Stenhouse Jr – Talladega Advance – Fifth Third Bank

Team: No. 17 Fifth Third Bank Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Brian Pattie
Twitter: @Stenhouse17team, @Stenhousejr, and @roushfenway

ADVANCE NOTES

Stenhouse at Talladega Superspeedway

The two-time Xfinity champion has 11 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) starts at Talladega with an average finishing position of 10.6.

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Stenhouse has the best average finishing position of 10.6 among the field.

In 11 MENCS starts, Stenhouse has scored one win, five top-five and seven top-10 finishes and completed 99.2% of the laps.

Returning to the Site of his First Cup Win

After earning his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Coors Light pole award, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took the lead on the final lap to claim his first career MENCS victory at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon earning a spot in the Playoffs.

On the Car

Fifth Third Bank who served as the primary sponsor for Stenhouse Jr’s two wins in 2017 will return to the No. 17 Ford this weekend.

Last time at Talladega

Despite going a lap down early due to making a shock change under caution, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and the No. 17 team rallied back to score a third-place finish in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Talladega:

“There are a lot of unknowns going into this weekend with the new package. We expect that the speeds will be higher than normal. I know we are all looking forward to getting on track Friday to see how the new rules package will affect the handling of the car. Talladega always put on a great race because we are all racing so close together. We’ve had some issues the past couple of weeks so we are looking to turn that around this weekend.”

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