Roush Fenway Racing Ready to Tackle NASCAR’s Longest Day

In 98 MENCS starts in the famed Coca-Cola 600, Roush Fenway Racing has visited victory lane four times and recorded 23 top-five and 36 top-10 finishes. RFR Fords have posted an average finish of 13.8 in Coke 600s all-time.

Golden Sombrero

Roush Fenway won a record four-consecutive Coca-Cola 600’s from 1999-2002 with drivers Jeff Burton, Matt Kenseth and Mark Martin. During that span, Roush Fenway led 427 laps, including 201 of 400 laps in the 1999 event.

2006 Dominance in the Coca-Cola 600

Roush Fenway had its best overall outing in the Coca-Cola 600 in 2006, when its five entries averaged a 5.4 finish. Roush Fenway Fords finished third, fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth, while leading 52 laps in the event. In 2002, Roush Fenway posted a one-two finish in the event with Martin and Kenseth battling feverishly for the win and combining to lead 67 laps in the race (with Martin taking the win).

 

Tale of the Tape

Overall in the MENCS at Charlotte, Jack Roush’s cars have earned eight wins, 45 top-five and 77 top-10 finishes, along with three poles. RFR Fords have turned nearly 69,000 laps and led 2627 at the 1.5-mile track heading into Sunday. Former Roush Fenway driver Martin earned the organi­zation’s first Cup victory at the Carolina track in the fall of 1992.

Martin leads the way with four Cup series victories at Charlotte, while Burton and Kenseth each have two to their credit in a Roush Fenway Ford.

Roush Fenway Charlotte Wins

 

1992-2   Martin  Cup

1995-2   Martin  Cup

1998-2   Martin  Cup

1999-1   Burton  Cup

2000-1   Kenseth Cup

2001-1   Burton  Cup

2002-1   Martin  Cup

2011-2   Kenseth Cup

1993-2   Martin NXS

1995-2   Martin NXS

1996-1   Martin  NXS

1996-2   Martin  NXS

1998-1   Martin  NXS

1999-1   Martin  NXS

2000-1   Burton  NXS

2001-2   Biffle     NXS

2002-2   Burton                  NXS

2006-1   Edwards               NXS

2011-1   Kenseth               NXS

2011-2   Edwards               NXS

2011-2   Edwards               NXS

2015-1   Buescher             NXS

 

By the Numbers at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Race      Win         T5           T10         Pole        Laps       Led        AvSt      AvFn     Miles

                    206         8              45           77           3              68829    2627       19.3        16.4        103243.5

                    119         12           33           60           13           21812    2425       10.5        14.1        32718

                     16           0              2              5              0              2089       130         11.8        15.4        3133.5

341         20           80           142         16           92730    5182       13.9        15.3        139095

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