Bristol: Roush Fenway Racing preview

Roush Fenway Ready for Short Track Action at Bristol After an off weekend, Roush Fenway racing heads to the half-mile track of Bristol Motor Speedway for the first short-track race of the season. By the Numbers Bristol Motor Speedway ranks...

Roush Fenway Ready for Short Track Action at Bristol

After an off weekend, Roush Fenway racing heads to the half-mile track of Bristol Motor Speedway for the first short-track race of the season.

By the Numbers

Bristol Motor Speedway ranks in the top five of virtually every category for Roush Fenway Racing in Sprint Cup competition. Roush Fenway's 10 Cup wins at Bristol are the second most that the organization has at any track and the nine poles are three more than RFR has at any other track. All in all Roush Fenway has turned a total of 71,648 laps in Cup action at BMS and over 80,000 in NASCAR competition.

Winning Formula at Bristol

Roush Fenway as won in all three of NASCAR's major divisions at BMS, including 10 wins in the Cup Series. In addition, Roush Fenway has five wins at Bristol in the Nationwide Series, including David Ragan's win there last fall. All in all Roush Fenway has won at Bristol 17 times in NASCAR competition, with six different drivers.

Edwards King of the Oval

Carl Edwards is one of only three drivers in NASCAR history to have won in all three of NASCAR's major divisions at Bristol. Mark Martin accomplished the feat as well, with each of his wins coming in a Roush Fenway entry. Edwards is one of only four drivers to accomplish the career sweep at any NASCAR track.

Runner Up

Roush Fenway's history at BMS began on April 10, 1988 with the No. 6 car almost winning Roush Fenway's first race at the track and finishing second. Since that time, in addition to the organization's 10 Cup wins at the track, Roush Fenway cars have finished second at BMS on seven occasions.

Hot Streaks

Roush Fenway's history at Bristol has been that of hot streaks. Roush Fenway swept the track in 2003 and put a Cup car in victory lane at Bristol at least once in every season from 2002-2008. In addition, 2001 was the last time that Roush Fenway failed to put a car in victory lane at Bristol in either the Nationwide or Cup Series.

Making a Point

Heading into late March, Roush Fenway occupies the second and third positions in the Sprint Cup point standings, with Matt Kenseth only 29 points out of first and teammate Greg Biffle just 33 points behind Kenseth. Roush Fenway occupies the top position with Carl Edwards holding the points lead in the Nationwide Series. He is joined in the top 10 by Roush Fenway teammate Paul Menard in ninth.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Greg Biffle , Paul Menard , Carl Edwards , David Ragan , Mark Martin
Teams Roush Fenway Racing