Martinsville Marks 3,000 Cup Start for Roush Fenway Racing


As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series gets ready to move into the seventh race in the 2012 chase, Roush Fenway Racing will be looking forward to reaching an important milestone.

During the race weekend at Martinsville, the Tums Fast Relief 500 will mark the 3,000th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start for Roush Fenway Racing and team owner Jack Roush.  At Martinsville, RFR will be represented by it’s current three drivers Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards.

Roush Fenway Racing’s first ever Cup start was at the Daytona 500 held on Feb. 14, 1988, with Mark Martin as the team’s driver. In RFR’s first cup start, they would finish in 41st with Martin. Since then, RFR has gone on to achieve many accomplishments.

Ever since RFR’s debt in February of 1988, Roush has gone on to capture 130 Cup Series wins. RFR’s latest victory came during the race weekend at Kansas Speedway when Kenseth paid a visit to victory lane for the third time in 2012.

RFR has also featured Daytona 500 winners and Sprint Cup champions on the team. In 2012, RFR won the Daytona 500 with Kenseth and he is also the 2003 Cup Champion. Kurt Busch also won the 2004 Cup Series Championship with RFR. As a team, RFR has gone on to win about 128 cup races since 1988.

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Martinville, RFR will be looking forward to adding another victory at the short track. RFR’s only victories at Martinsville came in 1992 and 2000 with Mark Martin and in 1997 with Jeff Burton.

Christy Valdez is a member of the NASCAR Media. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy

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