Fast Facts: Roush Fenway Racing

Roush Fenway Racing is one of NASCAR’s premier teams. Co-owner Jack Roush started competing in NASCAR in 1988, but long before that he was successful in drag racing and sports car racing. Roush Fenway Racing currently fields Ford Fusions in the Sprint Cup and Ford Mustangs in the Nationwide Series.
  • Roush Fenway fields four teams in the Sprint Cup Series: #6 David Ragan, #16 Greg Biffle, #17 Matt Kenseth, and #99 Carl Edwards. It also fields three teams in the Nationwide Series: #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr., #16 Trevor Bayne, and #60 split between Edwards and Brian Ickler.
  • Ragan began his racing career at age 12 in Bandoleros; by age 18 he was competing in the Busch Series, Craftsman Truck Series, and ARCA Racing Series. He joined Roush in 2005 after participating in the Roush Racing: Driver X televisions show.
  • Biffle first gained national attention in the Winter Heat Series on ESPN during the winter of 1995-96, prompting former NASCAR champ Benny Parsons to recommend him to Roush. In 1998, Biffle went full-time for Roush in the Truck Series, winning the title in 2000; he moved up to the Busch Series in 2001 and the Cup Series in 2003.
  • Kenseth began racing stock cars at age 16 at Madison (WI) International Speedway. He joined Roush Racing in 2000, winning the Rookie of the Year Award and the Coca Cola 600 – the only rookie to ever do so.
  • Edwards joined Roush in 2003 in the Truck Series, winning Rookie of the Year in the series. He moved to both the Cup Series and the Busch Series full-time in 2005, winning the Busch Series Rookie of the Year Award.
  • Stenhouse Jr. raced in the ARCA Racing Series for Roush in 2008. He was the Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year in 2010.
  • Bayne began racing go-karts at age 5, and at age 13 moved to the Allison Legacy Series. He has also driven for Dale Earnhardt Inc. and Michael Waltrip Racing, but is best known for his 2011 Daytona 500 victory for Wood Brothers Racing, becoming the youngest winner of the race at age 20 years, one day.
  • Ickler started off-road racing at age 14, and became SCORE’s Rookie of the Year at age 17. He moved to stock cars at age 20, and has competed in the ARCA Racing Series and the Camping World Truck series.
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