FORT WORTH, Texas -- Matt Kenseth has led more laps than anybody in Texas. Current points leader Greg Biffle has seven consecutive top-10 finishes here. Carl Edwards is the only three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup winner at the 1 1/2 -mile, high-banked track.
This place certainly brings out the best in the Roush Fenway drivers.
"I don't really know why, but it has been a pretty good track for us in the past," said Kenseth, who has two wins and 13 top-10 finishes in 19 starts. "You feel like you need to capitalize when you come to this track. You feel like yourself or one of your team cars needs to have a shot to win, and you should all be running up toward the front."
That is where the Roush drivers hope and expect to be tonight (7 p.m., Ch. 29, 550) in the first scheduled night race of the season. Martin Truex Jr. is on the pole for the race after a qualifying lap of 190.369 mph Friday in his Michael Waltrip-owned Toyota.
It's his seventh career pole and second at Texas. Qualifying right behind Truex were the Fords driven by Kenseth and Biffle. Edwards qualified 20th.
In Friday's Nationwide race, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. regained the lead with 23 laps to go when he charged past Austin Dillon, then held on after the final restart to give Roush Fenway its fourth consecutive NASCAR Nationwide victory at Texas.
It was the fourth career victory for the defending series champion.