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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Roush Fenway Racing notes heading into Texas-Iowa-Pocono triple-header weekend

— For the first time this season, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) and NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) will race at different tracks on the same weekend. Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will visit Pocono Raceway, while Trevor Bayne and Travis Pastrana head to Iowa Speedway.

— In 174 starts at Pocono Raceway, Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) drivers have collected four wins, three poles, 42 top-fives, 68 top-10s and have led 981 laps around the “Tricky Triangle”.

— In 14 visits to Iowa Speedway, RFR drivers have earned three wins, one pole, seven top-fives, eight top-10s and have led 436 laps. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won three in a row at Iowa in 2011 and

— Mike Kelley and the No. 6 Roush Fenway NNS team will look for its fourth win in the last five races at Iowa. The team won three in a row from 2011 and 2012 with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. They will look for their first win this weekend with Trevor Bayne behind the wheel.

— Roush Fenway will make its 177th start this weekend at Pocono, where the company has led over 980 laps, while notching four wins, 42 top-five and 68 top-10 finishes. Roush Fenway topped 80,000 miles completed in the Sprint Cup Series at Pocono last June; the second most of any track for the organization.

— Roush Fenway has four wins at Pocono, including Greg Biffle’s victory there in July of 2010. Carl Edwards earned Roush Fenway’s first win there in the first Pocono race of 2005. Roush Fenway went on to sweep the Pocono events that season.


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