall of ’03 and ’05).
The NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) takes its final break of the 2018 season this weekend before returning to the track next weekend at Texas Motor Speedway for the final three events of the season.
Point Standings Entering Martinsville
- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. sits 18th in the driver standings with four races remaining in 2018.
- The No. 6, split between Trevor Bayne and Matt Kenseth, sits 26th in owner standings.
Roush Fenway Martinsville Wins
1992-1 Martin Cup
1997-2 Burton Cup
2000-1 Martin Cup
2002-2 Busch Cup
2003-2 Wood Truck
2005-2 Craven Truck
By the Numbers at Martinsville Speedway
Race Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFn Miles
206 4 26 67 4 99187 1378 20.4 17.6 49593.5
3 0 0 1 0 750 0 28.0 19.3 375.0
46 2 14 24 3 10256 270 12.4 12.3 5394.6
255 6 40 92 7 110193 2648 19.0 16.7 55363.1