ROUSH RACING ON A ROLL, LOOKS TO KEEP MOMENTUM HEADING INTO LAS VEGAS Roush Racing posted one of its most productive weeks ever at Fontana, with two wins and nine of 10 entries finishing inside the top 10 in three series CONCORD, N.C. (March 1,...
ROUSH RACING ON A ROLL, LOOKS TO KEEP MOMENTUM HEADING INTO LAS VEGAS
Roush Racing posted one of its most productive weeks ever at Fontana, with two wins and nine of 10 entries finishing inside the top 10 in three series
CONCORD, N.C. (March 1, 2005) -- Roush Racing experienced one of its most successful weeks ever last weekend at California Speedway. Both Mark Martin and Greg Biffle brought home hardware, with Martin taking the checkered flag in Saturday's Stater Bros 300 Busch race and Biffle capping off the encore with a win in Sunday's Auto Club 500.
"I really think it kind of speaks for itself today," said Greg Biffle after Sunday's race. "I think almost all of our cars led a lap. It just says how strong our organization is and how well we share our information and how good our wind tunnel people are. I think it says a lot for our engine program. We saw a lot of engine failures today from different teams and our engines ran really good. This place is hard on engines - a lot of throttle-on time here, and I think it speaks for what is to come this season with our cars."
Biffle led four Roush drivers in the top 10 in Sunday's Nextel Cup race, with teammates Kurt Busch (third), Carl Edwards (fifth) and Martin (seventh) all joining him in the top 10. If not for a cut tire late on Matt Kenseth's No. 17 Ford, Roush would have more than likely put five drivers inside the race's top- 10 finishing order. All five Roush Racing cars lead laps during the race as well.
Roush put three cars in the top 10 of the Busch Series race on Saturday as well, with Edwards (sixth) and Kenseth (ninth) joining Martin. In addition, Roush's Ricky Craven finished third and rookie Todd Kluever ran to a fourth-place finish in the Craftsman Truck Series race on Friday.
The Nextel Cup point standings are currently dominated by Roush Racing, with four of the top five drivers calling Roush home. Busch leads the way in first place. Martin is in third (39 points behind Busch), joined by Edwards (fourth) and Biffle (fifth).
Craven is currently in second place, just 25 points out of first in the truck series standings and Carl Edwards moved up six places to third in the Busch Series, just 51 points out of first.
All in all Roush Racing posted two wins, six top-five and nine top-10 finishes in 10 entries at California Speedway over the weekend. Roush will look to expand on that success next weekend when they take to the 1.5 mile oval of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a track where Roush has traditionally been dominate.
In fact Roush has won five of the seven Nextel Cup races at Las Vegas. Kenseth has won twice there, including the last two and Martin, who won the inaugural race at Vegas in '98, has six top-10 finishes in seven events.
Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Industries that operates ten motorsports teams; five in NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards; three in the Busch Series with Martin, Kenseth and Edwards, and two in the Craftsman Truck Series with drivers Ricky Craven and Todd Kluever.