Roush Fenway Racing has owned Texas Motor Speedway since the track’s inaugural event in 1997. Jeff Burton won the first ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at TMS driving for Roush Fenway Racing.
As an organization across NASCAR’s three national series Roush Fenway Racing has 18 wins, 74 top fives and 3,478 laps led at TMS. Needless to say Roush Fenway will be a prime contender this weekend.
The driver of the No. 99 Roush Fenway Ford, Carl Edwards is currently tied for the most NSCS wins at TMS with three victories. Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle has two NSCS wins and the third best driver rating at TMS over the past nine races. The third driver on the Roush Fenway line up, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has shown he is ready to carry his NASCAR Nationwide Series success over to the NSCS level this year. Stenhouse has one win and 100 laps led at TMS in the NNS.
This Sunday’s race poses a perfect opportunity for Stenhouse to shake off some of the sophomore slump vibes that have plagued the 2013 Sunoco Rookie of the Year. Stenhouse finished 34th and 40th at Auto Club Speedway and Martinsville Speedway, respectively. Figure on at least a strong starting position for Stenhouse – he made the final round of qualifying and started sixth at Las Vegas, the only other 1.5 mile track run this season.