100th win for Roush Twenty-eight year old Carl Edwards hit another historical marker today winning his seventh career NEXTEL Cup race at Dover International Speedway and claiming win number 100 for Jack Roush and Roush Fenway Racing in NASCAR’s elite series. Photo courtesy of Ford
Roush’s first NEXTEL Cup win came in 1989 with Mark Martin in the No. 6 Stroh’s Light Ford. Martin claimed Roush Fenway Racing’s first win at Rockingham Speedway and now, 18 year’s later, Edwards’ has brought home win number 100 in the No. 99 Office Depot Ford. Roush has won with seven different drivers in NASCAR’s top series, all in Ford’s. Three of the seven have moved on but not before leaving their mark in Roush Fenway’s history books.
Martin has the most wins of the seven drivers with 35 while Jeff Burton took home 17 wins during his seven years at the company. Burton won his first race with Roush at Texas Motor Speedway in 1997 which was also the inaugural race at the track. In 2001, Burton brought home Cup win number 50 for Roush Fenway at Phoenix International Raceway, another milestone in the company’s history. Kurt Busch also claimed his share of wins beginning in 2002 at the first Bristol race. Busch went on to win a total of 14 Cup races under the Roush umbrella as well as Roush Fenway’s second Cup championship in 2004 (the very first NEXTEL Cup championship).
Four of Roush Fenway’s current NEXTEL Cup drivers have all contributed to the win column including 15 from Matt Kenseth. Kenseth claimed his first career win as well as his first win for Roush Fenway racing at the famed Coca-Cola 600 in May of 2000. Kenseth also won Roush Fenway their first Cup championship in 2003 (the last Winston Cup championship). NASCAR Busch and Truck Series champion Greg Biffle won his first career Cup race at the July Daytona race in 2003 on his way to 11 total Cup victories to date. Jamie McMurray drove the No. 26 Irwin Ford to his first win with Roush Fenway in July of 2007 at Daytona International Raceway winning what would be the last Superspeedway race in the “Car of Today”. In route to win number 100 for Roush Fenway, Edwards has celebrated with his trademark backflip which he debuted to the NEXTEL Cup audience in March of 2005 at Atlanta Motor Speedway barely beating Jimmie Johnson across the line.
This brings Roush Fenway Racing’s win column to 364 total wins across Roush’s NASCAR, Trans-Am and drag racing endeavors.
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