Roush Fenway Returns to “Thunder Valley”
Roush Fenway Racing heads back through the Cumberland Gap to Johnson City, Tenn. for the second time this season as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) returns to the Bristol Motor Speedway, a track that has seen a Roush Fenway Ford visit Victory Lane 18 times.
Sprint Cup Series
Sat. 8/22/15 – 7:00 PM ET
NBCSN, PRN, Sirius 90
Trevor Bayne, No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion
Greg Biffle, No. 16 Cheez-It Ford Fusion
Ricky Stenhouse Jr, No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion
NASCAR XFINITY Series
Sat. 8/21/15 – 7:30 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 Roush Performance Ford
Roush Fenway has called Victory Lane at Bristol home in all three of NASCAR’s major divisions, including 11 NSCS wins. In addition, Roush Fenway has five wins at Bristol in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) and two wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).
Roush Fenway’s history at Bristol began on April 10, 1988 with the No. 6 NSCS car earning a second-place finish. Since that time, in addition to the organization’s 11 NSCS wins at the track, Roush Fenway Fords have finished second at Bristol on 14 occasions (6 NSCS, 4 NXS, 4 NCWTS), including Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the spring of 2014 (NSCS).
Roush Fenway’s most recent victory at Bristol came after sweeping the top two positions in the March 2014 event with former driver Carl Edwards taking the victory and Stenhouse coming home in second. Edwards led the final 78 laps of the event to earn the victory.
10 Years and Going at “The Last Great Colosseum”
Roush Fenway’s history at Bristol has been that of hot streaks, including trips to Victory Lane in 10 of the last 14 seasons at the famed short track. Roush Fenway swept the track in 2003 and put a NSCS car in Victory Lane at least once in every season from 2002-2008.
Tale of the Tape
Roush Fenway has started 190 NSCS races at Bristol, recording a total of 11 victories, 47 top-five finishes, 81 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 15.9 and has led 3,396 laps.
Thunder on the Track
Roush Fenway has earned five victories, 23 top-five finishes, 36 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 14.1 at Bristol in the XFINITY Series. Former Roush Fenway driver David Ragan earned the organization’s most recent XFINITY victory at the .533-mile short track in the Aug. 2009 event.
Following Elliott Sadler’s fifth-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he is now eligible for the third round of the Dash-4-Cash program. If Sadler beats Regan Smith, Ryan Blaney and Daniel Suarez this weekend at Bristol, Sadler will win $100,000.
In the Points
Roush Fenway currently has all four XFINITY Series drivers inside the top 10 in the championship standings. Two-time race winner Buescher remains first, with Sadler, Bubba Wallace and Reed ranking fifth, sixth and 10th, respectively.
Roush Fenway BristolWins
1993-2 Martin Cup
1998-2 Martin Cup
2002-1 Busch Cup
2003-1 Busch Cup
2003-2 Busch Cup
2004-1 Busch Cup
2005-2 Kenseth Cup
2006-2 Kenseth Cup
2007-2 Edwards Cup
2008-2 Edwards Cup
2014 -1 Edwards Cup
1996-1 Martin NXS
1997-1 Burton NXS
2006-2 Kenseth NXS
2007-1 Edwards NXS
2009-2 Ragan NXS
2004 Edwards Truck
2006 Martin Truck
Roush Fenway at Bristol Motor Speedway
Race Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFn Miles
CUP 190 11 47 81 11 89751 3396 18.1 15.9 47836.8
NXS 82 5 23 36 4 20618 1543 12.8 14.1 10989.2
TRUCK 23 2 4 9 3 4097 318 12.6 14.5 2183.6
295 18 74 126 18 114466 5257 14.5 14.9 61009.6