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Roush Fenway Takes Points Lead into Martinsville

Roush Fenway Racing day at Fenway Park in Boston
Roush Fenway Racing day at Fenway Park in Boston

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Roush Fenway used yet another strong outing in California to take over both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series point leads. This weekend RFR and the Sprint Cup Series take to the short track of Martinsville, where they will look to hold the lead, while continuing to build on the early season momentum.

In the Lead

Roush Fenway holds the lead in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, marking the first time a team has held both series’ leads since the 2008 season. Carl Edwards leads the points on the Cup side, while hard charging Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is the leader in the Nationwide Series. Both used strong runs in California to claim the leads.

Roush Fenway at Martinsville

In 162 Cup starts at the half-mile paper-clip shaped track, Roush Fenway has turned more laps at Martinsville Speedway than any other venue in the Sprint Cup Series, with 78,064 laps completed. During that span, Roush Fenway has collected four wins, four poles, 25 top-five and 57 top-10 finishes. All-in-all Roush Fenway carries a 17.1 average finish to Martinsville this weekend.

Winning Formula

Roush Fenway has won four Sprint Cup races at Martinsville, with three different drivers. However, the team has not visited victory lane at the track since the fall of 2002. Roush Fenway also boasts two truck wins in 46 starts at Martinsville (fall of ’03 and ’05).

Looking Back

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. In addition, RFR posted a one-two finish at the track in the spring of 2000. Ironically, Roush Fenway has not placed more than one car inside the top five at Martinsville since that finish in 2000.

Biffle Hits 300

Greg Biffle will make his 300th Sprint Cup start this weekend in Martinsville. He made is first Cup start on 4/28/00 at California. Since then he has accumulated 16 wins, 66 top-five finishes, 114 top-10 finishes, led 4,467 laps and raced a total of 113,172.7 miles.

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle , Carl Edwards , Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Teams Roush Fenway Racing
Tags biffle, edwards, ford, kenseth, martinsville, ragan, roush, sprint cup