Roush Fenway Weekly Advance Richmond II

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NASCAR heads back to Virginia this weekend for a short-track showdown under the lights Saturday night. Richmond is the site of 15 of Jack Roush’s all-time wins, including five in the NASCAR Cup Series.

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·         Ryan Newman, No. 6 Oscar Mayer Bacon Ford Mustang

·         Chris Buescher, No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang

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·         Newman hovered around the top-15 for a majority of Sunday’s race from Darlington, ultimately driving to a 14th-place finish. It marked his third top-15 in the last four races.

·         Buescher was inside the top five late at Darlington and finished ninth for his fifth top-10 of 2021.

·         Oscar Mayer returns to Newman’s Ford at Richmond for its final race of 2021, and will run a bacon-inspired theme on his No. 6 Ford.

·         Fastenal is back on the No. 17 at Richmond and they will run a red, white and blue feature as part of the 20th anniversary of the events of 9/11.

History in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Overall, Roush Fenway has 356 starts at Richmond Raceway, earning a total of 15 wins, 89 top-five and 150 top-10 finishes. RFR Fords have sat on the pole 14 times and led 4,960 laps across NASCAR’s three major touring series.

To Xfinity and Beyond

Roush Fenway has earned nine victories, 43 top-five finishes, 66 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 11.8 at Richmond in the Xfinity Series. All in all, three different drivers are responsible for the nine victories at the Virginia short track (Edwards, Mark Martin and Jeff Burton).

Nine and Counting

Roush Fenway’s nine victories at Richmond rank fourth among all tracks the organization has competed on in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, trailing Darlington Raceway (15), Charlotte Motor Speedway (12) and North Carolina Speedway – formerly known as Rockingham – (11).

Tale of the Tape

Roush Fenway has started 215 NCS races at Richmond with 73 top-10 and 37 top-five finishes along with seven poles. Former drivers Mark Martin (1990), Jeff Burton (1998), Matt Kenseth (2002), Kurt Busch (2005), and Carl Edwards (2013) are responsible for RFR’s five Cup wins, and a Jack Roush Cup Series Ford has led 2,442 laps at the .75-mile track.

Roush Fenway Richmond Wins

1990-1    Martin       Cup

1993-1    Martin       NXS

1993-2    Martin       NXS

1997-1    Martin       NXS

1998-1    Burton       NXS

1998-2    Burton       Cup

1999-1    Martin       NXS

1999        Biffle          Truck

2000-2    Burton       NXS

2002-2    Kenseth    Cup

2005-1    Edwards    NXS

2005-2    Busch         Cup

2008-2    Edwards    NXS

2009-2    Edwards    NXS

2013-2    Edwards    Cup

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