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Roush Fenway Racing in mid-season form in Nationwide Series

Carl Edwards (60) and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (6) lead the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Nationwide Series 5-hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway.
Carl Edwards (60) and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (6) lead the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Nationwide Series 5-hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway.

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Roush Fenway Racing has enjoyed success in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2011. The trio of Carl Edwards, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Trevor Bayne have been quite impressive from the outset of the season and accumulated impressive numbers. They have combined for three wins, nine top-five and 20 top-10 finishes. 

Stenhouse and Bayne are within striking distance of Nationwide Series point leader Elliott Sadler and the No. 60 driven by Edwards is 37 points out of the owners championship lead.

This year's success is a far cry from last year's somewhat disappointing weekly struggles and one can attribute it to the performance of the new Ford Mustang. This is the first year for the "iconic" muscle car to move from the street to the race track.

"The Ford Mustang is the greatest muscle car of all time," team co-owner Jack Roush said. "It is proving its worth on the race track. It is also a testament to our guys in the shop as well as our drivers that have worked hard in making the cars go fast every week. I am looking forward to continued success in the series and hopefully a championship at the end of year."

"Our Nationwide program has been really strong this year," said Stenhouse, the 2010 NNS rookie of the year. "We struggled last year, but started to really turn things around by the end of the year, but we still did not feel like it was dominant.

"This year it has the opportunity to be dominant. Carl is winning races and winning poles, and all three of our cars are up front in practice. I think that everyone has done an awesome job of getting to where we are. By the end of the year we could be a dominant Nationwide Series team like Roush Fenway is used to being in this series."