Roush Fenway Advance – Texas Motor Speedway, 1.5-mile
Roush Fenway Racing’s Ready for Racing at Southfork Ranch
Roush Fenway Racing returns to the land of the Ewing and Barnes family this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) prepares to race under the Amarillo Sky this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, a track that has seen a Roush Fenway Ford visit victory lane 18 times across NASCAR’s three major touring series.
Sprint Cup Series
Sun. 11/8/15 – 2:00 PM ET
NBC, PRN, Sirius 90
Trevor Bayne, No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion
Greg Biffle, No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion
Ricky Stenhouse Jr, No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion
NASCAR XFINITY Series
Sat. 11/7/15 – 3:30 PM ET
NBCSN, PRN, Sirius 90
Elliott Sadler, No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford
Bubba Wallace, No. 6 Fastenal Ford
Ryan Reed, No. 16 Lilly/American Diabetes Ford
Chris Buescher, No. 60 AdvoCare Ford
Roush Fenway won both the first NSCS (Jeff Burton) and NASCAR XFINITY Series (Mark Martin) races at Texas in 1997. Burton began the afternoon from the fifth position and led 60 laps en route to the inaugural victory.
Houston, We Don’t Have a Problem
Roush Fenway has earned nine NSCS victories at Texas, dating back to the inaugural event in 1997. Former drivers Burton, Martin, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards, along with current driver Greg Biffle, have captured the checkered flag in the Lonestar State.
J.R.’s ‘08 Sweep
Edwards swept the 2008 NSCS races for Roush Fenway at Texas, leading a total of 335 laps in the two events. He is one of only two drivers to win both NSCS events at Texas in the same year.
Crossover to Knots Landing
Four drivers have won for Roush Fenway across multiple NASCAR platforms at Texas; Martin (1 NSCS, 3 XFINITY), Edwards (3 Cup, 2 XFINITY), Kenseth (2 NSCS, 3 XFINITY) and Biffle (2 NSCS, 1 Truck).
Tale of the Tape
Roush Fenway has started 123 NSCS races at Texas, recording a total of nine victories, 38 top-five finishes, 59 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 14.9 and has led 2,502 laps. Biffle earned Roush Fenway’s most recent victory at Texas in the April 2012 event.
The Fabulous Ewing Boys
Roush Fenway has earned eight victories, 26 top-five finishes, 45 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 13 at Texas in the XFINITY Series. Roush Fenway won three of the first four races at the 1.5-mile oval and looks to make it nine overall on Saturday.
Jack Roush; Texas Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Member
Based on the strength of Roush Fenway’s numerous accomplishments at Texas, team owner Jack Roush was inducted into the Texas Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
This weekend marks a homecoming for Roush Fenway driver and NASCAR XFINITY Series championship leader Chris Buescher, who hails from Prosper, Texas. Buescher, a two-time race winner this season, currently holds a 27-point lead with three races remaining in the XFINITY Series season.