Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Texas Advance

Team: No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Brian Pattie
Twitter: @Stenhouse17Team, @StenhouseJr, and @roushfenway

ADVANCE NOTES

Stenhouse at Texas Motor Speedway

Stenhouse has 11 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) starts at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) with an average starting position of 18.1 and average finishing position of 20.4.

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Stenhouse knows how to get to victory lane at TMS. In 2012, he held off MENCS veteran Denny Hamlin to claim his first victory at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.

Last time at Texas

After having to start from the rear of the field due to going to a back-up car, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rebounded and was running in the top-five before a mechanical issue ended his day with less than 20 laps remaining in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Texas Motor Speedway. After leading 10 laps, Stenhouse settled for a 25th –place finish.

On the Car

Fastenal is currently in its seventh season as a primary partner in the MENCS for Roush Fenway. They spent three years on the No. 99 before jumping over to the No. 17 entry, and were the primary partner on the No. 60 XFINITY team that captured the owner’s championship in 2011.

Texas Native

Kenny DeGuisto, the underneath mechanic, is from Garland which is northeast of Dallas.

Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Texas:

“Texas is one of my favorite tracks. We had a really strong Ford there in the spring but unfortunately had an issue late in the race not getting the finish we deserved. With three races left in the season, we are focused on finishing the season strong and learning for next year.”

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