Roush Fenway Racing rolls through the Cumberland Gap to Johnson City, Tenn. for the first time in 2017 as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) returns to the Bristol Motor Speedway, a track that has seen a Roush Fenway Ford visit victory lane 18 times across NASCAR’s three major touring series.
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Trevor Bayne, No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion
Ricky Stenhouse Jr, No. 17 SunnyD Ford Fusion
NASCAR XFINITY Series
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Bubba Wallace, No. 6 Leidos Ford Mustang
Ryan Reed, No. 16 Lilly Ford Mustang
Roush Fenway has called victory lane at Bristol home in all three of NASCAR’s major divisions, including 11 MENCS wins. In addition, the organization has five wins at Bristol in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) and two wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).
Roush Fenway’s history at Bristol began on April 10, 1988 with the No. 6 MENCS car earning a second-place finish. Since that time, in addition to the organization’s 11 MENCS wins at the track, Roush Fenway Fords have finished second at Bristol on 15 occasions (7 MENCS, 4 NXS, 4 NCWTS).
Roush Fenway’s most recent victory at Bristol came after sweeping the top two positions in the March 2014 event with former driver Carl Edwards taking the victory and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. coming home in second. Edwards led the final 78 laps of the event to earn the victory.
10 Years and Going at “Thunder Valley”
Roush Fenway’s history at Bristol has been that of hot streaks, including trips to victory lane in 10 of the last 16 seasons at the famed short track. Roush Fenway swept the track in 2003 and put a MENCS car in victory lane at least once in every season from 2002-2008.
Tale of the Tape
Roush Fenway has started 199 MENCS races at Bristol, recording a total of 11 victories, 49 top-five finishes, 83 top-10 finishes, an average finish of 15.8 and has led 3,396 laps.
Roush Fenway has earned five victories, 23 top-five finishes, 37 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 14.7 at Bristol in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Former Roush Fenway driver David Ragan earned the organization’s most recent XFINITY victory at the .533-mile short track in the Aug. 2009 event.