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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Roush notes heading into Talladega

— The No. 16 and No. 17 cars will be pink this weekend as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
— Greg Biffle is now 11th and Matt Kenseth is 12th in the Chase standings. Carl Edwards is 14th. Ricky Stenhouse is second in the NNS point standings trailing by nine points.
— RFR Fan Day will be next Thursday, Oct. 11 from 8am – 2pm. Matt, Ricky, Trevor & Jack will sign autographs from 10:30-11:30am, and Greg & Carl will sign from noon-1pm. There will also be show cars, sponsor displays and concessions.
— All-in-all Roush Fenway has won in all three of NASCAR’s major series at Talladega for a total of six victories, including three in the Cup Series, two in the Nationwide Series and one in the trucks. Two of Roush Fenway’s six Talladega wins came in 2009. Roush won its first race at Talladega with a Cup win in the spring of 1995. Former Roush Fenway driver Mark Martin won for Roush at Talladega in all three series.
— Roush Fenway has run a total of 350 Sprint Cup races with restrictor plates, winning 10 times, while totaling 65 top fives and 123 top 10s, and turning almost 150,000 miles and leading 1,843 miles with the restrictor plates in Cup action.
— The Roush Fenway restrictor-plate program has been strong in recent seasons. Matt Kenseth won his second Daytona 500 in four seasons in February. David Ragan won for RFR at Daytona in the summer of 2011 while Carl Edwards finished second in the 2011 Daytona 500, to fellow RFR teammate Trevor Bayne (driving the Wood Bros. Ford). Jamie McMurray posted Roush Fenway’s last Talladega win, battling Kenseth for the win down to the final restart in the fall of 2009.


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