There always are some pretty big news stories that circulate and make their rounds through the various news channels and press feeds as well AP syndicates during the always popular and much watched preseason Sprint Media Tour. This year, once again, the biggest news propagates from stock car racing’s legendary track, the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and one of its most winningest teams, the Roush Fenway Racing team, which announced “25 Winning Years” in stock car racing this week.
Roush Fenway is coming off a groundbreaking and team record setting year in 2011, where they won 20 poles and enjoyed 17 victories in stock car racing, including driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. taking away the coveted Nationwide Series Championship trophy.
But trophies are nothing new for a team that commemorated its 299th victory thanks to a spectacular showing by driver Trevor Bayne in Texas last year. Roush Fenway also has amassed an enormous amount 125 Sprint Cups as they officially breach the quarter century mark. And, Jack Roush was awarded the Owner’s Championship in 2011, too; just another trophy to add to his ever growing collection of them.
“From the first win with Mark Martin at Rockingham in 1989 to our 299th win last season with Trevor Bayne in Texas, they all mean something,” said team co-owner, Jack Roush in statement to the press. “Along the way we’ve won multiple championships in all three NASCAR Series, with Greg (Biffle) getting the first two and Matt Kenseth getting our first Cup championship in 2003.”
The team enters the 2012 season as a fan favorite, and with the odds in their favor. Their all-star lineup includes the likes of other sensational stock car racing masters like Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth behind the wheel. The mantra of 25 winning seasons is fitting, all things considered. The Roush Fenway Racing team is the most winningest team in the history of stock car racing, and for good reason, too.