10 for 10: 10 Races, 10 Moments -- Roush Fenway's History in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Edwards' Sweep Leads Stellar Day for Roush Fenway at Texas This is the seventh in a series of 10 moments that have shaped Roush Fenway's history in the...
10 for 10: 10 Races, 10 Moments -- Roush Fenway's History in the Chase for the Sprint Cup
Edwards' Sweep Leads Stellar Day for Roush Fenway at Texas
This is the seventh in a series of 10 moments that have shaped Roush Fenway's history in the Chase for the Sprint Cup
Texas Motor Speedway -- Nov. 2, 2008
FT. WORTH, Texas (Nov. 5, 2010) -- Texas Motor Speedway has consistently been one of Roush Fenway's strongest tracks, and Chase races at Texas have provided no exception. In 2005 - the first Chase event held at TMS - Carl Edwards passed then Roush Fenway teammate and fellow chaser Mark Martin late in the race and moved on to a dramatic victory on a day that saw four Roush Fenway cars combine to lead a total of 285 laps. Edwards, Martin and Matt Kenseth posted a one-two-three finish to lead four Roush Fenway cars placing inside the top 10.
However, as strong as that outing was, it comes in a close second to the Nov. 2008 effort by Roush Fenway that saw Edwards lead 212 laps of the race and post the first and only year-sweep at the super-fast 1.5-mile oval. Edwards led the Roush Fenway effort on a day that saw the organization lead a combined 270 laps, place four cars inside the top 10 (with three inside the top five). All five Roush Fenway Fords ran inside the top 11, and the companies' average finish in the race was an impressive 5.8.
Roush Fenway turned 1,670 laps that day, not missing a single lap, while putting in over 2,500 miles. It was one of the strongest outings in the history of the organization, and Edwards 2008 sweep capped off the event with Edwards leaving Texas in second position in the Sprint Cup point standings. The win was the second in a row for Edwards and the No. 99 team, who had taken the checkered flag a week earlier in Atlanta.
Roush Fenway 10-for-10 Chase Moments:
10. Kurt Busch, No. 97 team win inaugural Chase race at New Hampshire.
9. 1-2-3 Roush Fenway Finish at Dover.
8. Carl Edwards makes a last-lap pass attempt at Kansas.
7. Edwards leads four Roush Fenway cars in top seven with '05 win in Atlanta.
6. Roush Fenway runs four cars in top 10 at Charlotte.
5. Roush Fenway places three cars in the top 10 at Talladega two Chase years in a row.
4. Carl Edwards leads strong Roush Fenway day with Texas Sweep.