Roush Fenway Racing press release
Roush Fenway, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Win Nationwide Series Championships
Roush Fenway brings home two titles at Homestead NNS Finale
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Nov. 19, 2011) – Roush Fenway Racing’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr., finished second in the season finale at Homestead-Miami and clinched the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship. The championship is Roush Fenway’s sixth NASCAR title and its third Nationwide Series Championship. Stenhouse, who carried a 41-point lead into the race, clinched the championship on lap 27 of the race and won by 45 points.
“It was just a lot of hard work by all these guys – Jack Roush, Ford Racing, everybody at Blackwell Angus Beef and Cargill – this crew right here, they didn’t give up on me,” said Stenhouse. “They were with us all through last year and I’m just glad to be here.
“This is just awesome what this team has done, what Jack Roush has done and everybody at Ford Racing and Nationwide Insurance for giving us this great series to run in and all the fans that come out to watch every week. We really appreciate that, especially the ones that support us.”
Carl Edwards finished third and secured the 2011 Nationwide Series Owner’s Championship for Roush Fenway.
Roush Fenway won its first Nationwide Championship via Greg Biffle in 2002. Edwards won the team’s second driver NNS title in 2007.
RFR will look to make history tomorrow; becoming the first time in NASCAR history to win both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series title in the same season. Edwards leads the Sprint Cup points by three, and will start tomorrow’s Ford 400 finale from the pole.
- Roush Fenway wins its sixth NASCAR drivers championship.
- Roush Fenway wins its third NASCAR drivers Nationwide Series Championship.
- Roush Fenway wins it second NASCAR owners Nationwide Series Championship.
- Roush Fenway will look to become the first team in NASCAR history to win the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series titles in the same season.
- Ricky Stenhouse Jr., led the Nationwide point standings for 17 weeks in 2011, including the final 14.
- Stenhouse Jr,. won the first two races of his career sweeping both races at Iowa Speedway. He earned six top-five and nine top-10 finishes over the final nine races.
- Carl Edwards won eight races in 2011 in the No. 60 Ford Mustang.