Roush Set For 3,000th Sprint Cup Start


CONCORD, N.C. – Roush Fenway Racing will make its historic 3000th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this weekend when the series rolls into Martinsville Speedway.

The organization, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, enters the weekend with 2,999 Cup starts. The milestone accomplishment dates back to February 14, 1988 when the team made its first NASCAR start in the Daytona 500.

Over the past 25 years, Roush Fenway Racing has fielded cars for 17 drivers in the Sprint Cup Series, winning 130 races, two championships and 84 poles.

The team won its first Sprint Cup race on Oct. 22, 1989 at Rockingham Speedway and its 130th Cup race just last weekend in Kansas.

Eight drivers have won for Roush Fenway in the Sprint Cup Series, with Mark Martin (35), Matt Kenseth (24), Carl Edwards (19) and Greg Biffle (18) leading the way.

This weekend Roush Fenway will place three entries in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville, with the first RFR Ford to cross the start-finish line at the green flag marking the team’s 3,000th start in NASCAR’s highest series.