Roush Fenway Racing Should Look Forward to Dover

Misan AkuyaCorrespondent ISeptember 22, 2009

Roush Fenway as a whole since the 3rd race of the season has been off.  While Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle are in the chase, they lack wins.  Matt Kenseth ahs 2 wins including the Daytona 500 and the following race at Auto Club Speedway, but missed the chase by 38 points.  Jamie McMurray who came into the season with such high hopes missed the chase aswell a distant 23rd in points currently.  And David Ragan who was looking to have a breakout season is 30th in points. 

Needless to say Roush hasn't had much to cheer about. 

But that could all turn around at Dover

Dover is one of Roush Fenway racing's best track.  They have 8 wins here 43 top fives, and 68 top tens in 149 starts at Dover.  This will be their 150th start.

Matt Kenseth has led 693 laps at Dover , Greg Biffle with 463 laps led, Carl Edwards with 297 laps led, Jamie McMurray with 131 laps led, and David Ragan with 0 laps led.

Jack Roush commented how his drivers, Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray suit the Monster Mile so well more so than other drivers.

Last Fall Jamie McMurray was the car to beat leading 35 laps after starting 8th but was knocked out very early in the race after Robby Gordon and lap down wrecked and collected McMurray.

But his Roush teammates saved the day finishing 1st,2nd and 3rd with Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards.

Dover is a big race for Roush Fenway not only to turn the performance of the team but to help their championship chances.

Greg Biffle is 9th in points 92 points out of the lead, Carl Edwards is 11th in points 113 points out of the lead.  A win at Dover would pay dividends for either one of them.

A win for Matt Kenseth would be huge not only the fact that he missed his first ever chase since it's inception in 2004, but that he hasn't had a top 5 since Dover in late May. 

A win for Jamie McMurray would spark a run similar to last year's run where McMurray had 4 top fives and 5 top tens in the last 6 races of the season.  Thanks to badluck and poor runs, in 2009 McMurray has yet to earn a top 5.  A top 5 would turn his season around.  Think about what getting his 3rd career win would do for him

I consider these 4 drivers to be among the favorites to win on Sunday along with Stewart and Johnson.

Be careful.  This might be the race where Roush makes a huge statement.  Wouldn't shock me if the top 4 were these 4 drivers.